As Congress moves towards surface transportation funding reauthorization in 2009, National Stone, Sand & Gravel Association cites in a new booklet, Recommendations
As Congress moves towards surface transportation funding reauthorization in 2009, National Stone, Sand & Gravel Association cites in a new booklet, Recommendations for the Future of America’s Surface Transportation Network, these key points: 1) America’s transportation infrastructure is old and at capacity requiring significant investment to maintain and improve the current system; 2) It is imperative the country develop a bold, new, long-term, multi-modal vision for the nation’s transportation infrastructure system in the 21st century that reflects societal changes, economic imperatives, technological advances, environmental concerns and national security needs; 3) No one option is likely to provide the necessary funding to meet the needs of the nation’s surface transportation infrastructure in the future. Options must include increasing the user fee on gasoline, tax incentive bonding and public private partnerships. And, 4) Policy makers at all levels of government need to ensure access to ample, affordable supplies of aggregates, the primary component of transportation infrastructure, and support research essential to development of next-generation construction materials.
NSSGA is working with commissions looking at the nation’s transportation infrastructure and new ways of financing it that must be identified and pursued. It will continue its efforts in tandem with partners in the Transportation Construction Coalition (TCC) and Americans for Transportation Mobility (ATM) to assist Congress as it moves towards SAFETEA reauthorization.