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October 1, 2019

ACEC and Business Coalition Call on Congress to Pass Transportation Reauthorization

ACEC and Business Coalition Call on Congress to Pass Transportation Reauthorization

As a member of the Infrastructure Working Group (IWG), ACEC has signed onto a letter urging Senate Majority Leader McConnell and Minority Leader Schumer to pass a long-term, robustly-funded surface transportation reauthorization bill ahead of the September 30, 2020 expiration of the FAST Act.

The IWG is calling on Congress to:

  • Significantly increase direct federal investments in infrastructure;
  • Fix chronic challenges and address reoccurring shortages in key federal infrastructure accounts such as the Highway Trust Fund;
  • Complement and strengthen existing tools, such as municipal bonds, that successfully deliver infrastructure investments at the federal, state and local levels;
  • Facilitate opportunities for private investment in U.S. infrastructure;
  • Create efficiencies such as accelerating the federal permitting process, while continuing to provide environmental protections, and;
  • Encourage active participation among all levels of government and between public and private sectors without shifting federal responsibilities because no single partner can deliver a well-functioning, national U.S. infrastructure network driven by a long-term vision and funding stability.

More than 140 business organizations are members of the IWG, which is co-chaired by the National Association of Manufacturers and the Associated General Contractors of America.

Click here to read the letter.

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