The Transportation Construction Coalition and Americans for Transportation Mobility Coalition developed a new ad campaign that urges Congress and the Trump administration to act now to develop and pass a robust transportation infrastructure funding package and provide a permanent fix for the Highway Trust Fund, according to a release from the Associated General Contractors of America (AGC).
The ad campaign features a 30-second television ad (“Stuck”), which began airing in Washington, D.C. this week, and digital ads that direct users to an opinion piece that outlines the groups’ top priorities, which include the following:
- Priority 1: Provide an expanded and sustainable revenue solution to support and grow future Highway Trust Fund-supported investments as Congress and the Trump administration work to develop an infrastructure investment package. More than 250 bipartisan members of the House threw their support behind a Highway Trust Fund fix as part of tax reform.
- Priority 2: Any additional funds from an infrastructure package should be invested in projects that facilitate long-term regional and national economic growth and create new jobs.
“With Republicans, Democrats and President Trump all voicing support for an infrastructure bill, this is a rare chance for all parties to show how Washington can come together to accomplish big things for their constituents,” the opinion piece concludes. “This is a generational opportunity to turn blueprints and big thinking into a 21st century infrastructure network. Let’s get moving.”
The ads will run for two months.