New GAO Report Explores Impacts of Streamlining Efforts

New GAO Report Explores Impacts of Streamlining Efforts

By Nick Goldstein, vice president of regulatory & legal issues, ARTBA The U.S. Government Accountability Office (GAO) has found that state DOTs are using more than half of the over 30 streamlining provisions provided by the past three surface transportation...
WOTUS Rule Applicability Date Pushed to 2020

WOTUS Rule Applicability Date Pushed to 2020

By Nick Goldstein, vice president of regulatory & legal issues, ARTBA Implementation of the Obama-era “Waters of the United States” (WOTUS) rule has been pushed back until 2020. The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and U.S. Department of the Army agreed...
Administration Considers Major Streamlining Reforms

Administration Considers Major Streamlining Reforms

By Nick Goldstein, vice president of regulatory & legal issues, ARTBA The White House is considering significant reforms to the environmental review and approval process for transportation infrastructure projects, according to President Donald Trump’s Jan. 30...
Feds Grant Hours of Service Exemption to Asphalt Haulers

Feds Grant Hours of Service Exemption to Asphalt Haulers

By Nick Goldstein, vice president of regulatory affairs & assistant general counsel, ARTBA The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) Jan. 26 granted asphalt and related materials drivers a five-year exemption from federal hours of service (HOS)...
Construction Industry Asks President Trump to Spike PLAs

Construction Industry Asks President Trump to Spike PLAs

By Mark Holan, editorial director, ARTBA ARTBA and 13 other industry groups have renewed a call for President Donald Trump to eliminate project labor agreements (PLAs) from federal-aid and federally-funded construction projects. In a Jan. 24 letter, the groups urged...