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Welcome to the. Northland Chapter Meeting July 27, 2010. ATSSA Northland Chapter Curt Larson Memorial Golf Outing . Thank You!. ATSSA Update. Highway Infrastructure and Funding ATSSA Government Relations ATSSA Grass Roots Efforts The Foundation and Midyear Meeting.

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Welcome to the

Welcome to the

Northland Chapter Meeting

July 27, 2010


Atssa northland chapter curt larson memorial golf outing

ATSSA Northland Chapter Curt Larson Memorial Golf Outing

Thank You!


Atssa update

ATSSA Update

Highway Infrastructure and Funding

ATSSA Government Relations

ATSSA Grass Roots Efforts

The Foundation and Midyear Meeting


Atssa response to pavement marking shortage

ATSSA Response to Pavement Marking Shortage


Atssa roadway infrastructure funding

ATSSARoadway Infrastructure Funding

To Fund Roadway Safety


Federal highway funding h iring i ncentives to r estore e mployment hire act

Federal Highway Funding Hiring Incentives to Restore EmploymentHIRE Act

Extended Highway and Transit

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: http://www.irs.gov/businesses/small/article/0,,id=220745,00.html


Federal highway funding authorization status

Federal Highway Funding Authorization Status

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


Arra stimulus federal aid highway formula investments

ARRA StimulusFederal Aid Highway Formula Investments

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

http://transportation.house.gov/Media/file/ARRA/20100526/Recovery%20Act%205-25-10%20Report.pdf


Welcome to the

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


Welcome to the

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


Welcome to the

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


Atssa government relations

ATSSAGovernment Relations

This Much We Know,

Safer Roads

Save Lives


Atssa actions on capitol hill

ATSSA Actions on Capitol Hill

102 and counting Congressional Meetings from GR Staff in 2009 and early 2010

51 congressional hearings and briefings

Visits with VP Biden’s office and top level U.S.-DOT Officials


Atssa actions on capitol hill1

ATSSA Actions on Capitol Hill

H.R. 3355 – 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


Atssa actions on capitol hill2

ATSSA Actions on Capitol Hill

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


Atssa actions on capitol hill3

ATSSA Actions on Capitol Hill

Members of Coalitions including:

Transportation Construction Coalition (TCC)

Roadway Infrastructure Safety Coalition (RISC)

Coalition on Older Roadway User Safety (CORUS)


Atssa grassroots efforts

ATSSAGrassroots Efforts

To Fund Roadway Safety


Grassroots efforts educating congress on our issues

Grassroots EffortsEducating Congress on Our Issues

ATSSA Grassroots Website

http://www.capitolconnect.com/atssa/actionalerts.aspx

H.R. 3355 – Older Driver Safety Bill

Climate Legislation

Multi-Year Transportation Bill

Support Work Zone Safety Grants


Grassroots efforts educating congress on our issues1

Grassroots EffortsEducating Congress on Our Issues

H.R. 3355 – Older Driver Safety Bill

Originally sponsored by Rep. Altmire

Now 38 co-Sponsors

Still need your support with letters and emails

Authorizes $500 Million Annually


Grassroots efforts what have we accomplished

Grassroots EffortsWhat have WE Accomplished?

Over 3,100

calls and letters

sent to congress through our grass roots efforts!!


Atssa actions on capitol hill4

ATSSA Actions on Capitol Hill

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


Rain maker task force

Rain Maker Task Force


Welcome to the

What can we do for you?

  • 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 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.


Welcome to the

Rainmaker - New Chapter Initiative

  • 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

    • Rainmaker TF will determine Top Three Common Issues

    • 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

    • Only the Beginning


Welcome to the

Grassroots - Importance

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!


The american traffic safety services foundation

The American Traffic Safety Services Foundation

  • Life Behind the Cones and Barrels - How Roadway Workers Keep America Moving Poster Contest Program

    • Over 5,730 total participation in 2010

    • -Received posters from the following states: AR, IL, IN, LA, MN, MO, MT, ND, PA, TX and VA

Roadway Worker Memorial Scholarship Program

Awarded 7 scholarships in 2010

- 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 2009

      • - 9 sites are scheduled in 2010

      • -73 sites in 35 states in the past 8 years

      • -Viewed by over 1M

  • Visit www.atssa.com and click on “The Foundation” tab for more information. Call 1-800-272-8772 or e-mail [email protected] a brochure.


Atssa northland poster contest

ATSSA Northland Poster Contest

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


Welcome to the

The National Work Zone Memorial – Respect and

Remembrance: Reflections of Life on the Road


Foundation scholarship

Foundation Scholarship

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


Atssa midyear meeting

ATSSA Midyear Meeting

  • ATSSA 2010 Midyear MeetingChicago, IllinoisAugust 18 - 20, 2010

    Palmer House Hilton

    17 East Monroe Street17 East Monroe Street

    Chicago, Illinois 60603

    (312) 726-7500

  • To make your reservations online, visit http://www.hilton.com/en/hi/groups/personalized/CHIPHHH-ASA-20100816/index.jhtml

  • Attendees can also reserve a room by calling: 1-877-865-5321


Thank you blake balzart

Thank You!Blake Balzart


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