Trump Infrastructure Aide to Exit White House

Trump Infrastructure Aide to Exit White House

By Mark Holan, editorial director, ARTBA DJ Gribbin, special assistant to President Donald Trump for infrastructure policy, is leaving to pursue “new opportunities,” a White House official said.  The timing for his departure was still unclear as of April 6. Gribbin...

Gas Tax Hot Topic at House Highway Trust Fund Hearing

By Dave Bauer, executive vice president of advocacy, ARTBA Members of the House Highways & Transit Subcommittee heard testimony March 7 from the U.S. Chamber of Commerce, the American Trucking Associations (ATA) and others on the benefits of increasing the motor...
Chao Testifies on President’s Infrastructure Plan

Chao Testifies on President’s Infrastructure Plan

By Dean Franks, senior vice president, congressional relations, ARTBA U.S. Transportation Secretary Elaine Chao is making the case for the Trump administration’s plan to incentivize state, local and private stakeholders to spend as much as $1.3 trillion by providing...
Koch-Backed Groups Ramp Up Gas Tax Attacks

Koch-Backed Groups Ramp Up Gas Tax Attacks

By Dave Bauer, executive vice president/advocacy, ARTBA The lobbying groups Freedom Partners (FP) and Americans for Prosperity (AFP) Feb. 20 released a report showing how much a 25-cent federal gas tax increase would impact average households in each state. The...