Top ARTBA leaders met with Vice President Joe Biden, U.S. Transportation Secretary Anthony Foxx and other top Obama Administration officials in Washington, D.C. July 9 to discuss transportation infrastructure issues. The meeting, which included CEOs from major U.S. firms across the business spectrum, was hosted by the White House Business Council.
ARTBA was represented at the meeting by Senior Vice Chairman Nick Ivanoff, president & CEO of Ammann & Whitney, New York City; First Vice Chairman David Zachry, president & CEO of the Zachry Construction Corporation, San Antonio, Texas; and Vice Chairmen At-Large Ward Nye, president & CEO of Martin Marietta Materials, Raleigh, N.C., and Bob Alger, president & CEO of The Lane Construction Corporation, Cheshire, Conn.
The ARTBA leaders described the real world impacts caused by federal transportation funding uncertainty. They also urged the Administration to support enactment of a long-term, sustainable revenue stream for the Highway Trust Fund (HTF) before the end of 2014, and to be open to any viable funding options.