Tags: American Road and Transportation Builders Association

Attention Congress: Two-thirds of jobs created by transportation investment occur in non-construction sectors

Dec 10, 2014

Attention Congress: Two-thirds of jobs created by transportation investment occur in non-construction sectors

  If Congress somehow lacks the motivation needed to agree on a long-term Highway Trust Fund, a new report from IHS Inc., a leading global source of critical information and insight, may lead to some more serious discussions. "Congress has decided to leave ...

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ARTBA Video: Fix the Highway Trust Fund …NOW!

Oct 15, 2014

ARTBA Video: Fix the Highway Trust Fund …NOW!

American Road & Transportation Builders Association (ARTBA) President and CEO Pete Ruane has released the above video urging transportation design and construction industry professionals to let their voices be heard during the mid-term elections. Ruane's video highlights the current political situation with ...

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Highway users, road builders oppose bill to surrender federal highway authority

Sep 19, 2014

Highway users, road builders oppose bill to surrender federal highway authority

Transportation interests have written Congress to express opposition to the so-called “devolution” of the federal highway program and the proposed Transportation Empowerment Act. The bill, introduced in the House and Senate last fall, transfers almost all authority over federal highway and ...

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Senators propose raising gas tax by 12 cents per gallon

Jun 19, 2014

Senators propose raising gas tax by 12 cents per gallon

With the current highway bill, MAP-21, nearing expiration and the Highway Trust Fund (HTF), the main transportation funding source, projected to shortfall in just over two months, the search is on for a new way to fund transportation infrastructure projects. Two ...

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FHWA Administrator Mendez: ‘Dream big, build big’ for long-lasting transportation system

Sep 09, 2013

FHWA Administrator Mendez: ‘Dream big, build big’ for long-lasting transportation system

When it comes to the future of transportation, the road building and construction materials industries should "dream big and build big to create a system that will meet the needs of future generations," said Federal Highway (FHWA) Administrator Victor Mendez ...

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ARTBA video, website aims to educate about politics, policy involvement

Jun 28, 2013

ARTBA video, website aims to educate about politics, policy involvement

The American Road and Transportation Builders Association (ARTBA) has unveiled a grassroots-focused educational video and website, according to our sister site, Better Roads. The video and website, which are part of ARTBA’s “Transportation Makes America Work” campaign, aim to teach transportation ...

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Economic Outlook: Modest Growth With a ‘Wild Card’

Jan 08, 2013

Economic Outlook:  Modest Growth With a ‘Wild Card’

Modest growth is expected in the U.S. transportation construction market, but uncertainty from the ‘fiscal cliff’ and the 33-month delay in passing MAP-21 will be felt in 2013. A special report based on the American Road and Transportation Builder’s economic ...

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Federal court rules against EPA in wetlands case, calling agency’s actions ‘illogical, impractical’

Mar 27, 2012

A federal court has ruled against the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) saying the agency overstepped its authority by revoking a valid wetlands permit from a West Virginia mining operation. This is a victory for the industry associations that filed a ...

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Editorial

Jun 01, 2010

A Changing Climate for Users Fees By Therese Dunphy Since the creation of the Eisenhower highway system, gas taxes — also known as user fees — have been among the most significant and successful funding mechanisms for the nation’s transportation system. For ...

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LaHood confirmed for ARTBA public-private partnership conference July 22-23

Apr 29, 2010

U.S. Secretary of Transportation Ray LaHood has confirmed to the American Road & Transportation Builders Association (ARTBA) that he will deliver the keynote address at the association’s 22nd Annual ARTBA Public-Private Partnerships (P3) in Transportation Conference, held July 22-23 at ...

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