BOWIE, Md.—The Tire Industry Association is pushing for more funding for infrastructure projects as well greater use of rubber-modified asphalt (RMA) and tire-derived aggregate (TDA) in parking lots and other projects.
TIA is making the push as part of the American Highway Users Alliance (AHUA).
The two organizations sent a letter on May 19 to the chairs and ranking members of the House and Senate Subcommittees on Transportation, Housing and Urban Development, and Related Agencies Appropriations urging them to continue to include funding for highways and bridges in the fiscal year 2024 appropriations bill, at a higher level than what is included in the Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act (IIJA).
In its most recent Conditions and Performance Report, the U.S. Department of Transportation highlighted a $786.4 billion backlog investments for highways and bridges, TIA said.
"Given the impact inflation has had on the cost to construct highways and bridges, TIA believes increased investment in highways and bridges is critical," the organization said.