Please attribute the following statement on President Joe Biden’s “American Jobs Plan” to American Road & Transportation Builders (ARTBA) President and CEO Dave Bauer:
It is only fitting President Joe Biden announces his transportation investment plan in Pittsburgh, the city of bridges.
More than 45,000 U.S. bridges are in poor condition, according to the federal government. Such a data point underscores the scope of very real national infrastructure challenges.
The president’s plan will accelerate a long overdue conversation about how to modernize our roads, bridges, public transit and other infrastructure systems. Members of Congress from both parties will rightly have their own policy thoughts.
The most important thing is not whose plan passes Congress, but that at the end of the process the American people have increased mobility and the competitiveness of the U.S. economy is strengthened.