The American Road & Transportation Builders Association (ARTBA) has rolled out a new educational video and website that aim to educate transportation design and construction professionals about how to get more engaged in the political process and infrastructure policy debates.
The nine-minute grassroots training video, “Mobilize: A Grassroots Legislative Action Program,” contains easy-to-understand information about how decisions made by Congress and the White House impact the transportation construction market, and offers industry professionals tips on how to help shape federal policies that will benefit their future livelihoods. It features interviews with executives from G.A. & F.C Wagman in Pennsylvania and Pike Industries in New Hampshire explaining how their corporate grassroots programs were developed and why they are successful.
The association also created a companion website, www.artbamobilize.org, to house the video, where it can be downloaded for free in several formats. The website includes a direct link to ARTBA’s Grassroots Action Center, and links to 50-state fact sheets that have information about the economic and job creation impacts of federal transportation investment.
The video and website, an initiative of ARTBA’s “Transportation Makes America Work” public affairs campaign, were developed in consultation with members of ARTBA’s Grassroots Action Strike Force, a group comprised of nearly 30 industry firms and organizations.
Established in 1902, the Washington, D.C.–headquartered ARTBA is the “consensus voice” of the U.S. transportation design and construction industry before Congress, the White House, federal agencies, news media and general public.