Learn why and how a record number of transportation investment initiatives have passed since 2013 at the 5th Annual “National Workshop for State & Local Transportation Advocates,” being held July 18 at the Hyatt Regency Washington on Capitol Hill.

“There is no other event like this in the country that provides an opportunity for advocates to gather and discuss issues. The National Workshop provides forums to share information on the issues we face and the solutions we develop.”  (Juva Barber, executive director of Kentuckians for Better Transportation)

This year’s Workshop will feature several advocates sharing best practices and lessons learned from transportation funding campaigns throughout the country in order to help other states build their own campaigns.
Workshop attendees will:

  • Learn how a coalition developed a game plan to protect a state transportation funding increase— and the lawmakers who supported the measure— from an anti-tax crusade;
  • Explore short- and long-term transportation funding techniques being explored by states;
  • Discuss how states ‘set the stage’ for a transportation funding increase;
  • Receive advice from state lawmakers on succeeding in your transportation funding campaign;
  • And more!

“There is so much at stake with these funding issues. Politics is the process of making good policy, but the process is relational. This workshop provides an opportunity to build relationships and get better access to data and information.” (Seth Millican, director of the Georgia Transportation Alliance)

The Workshop is being held in conjunction with ARTBA’s 30th annual “Public-Private Partnerships in Transportation Conference.”