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IBTTA Statement on the House Transportation and Infrastructure Committee's INVEST in America Bill

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: Thursday, June 4, 2020
CONTACT: Bill Cramer, IBTTA Communications Director
bcramer@ibtta.org | 202-210-2962 (mobile)


IBTTA Statement

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Pat Jones, Executive Director and CEO of the International Bridge, Tunnel and Turnpike Association (IBTTA), the worldwide association representing toll facility owners and operators and the businesses that serve them, released the following statement on the House Transportation & Infrastructure Committee’s “INVEST in America Act,” a surface transportation bill that calls for spending $494 billion over five-years to repair the nation’s roads, bridges, rail, and public transportation systems:

“IBTTA is pleased that Congress is moving forward with efforts to reinvest in America’s vital transportation infrastructure.  While the bill contains many positive provisions, we are disappointed that it rolls back the clock and removes the flexibility that Congress has granted states in previous transportation acts.  We look forward to working with both the U.S. Senate and House on a bipartisan bill that strengthens our nation’s infrastructure and gives states the flexibility they need to reduce congestion and the negative effects of climate change.”

For more information, please contact Bill Cramer, Communications Director at bcramer@ibtta.org or 202-210-2962.

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About IBTTA
The International Bridge, Tunnel and Turnpike Association (IBTTA) is the worldwide association for the owners and operators of toll facilities and the businesses that serve them. Founded in 1932, IBTTA has members in more than 25 countries on six continents. Through advocacy, thought leadership and education, members are implementing state-of-the-art, innovative user-based transportation financing solutions to address the critical infrastructure challenges of the 21st Century. For more information, please visit www.ibtta.org or join us on Twitter @IBTTA or #TollRoads.