Why I’ll Be Attending the TCC Fly-In
Wednesday, April 25, 2018
Posted by: Kristi Olson
by John Rathbun, Cutler Repaving, Inc.
I'll be attending the Transportation Construction Coalition (TCC) in Washington, D.C. when it convenes May 14 and 15, 2018. Along with others from the Pavement Preservation and Recycling Alliance (PPRA) and FP2, I’ll be walking the streets of Washington, D.C. and the hallways of Congress meeting with congressional leaders regarding not only the status of President Trump’s infrastructure bill, but also the near bankrupt condition of the Highway Trust Fund.
During those two days I’ll be representing not only Cutler Repaving, but all the members of both the PPRA and FP2. It’s our chance to tell our story, and believe it or not, we have quite a compelling story to tell.
We’ll tell the story of the Coughlin Company using cold in-place recycling (CIR) to restore a major arterial in the western U.S. at a fraction of the cost of conventional reconstruction and doing it in 10 days. We’ll tell the story of Rock Solid Stabilization and the environmental friendly and sustainable solutions utilized to preserve and maintain pavements in Illinois and Wisconsin.
We’ll tell the story of Ergon Asphalt & Emulsions, Inc. and the hundreds of employees and engineers that provide cost saving products and solutions that keep good roads good from Georgia to California. We’ll tell the stories of our equipment manufacturers like Caterpillar, Roadtec, Bergkamp, and a host of others that provide the hardware to allow our contractors to get the job done.
In short, we’ll tell your story because during those two days its about what our industry collectively accomplishes to keep good roads good while employing hundreds of hard working Americans.
It all starts Tuesday, May 15, 2018 when the TCC convenes for its annual legislative fly-in on Capitol Hill. The TCC is co-chaired by the American Road and Transportation Builders Association (ARTBA) and the Associated General Contractors (AGC).
It’s not too late to get involved!