ARTBA Vice President of Regulatory Affairs and Assistant General Counsel Nick Goldstein stressed the need for stable transportation funding and a multi-year reauthorization bill during a Sept. 10 meeting with the Republican Attorneys General Association (RAGA). He also outlined ARTBA’s efforts to protect the transportation construction marketplace.

Goldstein and Alabama Attorney General Luther Strange, a RAGA Executive Committee member, discussed multiple regulatory and litigation issues important to transportation construction, including current federal litigation over the United States Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA’s) “waters of the United States” regulation.

Goldstein also noted ARTBA’s efforts on other regulatory fronts, such as EPA’s efforts to tighten federal ozone standards, hours of service rules, the Federal Highway Administration’s recently proposed local hiring initiative and the Disadvantaged Business Enterprise (DBE) program.