USTMA Praises Bipartisan Work of Senate Committee on Environment and Public Works
WASHINGTON, May 26, 2021 – Earlier today, the Senate Committee on Environment and Public Works voted unanimously to advance the Surface Transportation Reauthorization Act of 2021. The bill, which will provide historic levels of funding to our country’s aging surface infrastructure, includes several provisions that will help advance research and integration of technologies derived from scrap tire rubber into future infrastructure projects.
“It is encouraging to see Senators reach across the aisle to craft this comprehensive bill to advance our shared priorities in surface transportation,” said Anne Forristall Luke, USTMA president and CEO. “With the inclusion of several research provisions on innovative pavement and stormwater runoff control, we are confident that forward-looking solutions, like rubber modified asphalt and tire derived aggregate will be able to prove their worth and help to contribute to circular and sustainable scrap tire market economy.”
Earlier this week, USTMA issued a letter identifying the policy priorities of the U.S. tire manufacturing community as Congressional leaders continue their negotiations with the White House. You can read the letter here.
The U.S. Tire Manufacturers Association is the national trade association for tire manufacturers that produce tires in the U.S. The association’s 13 member companies operate 57 tire-related manufacturing facilities in 17 states and generate more than $27 billion in annual sales. The industry directly supports more than a quarter million U.S. jobs – totaling almost $20 billion in wages. USTMA advances a sustainable tire manufacturing industry through thought leadership and a commitment to science‐based public policy advocacy. The association’s member company tires make mobility possible. USTMA members are committed to continuous improvement of the performance of their products, worker and consumer safety and environmental stewardship. For more information visit www.USTires.org and follow USTMA on Twitter @USTires.