Posted January 20, 2021

ACPA pledges support, expresses optimism to Biden Administration

American Concrete Pavement Association urgfes admonistration to pursue surface infrastructure programs.

2021 ACPA Board Chair David Howard

Following the approval of a resolution pledging support and formally congratulating President Joseph R. Biden and Vice-President Kamala D. Harris, the American Concrete Pavement Association is expressing optimism the new Administration and the 117th Congress will deliver robust and well-funded legislation to invest in our nation’s surface transportation infrastructure.

“We are optimistic about President Biden’s vision for infrastructure investment,” said 2021 ACPA Board Chair David Howard (of Koss Construction Co.). “While we appreciate the scope of past highway and transit bills, the perspective shared by many people in both the public and private sectors is that investment levels for more than 20 years have fallen critically short of the amounts needed to meet the current and future needs.”

He expressed optimism in the President and Congress moving forward cohesively and quickly to enact legislation that will provide much-needed funding.

“We support the proposed $2 trillion ‘Build Back Better’ clean energy and infrastructure campaign proposal and are encouraged by both the jobs creation and infrastructure investment aspects of the proposal.

“With the passage of HR2* in the House last year, the 117th Congress has a considerable advantage in advancing legislation and gaining bipartisan support,” he said, adding, “There will necessarily be additions and refinements to the plan, but we are encouraged that the House-passed bill sets a positive course toward the President’s stated goals.”

About the ACPA Resolution
The ACPA resolution congratulates the President and the Vice President and offers ACPA’s expertise and advice to the new Administration on matters related to highway infrastructure Investment and improvement Initiatives.

The resolution describes the role of ACPA as the technical, promotion, and legislative advocacy organization of the concrete pavement industry, and states that concrete pavements have long been recognized as the long- life, cost efficient, resilient, and durable pavement structure and resurfacing solution. The resolution also underscores how ACPA, along with its members and affiliates, “have vast technical and policy expertise with respect to highway infrastructure investment and construction.”

“ACPA is ready and eager to provide the Administration with the concrete pavement industry’s expertise and advice regarding the development and implementation of highway infrastructure investment,” Howard continued.

About the American Concrete Pavement Association
The American Concrete Pavement Association is the national trade association for the concrete pavement industry. The primary mission of the ACPA is to lead the promotion of concrete paving, and align its members, chapters/state paving association affiliates and partners for effective and valued concrete pavement promotion, advocacy, and technical support on behalf of the concrete pavement industry.

Founded in 1963, the American Concrete Pavement Association is headquartered in Chicago at 9450 West Bryn Mawr Ave., Suite 150, Rosemont, Ill. 60018. Telephone: 847.966.2272. The Association’s office in Washington, DC is located at 200 Massachusetts Ave NW, Ste 200, Washington, DC 20001. Phone: 202.638.2272.

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