Infrastructure Week May 15-19 will bring together businesses, elected officials and members of the public at the local, state and federal level to participate in a series of media events, projects, talks, initiatives and activities to shine the light on the nation’s need for an across-the-board infrastructure fix. Infrastructure Week is actually an organization led by a bipartisan team comprising business groups, chambers of commerce, labor unions and think tanks working to improve America’s sagging infrastructure.
The events are hoped to get the attention of government policy-makers at all levels to convince them of the broad-based support for fixing the nation’s roads, bridges, rail infrastructure, airports, ports, and water and sewer systems. The week formally kicks off on Monday, May 15 with key leaders from American business, labor and government. Addressing the Week’s theme, “Time to Build,” panels, presentation and keynotes will speak to the critical role infrastructure plays in America’s economy, will highlight new technologies, projects, and priorities for infrastructure in the21st century, and will debate how policymakers at all levels of government can work together to pass a transformative infrastructure package. Speakers include:
• The Honorable Elain Chao, US Secretary of Transportation
• Thomas J Donohue, President & CEO, US Chamber of Commerce
• Mayor Eric Garcetti, City of Los Angeles, CA
• Mayor Michael Hancock, City of Denver, CO
• Judith Marks, President & CEO, Siemens USA
This event is by invitation only, but will be webcast live and portions will be broadcast on Facebook live. If you are in the DC area and would like to request an invitation, please contact [email protected]. You can also find a full listing of events at infrastructureweek.org.
We would like to ask all NASSTRAC members to get involved in helping to spread the word that “It’s Time to Start Building.” Now is a great time to start planning how you’re going to PARTICIPATE during this year’s Infrastructure Week. Become an Affiliate, Plan an Event, or Tell Your Story, your organization is encouraged to take part — in whatever way makes sense for you.
Follow the events at #TimeToBuild.