ARTBA Conference focuses on transportation funding

By |  July 20, 2015

More than 200 transportation design and construction executives, financial services and consulting professionals, and government officials gathered in the Washington to discuss the role of public-private partnerships (P3s) in financing transportation infrastructure projects.

Under the theme of “P3s in Transition: The Next Chapter,” participants at the American Road & Transportation Builders Association’s (ARTBA) 27th annual conference included more than two dozen federal and state transportation officials, as well as a panel of house transportation committee chairs from four states who shared their respective views on P3 policy.

Conference attendees heard the latest details about efforts to fix the Highway Trust Fund from U.S. Transportation Secretary Anthony Foxx, Senate Environment & Public Works Committee Chairman Jim Inhofe (R-Okla.) and Senate Finance Committee Ranking Member Ron Wyden (D-Ore.).

In addition to the leading top-level speakers, the P3 conference featured more than 50 additional transportation proponents in 15 interactive sessions.

Also during the event, more than two dozen transportation advocates came together for the inaugural meeting of the “Transportation Investment Advocates Council” – a national network of construction and better-roads professionals, chamber of commerce executives, and public officials who share a common interest in building support for transportation infrastructure investments in their state or local community.

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