A Letter in Support of the "Highway Investment, Job Creation and Economic Growth Act"
LECET and the Transportation Construction Coalition (TCC) letter in support of the "Highway Investment, Job Creation and Economic Growth Act" that was sent to all members of the Senate Finance Committee. (February 7, 2012)
Recent Examples of the Economic Benefit From Investing in Infrastructure
This report was report was prepared by the President's Council of Economic Advisers, the National Economic Council, the Department of Transportation, and the Department of the Treasury. (November 2011)
ASCE: New Report Shows Failing to Invest in Transportation Will Cause Job Losses, Shrink Household Incomes
American Society of Civil Engineers releases first-ever report on how U.S. economy and family budgets will fare if America fails to fund surface transportation improvements.
ASCE Press Release
ASCE: The economic impact of current investment trends in surface transportation infrastructure
This report seeks to provide an objective analysis of the economic implications of the United States’ continued underinvestment in infrastructure. The Report Card for America’s Infrastructure, published every four years by the American Society of Civil Engineers, grades the current state of 15 national infrastructure categories on a scale from A through D for gradations of excellent to poor, and F for failing. This report answers the question “So what?” In terms of economic performance, what does a D mean? What does an F mean? This report is part of a project that is structured around four reports to assess implications for the productivity of industries, national competitiveness, and effects on house- holds given the present trends of infrastructure investment. Together, these reports cover 9 of the 15 categories addressed by the ASCE Report Card for America’s Infrastructure. This report on surface transportation encompasses highways, bridges, rail, and transit. Subsequent reports will address water and waste water delivery and treatment, energy transmission, and airports and marine ports. Thus, when reading this report, it is important to bear in mind that the impacts it discusses exclude any economic impacts from continuing current investment trends for water, waste- water, energy, and airport and marine port infrastructure.
ASCE Research Study
Chart: The economic impact of America's failing transportation infrastructure by 2020
Testimony of Terry O’Sullivan, General President of LIUNA before Senate.
Testimony of Terry O’Sullivan, General President Laborers’ International Union of North America, before the U.S. Senate Committee on Environment and Public Works on July 21, 2011
LIUNA General President's Testimony
The senate's two-year re-authorization proposal for surface transportation supported by LIUNA and LIUNA's General President Terry O'Sullivan.
Moving Ahead for Progress in the 21st Century (MAP-21) will modernize and reform our current transportation system to help create jobs, accelerate economic recovery, and build the foundation for long-term prosperity. For a summary of the proposal, please click the link below.
Senate's MAP-21 Proposal
Transportation Funding in Debt Limit and Deficit Reduction Negotiations
The following ATM-TCC letter was sent to members of Congress and the President earlier today (July 12, 2011) urging them to include funding a multi-year surface transportation reauthorization bill as part of the debt limit/deficit negotiations. Given the ongoing nature of the budget discussions and the past support from ATM and TCC members for this concept as part of the deficit commission’s recommendations, the letter was sent without the comment process both coalitions typically follow. This letter in no way changes our activities to build support in the Senate for a bipartisan multi-year reauthorization bill and the revenues necessary for that measure.
Americans for Transportation Mobility and the Transportation Construction Coalition Correspondence
House Transportation and Infrastructure 6-Year Proposal
House Transportation and Infrastructure Committee Chairman, Mica, proposes 6-Year surface transportation bill which includes drastic budget cuts to state DOTs. Below is a copy of the proposed legislation regarding the transportation bill.
6-Year Estimated Highway Program Cuts Under Republican Proposal
LIUNA General President's Response to House GOP Re-Authorization Proposal
LIUNA General President Terry O'Sullivan responds to House GOP leaders transportation re-authorization proposal. Below is the official LIUNA Press Release.
LIUNA General President's Official Press Release