Surface Transportation Reauthorization Bill
TCC Letter to Full House Urging Progress on H.R. 7, The American Energy and Infrastructure Jobs Act
TCC Letter to Full Senate Urging Progress on MAP-21
TCC Letter to Senate Finance Committee Urging Progress on MAP-21
TCC Letter to Senate Environment and Public Works Committee
TCC Letter to Senate EPW Leadership on MAP-21
TCC Letter to FCC on GPS Interference
FY 2012 Transportation Appropriations
TCC Letter to Congressional Leaders
Letter on Coal Ash Bill
EPA Cement Regulations
FY 2012 Budget
Response to Rep. Ryan's (R-Wis) Budget Plan
Highway Trust Fund Solvency
Highway Trust Fund Fact Sheet
PIRE Safety Study News Advisory
The debate over climate change often includes discussion of reducing greenhouse gas emissions from the transportation sector. Congestion on the nation's roads increases carbon dioxide emissions by as much as 77 percent and conserve more than 40 billion gallons of fuel over a 20-year period.
Vehicle miles traveled have increased by 157 percent over the past 25 years, while the number of new lane miles has increased only 6 percent over that same time. Major automobile manufacturers announced in 2005 a new generation of vehicles with 99 percent fewer emissions than vehicles produced 30 years ago, but without improvements in traffic flow and lane mile capacity, those advanced vehicles will continue to unnecessarily pollute and waste fuel while sitting in unnecessary traffic.
As the climate change debate moves forward, the Transportation Construction Coalition offers a number of specific proposals to ensure this effort complements the need to improve the U.S. surface transportation network.
TCC Paper on Climate Change
Clean Water Restoration Act
Clean Water Restoration Act Fact Sheet
FY 2010 Budget
The Obama Administration released February 26 its budget proposal for FY 2010. While the associations and construction trade unions of the TCC appreciate the infrastructure investments included in the budget, we are very concerned about the Administration's proposal to convert the treatment of transportation programs to appropriated budget authority. Elimination of contract authority would undermine the budgetary firewalls essential to facilitating transportation infrastructure improvements of the last decade and would eliminate or greatly dilute the direct linkage between trust fund revenues and annual transportation investments. We encourage the Administration to withdraw this element as it develops the federal budget for FY 2010.
TCC Letter to House and Senate Conferees on FY 2010 Budget
TCC Letter to House Members on FY 2010 Budget, Contract Authority
TCC Letter to President Obama on Contract Authority
There are thousands of ready-to-go infrastructure improvement projects nationwide awaiting adequate levels of investment. Getting these projects on track will create hundreds of thousands of jobs, put paychecks in the hands of American workers, and provide long-term infrastructure assets to the community. The Transportation Construction Coalition urges Congress to invest in transportation infrastructure as part of any economic recovery package.
May Response to AP Highway Stimulus Story
February Letter to Conferees on Economic Recovery
February Letter to Senate on Economic Recovery
January Letter to House on Economic Recovery
January Letter in Response to CBO Report
December Economic Stimulus Ad
September TCC Letter to Congress
CBS Evening News video:
Investing in roads and bridges more effective than rebate checks.
FY 2009 Budget/Appropriations
With enactment of a multi-year reauthorization of the federal highway and transit programs in 2005, it is now essential that the promises of this bill become a reality. The reauthorization measure SAFETEA-LU, calls for specific highway and transit investment levels through FY 2009 and adherence to these requirements will be determined by the annual appropriations bill.
Support Increased Federal Transportation Investment
Federal Aviation Administration Authorization Bill
The most recent multi-year authorization of the federal aviation programs (Vision 100) expired September 30, 2007. The programs have been operating under a series of short-term extensions since that time. The next reauthorization measure will set investment levels for the major programs within the FAA, including the Airport Improvement Program (AIP) which finances airport capital projects. Support Increased Aviation Infrastructure Investment