Save the Date for the 2014 Transportation Construction Coalition Fly-In, Rally for Roads

Mark your calendars and start planning your trip to Washington, DC, for theTransportation Construction Coalition’s Fly-In and the third RALLY for ROADS on June 10-11. Federal transportation programs are facing a crisis. With MAP-21 set to expire September 30 and the Department of Transportation estimating that the Highway Trust Fund will run out of money as soon as July, there has never been a greater need for Congress to act.

This is the year to come to DC! Join your industry allies in Washington - your congressional delegation needs to hear from you about the importance of continued investment in transportation infrastructure to the nation's economy - creating jobs while building the future. As in the past, a legislative briefing is scheduled to update you on the latest congressional events; educational briefing packets will be prepared for you to deliver to your congressional delegation. In addition, this year's NRMCA RALLY for ROADS, the nation's largest transportation funding advocacy rally, will be held at 8 a.m. on June 11 so that you can attend. The rally will be held at Union Square on U.S. Capitol Grounds, Permit Area #15. Buses will take you from the hotel to the U.S. Capitol for the rally.

This year's meeting will be held at the Mayflower Renaissance Washington Hotel at 1127 Connecticut Ave, NW, Washington, DC 20036. Make your reservations directly with the Mayflower Renaissance Washington Hotel by calling 1-877-212-5752 or 1-202-347-3000. Please mention the group name TCC Fly-In for the discounted room rate of $309 per night which is guaranteed through the rooms cut-off date of Friday, May 9.

The transportation construction industry cannot afford to sit back and wait for Washington to act. Now is the time to demand action. New representatives and senators are unfamiliar with how these programs operate and the benefits they bring not only to their states and districts, but also the incredible contribution they make to the national economy. The Highway Trust Fund cannot support current road construction projects through this summer work season. Congress needs to understand that failure to address the Highway Trust Fund crisis and ensure sustainable funding undermines the construction industry sector - materials producers, contractors, equipment manufacturers, labor - builders of the America's surface transportation network essential to economic growth and prosperity.

Keep watching your inboxes and E-NEWS for more details and how to register for both events in the coming weeks. We hope to see you there - in hard hats and your usual work clothes. Thank you for your past support and we look forward to seeing you in June!

For more information, please contact Kerri Leininger at or 240-485-1159.

National Ready Mixed Concrete Association