ACPA and the other 32 national associations and construction unions comprising the Transportation Construction Coalition recently offered comments and potential changes to the $1.5 trillion Moving Forward Act, H.R. 2, which passed in the House last year.

One item of particular significance to ACPA members is related to the TCC’s support of the Accelerated Implementation and Deployment of Pavement Technologies (AIDPT) program.  The language in the letter follows:

Section 5202 – The TCC supports the continuation of the AID-PT program and its aim of reducing GHG emissions with the following changes:

  • Strengthen language to ensure industry involvement in establishing priorities for the AID-PT program.
  • Ensure that all stages of the pavement lifecycle are considered for deployment of pavement technologies that reduce GHG emissions.
  • Increase funding from $12 million to $14 million annually to support expanding the mission of the AID-PT program to include GHG emissions reduction.

ACPA successfully advocated for TCC’s support of the AID-PT program, and is pleased to see it in the letter to House T&I Committee Leaders, according to Leif Wathne, who participates in TCC Executive Committee meetings and other events. Click here to see the complete letter.

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* The Transportation Construction Coalition is a partnership of 33 national associations and construction unions representing hundreds of thousands of individuals with a direct market interest in federal transportation programs. TCC is comprised of the American Coal Ash Association; American Concrete Pavement Association; American Concrete Pipe Association; American Iron & Steel Institute; American Road & Transportation Builders Association; American Society of Civil Engineers; American Subcontractors Association; American Traffic Safety Services Association; Asphalt Emulsion Manufacturers Association; Asphalt Recycling and Reclaiming Association; Associated Equipment Distributors; Associated General Contractors of America; American Council of Engineering Companies; Association of Equipment Manufacturers; Concrete Reinforcing Steel Institute; International Association of Bridge, Structural, Ornamental and Reinforcing Iron; International Slurry Surfacing Association; International Union of Operating Engineers; Laborers’ International Union of North America; Laborers-Employers Cooperation & Education Trust; National Asphalt Pavement Association; National Association of Surety Bond Producers; National Electrical Contractors Association; National Ready Mixed Concrete Association; National Steel Bridge Alliance; National Stone, Sand & Gravel Association; National Utility Contractors Association; Portland Cement Association; Precast/Prestressed Concrete Institute; The Road Information Program; and the United Brotherhood of Carpenters & Joiners of America.

 

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