The second annual Rally for Roads will take place today, March 20, 2012, at 11:00 a.m. on the National Mall in Washington, D.C. Members of 15 transportation construction industry associations will join together to show their support of a fully funded, multi-year transportation bill.The rally will showcase the role transportation plays on stimulating the economy, maintaining the nation’s global competitiveness and above all, creating American jobs. The Rally will feature employees from all facets of the road construction industry, including materials providers, road pavers, and equipment manufacturers and dealers.
Rally for Roads will be hosted by former Texas representative Max Sandlin. Participating speakers include Chairman of the House Transportation and Infrastructure Committee, Rep. John Mica (Fla.), Rep. John Duncan (Tenn.), Rep. Sam Graves (Ga.), Rep. Nick Rahall (W.Va.), Rep. John Shimkus (Ill.), Rep. Jason Altmire (Pa.), Rep. Tom Petri (Wisc.), Rep. Bill Huizenga (Mich.), and Rep. Peter DeFazio (Ore.) Speakers will also include representatives from the manufacturing, services, retail, agriculture and natural resources industries.
Associations and groups represented include the American Concrete Pavement Association (ACPA), Associated Equipment Distributors (AED), Association of Equipment Manufacturers (AEM), Associated General Contractors of America (AGC), American Highway Users Alliance (AHUA), American Road and Transportation Builders Association (ARTBA), American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE), American Traffic Safety Services Association (ATSSA), Concrete Reinforcing Steel Institute (CRSI), National Ready Mixed Concrete Association (NRMCA), National Stone, Sand and Gravel Association (NSSGA), Portland Cement Association (PCA), International Safety Equipment Association (ISEA), National Association of Manufacturers (NAM) and the U.S. Chamber of Commerce.