NAPA’s Asphalt Fly-In | Sept. 11–12, 2013 | Hyatt Regency Washington on Capitol Hill
Lend your voice to asphalt advocacy at the first-ever legislative fly-in focused specifically on the issues of importance to the asphalt pavement industry. In September 2013, Congress will be finalizing the second year of funding for MAP-21 and looking ahead to its reauthorization. The need for dedicated, stable, and increased funding for the Highway Trust Fund will be front and center for the industry, as will important pavement economic issues that affect the industry’s bottom line. When MAP-21 was passed in 2012, the asphalt industry’s grassroots efforts successfully blocked engineering mandates for pavements. This work must continue as we smooth the way toward reauthorization. Take control of the agenda on Capitol Hill and strengthen your relationships with your legislators by being a part of the first-ever Asphalt Fly-In.
The Asphalt Fly-In begins on Sept. 11 with a series of NAPA committee meetings followed by a keynote briefing on legislative and regulatory issues. That evening will feature a reception on Capitol Hill with members of Congress and their staff.
Sept. 12 will begin with a how-to-lobby breakfast giving attendees the background information and talking points needed to reach lawmakers on the important issues of highway funding, LCCA, discount rates, alternate design/alternate bid, the sustainability of asphalt, and other issues of concern to the asphalt pavement industry. Following the briefing, contractors will attend lobbying visits with lawmakers. This is the time to tell your story directly to your senators and representative. Help them connect your face, your company, and your employees back home with the need for stable, increased funding for the nation’s road projects. Getting MAP-21 passed was hard; the next transportation bill will be even harder. NAPA's Asphalt Fly-In is the right time to apply pressure to the legislative process to advocate for asphalt.