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FasterBetterSafer Campaign Launch

June 23, 2008

Washington, D.C. — The FasterBetterSafer Campaign of the Americans for Transportation Mobility (ATM) Coalition officially launched today at the National Press Club in a nationwide effort by business, labor, transportation organizations and concerned citizens to increase federal investment in transportation.

ATM's diverse membership, including the Associated General Contractors of America (AGC), works to demonstrate to policy–makers in Washington the groundswell of public support for repairing, rebuilding and revitalizing America's aging transportation system. AGC and its chapters have been working with similar coalitions all over the country, including Ohio, Minnesota, Utah, California and Arizona.

"AGC's top legislative priority is investment in infrastructure," said AGC's chief executive officer, Stephen E. Sandherr. "In just the last week, AGC members have generated over 1,500 letters and emails to Senators in support of a plan to address the projected Highway Trust Fund revenue shortfall in fiscal year 2009. Working with our coalition partners, AGC, our chapters and our members will continue to push to make investment in critical infrastructure like roads, bridges and transit systems federal, state and local priorities."

The Associated General Contractors of America (AGC) is the largest and oldest national construction trade association in the United States. AGC represents 33,000 firms, including 7,500 of America's leading general contractors and 12,500 specialty–contracting firms. More than 13,000 service providers and suppliers are associated with AGC through a nationwide network of chapters. Visit the AGC Web site at www.agc.org. AGC members are "Building Your Quality of Life."

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