The Infrastructure Working Group (IWG), a broad collection of associations and organizations working with all levels of government to address the nation’s infrastructure deficit, has sent a letter urging Congress to make a direct investment of $1 trillion over ten years to improve the safety and efficiency of the nation’s infrastructure. In addition to the investment, IWG is urging Congress to improve the permitting process, encourage participation between the public and private sectors and strengthen tools that make it easier to invest in infrastructure projects at the federal, state and local levels.
One of the waste and recycling industry’s leading associations, the National Waste & Recycling Association (NWRA), is part of IWG.
“NWRA is proud to support the Infrastructure Working Group and its call for Congress to seek a bipartisan solution to our infrastructure needs,” said Darrell Smith, NWRA president and CEO, in a statement. “I believe a robust investment in our infrastructure will make our roads and bridges safer, reduce transportation costs and make us more competitive globally.”
A copy of the letter can be found here.