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19 03, 2020

TCC Sends Letter to Congress on Coronavirus Relief Legislation

2020-03-20T13:26:15+00:00March 19th, 2020|

On March 19, 2020, the Transportation Construction Coalition sent a letter to congressional leaders urging them to include a multi-year surface transportation investment package in the latest coronavirus relief measure. While there are diverse and well-intended views on how federal policy can stabilize and resuscitate the U.S. economy during times of crisis, there are few initiatives [...]

3 12, 2019

Coalition Calls for Completion of Transportation Appropriation Bills

2020-01-15T20:38:52+00:00December 3rd, 2019|

On December 3, 31 national associations and construction trade unions of the Transportation Construction Coalition (TCC) sent a letter to the leadership of the House and Senate Appropriation Committee to urge completion of the fiscal year (FY) 2020 Transportation, Housing and Urban Development, and Related Agencies (THUD) appropriations act before the current Continuing Resolution ends on [...]

15 11, 2019

Coalition Advocates for Repeal of Highway Rescission

2020-02-14T16:33:06+00:00November 15th, 2019|Tags: , |

On Nov. 15, the Transportation Construction Coalition sent a letter to leadership of both the U.S. Senate and U.S. House of Representatives to urge the repeal of the $7.6 billion rescission of federal highway contract authority set to occur on July 1, 2020 as required by the FAST Act, the current surface transportation law. The rescission [...]

30 10, 2019

TCC in Favor of 2020 Transportation Appropriations Amendments

2020-01-15T20:41:20+00:00October 30th, 2019|Tags: , , |

On Oct. 30, the Transportation Construction Coalition sent a letter to the Senate addressing possible amendments to the FY 2020 Transportation, Housing and Urban Development Appropriations bill. The coalition supported the following amendments: Barrasso Amendment 1034 which would repeal Sec. 1438 of the FAST Act, the current federal surface transportation law, which requires the rescission of [...]

30 07, 2019

TCC Sends Letter in Support of America’s Transportation Infrastructure Act (ATIA)

2020-01-15T20:34:54+00:00July 30th, 2019|Tags: , , |

On July 30, the TCC sent a letter to Chairman Barrasso and Ranking Member Tom Carper of the Senate Environment & Public Works Committee as well as Chairwoman Capito and Ranking Member Cardin of the Senate Transportation & Infrastructure Subcommittee in support of America’s Transportation Infrastructure Act (ATIA). The TCC commends the effort made by the [...]

15 04, 2019

TCC Urges Senate to Address Investment Shortfalls

2020-01-15T20:06:18+00:00April 15th, 2019|Tags: , , |

On April 15, the TCC sent a letter urging the Senate to advance an infrastructure bill to address the shortfalls in investment in our transportation system. The group noted the recently released study, Renewing Our Commitment to the Interstate Highway System: A Foundation for the Future, which makes the a strong case for Congress to pass an [...]

14 02, 2019

TCC Urges Senators to Support FY 2019 Appropriations

2020-01-15T16:55:12+00:00February 14th, 2019|Tags: , |

On Feb. 14, The TCC sent members of the Senate a letter in support of the FY 2019 appropriations package. The legislation includes the FY 2019 Transportation, Housing and Urban Development and Related Agencies (THUD) spending bill that wisely increases highway and public transit funding above FAST Act authorization levels to develop the nation’s transportation infrastructure [...]

1 02, 2019

TCC Sends Letter to Rep. Blumenauer

2020-01-15T18:30:44+00:00February 1st, 2019|Tags: , |

On Feb. 1, the TCC sent a letter to Rep. Blumenauer in support of the introduction of Rebuild America Act of 2019. This legislation would address the solvency of the Highway Trust Fund for the foreseeable future by raising adequate revenue to not only plug the $18 billion per-year projected deficit but also support growing surface [...]

13 12, 2018

US DOT Announces BUILD Grant Awards

2020-01-15T18:05:56+00:00December 13th, 2018|Tags: , , , |

On Dec. 11,  Transportation Secretary Elaine Chao, joined by the Chairs and Ranking Democrats on the Senate and House Appropriations Committees, announced the winners of the first round of Better Utilizing Investments to Leverage Development (BUILD) discretionary grants. The awards for FY 2018 totaled $1.475 billion and provided funding for 91 individual project grants in 49 states [...]

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