National Workshop for State & Local Transportation Advocates


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5th Annual “National Workshop for State & Local Transportation Advocates”
Wednesday, July 18, 2018

Hyatt Regency Washington | Washington, D.C.


 

The “National Workshop for State & Local Transportation Advocates,” a signature program of the Transportation Investment Advocacy Center™ (TIAC), brings together transportation investment champions from around the country to share best practices, playbook secrets and other keys to success in advancing state and local legislative and ballot initiatives that boost transportation infrastructure investment.

The annual in-person meeting of the Transportation Investment Advocates Council will be held the afternoon of Tuesday, July 17. This meeting is for members of the Council, or for those interested in joining the Council.

Contact TIAC Manager Carolyn Kramer with questions about the Workshop, Council meeting, or inquiries about sponsorship opportunities.

Feedback for the National Workshop for State & Local Transportation Advocates:

“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.

“It was invaluable hearing from other states that had been successful in getting funding. It was also helpful hearing from those states that hadn’t been successful.”
– Maria Fuentes, executive director of the Maine Better Transportation Association

“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


Follow the links below for recorded presentations, photos and more from previous years’ Workshops.

Participation hit an all-time high at the 4th Annual National Workshop for State & Local Transportation Advocates as over 130 transportation construction industry professionals, chamber of commerce executives, officials from public agencies and better roads groups and state legislators from 36 states came together July 13 in the Nation’s Capital to share intelligence and best practices for building successful campaigns to boost infrastructure investment. It was hosted by ARTBA’s Transportation Investment Advocacy Center (TIAC).

Over 100 transportation investment champions from 30 states joined forces July 13 in the Nation’s Capital for the third annual National Workshop for State & Local Transportation Advocates, a signature program of ARTBA’s Transportation Investment Advocacy Center™ (TIAC). The need to broaden coalitions to gain further support and momentum was a recurring theme of the one-day event. The workshop featured better roads professionals, chamber of commerce executives and public officials with an interest in building support for infrastructure investments locally, and included the annual meeting of the Transportation Investment Advocates Council™.

The 2nd Annual “National Workshop for State & Local Transportation Advocates,” a signature program of the Transportation Investment Advocacy Center™ (TIAC), on July 15 brought together over 100 transportation investment champions from 28 states under one roof to share best practices, playbook secrets and other keys to success in advancing state and local legislative and ballot initiatives that boost transportation infrastructure investment.

Transportation investment proponents from 22 states participated this past July in the inaugural National Workshop for State & Local Transportation Advocates held in Washington, D.C.  At this first-of-its kind event, new research on trends in transportation funding and politics over the past decade were previewed.  Participants also took an in-depth look at  how funding increases were achieved through legislation in Pennsylvania and Virginia and a ballot initiative in Arkansas—and lessons learned from a ballot defeat in Atlanta, Georgia.  Presenters at the full day session included campaign managers, legislators, and political, media, fundraising and polling experts.