ATM & AGC turn up the volume in latest video about infrastructure
America’s once-world-leading transportation system of roads and bridges was built 70 years ago, but designed to last around 50, Associated General Contractors of America (AGC) Vice President of Public Affairs & Strategic Initiatives Brian Turmail pointed out in a recent radio interview on the nationally syndicated Josh Tolley Show.
Turmail’s interview was part of an Americans for Transportation Mobility (ATM) Coalition Radio Media Tour (RMT) to expand the coalition’s credibility and voice in one of the country’s most important national conversations today. He pointed out that the nation’s infrastructure has an overall D+ grade from the American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE), with roads receiving a D and bridges receiving a C+.
Turmail also noted that the U.S. transportation network historically has helped companies move goods efficiently and quickly but now is increasingly impacted by higher traffic counts and its age.
AGC is helping foster a greater focus on the need for long-term infrastructure funding mechanisms and broadening AGC’s advocacy channels and member-involvement opportunities. Turmail, for example, has traveled this year to Evansville, Ind., Lincoln, Neb., Grand Forks, N.D., Memphis, Tenn., Kansas City, Mo., Tampa, Fla., and Columbus, Ohio, to visit varying AGC member operations, host local press events, and highlight important regional transportation projects.
Among AGC’s positions and messages are sharing the positive impact more construction jobs have on the economy, and the need for more skilled workers through strong workforce development programs. The association, with over 26,000 member firms, comprises 89 chartered Chapter affiliates and is celebrating 100 years of milestones.
AGC is a member of the ATM.
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