House Passes $1.5 Trillion Infrastructure Bill

House Passes $1.5 Trillion Infrastructure Bill

By Lauren Schapker, vice president of legislative affairs, ARTBA The House of Representatives July 1 approved a five-year, $494 billion highway reauthorization as part of a $1.5 trillion infrastructure package. The 233-188 vote was largely along party lines in the...
House Set to Vote on $1.5 Trillion Infrastructure Package

House Set to Vote on $1.5 Trillion Infrastructure Package

By Dean Franks, senior vice president of congressional relations, ARTBA The House of Representatives is scheduled to vote the week of June 29 on a $1.5 trillion infrastructure package, about one third of which is a five-year surface transportation reauthorization.  ...
House Committee Approves Multi-Year Transportation Bill

House Committee Approves Multi-Year Transportation Bill

By Lauren Schapker, vice president of legislative affairs, ARTBA The House Transportation & Infrastructure (T&I) Committee June 18 approved in a party-line vote legislation to reauthorize the nation’s surface transportation programs. The Investing in a New...
ARTBA Scores Quick Victory in OSHA Lawsuit

ARTBA Scores Quick Victory in OSHA Lawsuit

By Nick Goldstein, ARTBA vice president of regulatory and legal issues Less than two weeks after telling a federal court to reject an attempt by the American Federation of Labor and Congress of Industrial Organizations (AFL-CIO) to require the federal government to...
New Dashboard Highlights Benefits of Highway Investment

New Dashboard Highlights Benefits of Highway Investment

By John Schneidawind, vice president of public affairs, ARTBA  States leveraged $31 billion in federal funds to advance $66.5 billion in highway improvements during fiscal year (FY) 2018, according to an interactive ARTBA tool that for the first time provides the...