Thousands of voters will consider questions on creating or maintaining state and local transportation funding when they cast their ballots on Nov. 6. Join ARTBA’s “Transportation Investment Advocacy Center” on Thursday, Nov. 8, for an in-depth webinar that will explore those ballot measures and their results, the impact and historical trends, and more. Experts will also share insight into congressional races, federal funding, and the reelection of lawmakers who voted on a gas tax increase. Additionally, a state advocate will provide a deep dive into California’s Proposition 6, a measure to repeal the 2017 state gas tax increase, including the campaign and its results.
The free webinar begins at 3 p.m., Eastern, but requires advance registration. Space is limited.
The session will feature:
Dave Bauer, executive vice president of advocacy, ARTBA. Bauer will discuss the results of the 2018 general election congressional races, and what they mean for the transportation construction industry. Bauer will also share his insight on transportation funding developments on Capitol Hill.
Carolyn Kramer, director, ARTBA-TIAC. Kramer will discuss the outcome of state, county and local transportation funding ballot measure results. She will also explore results from previous years and transportation funding trends. Additionally, Kramer will provide insight into the latest research that explores the reelection rates of over a thousand state lawmakers that have both supported and opposed gas tax increases in 12 states.
Orville Thomas, director of government affairs, California Alliance for Jobs. After the 2017 passage of a state transportation funding increase worth an estimated $5.4 billion annually, anti-tax proponents swiftly launched a campaign that asked voters to repeal the legislation on the November 2018 ballot. Thomas will provide an overview of the comprehensive campaign to preserve the transportation funding increase, results of the measure, and the state’s transportation construction outlook.
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.
Please contact Carolyn Kramer at firstname.lastname@example.org with any questions.