Business professionals and public officials are once again coming together this summer to share best practices, playbook secrets and other keys to success in advancing legislative and ballot initiatives that boost transportation infrastructure investment. Join us for the 4th Annual “National Workshop for State & Local Transportation Advocates”, a signature program of the Transportation Investment Advocacy Center™ (TIAC). The July 12 event will highlight recent transportation funding initiatives—both successful and unsuccessful—as well as new research and analysis. Attendees will walk away with the tools they need to advance state and local transportation funding in their own state.

The workshop will feature sessions that explore the various ways states raise revenue for transportation projects, including the strengths and challenges of the different methods states use to levy motor fuel taxes, and what alternative transportation funding options states are utilizing to increase transportation funding.

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 2017 ballot measures.

Other key sessions include:

  • “Federal Transportation Funding Developments”
  • “2016-2017 State Transportation Funding Roundtable”
  • “2013 State Gas Tax Increases: Where are They Now?”
  • “State Transportation Funding Champion Legislators”
  • “Building America’s Economic Expressway Campaign”

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.

Over 100 transportation construction executives, “better roads and transportation” professionals, state legislators, and chamber of commerce officials from 30 states participated in 2016’s workshop.

View the full agenda and register at: Contact ARTBA’s Carolyn Kramer at or by phone at 202.289.4434 with questions.

The Workshop is being held in conjunction with ARTBA’s Public-Private Partnerships (P3) in Transportation Conference at the Hyatt Regency Washington in Washington, D.C.