By John Schneidawind, vice president of public affairs, ARTBA

U.S. Sen. Amy Klobuchar (D-Minn.) and former South Bend, Ind. Mayor Pete Buttigieg (D) have confirmed their participation in the Feb. 16 “Moving America Forward: A Presidential Candidate Forum on Infrastructure, Jobs, and Building a Better America” at the University of Nevada at Las Vegas.

ARTBA is co-hosting the event, the first forum devoted exclusively to the debate over infrastructure, an issue that 90 percent of Americans believe should be a priority for the next administration.

The three-hour forum will be broadcast on C-SPAN and livestreamed on CSPAN.org beginning at 2 p.m. Pacific/5 p.m. Eastern. Two Wall Street Journal editors, Jerry Seib and Jeanne Cummings, will moderate.

President Donald Trump and the other leading Democratic candidates also have been invited. The forum follows the Democrats’ Feb. 3 Iowa Caucus and Feb. 11 New Hampshire Primary, and will be less than a week before the Feb. 22 Nevada Caucus. The 14-state “Super Tuesday” primaries are March 3.

Tickets, Questions & Candidates’ Guide

ARTBA has a limited number of tickets for its members to attend the event. Please contact ARTBA Senior Vice President of Congressional Relations Dean Franks at dfranks@artba.org, or at 202.834.6089, for details on how to reserve your ticket.

ARTBA members are also encouraged to submit questions about transportation construction investment and related factors. Use this link to submit questions about the candidates’ infrastructure plans and relevant to actions they can take as president. The deadline is Feb. 13.

To help inform your questions, please review ARTBA’s Guide to Presidential Candidates’ Views on Transportation.

The candidate forum is organized by the non-partisan group, United for Infrastructure. In addition to ARTBA, the host committee includes the International Union of Operating Engineers; Transportation Trades Department, AFL-CIO; North America’s Building Trades Unions; Transport Workers Union of America; American Society of Civil Engineers; American Public Transportation Association; American Council of Engineering Companies; Value of Water Campaign; Association of Equipment Manufacturers; Airports Council International-North America; and Build Together.