By Mark Holan, editorial director, ARTBA

ARTBA’s 2017 Federal Issues Program (FIP) and the Transportation Construction Coalition (TCC) Fly-In begins Tuesday, May 16, at the Hyatt Regency in the Nation’s Capital.

See the full schedule of meeting and events, and register now. On-site registration will be available.

The annual meeting occurs as Congress considers overhauling the U.S. tax code and President Donald Trump continues to call for at least $1 trillion in infrastructure investment, which together could be leveraged to find a permanent solution for the Highway Trust Fund revenue shortfall.

A May 17 congressional staff panel will feature top aides from both sides of the aisle. ARTBA senior staff will give legislative and regulatory updates, and a transportation construction market conditions report.

Confirmed speakers for the TCC Fly-in on the afternoon of May 17 include Senate Environment & Public Works Committee Chairman John Barrasso (R-Wyo.), House Transportation & Infrastructure (T&I) Committee Chairman Bill Shuster (R-Pa.) and T&I Ranking Member Peter DeFazio (D-Ore.), and House Ways & Means Committee Member Earl Blumenauer (D-Ore.).

The insights from these sessions and speakers will be important as ARTBA and TCC members on May 18 meet with their members of Congress.