ARTBA has a great idea for “Getting Beyond Gridlock”

A new television commercial from the American Road & Transportation Builders Association (ARTBA) presents some very sensible recommendations for fixing the Highway Trust Fund for the long term. Instead of relying on temporary budget solutions to fund the nation’s highway and transit program, the commercial points out that a $0.15 increase in the highway user fee...

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‘Drivers, Start Your Engines’ – Thanksgiving Weekend is Going to Have Roadways Busy

The countdown has begun. No, not for Christmas. The countdown has begun for the busiest day of the year. No, not Black Friday. The busiest day on our nation’s roads is here! The day before Thanksgiving – Wednesday – TODAY – is traditionally the busiest travel day in our nation. And with some of the lowest gasoline prices in several years, Americans are more likely to be...

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DON’T MISS “60 MINUTES,” SUNDAY, NOV. 23 – AMERICA’S INFRASTRUCTURE IS “ON LIFE SUPPORT”

Former U.S. Transportation Secretary Ray LaHood tells 60 MINUTES that many of the roads and bridges we drive on every day are “on life support.” What’s more, nearly 70,000 bridges in the U.S. are deemed structurally deficient. “I don’t want to say they’re unsafe. But they’re dangerous,” said LaHood. “Our infrastructure’s on life support right now. That’s what we’re on,”...

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Secretary Foxx and former DOT Secretaries send Open Letter to Congress

Transportation Secretary Anthony Foxx and 11 of his predecessors sent an important message to Congress this week.  In an Open Letter, they acknowledge that Congress will likely act to avoid insolvency of the Highway Trust Fund.  And that the current bill – passed last week in the House and now pending in the Senate – should extend surface transportation funding until May...

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New ARTBA campaign highlights transportation investment needs

The ARTBA “Transportation Makes America Work!” program (TMAW) recently launched a fact-filled information campaign that shines a bright spotlight on America’s highway and transit investment needs. Under the headline “The Shocking Truth”, the new campaign highlights the impact that transportation investment – or the lack of it – has on American families and businesses....

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Sen. Brown, Transportation Leaders use School Bus to Teach Highway Funding Lesson

In front of a backdrop with traffic-halting shock, U.S. Sen. Sherrod Brown (D-Ohio) and other transportation leaders from Ohio informed media on June 30 that heavy-highway planning on the state’s future transportation projects could be stopped within weeks. In an awareness effort held at the Ohio Contractors Association’s (OCA) headquarters in Columbus,  the Laborers’...

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