FHWA Clarifies Use of Virtual Public Meetings

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...
Biden Rolls Back Trump’s Rulemaking Reforms

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happened: Following an executive order from President Joe Biden, the U.S. Department of Transportation (U.S. DOT) has rescinded several Trump administration regulatory reforms.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...
Labor Dept. Reverses Regulatory Guidance Reforms

Labor Dept. Reverses Regulatory Guidance Reforms

By Nick Goldstein, vice president of regulatory and legal issues, ARTBA The U.S. Department of Labor (DOL) Jan. 27 reversed recent improvements to its procedures for issuing regulatory guidance documents. Guidance is important because it details how federal agencies...
Biden Issues Orders on Buy America & Climate Change

Biden Issues Orders on Buy America & Climate Change

By Nick Goldstein, vice president of regulatory and legal issues, ARTBA President Joe Biden released new executive orders this week advancing policy priorities that will affect the federal-aid transportation programs.  On Jan. 25, the president signed an executive...
Biden Acts To Reverse Trump Regulatory Policies

Biden Acts To Reverse Trump Regulatory Policies

By Nick Goldstein, vice president of regulatory and legal issues, ARTBA President Joe Biden initiated a series of regulatory actions shortly after taking office that reversed a number of Trump administration policies and advanced familiar themes he articulated...
Trump Administration Issues Late Round of Rulemakings

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...