(WASHINGTON)—U.S. Secretary of Transportation Anthony Foxx, Senate Environment & Public Works Committee Chairman Jim Inhofe (R-Okla.) and Senate Finance Committee Ranking Member Ron Wyden (D-Ore.) are among the key July 16 speakers who will address the American Road & Transportation Builders Association’s (ARTBA) 27th Public Private Partnerships (P3) Conference.  The annual gathering of top federal and state transportation policymakers takes place in the Nation’s Capital.

Foxx, Inhofe and Wyden are expected to discuss efforts by the Obama Administration and Congress to stabilize and grow the Highway Trust Fund’s revenue stream prior to the July 31 reauthorization deadline, as well as policy developments relating to P3s in transportation. Nearly two dozen officials from federal, state and local transportation agencies will also address ongoing efforts to boost private investment in the nation’s transportation infrastructure.

The ARTBA conference will also feature:

  • A panel of state legislators active in the National Council of State Legislatures (NCSL);
  • A panel of key congressional staff discussing the latest highway/transit reauthorization bill developments and possible innovative financing provisions that could emerge from them; and
  • Finance experts from the U.S. Departments of the Treasury and Transportation

WHAT:  The ARTBA P3 Conference is the private infrastructure investment community’s premier opportunity to connect with hundreds of key decision makers, project sponsors, private sector finance executives, consortium leaders and officials from all levels of government.

WHEN:              July 16-17

WHERE:            The Hyatt Regency Washington, 400 New Jersey Avenue, N.W., Washington, D.C.

There are more than 15 sessions planned featuring over 50 speakers.  View the full agenda.

Members of the news media interested in attending should contact ARTBA’s Eileen Houlihan at ehoulihan@artba.org.

ARTBA is the “consensus voice” of the U.S. transportation design and construction industry before Congress, federal agencies, the White House, news media and the general public.