TCC Fly-In Delivers Infrastructure Message to Capitol Hill

Over 400 construction industry executives, including AGC contractors and chapter executives from around the country, participated in the 2018 Transportation Construction Coalition’s (TCC) legislative Fly-In, May 15-16, 2018.
The coalition delivered three key messages to elected officials on both sides of the aisle: fix the Highway Trust Fund, increase infrastructure investment, and complete action on the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) reauthorization through increased funding levels and a lifted cap on the Passenger Facility Charge (PFC). The coalition’s Hill visits were augmented by an aggressive social media campaign, launched a week prior to the fly-in and running through the in-person lobbying blitz.
Attendees also heard from elected officials, as Sen. Tom Carper (D-DE), ranking democrat on the Senate Environment and Infrastructure Committee, and Sam Graves (R-MO), chair of the House Transportation and Infrastructure Subcommittee on Highways, addressed the trust fund shortfall, similarly characterizing the issue as pressing. For his part, Rep. John Katko (R-NY) discussed the Problem Solver’s Caucus, a bipartisan group of representatives working together to enact compromise legislation on a variety of issues, including infrastructure.
AGC members also participated in meetings with Federal Highway Administration (FHWA) officials who discussed issues related to contract administration, safety, drone use, and e-construction. Additionally, AGC meetings focused on the vehicle miles traveled (VMT) concept and reviewed the status of nation-wide pilot programs testing VMT collected user fees as a means of providing revenue for future highway and bridge improvements.
For more information, contact Brian Deery at [email protected] or (703) 837-5319.

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