The American Road & Transportation Association (ARTBA) hosts the workshop “State Transportation Funding Trends Explored at the 4th annual National Workshop for State & Local Transportation Advocates,” on July 12, 2017, at the Hyatt Regency Washington, D.C.
According to ARTBA editorial director Mark Holan, last year, American voters passed three quarters of more than 360 state and local transportation investment measures, providing more than $208 billion in funding extensions and new revenue in the coming years. At the same time, many state legislators and governors also made important commitments to provide more money for roads, bridges, and public transit.
These successes were driven by the growing network of grassroots advocates and elected officials who know that investing in transportation infrastructure is important to the economy and our quality of life, including safety. At the workshop, several insiders will share their insights for advancing both legislative and ballot initiatives.
- Idaho state Sen. Bert Brackett, R-Rogerson
- Juva Barber, executive director, Kentuckians for Better Transportation
- Burt Tasaico, state program analysis engineer, North Carolina Department of Transportation
- Anthony Attanasio, executive director, Utility and Contractors Association of New Jersey
- Michael Quigley, executive director, California Alliance for Jobs
- Larry Major, director of government relations, Pike Industries
- Dennis Faulkenberg, president, APPIAN Inc.
Also on the agenda, ARTBA chief economist Dr. Alison Premo Black will discuss trends in state and local transportation funding. David Bauer, ARTBA’s senior vice president of government relations, will give an update on the latest federal level transportation investment developments.