Approaching the mid-way point for The RoadConnection campaign, the two-man Road Connection team is eager to hit the highways again and take on the second half of the campaign schedule, which will include stops in California, New York, and Texas, to name a few.
In the immediate future, The Road Connection truck will be headed to Springfield, Illinois to participate in the Illinois Association of Aggregate Producers annual meeting and share the message of passing a federal highway bill in the state capital. At the end of May, the truck will head south to visit T-K-O Equipment, a dealer in Grand Prairie, Texas.
“After May, the schedule really heats up,” says Andrew Gillman, one of the men taking the message to all corners of the country. “We’re really going to see a broader cross-section of the country in this second half of the tour. We have stops scheduled in Nebraska, California, Texas, Colorado, Oregon, Wyoming, Wisconsin, Iowa, New Mexico, Ohio, Pennsylvania, New York, and South Dakota.”
The Road Connection truck has already been in 32 different states, and in this next half of the tour, they will add a few more to the list. While crossing states off of their list, The Road Connection is educating the public about the benefits that the economy and U.S. infrastructure would experience through passage of a long-term, comprehensive highway bill.
“The benefits of a long-term highway bill are phenomenal. We are talking about 28,000 jobs created and $6.2 Billion of economic activity per every billion invested in infrastructure. That’s just what this country needs,” Gillman adds.
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