Deadlines Looming for Action on Spending, Aviation Programs

By Dave Bauer, executive vice president of advocacy, ARTBA Negotiations continue in Congress on a final FY 2018 appropriations package, with the current continuing resolution set to expire March 23. Reports indicate that only the most controversial items are still...

Infrastructure Package Drumbeat Continues on Capitol Hill

By Dave Bauer, executive vice president of advocacy, ARTBA Representatives of President Donald Trump’s administration continued to push one of their boss’s signature first-term agenda items, a wide-ranging infrastructure package, in front of Congress March 14.  Five...
Shuster Wants Corps’ Civil Works Moved to DOT

Shuster Wants Corps’ Civil Works Moved to DOT

By Mark Holan, editorial director, ARTBA Rep. Bill Shuster (R-Pa.) says that he is working on legislation to move the Army Corps of Engineers Civil Works program from the Department of Defense (DoD) and potentially placing it within the U.S. Department of...

Chao: Administration Considering All Funding Options

By Mark Holan, editorial director, ARTBA The Trump administration is “considering all revenue sources” to fund the federal government’s $200 billion share of a $1.5 trillion infrastructure proposal, U.S. Department of Transportation (U.S. DOT) Secretary Elaine Chao...

Democrats Propose Swapping Tax Cuts for Infrastructure

By Dave Bauer, executive vice president of advocacy, ARTBA Senate Democrats March 7 unveiled a plan to pump $1 trillion into roads, bridges and other non-transportation infrastructure by throwing two-thirds of the Republican tax overhaul into reverse. Senate Minority...