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1 Northland Chapter Meeting July 27, 2010

2 Thank You!

3  Highway Infrastructure and Funding  ATSSA Government Relations  ATSSA Grass Roots Efforts  The Foundation and Midyear Meeting

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5 To Fund Roadway Safety

6  Extended Highway and Transit Policy until December 31, 2010 Policy until December 31, 2010  Trust Fund Infusion of $19.5B  Allows Trust Fund to Collect Interest  Restoration of the $8.7B Rescission Questions on the HIRE ACT: Questions on the HIRE ACT:

7  House Transportation & Infrastructure Committee  Passed Oberstar’s $500 billion bill  Must find a way to fund a $200 billion shortfall  Senate Committee on Environment and Public Works  Begun a series of hearings to develop an authorization bill  Obstacles for 2010 Authorization Bill:  Raising Funds – Gas Tax?  Climate Bill – Diverts Gas Tax Revenue?  November Elections

8  Provides $26.81 billion in formula investments  ~ 100% Approved for 12,604 Projects  95% Out to Bid (Apox. 11,900 projects / $25.1 B)  89% Signed Contracts  84% Work Underway  24% Completed Data Reported as of May 31, 2010 T&I Committee Transparency and Accountability Information “The American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009 Transportation and Infrastructure Provisions Implementation Status as of May 14, 2010 “, pg 15

9 Summary of Minnesota ARRA Projects Funds Available: $506,463,421 Funds Obligated: $499,821,125 Projects Obligated: 208 Projects with Notice to Proceed: 202 Projects Completed: 65 as of 7/16/10

10 Summary of North Dakota ARRA Projects Funds Available: $167,146,497 Funds Obligated: $167,068,960 Projects Obligated: 163 Projects with Notice to Proceed: 160 Projects Completed: 18 as of 7/16/10

11 Summary of South Dakota ARRA Projects Funds Available: $186,877,359 Funds Obligated: $186,163,276 Projects Obligated: 52 Projects with Notice to Proceed: 52 Projects Completed: 7 as of 7/16/10

12 This Much We Know, Safer Roads Save Lives

13  102  102 and counting Congressional Meetings from GR Staff in 2009 and early 2010  51  51 congressional hearings and briefings  Visits with VP Biden’s office and top level U.S.-DOT Officials

14  H.R – Older Driver and Pedestrian Safety and Roadway Enhancement Act  38 bipartisan cosponsors  SEND LETTER TO YOUR REPRESENTATIVE  ATSSA PAC  ATSSA PAC contributes to candidates who support ATSSA priorities or who are on influential Committees

15  Our hard work on the Hill has paid off as demonstrated by the recent floor speech by Congressman Rob Wittman (VA-1)

16  Members of Coalitions including:  Transportation Construction Coalition (TCC)  Roadway Infrastructure Safety Coalition (RISC)  Coalition on Older Roadway User Safety (CORUS)

17  63 ATSSA Members  21 States  105 Congressional Offices  Legislative Briefing  U.S. Rep. Duncan (R-TN)  Greg Nadeau, Deputy Administrator FHWA  Jill Ingrassia of AAA  Next Year – April 6-7, 2011

18 To Fund Roadway Safety

19 ATSSA Grassroots Website  H.R – Older Driver Safety Bill  Climate Legislation  Multi-Year Transportation Bill  Support Work Zone Safety Grants

20 H.R – Older Driver Safety Bill  Originally sponsored by Rep. Altmire  Now 38 co-Sponsors  Still need your support with letters and s  Authorizes $500 Million Annually

21 Over 3,100 calls and letters our sent to congress through our grass roots efforts!!

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23  Partnering with other groups can be an effective way of increasing our strength

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25 What can we do for you? The Rainmaker Task Force members can offer you legislative updates. The Rainmaker Task Force members can offer you legislative updates. The Rainmaker Task Force will help attempt to get Federal legislators to speak at your local Chapter meetings. The Rainmaker Task Force will help attempt to get Federal legislators to speak at your local Chapter meetings. The Rainmaker Task Force is collecting local articles pertaining to the authorization, rescission, DOT issues or anything roadway related. The Rainmaker Task Force is collecting local articles pertaining to the authorization, rescission, DOT issues or anything roadway related. The Rainmaker Task Force will share your local legislative issues with the ATSSA Government Relations Committee. The Rainmaker Task Force will share your local legislative issues with the ATSSA Government Relations Committee.

