ARTBA President Pete Ruane Announces October Retirement

ARTBA President Pete Ruane Announces October Retirement

By Eileen Houlihan, senior writer/editor, ARTBA ARTBA President & CEO Pete Ruane June 18 announced that he will retire from the organization this October after 30 years of service.  He is the longest tenured head of the 116-year-old organization. After Ruane’s...
DOT Announces $1.5 Billion for Significant Projects

DOT Announces $1.5 Billion for Significant Projects

By Dean Franks, senior vice president, congressional relations, ARTBA U.S. Transportation Secretary Elaine Chao June 8 announced the award of $1.5 billion in federal grants to support 26 highway and freight improvement project in 23 states. The Georgia Department of...
Senate Panel Advances Transportation Funding Increases

Senate Panel Advances Transportation Funding Increases

By David Bauer, executive vice president/advocacy, ARTBA The Senate Transportation, Housing and Urban Development (THUD) and Related Appropriations Subcommittee June 5 unanimously approved legislation that would boost federal highway investment by $1.8 billion in FY...
Tariff Troubles? Let Us Hear About Market Impacts

Tariff Troubles? Let Us Hear About Market Impacts

The Trump administration tariffs on steel and aluminum imports from a variety of countries, including Canada and Mexico, take effect today, June 1. The actions followed public comments and an initial proclamation by President Trump in March, through which he...
House Panel Approves Nearly $50 Billion for Highway Program

House Panel Approves Nearly $50 Billion for Highway Program

By Dave Bauer, executive vice president of advocacy, ARTBA The House Appropriations Committee approved May 23 legislation that would increase FY 2019 highway investment by $2.8 billion to a record $49.5 billion and grow other transportation program investment beyond...