Trump Administration Issues Late Round of Rulemakings

Nick Goldstein, vice president of regulatory & legal issues, ARTBA The Trump administration issued final rules on wetlands permitting and drones during its last week in office. ARTBA also submitted comments on groundwater jurisdiction. Here are more details and...

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U.S. DOT Secretary Chao Resigns

By Mark Holan, editorial director, ARTBA U.S. Department of Transportation Secretary Elaine Chao, an original member of President Donald Trump’s Cabinet, announced her resignation, effective Jan. 11. “Yesterday, our country experienced a traumatic and entirely...

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Construction Industry COVID-19 Stand Down Coming Jan. 11-15

Staff report ARTBA and its allies from other construction sectors are encouraging employers to talk with workers next week about preventing the spread of COVID-19. More than 362,000 people in the U.S. have died of the virus, and 21.3 million have been infected,...

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Democrats Gain Slim Senate Majority, Shifting Key Committee Roles

By Lauren Schapker, vice president of legislative affairs, ARTBA Democrats won a slim majority in the Senate with the Jan. 5 Georgia runoff victories of Raphael Warnock and Jon Ossoff. The Senate will be split 50-50, with Vice President-elect Kamala Harris (D-Calif.)...

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More Late-Term Regulatory Changes from Trump Administration

By Nick Goldstein, vice president of regulatory and legal issues, ARTBA The Trump administration this week took several key regulatory actions that impact the transportation construction industry.  These include:  U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) released a...

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