Left to right: John Boyle, Mountaineer Contractors (W.Va.); Sam Patel, Fort Myer Construction (D.C.); Tim Duit, TTK Construction (Okla.); Ben Brock, Astec Industries (Tenn.); Rob Harms, George Harms Construction (N.J.); Dave Cantwell, Recycled Aggregates (Md.) and Ray Bond, Balfour Beatty Infrastructure (Ga.).

By Rich Juliano, senior vice president and managing director of the Contractors and P3 Divisions, ARTBA 

Several ARTBA members represented the industry at a May 14 White House event intended to promote the Obama Administration’s transportation policy and funding priorities.

Key speakers at “Conditions for Growth: The Economic Benefits of a Robust Federal Transportation Program” included U.S. Treasury Secretary Jack Lew, Office of Management & Budget Director Shaun Donovan and National Economic Council Director Jeff Zients.

ARTBA members in attendance included Ray Bond of Balfour Beatty Infrastructure; John Boyle of Mountaineer Contractors; Ben Brock of Astec Industries; Dave Cantwell of Recycled Aggregates; Tim Duit of TTK Construction; Rob Harms of George Harms Construction; and Sam Patel of Fort Myer Construction.

The presenters discussed the merits of the administration’s GROW AMERICA reauthorization proposal, which would include a large surface transportation investment increase funded by a potential tax reform package.

ARTBA thanks its members, many of whom traveled long distances, for representing the industry on this occasion.