ACPA and Transportation Allies Urge Prompt, Bipartisan Support of Highway Investment
ACPA and the other 30 member organizations comprising the Transportation Construction Coalition* last week sent another letter to House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) and House Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy (R-CA), urging their support of H.R. 2, The Moving Forward Act as a necessary step toward reauthorizing federal surface transportation programs before the expiration of the Fixing America’s Surface Transportation (FAST) Act on Sept. 30.
“The legislation’s unparalleled highway and public transportation investment would allow for significant improvements to the nation’s surface transportation system,” the TCC allies wrote. “The bill’s five-year duration and temporary Highway Trust Fund solvency solution would also offer needed certainty to states and the transportation construction industry during the current economic crisis.”
The TCC organizations emphasized the importance of bipartisan, bicameral compromise, as infrastructure investment has enjoyed a long tradition of such bipartisan support. They also reminded the leaders that the clock is ticking. As of last Wednesday, there were only 90 days until the expiration of the FAST Act. Click here to see the letter.
__________________________________ *The Transportation Construction Coalition is a partnership of 31 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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