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Senate One Step Closer to Passing Six-Year Highway/Transit Bill

(Washington) The U.S. Senate late July 27 cleared 62 to 32 another procedural hurdle to ensure expedited consideration of a six-year surface transportation program reauthorization bill that grows federal highway and public transportation investment.  The maneuver required 60 votes and assures the Senate will vote on whether or not to approve the “Developing a Reliable [...]

By |2015-07-28T12:02:42+00:00July 28th, 2015|Press Releases|Comments Off on Senate One Step Closer to Passing Six-Year Highway/Transit Bill

ARTBA Launches Digital Media Campaign Urging Congress to Fix Highway Trust Fund

(WASHINGTON)—The American Road & Transportation Builders Association (ARTBA) announced the launch of a digital media campaign to amplify the voices of the transportation design and construction industry as Congress nears critical deadlines on how to fund road, bridge and public transit improvement projects. At issue is the federal Highway Trust Fund (HTF), which is the [...]

By |2015-04-17T14:03:48+00:00April 17th, 2015|Press Releases|Comments Off on ARTBA Launches Digital Media Campaign Urging Congress to Fix Highway Trust Fund

State DOTs Continue to Pull Back on Transportation Improvements Over Continued Uncertainty Regarding the Federal Highway Trust Fund, ARTBA Says

Four states have canceled or delayed $780 million in transportation improvement projects and another nine say over $1.8 billion are at risk because of continued uncertainty over whether Congress will take action soon to fix the ailing Highway Trust Fund (HTF). The Washington, D.C.-based American Road & Transportation Builders Association (ARTBA) reviewed news reports, public [...]

By |2015-03-24T13:38:48+00:00March 24th, 2015|Press Releases|Comments Off on State DOTs Continue to Pull Back on Transportation Improvements Over Continued Uncertainty Regarding the Federal Highway Trust Fund, ARTBA Says

ARTBA Proposes Path to Breaking Gridlock on Highway/Transit Funding

“Getting Beyond Gridlock” plan would match federal fuels tax increase with offsetting tax rebate for middle and lower income Americans (WASHINGTON)—The American Road & Transportation Builders Association (ARTBA) today outlined a detailed proposal it believes could end the political impasse over how to fund future federal investments in state highway, bridge and transit capital projects. [...]

By |2015-03-12T11:49:39+00:00March 12th, 2015|Press Releases|Comments Off on ARTBA Proposes Path to Breaking Gridlock on Highway/Transit Funding

Iowa State Gas Tax Increase Signed into Law This Week; 12 States Considering Similar Plans, According to a New Report from the Transportation Investment Advocacy Center

A 10 cents-per-gallon state gas tax increase signed into law Feb. 25 by Iowa Governor Terry Branstad (R) is the latest in a series of initiatives recently put forward by state governments to boost infrastructure funding, according to a new report from the American Road & Transportation Builders Association (ARTBA). ARTBA’s Transportation Investment Advocacy Center© [...]

By |2015-02-27T15:43:23+00:00February 27th, 2015|Press Releases|Comments Off on Iowa State Gas Tax Increase Signed into Law This Week; 12 States Considering Similar Plans, According to a New Report from the Transportation Investment Advocacy Center

Transportation Investment Advocacy Center Resource Guide Looks at Variable-Rate State Gas Taxes

(WASHINGTON)— New research conducted by the Transportation Investment Advocacy Center (TIAC) has found that 18 states and the District of Columbia are using variable-rate gasoline taxes to generate revenue to help finance highway and bridge improvements. A variable-rate gasoline tax, or one that adjusts the cents-per-gallon charge at the pump based off of the wholesale price [...]

By |2015-02-26T12:26:27+00:00February 26th, 2015|Press Releases|Comments Off on Transportation Investment Advocacy Center Resource Guide Looks at Variable-Rate State Gas Taxes

American Road & Transportation Builders Association Chief Notes 100-Day Milestone Until the Next Possible Highway & Transit Program Shutdown

American Road & Transportation Builders Association (ARTBA) President & CEO Pete Ruane released the following statement Feb. 20: “In just 100 days, authorization for the federal highway and transit program will end, absent action by the Congress.  Close observers know, however, that the Senate and House are only scheduled to be in session 55 and [...]

By |2015-02-20T14:23:52+00:00February 20th, 2015|Press Releases|Comments Off on American Road & Transportation Builders Association Chief Notes 100-Day Milestone Until the Next Possible Highway & Transit Program Shutdown

Former Reuters Reporter Eileen Houlihan Joins ARTBA as Senior Writer & Editor

The American Road & Transportation Builders Association (ARTBA) announced today the hiring of Eileen M. Houlihan as senior writer/editor. Houlihan brings with her nearly 20 years of experience from the Reuters news agency in New York, where she covered the North American natural gas market, electricity market and various commodity markets during her tenure with [...]

By |2015-02-12T13:43:37+00:00February 12th, 2015|Press Releases|Comments Off on Former Reuters Reporter Eileen Houlihan Joins ARTBA as Senior Writer & Editor

American Road & Transportation Builders Association CEO Reacts to the President’s Budget

American Road & Transportation Builders Association (ARTBA) President & CEO Pete Ruane released the following statement regarding President Obama’s Fiscal Year 2016 budget: “The President’s budget recognizes the obvious.  Status quo federal investment levels in America’s highways, bridges, and transit systems just won’t cut it anymore and isn’t a formula for strong economic growth. “Passage [...]

By |2015-02-02T15:49:02+00:00February 2nd, 2015|Press Releases|Comments Off on American Road & Transportation Builders Association CEO Reacts to the President’s Budget
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