NRMCA Calls on Presidential Candidates to Prioritize Transportation Investment
NRMCA along with 34 partnering transportation, materials and labor organizations sent a letter to the two major-party presidential candidates, Donald Trump and Hillary Clinton, expressing the importance of U.S. infrastructure investment. Also expressed in each letter is the need for long-term, reliable strategies needed to upgrade our nation’s aging roads, highways and bridges. In the letters, these groups reminded the candidates that Congress and the president signed into law the Fixing America’s Surface Transportation (FAST) Act last year, but that missing from that measure was language addressing the need to create new sustainable revenue sources for the Highway Trust Fund. By leaving gaps in these issues, the groups argued that resulting uncertainty has had dramatic negative impact on the ability of state and local government to plan, fund and construct transportation projects. As a result, America’s economic competitiveness has been, and will continue to be, hampered.
NRMCA supports candidates running for re-election who support long-term, highway funding. The letters served as reminders that transportation investment has always garnered bipartisan support from every level of government involvement.