Lord Stanley's Traffic Troubles Highlight Infrastructure Issues
Brian P. McGuire, president and CEO of Associated Equipment Distributors, issued the following statement regarding the delayed arrival of the Stanley Cup to the June 15 celebration of the Chicago Blackhawks' National Hockey League championship.
“As key congressional committees examine solutions to restore certainty to the federal highway program, the holy grail of professional sports trophies, the Stanley Cup, was delayed by traffic from reaching the 2015 NHL champion Chicago Blackhawks; our inadequate roads and bridges have reached a new low. Our nation’s crumbling infrastructure has broad implications for the U.S. economy and international competitiveness, but it’s now impacted one of the sports world’s ultimate competitions. Continued inaction is unacceptable and – like a Stanley Cup champion – bold, fearless leadership is required for America to once again have a winning surface transportation system.”