By Allison Rose, director of member services, records & chapter relations, ARTBA

Illinois Road & Transportation Builders Association’s (IRTBA) “Emerging Leadership Program” (ELP) fellows visited Washington, D.C. May 15-16.  The IRTBA ELP program, modeled after ARTBA’s Industry Leader Development Program (ILDP), mentors next-generation transportation design and construction industry advocates.

ELP fellows and IRTBA officers and board members visit the Nation’s Capital every spring to receive legislative, regulatory, safety and market briefings from senior ARTBA staff. They also meet with members of the Illinois congressional delegation and their staffs about pending transportation policy issues.

ARTBA encourages other affiliated chapters and members to bring groups to Washington, D.C. The association can provide briefings on the latest industry news and trends, arrange visits with key policymakers, and host receptions at our offices. Please contact me for more information.