Sen. Inhofe Supports Indexing Gas Tax to Inflation

Sen. Inhofe Supports Indexing Gas Tax to Inflation

By Eileen Houlihan, senior writer/editor, ARTBA Sen. Jim Inhofe (R-Okla.) supports indexing the federal gas tax to inflation, something he said should have been done before. But he characterized as “a lot of wishful thinking” media reports that President Donald Trump...
Two-Year Budget Deal Ends Brief Government Shutdown

Two-Year Budget Deal Ends Brief Government Shutdown

By Mark Holan, editorial director, ARTBA President Donald Trump signed a bipartisan budget deal Feb. 9 that ended the federal government’s second shut down this year and increased  defense and discretionary spending by nearly $300 billion over the next two years,...
2018: The Year of Infrastructure?

2018: The Year of Infrastructure?

Photo by Pete Saloutos. Image is courtesy of HNTB. (This is an edited version of the story that appears in the January/February issue of Transportation Builder, publishing soon.) By Dave Bauer, executive vice president of advocacy, ARTBA If you think 2017 was one of...

Congressional Leaders Reach Two-Year Budget Deal

UPDATE: The Senate and House each passed the two-year bill Friday morning, Feb. 9. It was signed by President Trump, ending a brief government shutdown. By Dean Franks, senior vice president, congressional relations, ARTBA Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell...