The Americans for Transportation Mobility (ATM) Coalition formed in 2000. It brings together businesses, the labor and union sectors, transportation stakeholders, and the public to advocate a robust transportation infrastructure grid in the United States. This includes promoting ongoing and sustainable funding through policies and broad-based initiatives.
Since its inception, ATM has helped bring about the passage of several multi-year legislative bills that support and fund indispensable new, pending and future surface-transportation projects throughout the nation. Legislation ensures regional monies to seek to maintain and upgrade the United States’ aging transportation network which is funded, at varying levels, via the federal government and local and state agencies.
So why is an organization such as ATM important?
We could fill books with appropriate answers, but we ask you to consider this overview: “The economy of the United States depends on our nation’s transportation infrastructure. Every day, tens of millions of people commute to work in the United States using public roads and transportation systems. Billions of dollars’ worth of freight is transported using the nation’s highways, railroads, ports, and inland waterways,” according to The Brookings Institution.
“Significant public investment – at all levels of government – is required to maintain this system, conduct periodic repairs, and expand our nation’s transportation systems to safely handle movement of greater numbers of goods and people,” but funding has been stretched thin.
ATM communicates and works with leaders in Washington, D.C., and elected officials throughout the nation, as well as other constituent groups, who have an interest in seeing that America has a vital transportation network. Traditionally, the transportation system has been a pillar of keeping America moving forward.
ATM is a dynamic voice for those in the business and labor sectors, but also encourages engagement from the American public because we understand that the timely, efficient and safe movement of goods and people benefits all Americans.
Members of ATM are the: American Public Transportation Association (APTA), American Road and Transportation Builders Association (ARTBA), American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE), American Trucking Associations (ATA), Associated General Contractors (AGC), Association of Equipment Manufacturers (AEM), International Union of Operating Engineers (IUOE), Laborers International Union of North America (LIUNA), National Asphalt Pavement Association (NAPA), National Stone, Sand & Gravel Association, (NSSGA), and the U.S. Chamber of Commerce, which helps manage ATM.