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IBTTA Statement on President Biden’s American Jobs Plan

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: Wednesday, March 31, 2021
CONTACT: Bill Cramer, Communications Director
202-210-2962 (mobile)

 



“Investment in our nation’s infrastructure is an investment in America and our people. It boosts our economy and ensures global competitiveness while improving
safety and quality of life for all Americans,”
said Mark Compton, President, International Bridge, Tunnel and Turnpike Association (IBTTA)

 

WASHINGTON, D.C. – The International Bridge, Tunnel and Turnpike Association (IBTTA), the worldwide association for the owners and operators of toll facilities and the businesses that serve them, released the following statement today following President Biden’s announcement detailing his American Jobs Plan:

"President Biden’s infrastructure package unveiled today has spurred another round of discussion in our country about the cost and benefits of investing in our nation’s roads, bridges, tunnels and highways. Today is the start of what will be a robust debate about the best path forward; but rest assured the cost of doing nothing and kicking the can further down the road is enormous.

Investment in our nation’s infrastructure is an investment in America and our people. It boosts our economy and ensures global competitiveness while improving safety and quality of life for all Americans. President Biden’s proposal
to spend $115 billion on repairing bridges, highways and roads, $20 billion on road safety and $85 billion to modernize transit systems is a welcome sign of the administration’s desire to strengthen our nation’s transportation infrastructure.

Tolling is a powerful and effective tool that has been used to fund and finance more than 6,000 miles of the most productive and heavily traveled highways in America. Giving states greater flexibility to use this valuable tool to meet their individual transportation needs is an important part of solving America’s infrastructure investment crisis.

 

As transportation and tolling innovators, IBTTA and its members stand ready to be part of the solution by investing in our infrastructure, strengthening our economy, and improving the lives of all Americans as we move out of the year-long pandemic,” Compton said.

 

To speak with Mark Compton, or for more information about IBTTA, please contact Bill Cramer, Communications Director at bcramer@ibtta.org or 202-210-2962 (mobile) or visit www.IBTTA.org.

 

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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 23 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, visit www.ibtta.org or join us on Twitter @IBTTA or #TollRoads.