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New TDA podcast episode: the construction industry helps protect frontline health care providers 3/20/2020

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March 20, 2020

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TDA Podcast Highlights Steps by the Construction Industry to Protect Frontline Health Care Providers

MADISON, WI – This week, Vice President Pence made a public plea to the construction trades. Their N95 face masks and sterile gloves, while not medical grade, are sufficient for health care providers to use. Because of the coronavirus, health care facilities across the nation are in short supply of crucial personal protective equipment. Pat Goss, executive director of the Wisconsin Transportation Builders Association, joins TDA’s Debby Jackson on the latest episode of the On the Go podcast to discuss how the transportation industry is helping to safeguard frontline health care clinicians in Wisconsin.

“We would make one specific request, and that is we would urge construction companies to donate their inventory of N95 masks to your local hospital and forgo additional orders of those industrial masks,” Vice President Mike Pence said during a White House press conference this week.

According to Goss, the industry’s response has been impressive. Some of his members had already donated to their local hospitals before the association sent out an appeal for donations, while others acted after being contacted.

“My contractor members are mainly family-owned businesses that have been in their communities for many generations, so it is important to them to help support their communities,” Goss said. “We all have to do our part during this unprecedented time.”

The podcast is available on all popular podcasting platforms and via this link: http://www.tdawisconsin.org/on-the-go-podcast/

About TDA

From the buses in Racine to the Port of Green Bay to the rail lines in Superior to the Waukesha County Airport to the roads we use every day, Wisconsin’s transportation network is the key to connecting goods to market and people to jobs. Founded in 1971, the Transportation Development Association of Wisconsin promotes the vitality and safety of the state’s transportation system, including public transit systems, public-use airports, railroads, commercial ports, and roads. TDA’s members include businesses, labor unions, citizen groups, units of government, and individuals.

Contact us at: www.tdawisconsin.org and Twitter handle @TDAWisconsin