Road Building Industry Fights for Surface Transportation Funding


Experts say the highway materials sectors need to push for higher amounts of funding for a robust surface transportation bill and to do that, Congress needs to enact a sustainable and equitable funding mechanism for the Highway Trust Fund For Construction Pros

By Jessica Lombardo

February 17, 2021 It's no secret that the lack of sustainable highway funding is the biggest challenge in the road building industry. The Biden administration has made it clear that infrastructure funding is a priority on their agenda, but what that funding looks like for highway contractors remains to be seen. For Democrats, infrastructure funding means finding ways to combat climate change and build resilient structures using green initiatives. Biden is putting these green initiatives front-and-center in his “Build Back Better” infrastructure proposal that calls not only for building roads and bridges, but also for investments in electric vehicle charging stations, zero-emission buses, transit and zero-carbon electricity generation by 2035. This expansive look at what our infrastructure means to our nation, puts what money we will receive for our roadways on the backburner as Democrats look to add funding for waterways, broadband and more to an infrastructure package.


View the full article: ForConstructionPros.com

1 view0 comments

Recent Posts

See All

Exclusive: Bernie ready to roll on roads

AXIOS By Alayna Treene February 24, 2021 Senate Democrats are readying to pass President Biden’s infrastructure package through the budget reconciliation process, a recognition they're unlikely to get

TRANSPORTATION REVENUES USED STRICTLY FOR TRANSPORTATION

CONTACT US

P.O. Box 16112

Oklahoma City, OK 73113

FIND US ON

Membership Director

Helra Han

helrahan@gmail.com

(405) 802-8184

MAILING ADDRESS

© 2020 Restore T.R.U.S.T. All Rights Reserved.