NAPA-led group seeks highway funding to end recession

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Paver Roller ReleaseThe National Asphalt Pavement Association is leading a social media campaign to push for federal funding for highway construction as a way to revive the economy.

NAPA is among the 11 national associations that make up the Highways Materials Group that has launched the “Highways Drive America” social media campaign.

“It’s imperative that Congress adequately fund highway infrastructure,” said Audrey Copeland, NAPA president and CEO. “Investing in highway construction will not only create opportunities to replace jobs lost during the pandemic but will also act as a major catalyst for economic recovery.”

NAPA cites a University of Maryland study that says every dollar invested in transportation infrastructure brings $3.70 in economic growth.

Along with NAPA, the member associations of the Highway Materials Group are as follows:

  • American Coal Ash Association
  • American Concrete Pavement Association
  • American Traffic Safety Services Association
  • Associated Equipment Distributors
  • Association of Equipment Manufacturers
  • Concrete Reinforcing Steel Institute
  • National Ready Mixed Concrete Association
  • National Stone, Sand & Gravel Association
  • Portland Cement Association
  • Precast/Prestressed Concrete Institute