An American THINKS survey conducted by HNTB Corp. shows the majority of U.S. citizens see funding infrastructure improvements as part of maintaining the long-term health of bridges, roads and railways, which impacts the economy.
Findings of the survey by HTNB, an infrastructure solutions firm, come as officials in Washington, D.C., work on new federal surface transportation authorization to replace the federal Highway Trust Fund, which is set to expire May 31.
The officials, as well as the average American citizen, agree that investing in infrastructure improvements could improve the economy.
“Whether it’s the gas tax or other funding sources, all options should be on the table,” HNTB Holdings, Ltd. President
Paul Yarossi said. “Investing in our infrastructure provides clear economic and environmental benefits.”
Our nation was built on transportation,” Yarossi said. “It drives job creation, spurs supply chains and gets goods to market.”
These jobs are quality jobs, the kind of meaningful employment men like my grandfather’s generation found when they came to America looking for opportunity,” Yarossi said. “Even today, you can walk onto a construction site as a laborer and walk out as an equipment operator.”