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About Us

TRUST is the acronym for Transportation Revenues Used Strictly for Transportation and was formed in 2005 as a project of Oklahomans for Safe Bridges & Roads, Inc., the non-profit organization that led the campaign to pass SQ 723. SQ 723 was a ballot initiative to raise the state fuel tax with new revenue dedicated toward transportation infrastructure construction, repair and maintenance across Oklahoma. The measure was soundly defeated by voters.

Following the defeat of SQ 723, it became evident an advocacy organization dedicated to restoring transportation funding as a core priority of state government was needed. TRUST began its advocacy efforts during the 2006 state legislative session.

TRUST mission statement

TRUST is a legislative advocacy coalition dedicated to restoring Oklahoma’s transportation infrastructure. We are committed to creating a culture with Oklahoma state government that values transportation as a key function and priority of state government.

TRUST principles

  • All state transportation-related motor vehicle taxes and fees should be used strictly for transportation needs
  • Protecting and growing dedicated funds for Oklahoma’s transportation system
  • Educating legislative and executive branch policy makers and the general public on the importance of highway and bridge investment
  • Supporting policy makers who are committed to transportation as a priority of state government
  • Use of high-quality, lasting materials in constructing and maintaining highways and bridges
  • Efficiency and accountability within the Oklahoma Legislature and Oklahoma Department of Transportation (ODOT)
Building TRUST

It took decades for Oklahoma to produce one of the most neglected transportation systems in the United States. Since 2006, former and current legislators and governors have made the commitment, with the support of TRUST, to move Oklahoma’s transportation infrastructure into the 21st Century.

TRUST events

TRUST sponsors a variety of forums and events throughout the year to assist new and veteran legislators and state officials in understanding Oklahoma’s critical transportation needs. Events are held for members of the Senate and House Transportation committees while Congressional Forums include members of Oklahoma’s congressional delegation. Event topics include how surface transportation is funded at state and federal levels, how highways and bridges are designed, constructed and maintained, how market fluctuations affect construction costs and maintenance, new technologies available and project bidding processes.

TRUST hosts the annual Transportation Innovation Banquet for policy makers and TRUST members which also features awarding of the TRUST Guardian of Transportation Award, an annual honor presented to an Oklahoman who has dedicated their time and expertise to the betterment of Oklahoma’s transportation infrastructure.

TRUST also annually hosts Transportation Day at the Capitol where TRUST members visit personally with members of the legislature, and hear legislative and budget reports from the Governor and Senate and House leaders.

Public Relations

TRUST communicates on a regular basis with its members, policy makers and transportation advocates through a variety of methods:

  • SURFACE – a biannual newsletter featuring news on transportation-related legislation, TRUST events and special features
  • Oklahoma Transportation News – a weekly email newsletter recapping TRUST activity as well as state and federal transportation-related topics and political news
  • News releases, position statements, legislative advocacy letters – TRUST conducts news conferences and produces news releases, position statements and legislative advocacy letters as needed to advocate on specific transportation-related topics
  • TRUST has a website (restoreTRUST.org), Facebook page and is on Twitter
  • TRUST maintains resources to conduct paid media campaigns as needed

Why Join TRUST?

Be a part of the voice for transportation advocacy that works with legislators to implement solutions. Within the state legislature, we must have a constant and growing voice for transportation. We hope you will join TRUST in this vital cause. CLICK HERE to become a member.

 


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