2020 Washington, D.C. Transportation Virtual Fly-In


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Tuesday, September 22

3:00 pm CST– Welcome and Discussion of Federal Transportation Funding

  • Status of Federal Highway Trust Fund
  • Proposals for 5-year Surface Transportation Funding plan House and Senate
  • Update on FY2021 THUD Appropriations

Emily Tranter, Lockridge Grindal Nauen; Dennis McGrann, Folger Square Group; Serge Phillips, MnDOT

4:30 CST – Reception and Networking 

  • MnDOT Commissioner Margaret Anderson Kelliher
    Great opportunity to talk with other participants


Wednesday, September 23   

7:30 am CST – Breakfast with Minnesota Congressional Delegation via Zoom

            7:45 – Welcome and introduction

            8:00 – Rep. Betty McCollum

            8:15– Rep. Dean Phillips

            8:30– Rep. Angie Craig

            8:45 – Rep. Pete Stauber - pre-recorded video

            9:00– Rep. Ilhan Omar

            9:15 – Rep. Jim Hagedorn

            9:30 – Rep. Tom Emmer

            9:45 – Rep. Collin Peterson

9:45 am CST – Break

10:30 am - New Changes to National Environmental Protection Act (NEPA)/
Discretionary Grants: BUILD and NFRA Grants, ROUTES via Zoom
Kevan Stone, Executive Director, National Association of County Engineers (NACE)
Sean Poole, Dir. Of Intergovernmental Relations, US DOT Paul Baumer, US DOT and John Augustine US DOT, Loren Smith Deputy Assistant Secretary for Policy

1:00-4:00 pm CST – Group Meetings with Staff via Zoom

4:00 pm CST – Happy Hour with a $200 Visa Gift Card Giveaway


Thursday, September 24

8:00 am CST– Breakfast with Senator Klobuchar - confirmed via Zoom

                                                Federal Transit Funding

  • CARES Act Status
  • Proposed Transit Funding by House and Senate
  • Minnesota Transit Needs and Projects

Caroline Hunsicker, Office of Senator Smith; American Public Transit Assn.

9:30 am CST – Transportation Funding and Construction in Other States via Zoom
Dr. Alison Black, American Road and Transportation Builders Association

10:30 am CST– Thank You & Concluding Remarks