Established in 1996, the Transportation Construction Coalition (TCC) includes 31 national associations and labor unions with a direct market interest in the federal transportation programs. The TCC focuses on the federal budget and surface transportation program policy issues. It is co-chaired by the American Road & Transportation Builders Association (ARTBA) and the Associated General Contractors (AGC) of America.


Adjusting the Highway User Fee

tcc-reaganIn November 1982, conservative and tax-cutting champion President Ronald Reagan noted:

“Common sense tells us that it’ll cost a lot less to keep the system we have in good repair than to let it crumble and then have to start all over again. Good tax policy decrees that wherever possible a fee for a service should be assigned against those who directly benefit from that service. Our highways were built largely with such a user fee – the gasoline tax. I think it makes sense to follow that principle in restoring them to the condition we all want them to be in.”
Those words still ring true today as it relates to the current Highway Trust Fund crisis and the passage of a multi-year highway and transit investment bill. Learn more.


IHS Global Study

A December 2014 study by internationally-recognized IHS Global highlighted the many economic benefits of federal highway and transit investment programs on every sector of the U.S. economy. You can see a summary of the report’s key findings in the infographs below.  You can also watch a short video or view the report  in its entirety.

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