Advocacy leaders from three states will come together to share lessons learned and best practices for instituting a variable-rate state gas tax in order to create sustainable transportation funding at the 2015 National Workshop for State and Local Transportation Leaders, being held July 15 at the Hyatt Regency in Washington, D.C.
Construction Industry of Massachusetts’s executive director John Pourbaix will discuss the state’s 2013 legislative campaign to link the state’s gas tax to the Consumer Price Index, and the lessons learned when voters repealed the indexed portion of the gas tax in November 2014.
Juva Barber, executive director of Kentuckians for Better Transportation, will share how her organization advocated to prevent the state’s variable-rate gas tax—based on the average wholesale price of gasoline, which decreased significantly in the past year—from collecting below the amount necessary to maintain the states’ transportation infrastructure.
Tim Scanlon, executive director of the Construction Industries of Rhode Island, will complete the panel by reviewing his organization’s successful campaign to index the state’s gas tax to inflation beginning July 2015.
To view the Workshop agenda and register, click here.