Dozens of states have made progress since 2013 to meet their transportation funding needs, including 30 state gas tax increases or adjustments, and 20 new state electric vehicle fees. On July 17 in Washington, D.C., Dr. Alison Premo Black, chief economist with the American Road & Transportation Builders Association, will explore the recurring themes and emerging trends of these ongoing efforts through an analysis of state legislative and ballot initiatives. She will answer questions from the audience.
The 6th Annual “National Workshop for State & Local Transportation Advocates,” a signature program of ARTBA’s Transportation Investment Advocacy Center™ (TIAC), is a day-long event featuring transportation investment advocates, lawmakers, and industry professionals discussing new developments, campaign strategies, funding methods, and more. This year’s Workshop will include:
- An overview of state transportation funding trends and initiatives, plus a preview of what’s to come on 2019 state and local ballots;
- An update on federal transportation funding and efforts to permanently fix the revenue stream for the Highway Trust Fund;
- In-depth exploration of how states are adapting for vehicle fuel efficiency;
- The benefits and challenges of tolling;
- Campaign strategies from battleground states, and on passing legislative and ballot measures; and
- Advice from state lawmakers on succeeding in your transportation funding campaign.
The annual in-person meeting of the Transportation Investment Advocates Council is 3-7 p.m. Tuesday, July 16. The meeting is open to anyone interested in learning more about state transportation funding resources.
The Workshop is being held in conjunction with ARTBA’s 31st annual “Public-Private Partnerships in Transportation Conference.”