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NRMCA Urges President, Congress to Provide Transportation Aid to State, Local Governments

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As Congress prepares to consider a potential Phase Four COVID-19 relief legislation, NRMCA continues to advocate for infrastructure as part of the response, stimulus and recovery packages. In speaking with Members of Congress, NRMCA continues to make the case for infrastructure as an economic driver. In the immediate term, NRMCA and our allied associations have worked with the American Association of State Highway Transportation Officials (AASHTO) to urge Congress to provide $50 billion to state Departments of Transportation (DOT), allowing them to continue to invest in transportation and infrastructure projects.

Reps. Connor Lamb (D-PA) and Bob Gibbs (R-PA) sent a letter to House leadership requesting that the next round of COVID relief include the $50 billion in aid to state DOTs to backstop the precipitous fall in revenue being collected as a result of the coronavirus and state shutdowns. NRMCA, NSSGA and PCA pushed out joint grassroots alert, with each association urging their respective members to send a letter to their representatives asking that they support Reps. Lamb and Gibbs’ request. In total, nearly 140 Members of Congress supported the request. You can see the final letter here. The Phase Four package unveiled by House Democrats on Tuesday included $15 billion for state DOTs.

NRMCA joined the Highway Materials Group (letter here) and the Transportation Construction Coalition (letter here) in urging Congress and the President to quickly move to infrastructure as a recovery and will continue to advocate for Congress to include infrastructure as part of the recovery and stimulus as well as support surface transportation and water resources reauthorizations.

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