Press Release

ATA Statement on STARTER 2.0

May 19, 2021

Arlington, Virginia — Today, ATA President and CEO Chris Spear issued the following statement after Republicans on the House Committee on Transportation and Infrastructure unveiled their five-year surface transportation reauthorization bill, STARTER 2.0:

“As this bill shows, improving our nation’s infrastructure enjoys broad, bipartisan support. STARTER 2.0 includes several measures important to our industry, including a boost to truck parking capacity and legislation to grow and strengthen trucking’s workforce. 

“We now hope that all members of the  Committee will work in good faith with their colleagues across the aisle to debate these ideas and advance this process in a responsible and bipartisan fashion. Roads and bridges are not partisan, and the American people are depending on our leaders in Washington to get this job done.”