NACE Participates in Legislative Roll-outs on Two Recently Introduced House Bills Aimed at Improving Road and Bridge Infrastructure

NACE Executive Director Stone and Past President Keierleber Quoted in Introductory Congressional Press Releases

 

"Here in Buchanan County, we have over a dozen bridges that we need to repair or replace-- but money is tight,and we can't afford to complete all of these critical projects without federal support," said Buchanan County Engineer Brian Keierleber. "I appreciate Congresswoman Finkenauer's work to help Iowa's rural communities get federal funding to fix our structurally-deficient bridges, and I look forward to continuing to work with her to ensure everyone in our county can get around safely."

"Counties maintain nearly 40% of the nation's bridge inventory, and the nation's County Engineers are tasked with ensuring the safety of this vital transportation infrastructure every day," said National Association of County Engineers Executive Director Kevan Stone. "Millions of Americans depend on bridges to bring them to work and school each day while also bringing goods to market, and Congresswoman Finkenauer and Congressman Higgins realize the challenges and costs faced to maintain them. We commend their efforts to bring additional resources to keep them in a state of good repair through the reinstatement of the Highway Bridge Replacement and Rehabilitation Program."

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"Here in Buchanan County, we're doing everything we can to reduce traffic fatalities-- and it's working but these projects can be expensive," said Buchanan County Engineer Brian Keierleber. "The Rural Road Safety Act will help Iowa's rural counties get federal funding for critical road safety improvements, and I applaud Congresswoman Finkenauer for her efforts to keep all rural road users safe."

"The nation's County Engineers maintain our local roads to ensure public safety, transport goods to market and most importantly, bring our families home safely each day," said National Association of County Engineers Executive Director Kevan Stone. "Congresswoman Finkenauer and Congressman Westerman recognize the crucial importance of safe local roadways, and we commend their efforts to improve and enhance their safety through the High Risk Rural Roads program. We fully support their goal of making sure every county and rural community has the necessary life-saving tools to make these safety improvements a reality."

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