“President Joe Biden jumpstarted the transportation infrastructure debate with the release of his American Jobs Plan.
“Today’s proposal from Senate Republicans illustrates that the desire to address the nation’s mobility and economic competitiveness challenges is broad-based and real.
“A wide-ranging federal infrastructure renewal initiative is much needed and long overdue.
“Recent history with the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009, however, demonstrates the necessity of reauthorizing the core surface transportation programs as a foundational element of any final plan.
“The expiration of more than $50 billion in federal highway and public transportation funding in five months underscores the relevance of this lesson.
“While an exchange of principles is a necessary step, these priorities must be accompanied by a will to deliver results that benefits all Americans.”
Established in 1902, the Washington, D.C.-based ARTBA brings together all facets of the transportation construction industry to responsibly advocate for infrastructure investment and policy that meet the nation’s need for safe and efficient travel. For more information visit: artba.org