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News Release
FOR RELEASE - October 30, 2008
Contact: Aaron Ellis, aellis@aapa-ports.org
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AAPA Says Infrastructure Investments Will Aid Recovery, Create Jobs, Reduce Congestion

Testimony Given To House T&I Committee’s “Investing in Infrastructure” Hearing

The chief executive of the American Association of Port Authorities (AAPA) on Wednesday submitted written testimony to the U.S. House of Representatives' Transportation and Infrastructure Committee's "Investing in Infrastructure - the Road to Recovery" hearing, stressing that investments in America's transportation infrastructure must be a high national priority because it can play a major role in our nation's economic recovery.

"Such investments will create jobs and help construction and engineering businesses, small and large, immediately," said AAPA President/CEO Kurt Nagle.  "These investments will also pay dividends in the mid- and longer-term by making the movement of goods more efficient, with less congestion and less air pollution and delivering economic prosperity throughout the country."

The full text of Mr. Nagle's testimony can be seen at http://aapa.files.cms-plus.com/PDFs/TestimonyandInfrastructureSurveyResults08.pdf including a survey AAPA conducted earlier this month with its U.S. port authority members on the immediate needs for infrastructure projects that are planned, designed and permitted.

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