ARTBA Urges Spending Flexibility for COVID-19 Aid

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...
ARTBA Urges Spending Flexibility for COVID-19 Aid

What is the Administration’s Infrastructure Plan?

What’s happening: U.S. Secretary of Transportation Pete Buttigieg on Thursday is scheduled to outline the Biden administration’s infrastructure priorities before the House Transportation & Infrastructure Committee. Buttigieg’s testimony will be the first Congress...
House Narrowly Passes Major Labor Reform Bill

House Narrowly Passes Major Labor Reform Bill

What happened: ARTBA urged opposition to the Protecting the Right to Organize (PRO) Act in a March 9 letter to House members. The bill would strengthen organized labor by expanding picketing laws, making it easier for employees to unionize, and increasing Unfair Labor...
House Transportation Leaders Meet at White House

House Transportation Leaders Meet at White House

By Lauren Schapker, vice president of legislative affairs, ARTBA A preference for bipartisanship and speed in crafting an infrastructure package emerged from a March 4 White House meeting between President Joe Biden, Vice President Kamala Harris, and Transportation...
Investment ‘Pay-fors’ Loom Over Infrastructure Talks

Investment ‘Pay-fors’ Loom Over Infrastructure Talks

By Lauren Schapker, vice president of legislative affairs, ARTBA Highway Trust Fund (HTF) solvency remained the elephant in the room as federal leaders discussed how to pay for surface transportation investment during the annual Washington Briefing of the American...