Highway and Transit Bill Will Protect Jobs and Boost the Economy
June 27, 2012

The chief executive officer of the Associated General Contractors of America, Stephen E. Sandherr, issued the following statement in response to the recently-announced deal on a 27-month federal surface transportation bill by the Congressional conference committee: “The members of the conference committee have demonstrated the kind of tenacity, perseverance and flexibility that is often required to craft significant pieces of legislation like this new highway and transit bill.

This measure offers a much-needed lifeline for tens of thousands of construction workers trying to earn a good living and feed their families. As important, the measure provides the kind of serious and substantive reforms needed to make the federal program more cost-efficient and more effective at delivering needed transportation improvements.

Read the full press release here. The news was covered by the Los Angeles Times, the Evansville Courier-Press, ENR, Politico, the Biz Times of Greater Milwaukee, among others.