Gen. Colin Powell headline speaker for ARTBA's Interstate 50th Anniversary dinner

News ARTBA December 14, 2005
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General Colin L. Powell, USA (Ret.) will be the headline speaker at the American Road & Transportation Builders Association Transportation Development Foundation’s (ARTBA-TDF) June 29, 2006, reception and dinner celebrating the 50th Anniversary of the Interstate Highway System.

Willard Scott, of NBC-TV’s Today show, will serve as master of ceremonies.

The black tie optional event will take place at the Ronald Reagan Building & International Trade Center in Washington, D.C.  It will celebrate the enormous impacts of the Interstates on America over the past 50 years.  It will also honor the leading contractors, engineering firms, materials and services companies, traffic safety firms, labor unions and state transportation departments for their role in designing and building the System.

Net proceeds will be used to support ARTBA-TDF activities, including such programs as the “Highway Worker Memorial Scholarship,” which provides post-high school financial assistance to the children of road construction workers killed or permanently disabled on the job.

The ARTBA-TDF has reserved a block of rooms at the Grand Hyatt Washington for those who will be attending the event. The rate is $199 and reservations can be made by calling 202-582-1234.

nvitations and sponsorship information are available online at

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