Policy & Advocacy

From our DC office, OAAA Government Affairs is the advocacy voice for the entire OOH industry, promoting the value of OOH advertising to legislators, and working with our Legislative Committee to establish policy positions and evaluate key advocacy efforts. Stay on top of regulatory and industry developments with issue papers, member working groups, and through state association partnerships.

Current Key Issues

The Infrastructure Investment & Jobs Act – signed into law on November 15, 2021 – represents an unprecedented investment in our nation’s infrastructure.

This long-term federal investment of transportation dollars, and partnership with state transportation departments, touches numerous aspects of OOH advertising, including highways, airports, transit, and electric vehicle (EV) charging.

The Act reauthorizes federal transportation programs for 5 years and provides:

  • $110 billion for roads, bridges, and major transportation projects
  • $39 billion to modernize public transit systems
  • $25 billion for expansion and upgrades at U.S. airports
  • $7.5 billion for nationwide EV charging stations