By Carolyn Kramer, director, Transportation Investment Advocacy Center™
Earlier this month, Ohio lawmakers reached a bipartisan deal to generate an additional $865 million annually for transportation infrastructure maintenance and safety work, and Gov. Mike DeWine (R) quickly signed it into law. But the measure doesn’t close the state’s estimated $1 billion transportation funding gap.
Chris Runyan, president of the Ohio Contractors Association (OCA), an ARTBA chapter, said he expects state lawmakers will have to revisit the revenue issue in a few years. He’s already making plans for that campaign. And he’s not alone.
Meeting a state’s transportation infrastructure needs is an ongoing challenge. Once legislation becomes law, the most successful advocates quickly reassess how to keep growing their state’s investment for maintenance and construction.
In a free, hour-long April 29 webinar from ARTBA’s “Transportation Investment Advocacy Center™”, three advocates will share their experience managing multi-year campaigns, harnessing public and legislative will to revisit the issue, and passing multiple bills to address their states’ shortfalls.
Attendees will learn how to reach out to lawmakers and governors, maintain momentum with coalitions and the public, and implement successful strategies and best practices.
- Carlos Braceras, executive director, Utah Department of Transportation
- Lance Binoniemi, vice president of government affairs, Michigan Infrastructure & Transportation Association
- Seth Millican, executive director, Georgia Transportation Alliance
The webinar begins at 3 p.m. Eastern, April 29. Registration is free, but space is limited. REGISTER NOW