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ATA Initiative Highlights the Costs of Crumbling Infrastructure

(Heavy Duty Trucking)

The American Trucking Associations has launched a new initiative, dubbed Road to a Better Future, that highlights the nation’s infrastructure needs by demonstrating the extreme costs of traffic congestion and road disrepair.

“Our goal is to educate decision makers and the public about the hidden costs of the status quo,” said ATA President and CEO Chris Spear. “If we’re to secure a better future for our country and this economy, then we can no longer put off necessary improvements to our national network of roads and bridges.”

While Congress may debate how best to fund the $1.5 Trillion Infrastructure Plan recently proposed by President Trump, ATA is actively promoting its own plan, called the Build America Fund. The ATA plan would generate $340 billion in new revenue over 10 years without adding to the budget, according to the trucking lobby. Click here to read more.