Transportation construction inspectors are the eyes, ears, and voice of the public. Public inspectors ensure that infrastructure construction standards are met, projects meet safety requirements, and materials used will stand the test of time. Unfortunately, across the nation, many departments of transportation are outsourcing construction inspection with costly and sometimes disastrous results. When the construction inspection function is outsourced to a private company, there is no longer a representative of the public on the job site.
That’s why the National Association of State Highway and Transportation Unions (NASHTU) and transportation union affiliates across the nation joined forces to introduce a bill that requires public employees perform the road construction inspections on all federally-funded state and local transportation projects. There are six U.S. House of Representative sponsors on board. But we need more! Will you reach out to your member of the U.S. House and ask them to join the HR 1099 sponsorship list? Act now!