More COVID-19 Relief Before Election In Doubt

More COVID-19 Relief Before Election In Doubt

By Lauren Schapker, vice president of legislative affairs, ARTBA White House and Democratic leaders failed to reach agreement on a large COVID-19 response bill after another week of negotiations. Instead, House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) and U.S. Treasury...
Surface Transportation Programs Extended to September 2021

Surface Transportation Programs Extended to September 2021

By Lauren Schapker, vice president of legislative affairs, ARTBA  President Donald J. Trump Oct. 1 signed into law a one-year extension of federal highway, bridge, and public transportation programs in a package that also funds the entire federal government through...
ARTBA Launches New Voter Resource for Members

ARTBA Launches New Voter Resource for Members

By Lauren Schapker, vice president of legislative affairs, ARTBA  To help its members prepare for and participate in the Nov. 3 elections, ARTBA has launched the 2020 Voter Action Center. Users can:  Check their voter registration status;  Register to vote, if...
U.S. DOT Pumps $1 Billion in BUILD Grants to 44 States

U.S. DOT Pumps $1 Billion in BUILD Grants to 44 States

By Lauren Schapker, vice president of legislative affairs, ARTBA  The U.S. Department of Transportation Sept. 16 awarded $1 billion in Better Utilizing Investments to Leverage Development (BUILD) discretionary grants to 70 projects in 44 states. The competitive grants...
Surface Transportation Programs Extended to September 2021

Over $6 Billion Needed for Highway Trust Fund to Keep Pace 

By Dean Franks, senior vice president for congressional relations, ARTBA The Highway Trust Fund (HTF) needs at least $6.4 billion in additional revenue to support surface transportation programs at current funding levels, plus inflation, through September 2021, the...