The 2018 ILDP Fellows 

Nearly 700 transportation industry professionals from over 200 firms, state contractor chapters and public agencies have graduated from the ARTBA Foundation’s Industry Leader Development Program (ILDP) over the past 23 years.

Their employers know these grads return from Washington, D.C. with a best-in-class introduction to federal and state advocacy for transportation infrastructure market development and protection. It’s good for their businesses, good for our industry, and good for our nation, which depends on investment in safe and reliable transportation infrastructure.

April 1 is the deadline for this year’s ILDP, held May 13-15 in conjunction with ARTBA’s annual Federal Issues Program (FIP) and the Transportation Construction Coalition (TCC) Fly-In. Access the nomination form and register now.

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 is an essential component of developing the next generation of ARTBA and transportation construction industry leaders,” said ARTBA Vice President of Regulatory and Legal Issues Nick Goldstein, who oversees the program.

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.

For more about admission to the ILDP program, contact ARTBA’s Nick Goldstein.