This week marked the sixth annual national advocacy and educational event, Infrastructure Week, which is taking place May 14-21. Across the country, hundreds of businesses, labor organizations, elected officials and more will come together to spread the message about why it is #TimeToBuild.
According to one of the participating organizations, Truckload Carriers Association, too many Americans are waiting. Waiting in traffic, on bus and subway platforms, and in airport terminals. Waiting for water mains to stop breaking. Waiting for goods to get to grocery shelves on time. Waiting for modern, fast, reliable, and safe infrastructure, while our global competitors are modernizing old systems and building new ones, with profound implications for trade, business competitiveness, and geopolitics. During this 6th annual Infrastructure Week in 2018, the message is: The future won’t wait. Neither can we. It’s #TimeToBuild.
Infrastructure Week is organized nationally by its Steering Committee, a bipartisan team that includes leading business groups, labor unions, and think tanks working to improve America’s infrastructure. Our Steering Committee consists of the AFL-CIO, the American Society of Civil Engineers, Building America’s Future, Business Roundtable, the Brookings Metropolitan Policy Program, the U.S. Chamber of Commerce, the National Association of Manufacturers, and the Value of Water Campaign.
“During Infrastructure Week, we bring together the public and private sector to encourage lawmakers to highlight innovation and leadership, think long-term, and invest in infrastructure at the federal, state and local level,” said Zach Schafer, director of Infrastructure Week.