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TCC’s ‘Hardhats for Highways’ campaign urges Congress to fix Highway Trust Fund

Amanda Bayhi - Mar 13, 2014

TCC’s ‘Hardhats for Highways’ campaign urges Congress to fix Highway Trust Fund

A group of associations and labor unions is working to alert Congress to the looming insolvency of the Highway Trust Fund (HTF) -- the main source of highway infrastructure funding, which could run out as early as August. The Transportation Construction ...

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Transportation Talk: Can We Stop a ‘Painful’ Transportation Situation?

Tina Grady Barbaccia - Mar 08, 2014

Transportation Talk:  Can We Stop a ‘Painful’  Transportation Situation?

  We’re in trouble – big trouble – and it’s going to be hard to find a way out. It’s not news to anyone in the transportation construction industry that the nation’s Highway Trust Fund (HTF) is in peril. So far, ...

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VIDEO: ARTBA President Pete Ruane urges ConExpo-Con/Agg attendees to tell Congress to fix Highway Trust Fund

Amanda Bayhi - Feb 19, 2014

VIDEO: ARTBA President Pete Ruane urges ConExpo-Con/Agg attendees to tell Congress to fix Highway Trust Fund

The American Road and Transportation Builders Association (ARTBA) has been shedding light on the Highway Trust Fund (HTF) and other transportation-related policy with its “Transportation Makes America Work” campaign. The campaign includes a grassroots-focused website, an advocacy app and more. Now ARTBA ...

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President Obama briefly addresses transportation in State of the Union

Amanda Bayhi - Jan 29, 2014

President Obama briefly addresses transportation in State of the Union

Tuesday night, President Obama gave his State of the Union address, which offered a chance for the president to present potential solutions for transportation and infrastructure funding. However, our sister site Overdrive points out that the president only briefly mentioned transportation ...

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ARTBA elects Oldcastle President, COO Doug Black as 2013-2014 chair

Amanda Bayhi - Sep 12, 2013

ARTBA elects Oldcastle President, COO Doug Black as 2013-2014 chair

American Road & Transportation Builders Association (ARTBA) has elected Doug Black, president and chief operating officer of Oldcastle, the association’s chairman. ARTBA announced the election results during its national convention in Milwaukee, Wisconsin, September 8-10. In a September 10 speech at the ...

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Highway Contractor

Better Roads Staff - Jan 12, 2012

Highway Contractor

Another Testing 12 Months The recovery continues. Slowly. Slowly. It’s frustrating (again) to have to say it, but it appears that this new year will offer us more of the same. Last year virtually repeating itself, as did the year before that and ...

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‘We need some form of populist movement for funding,’ say ARTBA and AASHTO

Tina Grady Barbaccia - Feb 07, 2011

From Better Roads Editor-in-Chief John Latta at the National Asphalt Pavement Association (NAPA) annual meeting in Orlando We may not see people to pour into the streets, but we do need some form of populist movement if we are to squeeze ...

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Financial District

Brooke Wisdom - Feb 01, 2011

Financial District

Playing with a New Deck The rules of the transportation funding game have changed in Washington. By John Latta Rules about how things may be, can be, should be and are done on Capitol Hill are rarely written simply. And if they are, ...

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Kirk Landers

Brooke Wisdom - Feb 01, 2011

Kirk Landers

Meet the New Hypocrisy. Same as the Old Hypocrisy. By Kirk Landers, Editor Emeritus When the 112th Congress convened in January, the new Republican majority in the House of Representatives made a great show of reading the U.S. Constitution aloud, word for word, ...

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RoadWorks

Brooke Wisdom - Dec 01, 2010

RoadWorks

Going up? Fuel tax hike opponents now have fewer places  to hide. By John Latta, Tina Grady Barbaccia and Mike Anderson The pressure on Congress to raise fuel taxes has just been increased. A preliminary report by the co-chairs of the President’s deficit commission, ...

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Financial District

Brooke Wisdom - Nov 01, 2010

Financial District

No more money New report says public in no mood to increase transportation funding (in fact they’d be happy to see cuts) By John Latta A new report has put into even higher relief the central problem behind the stall in reauthorization and ...

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ARTBA’s Ruane on Caltrans decision: Political inertia playing havoc with nation’s transportation program

Tina Grady Barbaccia - Aug 13, 2010

American Road & Transportation Builders Association (ARTBA) President & CEO Pete Ruane has made an official statement regarding the Caltrans announcement stopping new transportation improvement projects. Ruane's statement follows: “Political inertia from Sacramento, California, to Washington, D.C., is playing havoc with the ...

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