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Current Issues

2020 Election Results

The 2020 elections raised citizen engagement in the electoral process to unprecedented levels. ARTBA’s report breaks down the results of the Senate, House and governors races, and the potential impacts on transportation policy issues.

2020 Ballot Initiatives

Voters in 18 states Nov. 3 approved a record 94 percent of state and local ballot initiatives that will provide an additional $14 billion in one-time and recurring revenue for transportation improvements, according to the Transportation Investment Advocacy Center.

Analysis of House T&I Committee INVEST in America Act

The House Transportation & Infrastructure (T&I) Committee June 18 approved a five-year, $494 billion reauthorization of the federal surface transportation program. The Investing in a New Vision for the Environment and Surface Transportation in America Act (INVEST) Act would increase highway and public transportation investment by 42 and 72 percent respectively.

Chairman Steve McGough’s Senate EPW Committee Testimony

A long-term federal transportation infrastructure investment bill will help drive the nation’s economic recovery from the COVID-19 pandemic, ARTBA Chairman Steve McGough June 4 testified before the Senate Environment & Public Works (EPW) Committee.

Analysis of Trump Administration FY 2021 Budget Request

The proposal includes details for a 10-year, $810 billion highway and transit program reauthorization proposal as well as $190 billion in one-time infrastructure spending primarily focused on surface transportation investments.

Analysis of Senate Highway Reauthorization Bill

ARTBA’s summary analysis of the Senate’s America’s Transportation Infrastructure Act (ATIA) highway reauthorization bill.

The Road to the Next Federal Highway & Public Transit Investment Bill

ARTBA’s “Project 2019 Reauthorization Task Force,” comprised of 26 volunteer leaders from all eight membership divisions, developed the industry’s legislative blueprint for the next highway and transit bill. The thoughtful and comprehensive 32-page report was unanimously approved by the ARTBA Board in May 2019.