House Panel Passes $2.8 Billion Highway Funding Boost

House Panel Passes $2.8 Billion Highway Funding Boost

By Dean Franks, senior vice president, congressional relations, ARTBA The House Transportation, Housing and Urban Development Appropriations Subcommittee May 16 approved legislation that would provide a record of nearly $50 billion in federal highway investment and...
Highway Trust Fund Fix Focus of May 14-16 D.C. Events

Highway Trust Fund Fix Focus of May 14-16 D.C. Events

ARTBA President Pete Ruane addresses the May 15 TCC Fly-In.   By Mark Holan, editorial director, ARTBA ARTBA members and other transportation construction industry leaders advocated for a permanent revenue solution for the Highway Trust Fund (HTF) and received...
Senate Committee Releases Bipartisan Water Resources Bill

Senate Committee Releases Bipartisan Water Resources Bill

By Dean Franks, senior vice president, congressional relations, ARTBA The Senate Environment and Public Works (EPW) Committee May 8 unveiled a bipartisan water resources and infrastructure bill. The “America’s Water Infrastructure Act of 2018” is the third biannual...
$1.5 Billion BUILD Transportation Grant Replaces TIGER

$1.5 Billion BUILD Transportation Grant Replaces TIGER

By Eileen Houlihan, senior writer/editor, ARTBA The U.S. Department of Transportation (U.S. DOT) April 20 announced a $1.5 billion discretionary grant called the “Better Utilizing Investments to Leverage Development” (BUILD) Transportation program. It replaces the...
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,...
Revised House Aviation Bill Released

Revised House Aviation Bill Released

By Dean Franks, senior vice president, congressional relations, ARTBA A federal aviation program reauthorization bill authored by House Transportation & Infrastructure (T&I) Committee Chairman Bill Shuster (R-PA) and released April 13 would maintain Airport...