Federal Funding Extended Two Additional Weeks

Federal Funding Extended Two Additional Weeks

By Dave Bauer, senior vice president of government relations, ARTBA President Donald Trump has signed legislation to extend federal discretionary funding through Dec. 22. The measure was passed late Dec. 7 by both chambers of Congress. All programs have been operating...
Senate Minority Leader Throws Cold Water on Gas Tax Increase

Senate Minority Leader Throws Cold Water on Gas Tax Increase

By Mark Holan, editorial director, ARTBA Sen. Chuck Schumer (D-N.Y.) says he opposes increasing the federal motor fuels tax that supports the Highway Trust Fund (HTF). “The bottom line is that we don’t want to raise taxes on working people right now,” the Senate...
House Bill Dropped the Ball on Transportation Tax Reform

House Bill Dropped the Ball on Transportation Tax Reform

By Mark Holan, editorial director, ARTBA ARTBA President & CEO Pete Ruane Nov. 16 blasted the House-passed tax bill for failing to address the looming insolvency of the Highway Trust Fund in 2021 and the “$1,000 per year ‘hidden tax’ borne by every American...