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The National Association of State Highway and Transportation Unions (NASHTU) is dedicated to ensuring that federal transportation dollars are spent on cost-effective, safe projects that serve the public interest. NASHTU is comprised of 38 unions and associations representing hundreds of thousands of state and locally employed transportation engineers, construction managers and inspectors, technical workers and related public servants from throughout the United States.

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‘Tis the Season – To Please Renew Your NASHTU Dues for 2021-22

Please check your inbox!  NASHTU sent out personalized annual dues request letters via email to all affiliates in late November.  The email would have come from nwestcott@nashtu.us.  As you know, NASHTU is a volunteer-driven organization.  Your dues only pay for direct overhead and conference-related expenses.

NASHTU can only continue its important work with the support of our affiliates.  With your support, NASHTU has become an important voice in Washington D.C. speaking on behalf of public sector transportation unions and workers.  We have won important legislative victories by working together to stop wasteful outsourcing mandates and incentives in the federal transportation authorization and other transportation-related legislation.  NASHTU was actively engaged at every step of the development of the recently approved $1.2 trillion infrastructure package.  We are pleased to report that outsourcing mandates and incentives were kept out of the bill.

We’ve also made strides in our effort to shed light on the exorbitant cost of outsourcing engineering and related work.  At the urging of NASHTU, the U.S. House in 2019 included language in the transportation appropriations bill asking the Government Accountability Office (GAO) to study the cost of outsourcing public sector work to engineering consultants.  In the spring of 2021, NASHTU and many of its member unions participated in the GAO’s fact-finding investigation and interviews for the not-yet-released report on the topic.

Like many other organizations, NASHTU was deeply affected by the COVID-19 public health emergency.  NASHTU’s annual conferences in Washington D.C. were suspended in 2020 and 2021 to protect the health of conference participants and the public.  Now, as we all adapt to a new normal, we are pleased to announce that the 2022 NASHTU Annual Conference has been scheduled for May 16-18, 2022.  We look forward to seeing all of you and resuming our important work on behalf of our members.  Past conference highlights can be viewed at http://nashtu.us/annual-conferences/.

To help NASHTU continue its work and mission, please choose to be a NASHTU Sustaining Member for $1,000 per year.  A general membership for $300 per year is also available.

Thank you for your continued support and participation in NASHTU.

Membership Renewal Form


August 5, 2022

White House Fact Sheets Show Infrastructure Progress in 50 States

This week, the Biden Administration released updated fact sheets that show how the Bipartisan Infrastructure Law is delivering infrastructure progress in all 50 states across several infrastructure sectors.

The Bipartisan Infrastructure Law, also known as the Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act (IIJA) was enacted by Congress and signed into law by President Biden last November.  It includes $1.2 trillion for infrastructure spending across all sectors over the next five years.  For transportation, the law includes a new surface transportation authorization that increases spending levels by almost $90 billion over the five-year span of the authorization.

Click here to access the White House press release on the infrastructure progress to date as well as a link to see how your state has fared under the new law.