By Allison Klein, senior vice president/strategic engagement, ARTBA

The first of ARTBA’s four 2018 regional meetings opens in less than a month. The Northeastern meeting is Oct. 24-25 in Washington, D.C. The deadline to secure the discounted hotel room rate is Oct. 3.

The meeting will feature a panel of state transportation department leaders, which includes Maryland State Highway Administration Administrator Greg Slater; Massachusetts Department of Transportation Highway Administrator Jonathan Gulliver; and Delaware Department of Transportation Chief Engineer Rob McCleary. AECOM Vice President Anthony Attanasio will moderate the panel.

An industry discussion on workforce recruitment and retention includes Lane Construction Business Development Manager Ted Hoffman; Louis Berger Senior Vice President Sofia Berger; and Skanska Senior Project Manager Steve Skippen.

The meeting also includes a regional and national market update, November election preview, and federal legislative and regulatory briefings from senior ARTBA staff.

See the full schedule and register for the Northeastern regional. Please contact me with any questions.

Other regional meetings include: Southern, Atlanta, Oct. 29-30; Central, Chicago, Nov. 7-8; and Western, Newport Beach, California, Nov. 14-15.