Monday, December 19, 2011


In order to build support for a robust federal transportation bill and expanded TIFIA loan program Move LA has mounted a national coalition-building effort that is the building industry analog to the co-endorsement of America Fast Forward by US Chamber President Tom Donohue and AFL-CIO President Richard Trumka last year.

More than 70 local and national organizations have signed our Move LA letter to the chairs and ranking members of the Congressional committees responsible for moving the federal transportation reauthorization forward. In this letter we ask Congress to adopt a bill that at minimum maintains current levels of transportation funding and that also includes the America Fast Forward concept of significantly expanded funding for the TIFIA program of innovative federal transportation financing.

Signers of this letter include both the national Building Construction Trades Department of the AFL-CIO and the International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers, as well as national associations of diverse businesses that work on the engineering, design and construction management of transportation projects — including the national Construction Management Association of America, National Electrical Contractors Association, American Public Works Association, and the LA County Chapter of the American Council of Engineering Companies. The letter also includes the logos of 70 individual companies and labor unions.

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