USTMA Celebrates Infrastructure Bill Passage

Nov. 8, 2021

The U.S. Tire Manufacturers Association (USTMA) is applauding the Congressional passage of the Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act (IIJA). It includes support for the advancement of scrap tire markets through research of innovative pavement materials and stormwater control systems.

“While the process getting us to this point wasn’t easy, it’s the ultimate result that matters, and USTMA and its members believe our work has only just begun,” says Anne Forristall Luke, USTMA president and CEO. “As the administration begins to stand up the research and procurement programs within the IIJA, USTMA will be collaborating with Congress to ensure innovative technologies like rubber modified asphalt and tire derived aggregate are available for integration into sustainable infrastructure projects that will benefit the entire nation.”

USTMA has been actively engaged with Congress on the infrastructure package since May, including the release of a letter providing leadership with a list of industry priorities.

The association has offered additional support throughout the process, and called on members of both political parties to support the bill.