Sen. Boxer Honored for Her Leadership on MAP-21

The National Asphalt Pavement Association (NAPA) today (Sept. 11, 2013) presented Sen. Barbara Boxer (D-Calif.) with the Asphalt Legislator of the Year Award for her bipartisan leadership in crafting the Moving Ahead for Progress in the 21st Century Act (MAP-21).


Sen. Barbara Boxer accepts the Asphalt Legislator of the Year Award from the NAPA. A delegation from CalAPA was on hand to help present the award.


"We commend Senator Boxer for her extraordinary leadership in advancing legislation that will truly modernize and reform the nation's current transportation system to help create jobs, accelerate economic recovery and build the foundation for long-term prosperity,” said John Keating, President and COO East of Oldcastle Materials Inc. and Chairman of the Board of Directors for NAPA.


Boxer is being recognized for her single-minded pursuit of a bill to reauthorize the surface transportation programs. She ignored naysayers who said a bill would never pass. She overcame objections from stakeholders opposed to certain compromises. She stuck to a bipartisan path, and had the courage to set aside policy goals that were near and dear to her. Despite the bitter partisan division in Congress and the many distractions of a presidential campaign year, Boxer succeeded.... continue