LIUNA hits the road with ā€˜Getting Schooled in Infrastructureā€™ bus tour

LIUNA Getting Schooled Bus Tour - Better RoadsThe Laborersā€™ International Union of North America (LIUNA) this week began its national bus tour promoting infrastructure investment.

The tour, dubbed ā€œGetting Schooled in Infrastructure,ā€ is part of the unionā€™s creative media campaign that was unveiled last month.

The tour kicked off on Monday at the now-closed I-495 bridge in Wilmington, Wash. The bridge closed earlier this month after engineers noticed its support pillars were tilting.

The highlight of the tour is a school bus that has been crushed and carries a prop resembling a large piece of a fallen bridge. The bus will travel through more than 22 cities and Congressional districts.

The campaign aims to teach Americans about the consequences of inaction regarding the nationā€™s infrastructure. It also includes billboards that warn drivers about old bridges.

Additionally, earlier this month, LIUNA released the results of a survey showing that 59 percent of Americans are concerned about unsafe road conditions as a result of poor road surfaces.

ā€œItā€™s time to stop sugar-coating this issue,ā€ LIUNA General President Terry Oā€™Sullivan said in a prepared statement. ā€œWe are not trying to scare people, but we are trying to wake people and Congress up.ā€