WASHINGTON, DC — American Road & Transportation Builders Association President & CEO Dave Bauer issued the following statement relating to President Trump’s State of the Union address:
“Good public policy is most often achieved when there is common ground.
“New public opinion research finds that 90 percent of the American people want the Democratic leadership in Congress and President Trump to work together during 2019 to pass legislation to improve roads, bridges and transit systems.
“When 90 percent of the country agrees on something, it’s a clear call to action.
“We commend President Trump for pressing bipartisan solutions. The last two federal surface transportation investment laws were achieved during eras of divided government. This time should be no different.
“A permanent revenue solution to the chronic shortfall plaguing the Highway Trust Fund should be the foundational priority for any infrastructure package.
“It’s time to stop talking about investing in infrastructure and get to work fixing it.”