TECHNOLOGY: New app allows industry to take action

ARTBA unveils useful tool to approach members of Congress about funding crisis

Transportation Management News ARTBA August 06, 2013
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The Transportation Construction Advocate App, or “TransCon App”, unveiled by the American Road & Transportation Builders Association (ARTBA) gives public- and private-sector workers in the transportation design and construction industry a powerful, new tool to communicate with their elected officials about the importance of transportation investment to the U.S. economy and the need to fix the Highway Trust Fund.  


The app provides users with key information to convey to congressmen and senators while they are home during the August congressional recess, including “Talking Points” about the 90% cut the trust fund faces next year, as well as “Facts & Stats” about the industry’s economic impact in their state. A “Feedback” button allows people to provide instant reports about their meetings and conversations with lawmakers. 


Text notifications will help stakeholders stay on top of major legislative developments in Washington, D.C., such as key votes, and users will be able to connect with the offices of their members of Congress via the app’s “Take Action” button. Other features include a short video explaining the importance of grassroots advocacy and a directory of all members of the U.S. House and Senate.

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