Three state transportation investment advocates will share their campaign experiences and discuss November ballot measures during a 2 p.m. Eastern, April 14, webinar sponsored by ARTBA’s Transportation Investment Advocacy Center™ (ARTBA-TIAC). The webinar is free but requires advanced registration. Space is limited.
The featured speakers are:
Joey Dean, executive vice president, AGC Arkansas. State voters will consider a measure on Nov. 3 to permanently extend an existing half-cent sales tax for transportation investment.
Helena Schwarz, executive director, Build Together. Schwarz’s national organization works to build grassroots support for federal infrastructure investment by localizing the discussion, and has been campaigning in swing states to increase awareness and dialogue.
Lynn Peterson, Metro Council president, Oregon Metro. Portland region voters Nov. 3 will decide a proposed $7 billion transportation investment bond, paid through a local business tax and increased vehicle registration fees, which will be used to address safety issues and transit needs. Peterson will be joined by Andy Shaw, Metro’s director of government affairs and policy development.
Moderator: Carolyn Kramer, Director, ARTBA-TIAC.
For more background, see TIAC’s report about the continuing trends from previous presidential election years.
ARTBA-TIAC 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.