Letter to House T&I Committee on STB Reauthorization
The National Stone, Sand, & Gravel Association (NSSGA) respectively submits this letter to thank Chairs Peter DeFazio and Donald Payne, Ranking Members Sam Graves and Rick Crawford, and the Members of the Subcommittee on Railroads, Pipelines and Hazardous Materials (Committee) for holding this important and timely hearing on “Stakeholder Views on Surface Transportation Board (STB) Reauthorization” on March 8, 2022. NSSGA strongly supports the funding of the STB to ensure it can properly and effectively carry out its statutory duties. NSSGA is the leading voice and advocate for the aggregates industry. Our members are stone, sand, and gravel producers and the equipment manufacturers and service providers who support them. As a result, NSSGA members will play a crucial role in the success of the Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act (“IIJA”) that became effective on November 15, 2021. The IIJA will help rebuild America’s roads, bridges, and rails. It will strengthen supply chains by making long overdue improvements for the nation’s ports, airports, rail, and roads. The aggregates industry will supply the materials needed to make these projects happen.