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March 8, 2017

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WASHINGTON, D.C.—Ahead of today’s Senate Appropriations Subcommittee on Transportation, Housing and Urban Development, and Related Agencies hearing, “Investing in America: Funding our Nation’s Transportation Infrastructure Needs,” the Americans for Modern Transportation coalition released the following statement from spokesperson Melissa Manson:

“We encourage all policymakers to consider the full breadth of policies that could be used to create a safer and more efficient transportation system – the answer is not merely limited to repairing roads and bridges. Supporting the deployment of modern trucking technology, like Twin-33 foot trailers for example, would require zero government funding, yet dramatically improve the safety and efficiency of our roadways.

“We applaud Senator Collins and her colleagues for hosting this discussion, and we are confident today’s hearing will serve as one of the initial steps toward creating a well-funded and modern transportation system. As President Trump reiterated during his address to the joint session of Congress last week, infrastructure investment is going to be a top priority for his administration and it’s critical to understand the nation’s funding needs before drafting any potential legislation.”

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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, Estes, 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, Sysco, 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.