In a hearing that featured freight stakeholders, touching on the response to the pandemic, American Trucking Associations Randy Guillot told senators on June 3 that investments in infrastructure would benefit states in economically recovering from COVID-19. Guillot proposed that $32 billion be provided by the government to transportation agencies. Additionally, a 5-cent increase in federal fuel tax should be approved, followed by another 5-cent increase in the following three years.
“Investing in our nation’s failing infrastructure will ensure that we are better equipped to respond to this and future national emergencies,” Guillot said, according to Transportation Topics.
In addition to the push for funding, ATA also asked Congress to impose conditional limitations on the liability of motor carriers for certain criss-related circumstances.