ARTBA Hosting Regional Meetings this December

Members of the U.S. House of Representatives are eager to move forward on a long-term surface transportation authorization investment bill. The Obama Administration and some in the Senate are pushing for an 18-month extension. What could a delay mean for the transportation design and construction industry? What are states planning to do with their transportation budgets next year? What is the industry employment and economic outlook? Addressing these questions and more will be the focus of four American Road & Transportation Builders Association (ARTBA) regional meetings held this December in cities around the country.

In one intensive day, attendees will gain the latest information on what government action on a transportation bill could mean to their own business -- and to the industry as a whole. Transportation design and construction professionals will also receive progress reports and updates on: implementation of the American Recovery & Reinvestment Act (ARRA), the FY 2010 transportation funding outlook and reauthorization politics, high-speed rail, proposed climate change legislation, public-private partnerships, ethics and compliance issues, environmental and regulatory matters, and briefings about key local transportation projects. ARTBA attorneys, economists and executives will lead sessions, along with outside industry speakers and public agency officials.

The meetings will be held December 1 in Newark, NJ; December 3 in Nashville, TN; December 8 in Los Angeles; and December 10 in Chicago.

Event location details, hotel rates, program information and session registration materials are available under the "ARTBA Events" section of www.artba.org. Contact ARTBA's Director of Meetings Ed Tarrant at etarrant@artba.org or 202-289-4434 with any questions.

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