Not to be confused with the occasional White House announcement of an “infrastructure week,” the actual Infrastructure Week is scheduled for May 13-20, with events in Washington and throughout the country.
Former Transportation Secretary Anthony Foxx, chief policy officer at ride-sharing firm Lyft, will participate in a kickoff event at the Ronald Reagan Building and International Trade Center in Washington on May 13. U.S. Chamber of Commerce President Thomas Donohue and National League of Cities President Karen Freeman-Wilson, who also is mayor of Gary, Ind., are scheduled to take part in the event, which organizers indicated is expected to focus on “how to fund infrastructure at the national, state and local level.”
On May 14, City & Financial Global Ltd. will host its P3 Policy and Delivery Summit, featuring U.S. Environmental Protection Agency Administrator Andrew Wheeler, former White House infrastructure guru D.J. Gribbin and Colorado Department of Transportation Executive Director Shoshana Lew.
On May 16, the Chamber of Commerce will host its Global Supply Chain Summit. Held at the chamber’s Washington headquarters, it will address opportunities in transportation technology, among other themes.
During Infrastructure Week, the Transportation Construction Coalition, consisting of road builders and labor unions, will host its annual “fly-in” meeting in Washington on May 14-15.