Government Affairs

Plan Now for the TCC Fly-In

With the narrative in the Nation’s capital increasingly turning in favor of infrastructure investment, ACPA is reminding members and affiliates to attend the 2019 Transportation Construction Coalition (TCC)* Fly-In. The two-day event is scheduled for May 14 and 15 and will be held at the Grand Hyatt Hotel in Washington, DC.   The fly-in will be held in conjunction with the ARTBA Federal Issues Program. 

The two-day event includes presentations on legislative, regulatory, economic and safety topics, as well as Hill visits.  Click here to create a new account and register for the meeting. The registration fee is $175.  Click here to make reservations with the Grand Hyatt Hotel.  The room rate is $329/night, plus tax.  The deadline for rooms at the special rate is April 22, after which reservations will be accepted on a space availability basis. 

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* ACPA is a member of the 31-member TCC, which is comprised of national associations and labor unions. 

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Plan Now for the TCC Fly-In

ACPA is encouraging members and affiliates to attend the 2019 Transportation Construction Coalition (TCC)* Fly-In. The two-day event is scheduled for on May 14 and 15 and will be held in conjunction with the ARTBA Federal Issues Program and will be held at the Grand Hyatt Hotel in Washington, DC. 

The two-day event includes presentations on legislative, regulatory, economic and safety topics, as well as Hill visits.  Click here to create a new account and register for the meeting. The registration fee is $175.  Click here to make reservations with the Grand Hyatt Hotel.  The room rate is $329/night, plus tax.  The deadline for rooms at the special rate is April 22, after which reservations will be accepted on a space availability basis. 

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* ACPA is a member of the 31-member TCC, which is comprised of national associations and labor unions. 

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Finalize Plans for this Important Industry Event

The third annual North American Concrete Alliance* (NACA) annual fly-in is now only less than four weeks away.  

The fly-in will be held Tues., April 9, through Wed., April 10, at the Renaissance Downtown Hotel, 999 9th St. NW, Washington, DC. First-timers and experienced advocates are welcome and encouraged.  The NACA team will help you make the most of your participation.  

Elected officials on both sides of the aisle in the House and Senate are increasingly voicing support for infrastructure investment, so the timing has never been better to share the concrete industry’s views on this critical and timely topic. The most powerful voices and most convincing arguments will come from people directly affected by the next highway bill, so be a  part of this important and timely event!

The first day of the event will include briefings and a cocktail reception/dinner. The second day will include a breakfast and policy panel, small-team Congressional meetings, a lunch briefing, and a Congressional reception honoring 2019 Cement Champions. Click here to see NACA fly-in information page, which includes links event and hotel registration details, the agenda, and other information.

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The North American Concrete Alliance is a coalition of 12 concrete-related associations formed in 2004 for the purpose of addressing industry-wide concerns and initiatives in the areas of research, safety, education, and government affairs. The coalition is comprised of the American Concrete Pavement Association, American Concrete Pipe Association, American Concrete Pressure Pipe Association, American Concrete Pumping Association, Concrete Foundations Association, Concrete Reinforcing Steel Institute, National Concrete Masonry Association, National Precast Concrete Association, National Ready Mixed Concrete Association, Portland Cement Association, Precast/Prestressed Concrete Institute, and Tilt-Up Concrete Association.

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AASHTO Washington Briefing Focuses on Investment

The annual AASHTO Washington Briefing held last week focused on bipartisan support for the next surface transportation reauthorization bill and the critical need for investment.

ACPA participated in the four-day event, which provided 45 state departments of transportation, elected officials, administration officials, and industry representatives the opportunity to exchange ideas and opinions about transportation investment and other key issues. 

During the event’s keynote address, U.S. Transportation Secretary Elaine Chao recalled the first time she and her family saw the Interstate highway system.  She detailed recent federal investments in infrastructure, as well as the Administration’s commitment to infrastructure investment.  She also commented on how the DOT “… is striving to make structural changes–streamlining the permit process so projects can be delivered more quickly while protecting the environment and maintaining safety standards.

Senate EPW Chairman John Barrasso and Ranking Member (RM) Tom Carper, as well as House EPW Chairman Peter DeFazio and RM Sam Graves discussed their 2019 legislative priorities.  The event also inluded a round-table and other panel discussions.

Recorded remarks by Secretary Chao and the Senate and House transportation committee leaders can be found in ACPA’s Youtube channel: http://youtube.com/concretepavementsFrom the dropdown menu, select “Public Policy and Funding” then scroll down to videos #9 through 13 on the playlist.
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FAA’s REDAC to Develop Long-Range Plan

The FAA’s William J. Hughes Technical Center will soon be developing a 10-year plan, according to Gary Mitchell, a member of the airport subcommittee of FAA’s REDAC.* 

Mitchell met with other submcommittee members late last week at the technical center, located just outside of Atlantic City, NJ.

The plan will encompass the 2020-2030 Research Landscape for the National Airspace System and will include input from the entire technical center. 

The plan is being developed in consideration of current and future changes facing the aviation industry, including unmanned aerial vehicles, spaceports, aircraft changes, infrastructure materials, air space challenges, terminal needs, etc.

“The FAA has requested the subcommittee develop a list of research drivers that we see will drive airspace and airport research over the next 10 years,” Mitchell says. The FAA will be relying in part on the asphalt and concrete pavement industries to provide input about where we envision the future of airfield infrastructure lies, he adds. 

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* The Research, Engineering, & Development Advisory Committee (REDAC) supports the development of the FAA’s research and development portfolio through strategic planning, budget formulation, program execution, and program evaluation.

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