RSI Joins 82 National Organizations in Letter Supporting the Bipartisan Infrastructure Legislation

Today, RSI joined 82 national organizations in signing a letter to Congress urging all U.S. Senators to support the Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act (IILJA), a bipartisan infrastructure bill that would provide $550 billion in new infrastructure spending over five-years.

Read the full letter here.

August 3, 2021

Dear Senators:

The Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act (IIJA) represents an opportunity to provide meaningful economic and quality of life enhancements to communities across the country and to build for the future. The investments made in the Senate package would facilitate long overdue repairs and improvements to our roads, bridges, rail, and public transportation systems, as well as investing in airports, ports, broadband, and water systems.

The undersigned organizations encourage all senators to support the legislation.

The bipartisan IIJA would have far-reaching benefits. The investments would create new jobs through project construction in the short term, and provide improved safety, mobility, and quality of life for decades to come. Taken together, the range of improved outcomes for all residents and businesses would help ensure a sound recovery from the COVID-19 pandemic.

By including a five-year reauthorization of federal highway, public transportation, and passenger rail programs, the agreement would also ensure states and localities have much-needed funding and policy certainty to proceed with planned projects. These programs are currently operating under an extension set to expire Sept. 30, underscoring the need for prompt Senate action.

We are grateful for this generational investment in transportation infrastructure and ask for your support on all procedural votes and final passage of the IIJA when it reaches the Senate floor.

Sincerely,

American Road & Transportation Builders Association
American Association of State Highway and Transportation Officials
U.S. Chamber of Commerce
Agricultural Retailers Association
Airports Council International–North America
American Apparel & Footwear Association
American Concrete Pavement Association
American Concrete Pipe Association
American Concrete Pumping Association
American Council for Capital Formation
American Council of Engineering Companies
American Foundry Society
American Highway Users Alliance
American Institute of Steel Construction
American Iron and Steel Institute
American Public Transportation Association
American Public Works Association
American Rental Association
American Securities Association
American Society of Civil Engineers
American Society of Concrete Contractors
American Society of Landscape Architects
American Subcontractors Association
American Traffic Safety Services Association
American Trucking Associations
Associated Equipment Distributors
Associated General Contractors of America
Associated Wire Rope Fabricators
Association for the Improvement of American Infrastructure
Association of American Railroads
Association of Equipment Manufacturers
Auto Care Association
Building America’s Future
Coalition for America’s Gateways & Trade Corridors
Community Transportation Association of America
Construction & Demolition Recycling Association
Corn Refiners Association
Design-Build Institute of America
FP2, formerly the Foundation for Pavement Preservation
Independent Lubricant Manufacturers Association
Industrial Minerals Association – North America
Institute of Makers of Explosives
Institute of Transportation Engineers
International Society of Explosive Engineers
International Union of Operating Engineers
Laborers International Union of North America
Motor & Equipment Manufacturers Association
National Asphalt Pavement Association
National Association of County Engineers
National Association of Home Builders
National Association of Remodeling Industry
National Association of Surety Bond Producers
National Association of Trailer Manufacturers
National Association of Wholesaler-Distributors
National Electrical Contractors Association
National Independent Automobile Dealers Association
National Lime Association
National Ready Mixed Concrete Association
National Retail Federation
National Society of Professional Surveyors
National Steel Bridge Alliance
National Stone, Sand and Gravel Association
National Waste & Recycling Association
North American Association of Food Equipment Manufacturers
Portland Cement Association

Precast/Prestressed Concrete Institute
Railway Supply Institute
Retail Industry Leaders Association
Sheet Metal and Air Conditioning Contractors National Association
Specialized Carriers & Rigging Association
State Business Executives
Steel Manufacturers Association
Subsurface Utility Engineering Association
The Surety & Fidelity Association of America
Tire Industry Association
Transport Workers Union of America
Transportation Intermediaries Association
Travel Goods Association
U.S. Geospatial Executives Organization
U.S. Travel Association
United Brotherhood of Carpenters and Joiners of America
United Motorcoach Association

About the Railway Supply Institute (RSI)
The Railway Supply Institute (RSI) is a trade association representing more than 200 companies involved in the manufacture of products and services in the freight car, tank car, locomotive, maintenance-of-way, communications and signaling, and passenger rail industries. RSI connects members to their customers and partners, supports the improvement of the industry, assists members in the global marketplace, and represents the industry during the regulatory and legislative process. For more information visit www.rsiweb.org, follow RSI on Twitter and join the RSI LinkedIn group.

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