ARTBA chief economist Dr. Alison Premo Black will join the “for” side in an Oct. 27 Intelligence Squared Debate: “Raise the Federal Gas Tax to Fund Infrastructure.”

Premo-Black will partner with Shailen Bhatt, executive director of the Colorado Department of Transportation, to stress the importance the federal tax and the Highway Trust Fund play in supporting infrastructure and economic development. The Reason Foundation’s Adrian Moore and the Heritage Foundation’s Stephen Moore will argue against the tax.

ARTBA members can watch the debate live, cast their vote in an online poll, leave comments or buy tickets to the live New York City event via the Intelligence Squared website.