NSSGA, ARTBA Appeal to Supreme Court on Clean Water Act

Confusing rules promulgated by federal agencies under the Clean Water Act (CWA) are hurting the transportation construction sector’s ability to deliver infrastructure improvements that benefit all Americans, according to an amicus brief filed April 13 with the U.S. Supreme Court by the American Road & Transportation Builders Association (ARTBA) and National Stone, Sand & Gravel Association (NSSGA).  In the brief,…

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Analysis: Gas Tax Adjustments Have Limited Impacts on Fuel Prices

Do gas tax holidays automatically result in significantly lower prices and big savings for motorists at the pump? The short answer is “no,” according to new research from the American Road & Transportation Builders Association (ARTBA). The association examined 177 changes in state gasoline tax rates in 34 states between 2013 and 2021 and found that on average, just 18%…

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2022 Outlook & Forecast

Rebuilding America Starts With Rock.  By Mark S. Kuhar and Josephine Patterson As 2021 becomes 2022, the aggregates industry is looking forward with great optimism. The passage of the $1.2 trillion Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act (IIJA) – a once-in-a-generation bipartisan infrastructure bill – will do that. While the IIJA no doubt signals a vibrant future for the industry there…

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Doug Oberhelman

Doug Oberhelman, chairman and chief executive officer of Caterpillar Inc., was named the sole recipient of the American Road & Transportation Builders Association’s (ARTBA) highest honor – the “ARTBA Award.” It was presented to Oberhelman Oct. 6 during the association’s national convention, held in Tucson, Ariz. Established in 1960, the “ARTBA Award” recognizes individuals for outstanding contributions that have advanced…

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Transportation Funding Wins Big on Election Day

Preliminary Nov. 3 election results show voters in eight states approved 26 of 37 (70 percent) state or local referendums to increase transportation funding, according to an analysis by the American Road & Transportation Builders Association’s “Transportation Investment Advocacy Center” (ARTBA-TIAC).

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And Now . . . A Word from Our Founding Fathers

I was taken by a great press release that came from the American Road & Transportation Builders Association (ARTBA). They note that on Sept. 17, 1787, delegates to the Constitutional Convention in Philadelphia signed the historic document they had created. ARTBA is using the 228th anniversary of the U.S. Constitution signing to remind Congress that Article One, Section Eight, makes…

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Zachry Named ARTBA Chairman

David S. Zachry, chief executive officer of Texas-based Zachry Corp., has been elected 2015-2016 chairman by the members of the American Road & Transportation Builders Association (ARTBA). The announcement came during the association’s annual National Convention, held Sept. 29-Oct. 1 in Philadelphia. Zachry’s career in the transportation construction industry spans nearly 30 years. In 1996, he was named president of the company’s Civil…

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More Than 61,000 Bridges Need Significant Repair

An analysis of the recently-released 2014 U.S. Department of Transportation (U.S. DOT) National Bridge Inventory database finds good news and bad news when it comes to the most heavily traveled U.S. bridges. The good news is that there are more than 2,000 fewer structurally deficient structures than there were in 2013. The bad news is that it means more than…

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