ATA Infrastructure Task Force Has Meeting with Congressional Leaders
Members of the American Trucking Associations’ Infrastructure Task Force recently had a meeting with congressional leaders, including Transportation Secretary Elaine Chao. The group urged swift action to put a long-term infrastructure spending package into motion.
“The members of this task force represent an industry that moves 70% of the nation’s freight, moving 54% of our GDP and pays half of all highway taxes,” said ATA President and CEO Chris Spear. “This group of industry leaders came to Washington to discuss the importance of building a modern transportation system to ensure America’s continuing competitiveness. Our nation and economy depend on good, safe, efficient roads and bridges, and that now is the time to address those needs.”
“The trucking industry already contributes a great deal to the Highway Trust Fund and elsewhere to finance road and bridge construction, but we recognize that we need to do more if our country is going to maintain the type of transportation network a 21st Century economy demands,” said Task Force Co-Chairman David Congdon, CEO of Old Dominion Freight Line.