But members won’t be flying to D.C. this year due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Instead, KBT leaders are shifting to an online-only event to connect with Congress on top transportation topics.
Attend the Virtual Event
The organization has historically hosted an annual D.C. Fly-In during National Infrastructure Week taking KBT members to meet with their representatives in Washington D.C. This year, a webinar will bring elected officials to them as they interact and discuss relevant federal legislative information with Kentucky transportation officials and industry members.
“Coffee and Congress: Federal Stimulas to Rouse Economic Recovery” will take place Thursday, May 13 at 8:30 a.m. (EST). All Kentucky elected officials in the U.S. House and Senate have been invited to speak and several, including Rep. John Yarmuth, Rep. James Comer, Rep. Hal Rogers and Rep. Thomas Massie, are confirmed to attend. The event is open to all. The fee is $10 for KBT members and $15 for non-members.
Kentucky representatives will discuss the impacts of the Federal Stimulus bills, the road to recovery, and plans they have for their respective districts at KBT’s event. Transportation and infrastructure funding are greatly impacted by decision made at each level of government.
Each attending elected official will present their current efforts and thoughts followed by a Q&A session. KBT frequently connects its members to high-ranking legislators to educate and advocate for all modes of transportation in Kentucky.
KBT members include aviation, rail, public transit, highway, road and bridge industries. Members from state and local government and leaders at manufacturing and logistics companies, private businesses and universities will be in attendance at the event.