Transportation funding experts and advocates will come together to explore the 2016 general election results and ballot measure campaigns during a free hour-long webinar on Nov. 10 hosted by ARTBA’s Transportation Investment Advocacy Center™ (TIAC). Speakers will provide a deep dive into the Nov. 8 election outcomes, including insight into the presidential and congressional races as well as state and local ballot measure results. An advocate will also give an overview of a major local transportation funding campaign, and share best practices that will help other transportation advocates facing similar circumstances.
The session will feature:
Dave Bauer, senior vice president of government relations, ARTBA. Bauer will discuss the results of the 2016 General Election presidential race as well as the congressional races, and what that means for the transportation construction industry.
Dr. Alison Premo Black, senior vice president of policy and chief economist, ARTBA. Dr. Black will share state, county and local transportation funding ballot measure results. She will also explore results from previous years and transportation funding trends.
Darren Kettle, executive director, Ventura County Transportation Commission. Kettle will share his experience campaigning to increase Ventura County, California’s sales tax for transportation purposes, as well as provide an overview of the state’s transportation funding history and the circumstances that led to over a dozen counties and cities placing transportation funding measures on the Nov. 8 ballot.
This webinar will be moderated by Maria Fuentes, executive director of the Maine Better Transportation Association and a co-chair of the Transportation Investment Advocates Council. Fuentes is also involved in a campaign to pass a statewide bond for transportation in her state.
The Transportation Investment Advocacy Center™ is an internet-based educational platform that features detailed reports, analyses and case studies of recent transportation funding campaigns—both successful and unsuccessful—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. The Center’s program of work is also guided by the Transportation Investment Advocates Council™, a national network of business professionals and public officials who share a common interest in building support for transportation infrastructure investments in their state or local community.