House Transportation and Infrastructure Committee Leader Pitches $1.5 Trillion Transportation Plan

At this week’s Republican National Convention in Minnesota, House Transportation and Infrastructure Committee Ranking Republican John Mica (R-FL) pitched a $1.5 trillion plan to invest in the nation’s transportation infrastructure.  The plan would include investments in all modes of surface transportation, including rail, and would be paid for by a mixture of federal revenue, public private partnerships, and bond proceeds.  AGC has contacted the campaigns of both Senator McCain and Senator Obama to promote infrastructure investment as a key aspect of their campaign platforms.  The next president and his administration will have to sign off on the next surface transportation reauthorization bill due for renewal in 2009.  For more information, contact Karen Bachman at (202) 547-4733 or