Recorded May 3, 2016
May 3, 2016: The Governor’s Role in Transportation Funding
Advocates will explore the impact of their governor’s involvement in the state transportation funding debate during a free webinar, recorded on May 3, 2016, hosted by ARTBA’s Transportation Investment Advocacy Center™ (TIAC). Speakers will compare the challenges of running campaigns in states where governors are either for or against increasing revenue for roads and bridges, as well as the unique experience of campaigning while the governor ran for a presidential nomination, and the best practices they share will help other transportation advocates facing similar circumstances.
Anthony Attanasio, executive director of Utility and Transportation Contractors Association of New Jersey. He will discuss the challenges of campaigning for a transportation funding increase while Gov. Chris Christie (R) ran for his party’s presidential nomination. Without new revenue, New Jersey’s Transportation Trust Fund could become insolvent by June 30.
Mike Nystrom, executive vice president/secretary of the Michigan Infrastructure and Transportation Association. He will explore how the support of Gov. Rick Snyder (R) enabled his state to pass a package of bills that will increase state motor fuel taxes, raise registration fees by 20 percent, and create a new annual fee for electric-powered motor vehicles that will generate $1.2 billion per year once fully implemented.
Josh Moenning, executive director of 4 Lanes 4 Nebraska. Moenning will discuss how his state overturned Gov. Pete Rickett’s (R) veto in order to increase the state gas tax, and 2016 legislative action to accelerate capital improvement projects.