White House Proposes 8-Year, $2 Trillion Infrastructure Plan

By Lauren Schapker, vice president of legislative affairs, ARTBA What's happening: President Joe Biden today is proposing $387 billion for transportation infrastructure improvements during an event in Pittsburgh. The American Jobs Plan (AJP) is billed as a way to...

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ARTBA’s Dave Bauer on ‘American Jobs Plan’

Please attribute the following statement on President Joe Biden’s “American Jobs Plan” to American Road & Transportation Builders (ARTBA) President and CEO Dave Bauer: It is only fitting President Joe Biden announces his transportation investment plan in...

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FHWA Clarifies Use of Virtual Public Meetings

What happened:  The Federal Highway Administration (FHWA) issued guidance for when virtual public meetings can be used to satisfy National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA) project review and approval requirements. Why it matters: COVID-19 has made in-person meetings...

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ARTBA Urges Spending Flexibility for COVID-19 Aid

What happened: ARTBA led a group of 35 national organizations calling on U.S. Treasury Secretary Janet Yellen to provide clear guidance and flexibility in how states and local governments can spend $360 billion in relief from the American Rescue Plan (ARP). The $1.9...

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Biden Rolls Back Trump’s Rulemaking Reforms

What happened: Following an executive order from President Joe Biden, the U.S. Department of Transportation (U.S. DOT) has rescinded several Trump administration regulatory reforms. Among them: the “two for one” policy, which mandated that two existing regulations be...

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