The Clock is Ticking

February 10, 2014 – The Congressional Budget Office released its latest estimates for the overall federal deficit Feb. 4 and projected that the Highway Trust Fund will need an infusion of $172 billion over the next 10 years to stay solvent, according to NSSGA. The new figures confirm what transportation industry stakeholders and administration officials have been warning since the passage of…

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Partnership to Build America Act introduced in the House

According to the National Stone, Sand & Gravel Association (NSSGA), Michael Bennett (D-Colo.) and Roy Blunt (R-Mo.) have introduced the Senate companion bill to The Partnership to Build America Act introduced in the House by Rep. John Delaney (D-Md.).

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State of the Infrastructure

January 29, 2014 – In last night’s State of the Union address, President Obama called for tax reform tied to infrastructure investment, and put Congress on notice that they must pass an infrastructure bill. “Moreover, we can take the money we save with this transition to tax reform to create jobs rebuilding our roads, upgrading our ports, unclogging our commutes –…

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ARTBA Issues Warning to Pennsylvania Officials

Cutting highway and bridge work by 25 percent in any given year, and then sustaining it in the years ahead, would cost Pennsylvania $1.25 billion in lost economic activity over a five-year period and put as many as 9,600 jobs permanently at risk, the American Road & Transportation Builders Association’s (ARTBA) chief economist told state lawmakers at a July 31…

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Foxx Sworn in as DOT Chief

Charlotte Mayor Anthony Foxx was sworn in as the nation’s 17th Secretary of Transportation by Judge Nathaniel Jones in a private ceremony at U.S. Department of Transportation headquarters. The ceremony was attended by Foxx’s wife, Samara, and their two children, Hillary and Zachary, and used a Bible belonging to Secretary Foxx’s great-grandparents. His nomination was confirmed by the full U.S.…

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ARTBA to Congress: Reforms Important, Implementation Critical

Simply giving federal agencies the ability to complete regulatory reviews in a more efficient manner in no way guarantees that authority would be utilized, was the key message recently delivered to Congress by American Road & Transportation Builders Association (ARTBA). First Vice-Chair Nick Ivanoff, president and CEO of New York-based design firm Ammann & Whitney, testifying before the House Judiciary’s…

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