Trump Administration Issues New ‘Waters Protection’ Rule

By John Schneidawind, vice president of public affairs, ARTBA  The Trump administration’s rewrite of the 2015 “Waters of the United States” (WOTUS) rule--officially released Jan. 23--will help restore clarity to federal wetlands regulations and reduce delays to...

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ARTBA Seeks Members Help to Modernize Environmental Rules

By Nick Goldstein, vice president of regulatory and legal issues, ARTBA ARTBA has created a summary of the Trump administration’s proposals to modernize the National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA), as well as guidelines for submitting comments before the government’s...

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Robert Wessels Named Executive Director at GCA of New York

Robert Wessels Jan. 20 was named executive director of the General Contractors Association of New York (GCA), an ARTBA chapter affiliate. He had been serving as acting executive director since August 2019. “Robert is the consummate professional who brings...

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Americans Spend Less on Gas Than Similar Expenses

By Emma Moore, ARTBA intern American drivers pay $274.69 annually in both state and federal gas taxes, significantly less than the cost of utilities such as water, electricity, or the internet, according to an analysis by ARTBA member firm HNTB Corporation. The...

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