Brian P. McGuire, president and CEO of Associated Equipment Distributors, issued the following statement regarding the situation around Northern California’s Lake Oroville and a new study by the American Road & Transportation Builders Association that found nearly 56,000 bridges across the country are structurally deficient. For his full statement on the Lake Oroville crisis visit http://bit.ly/2lLbCKq.
“The new ARTBA analysis underscores the need for sustained and substantial investment in our nation’s infrastructure. Whether it’s a decaying dam, a crumbling bridge or an inadequate electrical grid, Americans are depending on an outmoded infrastructure network, placing public safety and welfare at risk. The time for leadership in Washington is long-overdue. The quality of life for all Americans hangs in the balance as partisanship overshadows good policy and Congress delays on making decisions to invest in our country’s long-term future.”