ARTBA Issues Statement on House Committee Mark-up of “INVEST in America” Act
WASHINGTON — The House Transportation & Infrastructure Committee June 18 approved the “INVEST in America Act,” a surface transportation legislative proposal that calls for spending $494 billion over five-years to repair the nation’s roads, bridges, rail and public transportation systems.
Please attribute the following statement to American Road & Transportation Builders Association (ARTBA) President and CEO Dave Bauer.
“We commend the House Transportation & Infrastructure Committee for acting on a multi-year surface transportation reauthorization bill.
“The INVEST in America Act is a notable recognition of the need to make major new improvements to our aging highways, bridges, rail and transit systems.
“As the legislative process moves forward, ARTBA will continue working to ensure that a final reauthorization bill delivers the transportation infrastructure network that is essential for economic recovery and competitiveness.
“The clock is ticking. There are about 100 days to get a reauthorization bill done. Achieving that goal will require reconciliation between the House and Senate and the type of bipartisan consensus that has been hallmark of federal transportation law for the past 30 years.
“We urge the House and Senate to complete action quickly on their respective bills, understanding the American people expect them to deliver on the infrastructure investment promises both parties have been making since the 2016 elections.”
Established in 1902 and with more than 8,000 public and private sector members, the Washington, D.C.-based ARTBA advocates for strong investment in transportation infrastructure to meet the public and business community demand for safe and efficient travel.