By Mark Holan, editorial director, ARTBA

A permanent revenue solution for the Highway Trust Fund (HTF), a long-term infrastructure investment package and the pending federal aviation reauthorization legislation will be key topics of focus during next week’s ARTBA’s Federal Issues Program (FIP) and the Transportation Construction Coalition (TCC) Fly-In.

The annual events are May 14-16 at the Grand Hyatt Washington.

The May 15 FIP congressional staff panel will feature top aides from both sides of the aisle. Headliners at the TCC legislative session later the same day include Alex Herrgott, associate director of infrastructure for the White House Council on Environmental Quality; Sen. Tom Carper (D-Del.), ranking member of the Senate Environment & Public Works Committee; and Rep. Sam Graves, (R-Mo.), chairman of the House Highways & Transit Subcommittee.

The May 15 FIP general session also features the “State of the Transportation Construction Industry: Women Executives Panel.” Participants Jeanne Cormier, president & CEO, Lochner; Rebecca Wood, founder, Superior Traffic Control; and Lisa Robert, executive vice president, RS&H.

This year’s FIP includes a special May 14 ARTBA Foundation Gala Dinner honoring the 2016, 2017, and 2018 Transportation Development Hall of Fame classes. ARTBA Chairman Matt Cummings and ARTBA Foundation Chairman Paul Yarossi will preside over the evening.

As always, the FIP includes important ARTBA division, council, and committee meetings. Two dozen professionals from 23 firms are attending this year’s Industry Leader Development Program (ILDP).

Watch next week for a special issue of Washington Newsline with full coverage and photos of the event.