Trump Administration NEPA Reforms Won’t Be Realized Without Long-Term Transportation Funding Bill, ARTBA Says
(WASHINGTON)— American Road & Transportation Builders Association (ARTBA) President & CEO Dave Bauer released the following statement in response to President Trump’s July 15 announcement about modernizing the National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA):
“The National Environmental Policy Act’s antiquated, three-decade old review procedures have unnecessarily stymied critically needed infrastructure improvements.
“We heartily endorse President Trump’s steadfast commitment to speed up the delivery of transportation projects, while keeping environmental safeguards in place.
“The full effects of building major projects requiring the NEPA reforms outlined by the Trump administration won’t be realized with more temporary federal highway and transit program funding extensions.
“Maximizing the benefits of the President’s NEPA reforms is another in a long line of reasons for Congress to complete action on a robust, multi-year surface transportation investment bill before the current law expires September 30.”
The American Road & Transportation Builders Association (ARTBA) brings together all facets of the transportation construction industry to responsibly advocate for infrastructure investment and policy that meet the nation’s need for safe and efficient travel. ARTBA also offers value-added programs and services providing its members with a competitive edge.