Presidential & Congressional Elections Likely to Spur More Transportation Funding Legislation & Ballot Initiatives

(WASHINGTON)— The American Road & Transportation Builders Association (ARTBA) is bringing together business professionals and public officials this summer to share best practices, playbook secrets and other keys to success in advancing legislative and ballot initiatives that boost transportation infrastructure investment. The event will highlight recent transportation funding initiatives—both successful and unsuccessful—as well as new research and analysis.

The 3rd Annual “National Workshop for State & Local Transportation Advocates,” a signature program of the Transportation Investment Advocacy Center™ (TIAC), will be held July 13 in conjunction with ARTBA’s Public-Private Partnerships (P3) Conference at the Washington Court Hotel in Washington, D.C.

The workshop will feature an interactive session where attendees break into small groups to discuss their own real-world campaign challenges and share advice on how to overcome them.

ARTBA Chief Economist Dr. Alison Premo Black will provide a comprehensive report on recent state and local transportation funding trends, as well as preview November 2016 ballot measures.

Among the other key “Express Learning” sessions:

  • “Framing the Gas Tax Package: What the Public Supports”
  • “Maintaining Momentum After Legislation Stalls”
  • “How to Get Legislators on Your Side and Help Champions Win the Battle”
  • “Winning Local Transportation Ballot Measures”
  • “Winning Motor Fuel Tax Strategies in 2015”

The annual meeting of the Transportation Investment Advocates Council will take place the evening before the workshop. Council members will discuss recent business and new projects, and will take part in an informal networking reception that will enable peer-to-peer information exchange.

Nearly 100 transportation construction executives, “better roads and transportation” professionals, state legislators, and chamber of commerce officials from 28 states participated in 2015’s workshop.

View the full agenda and register at: www.transportationinvestment.org. Contact ARTBA’s Carolyn Kramer at ckramer@artba.org or by phone at 202.289.4434 with questions.

TIAC, with its all-new interactive website, provides detailed reports, analyses and case studies of recent transportation funding campaigns mounted in numerous states. It includes television, radio and print ads, polling, an overview of state and local funding and finance mechanisms, and an ongoing blog detailing new developments across the nation.