USTMA Legislative Priorities for 2022  

As the historic Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act (IIJA) is being implemented across the country, USTMA urges congressional leadership to continue working on tire policy and related transportation sustainability initiatives.

While the IIJA includes several provisions that would advance scrap tire markets and improve the resiliency of the nation’s infrastructure, USTMA has identified six specific policy proposals – ranging from tax incentives to additional research dollars and procurement commitments – that will strengthen the American tire manufacturing industry and help the country develop roadways with the future in mind.  

  • Investments for the research and integration of rubber modified asphalt (RMA) to advance infrastructure projects  

  • Research investments for tire derived aggregate (TDA) in stormwater infiltration galleries  

  • Research investments for stormwater runoff and roadway runoff mitigation efforts  

  • Incentives for the use and manufacturing of retreaded tires  

  • Incentives for the use of low rolling resistance tires for public and private use, and  

  • Federal fleet management policy that ensures 100% of tires in the federal fleet enter circular and sustainable scrap tire markets  

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