The Asphalt Pavement Alliance has released a report on the industry’s readiness to respond to an infrastructure stimulus package that may be developed by the new administration in Washington.
The report, titled “Asphalt Pavement: Meeting The Challenge For America,” points out that the 4,000 asphalt pavement mixing plants all across America are ready to pave the way out of the economic downturn. The industry employs around 300,000 people in good-paying American jobs that cannot be outsourced overseas.
What’s especially important to our economy today is that maintenance and rehabilitation projects utilizing asphalt can be started and accomplished quickly, putting people to work and getting the economy moving again. Asphalt is the material that is best suited to enhance and maintain the country’s pavements.
The Asphalt Pavement Alliance is a coalition of the National Asphalt Pavement Association, the Asphalt Institute, and the State Asphalt Pavement Associations. The APA’s mission is to further the use and quality of asphalt pavements through research, technology transfer, engineering, education, and innovation.