As you know, MITA worked very hard last year in lame duck to pass legislation providing an additional $1.5 billion per year in transportation funding. The transportation funding system is in the midst of collapse, and due to the election cycle, 2009 is probably our only chance in the next two years to get a funding plan passed.
During lame duck, we had a small group of MITA members who were instrumental in lobbying their local officials and they made some important headway in convincing legislators to join in supporting the initiative. The members reported the outcomes of those communications with the MITA lobbying team and became a critical part of our funding push.
We are intensifying the funding effort starting immediately and we are looking to assemble a larger team who is willing to be political ‘pavement pounders’. As a ‘pavement pounder’, you will be asked to invite your state representative and/or senator for coffee or lunch, develop an ongoing dialogue and communicate with them as legislation of interest to our industry work its way through the Legislature.
Send an email byclicking here and tell MITA that you are willing to be an important part of this year’s legislative efforts.