Scott Harris, vice president – North America, CASE Construction Equipment, meets with Congressman Bill Shuster, chairman of the U.S. House Committee on Transportation and Infrastructure.
Executives from CASE Construction Equipment met with congressional leaders in Washington D.C. on May 18 as part of advocacy efforts during Infrastructure Week, an annual nationwide event aimed at spurring action on America's crumbling infrastructure. CASE representatives also took the opportunity to launch the CASE Dire States Equipment Grant, a new grant designed to help one community offset costs of an important local infrastructure project.
“Our message to Congress, and elected officials throughout the country, is to find a sustainable method of funding for all modes of infrastructure,” says Scott Harris, vice president – North America, CASE Construction Equipment. “Progress has been made with the passing of the FAST Act and the recent discussions on FAA reauthorization, but we need solutions that address the needs of today's infrastructure without passing the burden on to future generations. Investing in infrastructure now both spurs the economy and prevents even higher costs of repair and replacement in the future.”