FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
January 31, 2017
WASHINGTON-The Americans For Modern Transportation Coalition issued the following statement today following the U.S. Senate vote on Department of Transportation Secretary Elaine Chao.
“We congratulate Secretary Chao on her confirmation and look forward to working with the Department of Transportation and Congress on smart policy solutions that will modernize our nation’s transportation and infrastructure,” spokesperson Melissa Manson said.
“Fixing our infrastructure is not just about more investment, but smart policies that will create a safer, more efficient, and more sustainable transportation system,” added Manson.
The American Society of Civil Engineers estimates approximately $200 billion in annual investments are needed to significantly improve deficient road and bridge infrastructure. Moreover, adopting twenty-first century transportation technologies, such as Twin 33s, platooning, and other smart road technologies will improve safety standards, while boosting productivity and environmental sustainability.
About Americans for Modern Transportation
Americans for Modern Transportation represents the nation’s largest shippers, deliverers, and retailers who are committed to improving the safety and efficiency of America’s transportation system and modernizing the delivery of products across the country.
The coalition’s founding members include Amazon, American Highway Users Alliance, Carbon War Room, FedEx, Information Technology & Innovation Foundation, International Foodservice Distributors Association, International Warehouse Logistics Association, National Association of Manufacturers, National Retail Federation, National Shippers Strategic Transportation Council, North American Council For Freight Efficiency, Retail Industry Leaders Association, Securing America’s Future Energy, The National Industrial Transportation League, ULINE, UPS, U.S. Chamber Of Commerce, and YRCW.
Visit americansformoderntransportation.org and follow @amtcoalition on Twitter for more information