Source: Rally for Roads, Washington, D.C.
Members of 14 transportation construction industry associations will descend on Washington, D.C., for the second annual Rally for Roads, the nation’s largest transportation funding advocacy rally on Tuesday, March 20. The first Rally for Roads drew more than 500 supporters last year, and this year’s event is expected to double participation.
“With continued high unemployment—combined with the loss of construction sector jobs—the need for strong surface transportation legislation has never been more important,” said Kerri Leininger, a Rally for Roads spokesperson and senior vice president of government and political affairs for the National Ready Mixed Concrete Association (NRMCA). “That sense of urgency is why we’re expecting such great support for Rally for Roads this year.”
The one-day event is designed to promote the importance of a fully funded, multi-year transportation bill and the role it plays on stimulating the economy, maintaining the nation’s global competitiveness and creating American jobs. “By bringing workers from all facets of the transportation industry, its suppliers, and key legislators together, we will signal to Congress and the White House that America must make transportation job number one,” said Leininger.
Joining NRMCA among sponsors are American Concrete Pavement Association (ACPA), National Stone, Sand and Gravel Association (NSSGA) and Portland Cement Association (PCA). Rally for Roads begins at 11a.m., Tuesday, March 20th on the National Mall between 14th and 15th Street NW. More information can be found at www.rallyforroads.com.