“A vital infrastructure is an integral part of our daily lives at work and leisure. It is clear that we have enormous infrastructure repair and maintenance needs,” said AEM 2008 chairman Glen Tellock, the president and chief executive officer of crane manufacturer Manitowoc.

The report, “Transportation for Tomorrow,” was written by the National Surface Transportation Policy and Review Study Commission, a body set up by the US Congress.

The AEM has urged Congress to study the commission’s recommendations as deliberations begin for transportation funding reauthorization.

“We encourage Congress and the Administration to consider all options recommended by the Commission during reauthorization of the ‘highway bill’ in 2009.”