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GMA spreading the word with state DOTs

News | August 14, 2014 | By:

Meetings in N.C., Ga., Pa.; Fall Lobby Day Nov. 18-19 in D.C.

Executive Council members of the Geosynthetic Materials Association (GMA) are continuing their efforts to grow the U.S transportation market with upcoming meetings with state departments of transportation in North Carolina, Georgia, and Pennsylvania.

Additional sessions are also scheduled with environmental protection departments, legislators, and contractors

The North Carolina meetings Aug. 26 include sessions with the state’s Department of Environment and Natural Resources and a member of the N.C. General Assembly, in addition to the N.C. DOT Technical Committee.

The Georgia meetings Aug. 28 include sessions with the state’s Environmental Protection Division, the Georgia Highway Contractors Association, and a member of the governor’s staff, in addition to the session with GDOT.

In Harrisburg Pa. Sept. 4, GMA has follow-up meetings scheduled with the PennDOT Materials Testing Lab, which had previously requested GMA’s assistance with transportation application specifications for geosynthetic materials.

Later this fall, all GMA members are invited to Washington, D.C., for GMA’s Fall Lobby Day, Nov. 18-19. Participants in this particular Lobby Day will be celebrating together for the first time since the enactment of the Water Resources Reform and Development Act (WRRDA), signed by President Obama June 10, 2014. For the first time in U.S. history, the words “geosynthetic materials” appear in a law.

Ron Bygness is senior editor of Geosynthetics magazine.

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