Members of the Portland Cement Association (PCA) went to D.C. for the association's first Fly-In in an effort to advocate for infrastructure funding. The group applauded Congress's passage of the Fixing America's Surface Transportation (FAST) Act as an important step in bringing the latest innovation and technology to America's roads and bridges, but noted there is more work to be done.
"The cement industry helped drive Congress toward the adoption of a long-term highway bill," noted A. Todd Johnston, executive vice president of government affairs at PCA. "But the need for additional investment in infrastructure does not end there. Our nation can benefit from modernized airports, for example. There is also a clear need for water infrastructure development to ensure public safety and the efficient transportation of goods along our nation's waterways."