Transportation Construction Coalition taps Congressional leaders on passage of highway reauthorization for economic aid

The coalition is made up of myriad associations and groups in the construction industry

March 20, 2020 / 2 minutes
Transportation Construction Coalition taps Congressional leaders on passage of highway reauthorization for economic aid

The Transportation Construction Coalition has drafted and sent a letter to Congressional leaders Nancy Pelosi, Mitch McConnell, Kevin McCarthy, and Chuck Schumer making the case for action now on highway reauthorization as a catalyst to spur economic strengthening in the face of the unpredictable effects COVID-19 may have on the industry.

Among the points in the letter: 

"Past one-time infusions of federal infrastructure investments have had mixed results. By contrast, structured resources such as multi-year reauthorization bills and programmatic distributions through the annual appropriations process have helped states meet both immediate and long-term needs. 

"In the near-term, additional resources would create and sustain new construction and related industry jobs and tax revenue. In the long-term, the capital assets constructed would enhance economic productivity for many decades to come by providing access to jobs, services, materials and markets."

 

The full letter can be read here.

 

Source: ARTBA

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