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

ARTBA Foundation to Host March Roadway Work Zone Safety Conference in Conjunction with World of Asphalt

Thirty years ago, the American Road & Transportation Builders Association Transportation Development Foundation (ARTBA-TDF) brought together construction executives and public agency officials for the landmark “National Conference on Highway Work Zone Safety.”  It was the first of 14 national and international conferences, and educational workshops to share “best practices” and provide perspectives from “both sides [...]

By | 2015-02-02T12:10:33+00:00 February 2nd, 2015|Press Releases|Comments Off on ARTBA Foundation to Host March Roadway Work Zone Safety Conference in Conjunction with World of Asphalt

AEM Supports Coalition Call to Revise Crane Rule

All the way back in 2003, The Occupational Safety & Health Aministration (OSHA) appointed the Cranes and Derricks Advisory Committee (C-DAC) to develop a consensus document that eventually formed the basis of the proposed rule. In 2010, the agency published the final rule, which went into effect on November 10, 2014 following a four-year phase-in [...]

By | 2014-12-23T16:59:08+00:00 December 23rd, 2014|Transportation Builder|Comments Off on AEM Supports Coalition Call to Revise Crane Rule

ARTBA Regulatory & Legal Advocacy Protects Industry’s Flank

by Nick Goldstein With 35 filings to federal agencies on proposed regulations, helping shape the outcome of a new Disadvantaged Business Enterprise (DBE) rule, filing a legal brief in an Illinois DBE case, and achieving a long-time industry objective on stormwater runoff, ARTBA’s legal and regulatory advocacy program was busy on many fronts during 2014. [...]

By | 2014-12-23T16:52:05+00:00 December 23rd, 2014|Transportation Builder|Comments Off on ARTBA Regulatory & Legal Advocacy Protects Industry’s Flank

Modest Growth Expected for 2015 Transportation Construction Market

by Dr. Alison Premo Black The U.S. transportation construction market is expected to grow 3.1 percent from $185.9 billion in 2014 to $191.7 billion in 2015, according to the ARTBA forecast model. This is slightly above anticipated growth in the overall U.S. economy—U.S. Gross Domestic Product is expected to grow between 2.6 and three percent, [...]

By | 2014-12-23T16:22:35+00:00 December 23rd, 2014|Uncategorized|Comments Off on Modest Growth Expected for 2015 Transportation Construction Market

The Man [or Association] in the Arena

New ARTBA Chairman Outlines Agenda In a famous 1910 speech delivered in Paris, President Teddy Roosevelt extolled the virtues of the “man who is actually in the arena, whose face is marred by dust and sweat and blood.” In the same vein, and as it applies to a long-term fix for the Highway Trust Fund [...]

By | 2014-12-23T16:16:00+00:00 December 23rd, 2014|Transportation Builder|Comments Off on The Man [or Association] in the Arena
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