Industry Associations Comment on Proposed Surface Transportation Bill

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AED Statement on White House Draft Surface Transportation Bill

Associated Equipment Distributors (AED) President and CEO Brian P. McGuire released the following statement regarding the Obama administration’s draft reauthorization proposal for highways and surface transit, which was delivered to Congress by Secretary of Transportation Anthony Foxx on April 29, 2014.

“We’re pleased to see President Obama and Secretary Foxx playing an aggressive leadership role on road, bridge, and transit issues. With the federal highway program on the verge of collapse, we need innovative thinking about to how build, fund and finance America’s 21st century transportation system. We may have differences with the administration about some priorities and program specifics, but we’re on the same page about the need to make infrastructure a priority. We hope the administration’s comprehensive proposal is a catalyst for quick action by Congress to ensure the highway program’s near-term solvency and long-term stability. AED members look forward to working with the administration and lawmakers in both parties to achieving that goal.”

image001American Road & Transportation Builders Association (ARTBA) CEO Reacts to Obama Administration Highway & Transit Bill Proposal

The following statement is from ARTBA President & CEO Pete Ruane:

“We commend the Obama Administration for putting forward a four-year proposal that recognizes the need for the significant boost in transportation infrastructure investment necessary to grow the economy, create jobs, and increase the nation’s productivity and international competitiveness.

“At the same time, we urge Congress and the President to engage forthrightly in developing a long-term solution to address the impending financial crisis facing the Highway Trust Fund, and then move quickly to take action on a multi-year highway, bridge and public transportation investment bill.

To read the Washington Post article on proposed Highway Bill click here