By John Schneidawind, vice president of public affairs, ARTBA

ARTBA and 70 other industry, business, and labor organizations are urging President Donald Trump to push Congress for a multi-year highway, transit and safety program bill to “provide the road map to fulfill the infrastructure vision you have championed since the 2016 election.”

“With state and local transportation budgets reeling from COVID-19-releated travel reductions, increased federal surface transportation investment is needed now more than ever,” the May 1 letter says.

The groups represent a wide swath of the U.S. economy, including construction, equipment manufacturers, material providers, retail, automotive, and local government.