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Aviation Bill Update

The House and Senate officially punted on a new multi-year federal aviation program last week by passing another temporary extension through Sept. 30, 2017.  President Obama was expected to sign the measure before the current authorization extension expired July 15.  The House approved the measure July 11, and the Senate followed suit July 13 with […]

Executive Director is in Washington, D.C.

ATB’s Executive Director is in Washington, D.C. this week attending the American Roads & Transportation Builders Association as a guest speaker.  Ramon was invited to speak to represent Southern Arizona at the 2016 National Workshop for State & Local Transportation Advocates conference.  This is a three day event learning about states that have or just […]

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GOP’s new Platform on Transportation Funding

The 2016 Republican platform, approved earlier this week at the party’s convention in Cleveland, calls for a winnowing of the federal role in delivering transportation solutions—a clear departure from the GOP platforms dating back to 2000.  Specifically, it proposes to phase out the federal public transportation program and more than $2 billion the document claims […]

Continued – Executive Director’s trip to Washington, D.C.

As we reported last week that ATB’s Executive Director was in Washington, D.C. this week attending the American Roads & Transportation Builders Association’s Transportation Investment Advocacy Center annual meeting as a guest speaker.  Ramon discussed the various ballot measures in Arizona and how it has influenced the current economy.  Ramon did not just go to […]

City Procurement Update

ATB and ACT (Alliance of Construction Trades) met again with the City Procurement Director regarding several recommendations both associations had.  This has been another meeting of a series to come.  City Procurement will be conducting a survey to sub-contractors and SBE’s in the coming months to learn about how to improve the SBE program and […]