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AGC Leads Call to Oppose Restrictions on Highway Capacity

April 22, 2021

Supports AASHTO Request for Additional Highway & Bridge Investment

On April 21, AGC, along with 78 other organizations, urged Congress to oppose one-size -fits-all mandates on state and local communities limiting their ability to construct new highway capacity—a policy that was included in the $1.5 trillion infrastructure bill passed by House Democrats last July. Such policy would adversely affect transportation construction contractors and could stymie efforts to better connect communities to jobs, healthcare facilities, and schools, or to better link businesses in communities to markets.

AGC also called for support of the American Association of State and Highway Transportation Officials’ (AASHTO) request to drive down the investment backlog and provide $200 billion in additional highway and bridge stimulus funding as part of any infrastructure or surface transportation reauthorization legislation. AASHTO’s request calls for such funding to be eligible through 2026 at 100 percent federal share.

Along with support for this request, AGC also looks forward to working with Congress on these priorities as authorization of current surface transportation law expires on September 30.

For more information, contact Alex Etchen at alex.etchen@agc.org.

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