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The BOLD Act

On March 12th the American Roads & Transportation Builders Association (ARTBA) rolled out a comprehensive proposal to end the political impasse over how to fund future federal investments in state highway, bridge and transit capital projects.  “Getting Beyond Gridlock” plan marries a 15 cents-per-gallon increase in the federal gas and diesel motor fuels tax with […]

Pima County Oversite Committee

As you may recall, Pima County tentatively approved a property tax increase that would benefit residential roads by nearly $20 million annually for five years.  With that plan, ATB requested that Pima County have an Oversite Committee as the County proposed during the November 2015 Bond election, and what the City and RTA currently has […]

Thanks Again!

Thank you to all the attendees and sponsors of the 6th State of the RTA dinner held last Thursday night.  We had a record attendance and thank you to Jim DeGrood of the RTA for being our guest speaker and proving some very valuable information.  You can view the presentation here.  We would also like […]

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Are you ready?

Thank you to many of you who attended the ATB Lunch & Learn last week regarding the new regulations for minimum wage and sick leave (Prop. 206).  We thank our ATB Members Mesch, Clark, Rothschild and Regier Carr & Monroe for presenting the information to our members.  There were several questions and hypothetical questions that […]

Meeting with County Administrator

Yesterday ATB President Steve Melton (Hunter Contracting) and Executive Director Ramon Gaanderse met with Pima County Administrator Chuck Huckelberry.  The main discussion was about property tax verses sales tax for the County and funding roads.  As stated in early “Weekly’s” Pima Count tentatively adopted a property tax increase that would pay for residential roads for […]

Governor’s Office Update

ATB learned last week that the Governor’s office recently brought on Matt Clark, Transportation and Municipal Government Policy Advisor.  Mat explained that the Governor’s office will be opening a P3 office to review any and all projects to determine if projects can use the “Public Private Partnership” process.  When asked if we will see a […]