AGC Co-Chaired Transportation Construction Coalition Launches National "Hardhats for Highways" Campaign

With the federal Highway Trust Fund projected to be unable to support any new highway, bridge or public transportation improvements in fiscal year 2015, the AGC co-chaired Transportation Construction Coalition (TCC) recently launched a new national outreach campaign called "Hardhats for Highways."  This campaign – which was launched in Las Vegas at CONEXPO-CON/AGG, one of the world’s largest construction trade shows, where more than 125,000 industry professionals gathered – is designed to help educate Congress about the connection between local jobs and federal highway and transit investment.  

"Hardhats for Highways" is encouraging transportation construction firms and their employees to contact their members of Congress and let them know how many local jobs depend on federal transportation funding.  As part of that campaign, we are asking you to deliver to your senators and representative your firm’s hardhat with the Hardhats for Highways decal indicating the number of employees impacted by the decline in highway funding.   Please also send an e-Hardhat letter to Congress to make sure your elected officials get the message.  Encourage your employees to also send an e-Hardhat message (use this payroll stuffer to educate your employees) and then inform us when you successfully deliver a hardhat so we can continue to educate members of Congress in Washington, D.C.

You can find all the information you need to participate in this campaign at our new dedicated website,, including background information, instructions on how to order the campaign stickers, send e-Hardhats and schedule hardhat deliveries with your member of Congress.

For more information, please contact Brian Deery at or Brynn Huneke at

Associated General Contractors of America