The 2018 ILDP Fellows
Applications for the ARTBA Foundation’s 2019 Industry Leader Development Program (ILDP) are due by Monday, April 1. The ILDP is a first-of-its-kind, “101” introduction to federal and state advocacy for transportation infrastructure market development and protection. It will be held May 13-15 in the Nation’s Capital in conjunction with ARTBA’s annual Federal Issues Program (FIP) and the Transportation Construction Coalition (TCC) Fly-In.
The ILDP and its associated Industry Leader Development Council (ILDC), boasts of nearly 700 graduates from over 200 industry firms, state contractor chapters and public agencies over the past 23 years. The immersive, two-and-a-half day program provides an understanding of industry economics, how transportation work in the U.S. is funded and financed, how actions by the federal government impact the industry, and how to become politically engaged to help shape transportation policy. ILDP fellows will also visit with their members of Congress to discuss the need for congressional action on a permanent Highway Trust Fund solution and new infrastructure investment package.