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Special Report: The 2018 Election Results & Federal Transportation Investment/Policy

Read the ARTBA Special Election Results Recap

Voters Across the Nation Demonstrate Support for Transportation Investment

Voters in 31 states approved 79 percent of 346 transportation investment ballot measures
Nov. 6, mostly at the local level, according to analysis conducted by the American Road & Transportation
Builders Association’s Transportation Investment Advocacy Center™ (ARTBA-TIAC).

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New Ads Target Infrastructure Package & Highway Trust Fund

The ARTBA co-chaired Transportation Construction Coalition (TCC) and U.S. Chamber-led Americans for Transportation Mobility (ARTBA is a vice chair) coalition has launched a two-month television and digital ad campaign targeting D.C. decision makers.

Trump Administration Releases Infrastructure Plan and Budget

The White House Feb. 12 released a 55-page infrastructure blueprint and FY2019 budget proposal. ARTBA has prepared a detailed analysis of how both plans impact existing surface transportation programs and the Trump administration’s proposal to leverage $200 billion in new federal funding to generate $1.5 trillion of infrastructure investment nationwide, including non-transportation sectors. Read ARTBA’s Analysis.

Ripe for Regulatory Reform

This 2017 ARTBA report for Congress and the new Trump Administration outlines reforms to proposed or existing rules in order reduce delay in the transportation project review and approval process.

Fixing America’s Surface Transportation (FAST) Act Analysis

ARTBA’s government affairs team has prepared a comprehensive analysis of the 2015 Fixing America’s Surface Transportation (FAST) Act, which was signed into law by President Obama on Dec. 4, 2015.

Profiles in Leadership: The Road to the FAST Act

No other industry group devoted more financial resources, intellectual firepower, creativity and innovative thinking than ARTBA to making the FAST Act a reality. Learn more about the key leadership activities of ARTBA and its members on the “road to reauthorization.”

Transportation & Elections

A comprehensive 2016 report finds 22 states approved ballot measures to provide more than $200 billion in funding extensions and new revenue for state and local transportation projects.

Gas Tax Supporters Not Hurt at Ballot Box

Voting for a gas tax increase to fund transportation investments has not hurt Republicans or Democrats at the ballot box, a political analysis shows.

Fact vs. Fiction: Transportation Funding & Politics

ARTBA dispels some of the most common misperceptions or false statements about transportation funding and politics, and provides the truth about them.

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The Folly of Devolution

Transportation Construction Coalition research shows that transportation legislation being pushed in Congress by Heritage Action, the Club for Growth and like-minded conservative activist groups would force states to raise their gasoline and diesel motor fuel taxes, on average, about 23.5 cents-per-gallon by 2020 if they wanted to maintain their current annual investment in highway and bridge improvements and public transportation, an analysis of federal and state data shows.  The states’ only other options, if the proposal was enacted, would be to raise other taxes, redirect an equivalent amount of revenue from other state programs, or slash their road, bridge and transit improvement program.

Project Delivery

The “white paper” presents ARTBA’s perspective regarding the application and details of the design build process.

Suggested Best Practices for Design-Build in Transportation Construction


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