February 25, 2013
Dear Representative/Senator:
Enactment of a two-year reauthorization of the federal highway and public
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Tcc letter 02 25 2013 appropriators

  1. 1. February 25, 2013 Dear Representative/Senator: Enactment of a two-year reauthorization of the federal highway and public transportation programs, the Moving Ahead for Progress in the 21st Century Act (MAP-21), in 2012 ended nearly three years of temporary extensions and contained overdue reforms to maximize the impact of federal surface transportation investments. MAP-21 also ensured the Highway Trust Fund has sufficient resources to support the surface transportation investment levels it sets for FY 2013 and FY 2014 without impacting the deficit. As a result of the measure’s self-sustaining investment and revenue provisions and its common sense policy reforms, MAP- 21 earned strong bipartisan support in both the House (373-52) and Senate 74- 19). Unfortunately, the continuing resolution for the first six months of FY 2013 did not incorporate the consensus achieved in MAP-21. As a result, the increases in highway and public transportation investment intended to keep pace with inflation have been delayed for six months. Meanwhile, the revenues generated by MAP-21 to support these funding levels remain in the Highway Trust Fund. One of the clear goals of members of Congress during the nearly three-year surface transportation reauthorization debate was to stabilize federal highway and transportation investment. A key requirement for achieving the certainty sought for this process is ensuring the federal investment commitments enacted in MAP- 21 and supported so overwhelmingly nine months ago are fulfilled. Accordingly, we urge you to ensure MAP-21’s promised obligation limitations of $39.7 billion for highway improvements and $10.6 billion for public transportation are realized in FY 2013. Sincerely, The Transportation Construction Coalition We’re Building A Better America! American Road & Transportation Builders Association (co-chair) Associated General Contractors of America (co-chair) American Coal Ash Association American Concrete Pavement Association American Concrete Pipe Association American Council of Engineering Companies American Subcontractors Association American Iron and Steel Institute American Society of Civil Engineers American Traffic Safety Services Association Asphalt Emulsion Manufacturers Association Asphalt Recycling & Reclaiming Association Associated Equipment Distributors Association of Equipment Manufacturers Concrete Reinforcing Steel Institute International Slurry Surfacing Association International Association of Bridge, Structural, Ornamental and Reinforcing Iron Workers International Union of Operating Engineers Laborers- Employers Cooperation and Education Trust Laborers’ International Union of North America National Asphalt Pavement Association National Association of Surety Bond Producers National Ready Mixed Concrete Association National Stone, Sand and Gravel Association National Utility Contractors Association Portland Cement Association Precast/Prestressed Concrete Institute The Road Information Program United Brotherhood of Carpenters and Joiners of America For More Information: 202/289-4434 (ARTBA) 703/548-3118 (AGC)