26 Rainmaker - New Chapter Initiative The Rainmaker Task Force and the Government Relations Committee want to help chapters develop a Government Relations Team The Rainmaker Task Force and the Government Relations Committee want to help chapters develop a Government Relations Team Requested from Chapter s – TOP THREE LOCAL ISSUES Requested from Chapter s – TOP THREE LOCAL ISSUES Rainmaker TF will determine Top Three Common Issues Rainmaker TF will determine Top Three Common Issues The Government Relations Committee will discuss at the 2010 Mid-Year Meeting The Government Relations Committee will discuss at the 2010 Mid-Year Meeting Goal – Determine Strategies & Tactics for Chapters to address the Top Three Issues locally Goal – Determine Strategies & Tactics for Chapters to address the Top Three Issues locally Only the Beginning Only the Beginning

27 We need your help! Please consider writing a Letter to The Editor” or “Viewpoint” in support of a robust six year transportation authorization bill to your local newspaper. Please consider writing a Letter to The Editor” or “Viewpoint” in support of a robust six year transportation authorization bill to your local newspaper. Please consider inviting your local Member of Congress to your next Chapter meeting. Laura Perrotta, ATSSA Government Relations Director at to take action. Please consider inviting your local Member of Congress to your next Chapter meeting. Laura Perrotta, ATSSA Government Relations Director at to take action. Laura any local articles or stories pertaining to transportation related issues mentioned earlier. Laura any local articles or stories pertaining to transportation related issues mentioned earlier.

28  Members of Congress and Senators prefer constituent contacts to lobbyists  Your opinion matters because… You Vote!  Especially vital now due to transportation reauthorization – every contact counts!

29 Roadway Worker Memorial Scholarship Program Awarded 7 scholarships in Kelsey Williams and Krystal Williams of Chehalis, Wash., Kathryn Berry of Kokomo, Ind., Mitchell and Mollie Dunn of Stone Mountain, Ga., Daniel Frank of Sterling, Co., and Nathan Morales from Springfield, Va. Roadway Worker Memorial Scholarship Program Awarded 7 scholarships in Kelsey Williams and Krystal Williams of Chehalis, Wash., Kathryn Berry of Kokomo, Ind., Mitchell and Mollie Dunn of Stone Mountain, Ga., Daniel Frank of Sterling, Co., and Nathan Morales from Springfield, Va. The National Work Zone Memorial – Respect and Remembrance: Reflections of Life on the Road Program Memorial visits -11 sites have completed in sites are scheduled in sites in 35 states in the past 8 years -Viewed by over 1M Visit and click on “The Foundation” tab for more information. Call or for a brochure.www.atssa.com The National Work Zone Memorial – Respect and Remembrance: Reflections of Life on the Road Program Memorial visits -11 sites have completed in sites are scheduled in sites in 35 states in the past 8 years -Viewed by over 1M Visit and click on “The Foundation” tab for more information. Call or for a brochure.www.atssa.com Life Behind the Cones and Barrels - How Roadway Workers Keep America Moving Poster Contest Program Over 5,730 total participation in Received posters from the following states: AR, IL, IN, LA, MN, MO, MT, ND, PA, TX and VA

30 Sophia Clements was the 2 nd place winner nationally in the 2 nd -4 th grade category.

31 The National Work Zone Memorial – Respect and Remembrance: Reflections of Life on the Road

32 Over $300,000 + in scholarships has been awarded since 1989

33 ATSSA Midyear Meeting ATSSA 2010 Midyear Meeting Chicago, Illinois August , 2010 Palmer House Hilton 17 East Monroe Street17 East Monroe Street Chicago, Illinois (312) To make your reservations online, visit /index.jhtml /index.jhtml Attendees can also reserve a room by calling:

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