Transportation & Critical Infrastructure
Manufacturing plants are energy intensive operations and require well-orchestrated logistics to receive raw materials and supplies and then ship finished products to customers worldwide. These activities require an ever-expanding network of transportation infrastructure, including pipelines, utility rights-of-way, highway, and rail corridors, etc. that are the vital arteries necessary in sustaining these operations.
TAM supports policies that will facilitate the flow of both interstate and intrastate commerce and alleviate recent supply chain disruptions. Accordingly, delays in any permits to either build manufacturing plants or connect vital arteries to these operations already cost our economy millions of dollars each day. Delays to new construction jobs, plant payrolls, new local and state tax revenue, vendor purchases, and other ripple effects on our regional and state economies are real and substantial.