2005 Conference Photos

Sixth Annual Conference of the
National Association of State Highway and Transportation Unions
Monday, May 11 – Wednesday, May 13, 2005
Holiday Inn on the Hill Washington, D.C.


Wednesday, May 11, 2005

8:30 – Breakfast

9:00 – Welcoming Remarks – Mark Sheahan, PECG Past President

9:30 – Ed Wytkind, President, Transportation Trades Department, AFL-CIO

10:00 – Panel Discussion on the Status of TEA-21 Reauthorization

Moderator:  Helena Zyblikewycz, Transportation Trades Department

Stephen Gardner, Dem Professional Staff – Subcommittee on Surface Transportation – Senate Committee on Commerce

Graham Hill, House Sub-Committee on Surface Transportation – Majority Staff

11:00 – The NASHTU Agenda and How To Lobby

Donna Harris-Aikens, SEIU

Cynthia Bradley, AFSCME

12:00  – Lunch – Guest Speaker:  Norman Mineta, Secretary, US Department of Transportation

Afternoon – Lobbying Congressional Representatives on Capitol Hill

5:30-7:30 – Evening Reception – U.S. Capitol, Hugh Scott Room (Senate Room 120)

THURSDAY, MAY 12, 2005

8:30 – Breakfast – Guest Speaker:  Rep. Bill Pascrell, Jr. (D-NJ)

9:00 – Reports from Lobbying and Discussion

10:00 – Reauthorization, Finance and the Public Service in Transportation

Jack Basso, Director – Management and Business Development, American Association of State Highway and Transportation Officials (AASHTO)

Prospects for Funding and Reauthorization of TEA-21 and Its Impacts on the States —
MS PowerPoint Presentation

11:00 – What is the TRB, NCHRP, NCTRP?  Why NASHTU Should Know

Crawford Jencks, Transportation Research Board of the National Academies

12:00 – Charles Lee, Assistant Inspector General for Investigations, USDOT

1:30 – 2:45 – First Set of Workshops

Pay to Play:  What is it and How to Build a Campaign Around It – Jim Marketti, CWA 1032

Safety, Health and CDL Issue Roundtable – Denise Bland-Bowles, AFSCME International Health and Safety Staff

3:00 – 4:15 – Second Set of Workshops

Design-Build:  Campaign to Beat it Back in the California Legislature – Ted Toppin, PECG

Discussion on Gas Tax Fraud – Gary Walker, Senior Special Agent, Inspector General’s Office, U.S. Department of Transportation

4:30 – 5:00 – Report Back from Workshops

7:00 – Group dinner at AV Ristorante Italiano (607 New York Avenue NW)

FRIDAY, MAY 13, 2005

8:30 – Breakfast – Rep. Peter DeFazio (D-OR)

9:30 – Round Table Discussion on What is Going on in the Different States – Ned Statchen, CSEA, SEIU Local 2001

11:00 – Report and Discussion on Our Next Steps and on Keeping the Coalition Going – Ted Toppin, PECG

1:00 – Adjournment