Crafting a vision for how the United States’ infrastructure will meet diverse and future demands is essential, according to Dennis Slater, President of the Association of Equipment Manufacturers (AEM).
With commuters and drivers sitting on congested highways becoming a persistent sign of the times, America’s transportation infrastructure has received greater attention. The nation’s bridges, public-transportation framework, connectors and roads — along with other modes of travel and commerce — continue to age and also face funding shortfalls.
In the newest Americans for Transportation Mobility (ATM) Coalition video, Slater notes that superior infrastructure helps create economic opportunities and preserves a good quality of life for Americans.
Modernizing infrastructure is a pressing policy concern for Congress and the Trump Administration, and organizations such as AEM will continue to advocate for national leaders structuring a vision that will keep our country a global contender for the long-term.
Economists, infrastructure experts, transportation stakeholders and policymakers increasingly understand that a piecemeal approach to improving and paying for America’s surface-transportation system is not sustainable.
To encourage investment, job growth, and development and production of more equipment in the United States, AEM advocates on behalf of its 1,000-plus members to urge elected officials to champion policies that creates a globally competitive business environment, rebuilds our nation’s infrastructure, opens up foreign markets for equipment manufacturers in the United States, and keeps the U.S. agricultural economy strong. Equipment manufacturers support 1.3 million U.S. jobs and generate $159 billion each year to the U.S. economy.
AEM is a member of ATM.
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