With the President’s infrastructure initiative being a top priority, this is one of the most important times in recent history to be in Washington, D.C. for the annual Transportation Construction Coalition (TCC) Fly-In. ACPA is encouraging members and Chapter/State affiliates to participate in the event, which is scheduled for May 17 and 18 in Washington, D.C.
Although the five-year “Fixing America’s Surface Transportation Act,” or FAST Act, authorized funding levels for federal aid highway spending through FY 2020, additional revenue will be needed to support a growing program into the future. It is important that the Administration and Congress hear from industry that any infrastructure proposal must address the long term solvency of the Highway Trust Fund.
The TCC fly-in begins with a legislative briefing from 2:30 p.m. to 5:00 p.m. (EST) on Wednesday, May 17. The briefing will include an update on policy funding proposals, as well as other timely information. A Capitol Hill Reception will follow at 6:00 p.m., and this is a good opportunity to visit with legislators and staff members, as well as others in the industry who share the common interest in a strong, well-funded, and sustainable program.
On Thursday, May 18th, attendees are encouraged to start their day with a breakfast at 7:00 to 8:00 a.m., and then to visit Capitol Hill from 8:00 to 5:00 p.m. Participants will receive educational briefing materials on key industry priorities for use in meetings with their congressional delegation(s).
Now is the time to shape your future by participating in this event and using the Hill visits to convince elected officials of the importance and urgency of the nation’s federal-aid highway and airport programs.
This year’s meeting will once again be held at the Hyatt Regency Washington, 400 New Jersey Avenue, N.W., Washington, DC 20001. For registrations, please call 1.888.421.1442 or 1.202.737.1234. To register for the briefing, which also includes the reception and breakfast, please click here to visit the Blueskyz.com registration website. The registration fee is $175.