Sep 14, 2020
Congress Must Prevent Surface Transportation Project Delays and Protect Jobs
The asphalt pavement industry provides a vital service to communities by helping to improve the efficiency and safety of America’s surface transportation system and delivering essential goods and services. The industry is facing an unstable future because of the COVID-19 pandemic-related reductions in federal and state transportation and other revenues that fund critical highway and bridge projects. In addition, the current surface transportation law expires on September 30, 2020, creating further uncertainty.
To prevent cuts in transportation investments and spur the nation’s economic recovery, the National Asphalt Pavement Association urges you to contact your members of Congress and urge them to:
- Pass a growth-oriented and turn-key extension of current surface transportation law for one year;
- Provide backstop federal funding to state departments of transportation (DOTs); and
- Ensure the solvency of the Highway Trust Fund.
To make the process easier, please use NAPA’s convenient grass-roots action page where you can enter your zip code, identify your local federal elected officials, and then customize and send them a message and call to action. Visit the page here.
Click here for virtual meeting talking points
Click here for TRIP State-by-State fact sheets
Click here for PowerPoint from NAPA Member Briefing
Click here to view the Group Letter on FAST Act Extension and Emergency Funding