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AED Backs Permit Approval for Detroit-Windsor Bridge
On Aug. 9, AED weighed in with comments to the U.S. State Department urging swift approval of the proposed Detroit-Windsor Bridge.
Advocates say the project would relieve congestion and facilitate international commerce in the long term, while lifting a battered construction industry in the short term.
“While the new bridge is expected to sustain and create millions of jobs in the United States once finished, there will be an immediate boost to the construction sector as this significant infrastructure project is completed. In fact, the project is expected to generate 10,000 to 15,000 direct construction jobs in Michigan alone,” said AED Vice President of Government Affairs Christian Klein.
Canadian Prime Minister Stephen Harper announced earlier that his country would secure all of the funds required for construction of the bridge, which will relieve the aging and congested Ambassador Bridge. With U.S. and Canadian officials in agreement on the importance of this initiative, it’s time for the State Department to give its final seal of approval.
Article Date: 2012-08-13
Source: Associated Equipment Distributors
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