FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Monday, November 17, 2014
Contact: Brandon Strand, (608) 609-8024
Madison, WI – Brandon Strand, Executive Director of the Wisconsin Asphalt Pavement Association, released the following statement regarding the Wisconsin Department of Transportation (WisDOT) 2015-17 Budget Request:
“Wisconsin’s transportation system is the foundation of our economy. As our infrastructure ages and the demands on our transportation network grow, smart economic and sustainable decisions need to be made to maintain our infrastructure system going forward.
“We applaud Secretary Gottlieb and WisDOT leadership for their bold vision to solve the state’s long-term transportation funding needs. This proposal deserves thoughtful consideration and we look forward to working with everyone involved to solve this transportation funding crisis together.”
“Asphalt. Wisconsin rides on us.” Established in 1948, WAPA is a statewide non-profit organization representing the asphalt industry on a wide range of issues related to asphalt design,
construction, maintenance, technical specifications, costs, marketing, and public policy.
WAPA members include asphalt mixture producers, contractors, liquid asphalt suppliers and associate members who support the industry by providing quality pavements, materials and services. WAPA’s mission is to keep asphalt the number one choice for pavements by building quality roads in a safe, environmentally friendly and cost-effective manner that is in the best interest of the customer and the state.