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ICPI Wins PICP Provision

The U.S. Senate Appropriations Committee agrees to include a permeable pavements provision in the Committee Report, which will accompany the Senate version of the "THUD" Appropriations Bill.

The ICPI announces the U.S. Senate has agreed to include a permeable pavements provision in the Committee Report, which will accompany the Senate version of the "THUD" Appropriations Bill. "THUD" is the key appropriation to fund all activities by the U.S. Department of Transportation and the Federal Highway Administration.

David Pitre, ICPI's Board Chairman-Elect, hailed the action taken by the Senate Committee as an "extension and expansion of the language that ICPI secured on the MAP-21 Transportation Authorization law. ICPI is helping government institutions at all levels overcome outmoded barriers to adoption and increase the use of pavers to obtain their public policy benefits in transportation."

Charles McGrath, ICPI's Executive Director added, "ICPI's activities on this effort reflect the association's commitment to grow paver penetration into the huge U.S. transportation network as a mainstream technology to expand and upgrade the transportation infrastructure."

The provision, drafted and offered to the Senate by the ICPI is included in Senate Report 113-45, and asks the U.S. Secretary of Transportation to disburse discretionary funds to address the purposes set forth in MAP-21.

Randall Pence of Capitol Hill Advocates, ICPI's Government Affairs Counsel, commented "the ICPI appropriations provision was made possible in large part by the prior placement of the permeable pavements language in MAP-21. Procedurally, the provisions are designed to work in tandem, and also to lay the foundation for the successor bill to MAP-21."

In addition, ICPI thanked Senator David Vitter (R-LA), a key player in passing MAP-21, who signed a letter to the Appropriations Committee supporting the inclusion of the permeable pavements language.

ICPI is lobbying the House Committee on Appropriations with respect to ICPI's support for the Senate language. ICPI has asked the House Committee to accept the Senate language during the upcoming House-Senate conference to consolidate all proposals into a final bill to be signed into law.

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