(WASHINGTON)—The Federal Highway Administration’s (FHWA) May 19 decision to suspend a controversial Obama Administration proposal requiring the tracking of “greenhouse gas” (GHG) emissions from transportation improvements will help save taxpayer dollars and prevent those projects from additional unnecessary delays, the American Road & Transportation Builders Association (ARTBA) says. The proposal was part of larger performance [...]
WASHINGTON, D.C.—The following is a statement from Transportation Construction Coalition Co-chairs Pete Ruane, president & CEO of the American Road & Transportation Builders Association, and Stephen Sandherr, chief executive officer of the Associated General Contractors of America regarding the Senate's approval of a multi-year highway/transit bill: "On behalf of the 31 national associations and construction [...]
As expected, the House of Representatives July 29 easily passed 385-34 a three-month extension of the federal surface transportation programs that would keep funds flowing to the states through October 29.
Senate GOP leaders announced they would accept the three-month surface transportation program extension proposal released by House Republicans. This development in no way should be interpreted as the Senate backing away from its six-year surface transportation reauthorization 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 [...]
(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 [...]
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 [...]
“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. [...]
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© [...]