WASHINGTON, D.C. — A broad group of stakeholders have voiced support for America’s Transportation Infrastructure Act (ATIA).

The bill authorizes $287 billion over five years, including $259 billion for formula programs to maintain and repair America’s roads and bridges. The total represents an increase of over 27 percent from FAST Act levels. The legislation includes provisions to improve road safety, streamline project delivery, protect the environment and grow the economy.

Organizations that have Expressed Support for the Legislation:

American Public Power Association
American Highway Users Alliance
US Chamber of Commerce
North American Concrete Alliance (12 member organizations)
Portland Cement Association
American Concrete Pavement Association
American Concrete Pipe Association
American Concrete Pressure Pipe Association
American Concrete Pumping Association
The Concrete Reinforcing Steel Institute
Concrete Foundations Association
National Concrete Masonry Association
National Precast Concrete Association
National Ready Mixed Concrete Association
Precast/Prestressed Concrete Association
Tilt-Up Concrete Association
American Association of State Highway and Transportation Officials
ITS America
National Association of Manufacturers (NAM)
Associated General Contractors of America
American Council of Engineering Companies
American Public Works Association
The League of American Bicyclists
Business Roundtable
Associated Equipment Distributors
American Road & Transportation Builders Association
International Union of Operating Engineers
Transportation Construction Coalition
American Coal Ash Association
American Subcontractors Association
American Iron and Steel Institute
American Traffic Safety Services Association
Asphalt Emulsion Manufacturers Association
Asphalt Recycling & Reclaiming Association
International Slurry Surfacing Association
International Association of Bridge, Structural, Ornamental and Reinforcing Iron Workers
Laborers Employers Cooperation and Education Trust
Laborers’ International Union of North America
National Association of Surety Bond Producers
National Electrical Contractors Association
National Steel Bridge Alliance
National Stone, Sand and Gravel Association
National Utility Contractors Association
The Road Information Program
United Brotherhood of Carpenters and Joiners of America

What They Are Saying About the Legislation:

The American Association of State Highway and Transportation Officials (AASHTO):

“We thank the Senate EPW Committee for officially beginning the reauthorization process today. Getting this important legislation enacted by next fall is something every state DOT strongly supports. In addition to focusing on safety and resiliency of our highway infrastructure, 90 percent of the funding in EPW’s bill is provided directly to states by formula, which ensures flexibility to best meet each state’s unique highway investment needs. For state DOTs, it is absolutely crucial to get the next federal transportation bill done on time, without resorting to a series of short-term program extensions. When federal funds are predictable and stable, state DOTs are able to fully focus attention on delivering critical projects that improve safety, quality of life, and economic opportunities for everyone.” – Jim Tymon, Executive Director

American Road and transportation Builders Association (ARTBA):

“American Road and Transportation Builders Association congratulates you on the introduction of America’s Transportation Infrastructure Act. The legislation you drafted would improve both public safety and economic competitiveness, while defying the convenient narrative that the two parties cannot deliver results for the American people.” – David Bauer, President and CEO

Transportation Construction Coalition (TCC):

“The TCC commends the effort made by the Senate Committee on Environment and Public Works to introduce ATIA as a bipartisan measure, reinforcing the critical role surface transportation programs play across all 50 states. By investing $287 billion over five years, ATIA will address much-needed improvements to our nation’s roads and bridges and provide funding certainty for long-term planning.”

The American Council of Engineering Companies:

“The American Council of Engineering Companies – the voice of the nation’s engineering industry – strongly supports the committee’s efforts to pass a timely reauthorization of federal transportation programs. America’s Transportation Infrastructure Act provides critical resources necessary to upgrade our roads and bridges to address years of deferred maintenance and modernize our transportation networks. The programs in the bill will equip our public sector partners to accommodate growth in population and freight movement, incorporate new technologies, and enhance resilience and sustainability.” – Linda Bauer Darr, President and CEO

The National Stone, Sand & Gravel Association:

