FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: Mar. 17, 2016
Contact: Nancy Wall Hewston or Dana Beyerle (334) 834-6000
MONTGOMERY, Ala. – The Business Council of Alabama today lauded House committee passage of two bills designed to invest responsibly in Alabama’s infrastructure.
The House Transportation, Utilities and Infrastructure Committee gave a favorable report to both HB 394 by Rep. Mac McCutcheon, R-Huntsville, and SB 180 by Sen. Gerald Dial, R-Lineville.
“The members of the House Transportation, Utilities and Infrastructure Committee deserve a word of thanks,” said Business Council of Alabama President and CEO William J. Canary.
“The committee today recognized that Alabama’s crumbling infrastructure is unacceptable and supported two responsible bills that will ensure that Alabama maintains a safe, reliable infrastructure network for the people who live, work and do business in Alabama,” he said.
“Our roads are our arteries of commerce, and safe and effective road and bridge infrastructure is essential to keeping Alabama economically competitive – to attract and retain job creators, keep drivers and passengers safe, and maintain a high quality of life for our citizens.”
The Business Council of Alabama is Alabama’s foremost voice for business. The BCA is a non-partisan statewide business association representing the interests and concerns of nearly 1 million working Alabamians through its member companies and its partnership with the Chamber of Commerce Association of Alabama. The BCA is Alabama’s exclusive affiliate to the U.S. Chamber of Commerce and the National Association of Manufacturers.