Congress approved another patch of the Highway Trust Fund (HTF) to keep federal highway and transit funds flowing to the states before it adjourned for the August recess. So, what comes next?
How will latest temporary fix impact the transportation construction market? Will states cancel or delay projects? What’s the status for the reauthorization of MAP-21? What are the prospects that Congress will address a long-term solution for the HTF following the elections in November?
ARTBA’s Chief Economist Dr. Alison Premo Black and ARTBA Senior Vice President of Government Relations Dave Bauer will address these questions and provide their insights on the HTF situation and other factors impacting national and state construction markets during a August 14 webinar, scheduled from 12-1 pm, Eastern time.
They will also provide:
- A snapshot of highway, transit, bridge, ports and waterways, and airport runway market conditions through the first half of 2014, and a forecast for the remainder of the year;
- An examination of which state markets are showing growth and which are not;
- Transportation investment revenues developments at the state level and a preview of the 2014 transportation-related ballot initiatives; and
- A federal legislative update on other policy issues that could impact the construction market.