Modest Market Impact Expected from FY 2018 Federal Transportation Appropriations

By Dr. Alison Premo Black, chief economist, ARTBA The FY 2018 transportation appropriations package approved by Congress March 21 provided $1.98 billion in new General Fund money for federal highway and bridge obligations by the state transportation departments. The...
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House to Act on Aviation Bill

House to Act on Aviation Bill

By Dean Franks, senior vice president, congressional relations, ARTBA The House of Representatives is set to consider a six-year reauthorization of the federal aviation programs the week of April 23.  While H.R. 4, the “FAA Reauthorization Act of 2018,” has broad,...

ARTBA’s Nick Goldstein Debates Permit Reform in Podcast

ARTBA’s Nick Goldstein Debates Permit Reform in Podcast

By Mark Holan, editorial director, ARTBA ARTBA Vice President of Regulatory and Legal Issues Nick Goldstein faced off with the legislative director for the Natural Resources Defense Council (NRDC) in an April 12 podcast about whether or not more should be done to...

Alabama Chapter Visit Nation’s Capital

Alabama Chapter Visit Nation’s Capital

Members of the Alabama Road Builders Association at ARTBA's offices. By Allison Rose, director of member services, records & chapter relations, ARTBA Members of ARTBA’s Alabama chapter affiliate, the Alabama Road Builders Association (ARBA), visited Washington,...

Traffic Deaths Remain High, Safety Council Says

Traffic Deaths Remain High, Safety Council Says

By Brad Sant, senior vice president/safety & education, ARTBA U.S. traffic-related fatalities in 2017 passed 40,000 for the second straight year, the National Safety Council (NSC) reported. By comparison, there were less than 33,000 fatalities in 2015. Debbie...

ARTBA Foundation Hall of Fame Deadline April 2

ARTBA Foundation Hall of Fame Deadline April 2

By Eileen Houlihan, senior writer/editor, ARTBA The ARTBA Transportation Development Foundation (ARTBA-TDF)  created the “Transportation Development Hall of Fame” in 2010 to honor individuals or families from the public and private sectors who have made extraordinary...