Fixing the Highway Trust Fund, Modernizing Infrastructure

EDITOR'S NOTE: This column appears in the January/February issue of ARTBA's Transportation Builder magazine. Sen. Tom Carper (D-Del.) is the ranking member of the Senate Environment & Public Works (EPW) Committee, shown above at a 2016 ARTBA/TCC event. Sen. John...

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Program Hits 300 “Safety Certified” Mark

By Mark Holan, editorial director, ARTBA More than 300 transportation construction professionals are now “safety certified” through the ARTBA Foundation’s Safety Certification for Transportation Project Professionals™ (SCTPP) program. Forty three have earned the...

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Supreme Court to Decide if Clean Water Act Covers Groundwater

By Nick Goldstein, vice president of regulatory and legal issues, ARTBA  The U. S. Supreme Court will consider whether the Clean Water Act (CWA) applies to discharges into groundwater. Recent lower federal court decisions have been split as to whether or not the U.S....

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FY 2019 Spending Bills Are Finally Law

By Dean Franks, senior vice president, congressional relations, ARTBA The House and Senate Feb. 14 overwhelmingly approved the final seven FY 2019 spending bills after nearly five months of short-term extensions and the longest government shutdown in U.S. history. ...

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Senate Committee Examines Infrastructure Needs

By Dean Franks, senior vice president, congressional relations, ARTBA Members of the Senate Commerce, Science & Transportation Committee Feb. 13 began the process of enacting major infrastructure legislation this year with a kick-off hearing to look at the needs...

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