Passage of Transportation Bill is a Victory for Construction Industry and Economy

Jul 03, 2012, 07:00 ET from Carolinas AGC

CHARLOTTE, N.C., July 3, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Carolinas AGC (CAGC) and its members applaud the passage of the Moving Ahead for Progress in the 21st Century Act (H.R. 4348). The legislation will authorize federal highway and transit investment through September 30, 2014. The Associated General Contractors of America (AGC of America) and the American Road and Transportation Builders Association (ARTBA), for which Carolinas AGC serves as the local chapter, worked tirelessly to urge legislators to approve the measure.


Chief executive officer of AGC of America, Steve Sandherr, noted, "The passage of the twenty-seven month transportation bill ends nearly three years worth of temporary extensions that have made it increasingly difficult for state and local officials to plan for, fund, and execute major new infrastructure projects. The new highway and transit bill should allow construction to finally begin on many long-delayed, vital projects. In addition, this bill will make it easier for a host of long-contemplated projects to move through a regulatory review process that until now was hopelessly inefficient."

"Given the political climate in Washington, we're extremely pleased and thank all our members who helped contact our congressional delegations," said Berry Jenkins, CAGC's North Carolina Highway and Government Relations Director.  

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Contact: Berry Jenkins, CAGC NC Highway and Government Relations Director, 919/781-3270, ext. 5723,; or Leslie Hope, CAGC SC Government Relations & Divisions Director, 803/240-6649,

SOURCE Carolinas AGC