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...
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Sen. Inhofe Supports Indexing Gas Tax to Inflation

Sen. Inhofe Supports Indexing Gas Tax to Inflation

By Eileen Houlihan, senior writer/editor, ARTBA Sen. Jim Inhofe (R-Okla.) supports indexing the federal gas tax to inflation, something he said should have been done before. But he characterized as “a lot of wishful thinking” media reports that President Donald Trump...

Center Sets the Pace for State Transportation Investment

Center Sets the Pace for State Transportation Investment

(This story appears in the January/February issue of Transportation Builder, which is publishing soon.) By Mark Holan, editorial director, ARTBA Whether Alabama or California, Ohio or Idaho, states often have similar needs, but usually take slightly different...

ARTBA Legends Honored at Florida Industry Conference

ARTBA Legends Honored at Florida Industry Conference

Charlie Potts, center, receives his FTBA Hall of Fame sculpture from FTBA Chairman Bob Schafer of Ranger Construction, left, and FTBA President Bob Burleson, right.   By Allison Rose, member services, records and chapter relations director, ARTBA The Florida...

Traffic Deaths Remain High, Safety Council Says

Traffic Deaths Remain High, Safety Council Says

By Brad Sant, senior vice president/safety & education, ARTBA The National Safety Council (NSC) reported last week that U.S. traffic-related fatalities passed 40,000 for the second straight year.  By comparison, there were less than 33,000 fatalities in 2015. ...