By John Schneidawind, vice president of public affairs, ARTBA

ARTBA is one of seven co-hosts of the “Moving America Forward: a 2020 Presidential Candidate Forum on Infrastructure” scheduled for the President’s Day weekend 2020 on the University of Nevada, Las Vegas (UNLV) campus. The timing coincides with the start of early voting in Nevada’s presidential caucuses.

The forum is convened by United for Infrastructure, a non-partisan, non-profit organization dedicated to educating the public and policymakers about the importance of America’s infrastructure. The host committee for the bipartisan candidate forum also includes the International Union of Operating Engineers, Transportation Workers Union, American Society of Civil Engineers, American Public Transportation Association, Value of Water Campaign and the Association of Equipment Manufacturers.

As infrastructure is an issue that 90 percent of Americans believe should be a priority for the next administration, the forum will be an opportunity for candidates to address the challenges facing America’s roads and transit systems, bridges and railroads, ports and airports, and water and wastewater systems — and to lay out their vision for an infrastructure plan that supports a strong economy, job creation, consumer safety and national security.

The forum will be open to members of the press. Contact Abigail Gardner, agardner@unitedforinfrastructure.org, for more information.