ACPA is again encouraging members and Chapter/State affiliates to participate in this year’s TCC Fly-in, which is scheduled for May 17 and 18 in Washington, D.C.
The timing of the event is especially critical, given the President’s infrastructure initiative being a top priority.
This point and other factors are compelling reasons for ACPA members and other transportation-construction advocates to participate in the event and call on elected officials to urge their support.
It is also important for the Administration and Congress to hear from industry that any infrastructure proposal must address the long term solvency of the Highway Trust Fund. In the FAST Act of 2015, Congress authorized funding levels for federal aid highway spending through FY 2020, but additional revenue will be needed to support a growing program into the future.
About the TCC Fly-In
The event 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).
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.