House Passes $1.5 Trillion Infrastructure Bill

By Lauren Schapker, vice president of legislative affairs, ARTBA The House of Representatives July 1 approved a five-year, $494 billion highway reauthorization as part of a $1.5 trillion infrastructure package. The 233-188 vote was largely along party lines in the...
Senators Push Again for Bipartisan Action on Highway Bill

Senators Push Again for Bipartisan Action on Highway Bill

By Lauren Schapker, vice president of legislative affairs, ARTBA Bipartisan members of the Senate Environment & Public Works (EPW) Committee are urging their chamber colleagues to take action on a surface transportation bill. At a July 1 hearing, EPW senators also...

Highway Construction Activity Up 9 Percent in May   

Highway Construction Activity Up 9 Percent in May  

By Dr. Alison Premo Black, chief economist, ARTBA May data from the U.S. Census Bureau provides the strongest evidence yet that highway construction work has continued and even accelerated amid the broader economic shut down from the impact of COVID-19.   The value of...

ARTBA Supports Two Clean Air Act Initiatives

ARTBA Supports Two Clean Air Act Initiatives

By Mark Holan, editorial director, ARTBA ARTBA is supporting two separate U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) initiatives regarding the Clean Air Act. One deals with particulate matter; the other on cost-benefit analysis. In June 29 comments, the association...

ARTBA Welcomed Four New Members in June

ARTBA Welcomed Four New Members in June

By Krystal Taylor, senior program manager, member services, ARTBA Four new ARTBA members and the divisions they joined are shown below. Please visit their linked websites to learn more about how you might be able to do business with them. Share this story on your...

ARTBA P3 Conference to Focus on Unprecedented Disruptors

ARTBA P3 Conference to Focus on Unprecedented Disruptors

REGISTER NOW July 16-17, 2020 Registration is now open for ARTBA’s 32nd Annual Public Private Partnerships (P3s) in Transportation Conference, taking place July 16-17.  The theme will be “P3s and Project Delivery in Unprecedented Times,” focusing on disruptors...

OSHA Offers New Coronavirus Website for Construction Industry

OSHA Offers New Coronavirus Website for Construction Industry

Construction industry employers and workers can find the latest coronavirus-related guidance from the federal government at a new website. The U.S. Department of Labor’s Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) webpage includes information regarding: Using...