NSC in DC: CEO on hand for landmark bill-signing ceremony

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NSC President and CEO Lorraine M. Martin (right) and Polly Trottenberg, deputy secretary at the U.S. Department of Transportation, attend the Nov. 15 signing ceremony for the Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act.

Washington — In attendance to watch President Joe Biden sign the Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act (H.R. 3684) on Nov. 15 at the White House, National Safety Council President and CEO Lorraine M. Martin called the moment “the beginning of a new chapter in our work to save lives on U.S. roads.”

The bipartisan infrastructure deal “will rebuild America’s roads, bridges and rails; expand access to clean drinking water; ensure every American has access to high-speed internet; tackle the climate crisis; advance environmental justice; and invest in communities that have too often been left behind,” states a fact sheet issued by the White House.

Martin added in an email to NSC staff: “I’m delighted to share that the legislation includes many of the provisions included in the 2018 The Road to Zero report. NSC and the Road to Zero Coalition look forward to working together with Congress, the Department of Transportation, states, localities, safety advocates and others to ensure this bill serves all roadway users and saves people from losing family, friends and loved ones in preventable crashes.”

Watch a video of the signing ceremony.