ARTBA Statement on House Passage of Infrastructure Bill
WASHINGTON—American Road & Transportation Builders Association (ARTBA) President & CEO Dave Bauer issued the following statement about House passage of the Moving Forward Act:
“The nation’s economic recovery post-coronavirus would receive a huge long-term boost with the passage of a robust surface transportation investment bill.
“We commend the House for taking a positive step in that direction with its July 1 approval of The Moving Forward Act.
“The last thing states need during tumultuous times is more uncertainty about their share of federal highway and public transit funding. Short-term program extensions are not the solution and would only add insult to injury.
“We urge the Senate to move forward quickly on its version of a multi-year reauthorization bill. Final bicameral action is imperative before the current FAST Act law expires Sept. 30.”
The American Road & Transportation Builders Association (ARTBA) brings together all facets of the transportation construction industry to responsibly advocate for infrastructure investment and policy that meet the nation’s need for safe and efficient travel. ARTBA also offers value-added programs and services providing its members with a competitive edge.