NSSGA President & CEO Michael W. Johnson sent a letter to President Trump and Congressional leaders on Tuesday in advance of their White House meeting on infrastructure to take place Wednesday, May 22. In the letter, Johnson urged the leaders to fix America’s infrastructure. “Tomorrow is an opportunity for leadership of historic proportions to fix America’s crumbling infrastructure…I am greatly encouraged by the agreement reached in your April 30 meeting to address an infrastructure package of $2 trillion. The time is now to identify the funding for such a package and get America’s infrastructure back on track.”
Pointing to an article today in Axios, Johnson noted that by 2040, it is estimated that 87% of the U.S. population will live in urban areas. Johnson drove home the message: “Today’s infrastructure does not meet today’s needs, let alone those of tomorrow. We must pass meaningful legislation immediately to best anticipate these needs.”
Johnson also sent a similar letter to Congressional leaders urging them to fund infrastructure now.