‘Rally for the Roads’ on May 25 in D.C. will tout need for adequate highway funding

| May 21, 2011

The National Stone, Sand & Gravel Association (NSSGA) and its allied trade associations will sponsor a “Rally for Roads” on the National Mall in Washington, D.C., on May 25 at 11 a.m. EDT, to bring attention to the critical need for Congress to develop and pass a well-funded, multi-year highway reauthorization bill.

The Rally will be held in conjunction with the Transportation Construction Coalition Fly-In on May 24 and 25 bringing together industry allies to meet with members of the 112th Congress in pressing the importance of transportation infrastructure investment.

Few federal actions rival major transportation infrastructure investments for creating jobs, stimulating economic growth, and making theUnited States more competitive over the long term. Investments in highway and public transportation improvements are proven to generate short-term economic activity and employment in the construction sector.

The Rally will feature employees from all facets of the road construction industry including materials providers, road pavers, and equipment manufacturers and dealers.

Besides NSSGA, the sponsors of the “Rally for Roads” include American Concrete Pavement Association, American Roads & Transportation Builders Association, Associated Equipment Distributors, National Asphalt Pavement Association, National Ready Mixed Concrete Association, and Portland Cement Association.

Other participants will include partner companies of the Transportation Construction Coalition and the Americans for Transportation Mobility.

Industry workers interested in supporting the need for surface transportation reauthorization legislation are encouraged to join the Rally. For more information about the “Rally for Roads,” call 877-898-2612.

Details: The National Mall, May 25, 11 a.m. EDT, East Seaton Park, 3rd Street, N.W., between Madison Drive and Jefferson Drive.

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