AGC Urges Increase in Transportation Investment
AGC’s CEO Stephen Sandherr joined other transportation industry representatives today in Minneapolis, Minn., one year after the tragic collapse of the I-35 W bridge there, to raise awareness of the country’s lack of commitment to transportation infrastructure and underscore the dramatic increase in materials costs.
“Here in Minneapolis, the I-35 W bridge has been rebuilt, but the financing system is still failing and that is not a legacy we should leave to the next generation,” said Sandherr. “The tragedy of the I-35 W bridge was, unfortunately, a symptom of how age, overuse and other stresses are impacting the America transportation system. The U.S. needs to commit to infrastructure investment and ensure a safer, more reliable and more efficient transportation system.”
Sandherr was joined by David Semerad, CEO, AGC of Minnesota, and representatives from the U.S. Chamber of Commerce, National Surface Transportation Policy and Revenue Study Commission and the American Road & Transportation Builders Association.
In addition to local Minnesota television, radio and newspaper reporters, members of the AGC of Minnesota were also in attendance. AGC Chapters across the country issued press releases today emphasizing specific state funding needs for transportation infrastructure in the region.
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