“We strongly support the America’s Transportation Infrastructure Act released today by the Senate Environment and Public Works Committee. … This is a positive step in addressing necessary infrastructure investment. Our nation’s roads, bridges, highways and the many other aspects of our infrastructure are in need of repair, improvement and advancement to meet the needs of today and tomorrow. Bold steps such as today’s bill are critical to address infrastructure investment across the board for America’s economic future. I commend the bipartisan leadership of Chairman John Barrasso, Ranking Member Tom Carper, Transportation Subcommittee Chairman Shelley Moore Capito and Ranking Member Ben Cardin. Their commitment to provide this level of funding is a very positive step forward. We look forward to working with the committee as the legislation moves forward and urge the Senate to pass the ATIA.” – Michael W. Johnson, President and CEO

American Trucking Association:

“We thank Chairman Barrasso and Ranking Member Carper for taking this important first step toward reauthorizing our nation's surface transportation systems. The strength of our economy relies on sound roads and bridges, as more than 70% of our nation's goods travel by highway on the back of trucks. With the right investment, we can stem America's deepening infrastructure crisis and instead achieve a 21st century infrastructure worthy of the world's leading economy.
We look forward to working closely with this committee and the other relevant committees on a legislative package that includes the long-term, sustainable funding that our highway programs critically need." – Chris Spear, President and CEO

Business Roundtable:

“Business Roundtable applauds Chairman John Barrasso and Ranking Member Tom Carper of the U.S. Senate Committee on Environment and Public Works for their bipartisan leadership to renew and rebuild America’s roads and highways, investments that will benefit American workers, families and communities. The America’s Transportation Infrastructure Act is an important step toward reauthorization of the FAST Act, seeking to address our nation’s critical surface transportation needs and improve the federal permitting process for infrastructure projects” – Mike Burke, Chairman and CEO of AECOM and Chair of the Business Roundtable Infrastructure Committee

Associated General Contractors (AGC) of America:

“AGC supports ATIA, as it is a great first step to ensure a timely reauthorization of our federal surface transportation programs. ATIA has many elements that AGC believes are necessary to continue the progress made in the two previous federal surface transportation infrastructure authorizations.” – Sean O’Neill, Vice President of Congressional Relations

American Highway Users Alliance:

“The American Highway Users Alliance -- which represents the interests of millions of motorists, truckers, and businesses who pay the taxes into the Highway Trust Fund – congratulates EPW Chairman Barrasso, Ranking Member Carper, Transportation Subcommittee Chairman Capito, and Ranking Member Cardin on their bipartisan introduction of America’s Transportation Infrastructure Act of 2019. The Highway Users particularly appreciates the substantial increase in highway funding over the next five years, the proposed repeal of funding cuts in 2020, continued progress to cut government red-tape, and increased attention to highway safety and freight projects. We look forward to working with Senators to improve safety and mobility for highway users through this legislative vehicle.” – Greg Cohen, P.E., President & CEO

National Wildlife Federation:

“Chairman Barrasso and Ranking Member Carper are demonstrating once again that infrastructure and conservation are rare issues that can bring Congress together during this era of divided government. This forward-looking legislation will rebuild crumbling roads, bridges, and railways, invest in a 21st-century transportation system, support well-paying careers, reduce climate and local air and water pollution, bolster community resilience, and conserve at-risk wildlife. We urge the Senate to act swiftly to pass the Barrasso-Carper bill and deliver results for communities, workers, and wildlife all across our nation, before the 2020 campaign overwhelms this opportunity.” – Collin O’Mara, president and CEO

Background Information:

U.S. Senators John Barrasso (R-WY), Tom Carper (D-DE), Shelley Moore Capito (R-WV), and Ben Cardin (D-MD) introduced America’s Transportation Infrastructure Act of 2019. The bill is the largest highway legislation in history. Barrasso and Carper serve as chairman and ranking member of the Senate Committee on Environment and Public Works (EPW). Capito and Cardin serve as chairman and ranking member of the EPW Subcommittee on Transportation and Infrastructure. The EPW Committee will markup the legislation at a business meeting on July 30.

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