Transportation advocates to 'rally for roads'

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The event comes as the House faces a decision on how it will proceed on a transportation bill with current funding set to expire on March 31.

The Senate has passed a $109 billion measure that would fund road and bridge projects for the next two years, but the House has not indicated whether it will take the Senate bill up or continue trying to pass legislation of its own.

With the March 31 expiration date for the current funding for transportation projects fast-approaching, a proposal for a five-year, $260 billion measure in the House has been stalled for weeks.

The rally is being organized by the American Concrete Pavement Association (ACPA); Associated Equipment Distributors (AED); Association of Equipment Manufacturers (AEM); Associated General Contractors of America (AGC); American Highway Users Alliance (AHUA); American Road and Transportation Builders Association (ARTBA); American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE); American Traffic Safety Services Association (ATSSA); Concrete Reinforcing Steel Institute (CRSI); National Ready Mixed Concrete Association (NRMCA); National Stone, Sand and Gravel Association (NSSGA); Portland Cement Association (PCA); International Safety Equipment Association (ISEA); National Association of Manufacturers (NAM) and the U.S. Chamber of Commerce.