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Interstate 11 Draft Environmental Impact Statement available for public review

Interstate 11 Draft Environmental Impact Statement available for public review Formal comment period begins April 5; six public hearings set for April and May PHOENIX – The Draft Tier 1 Environmental Impact Statement for the 280-mile Interstate 11 corridor – stretching from Nogales to Wickenburg – is now available for review and comment. After three years […]

Senate Committee Aims for Highway & Transit Bill Markup By August Recess

The chairman and ranking member of the Senate Environment & Public Works Committee say they want a surface transportation reauthorization bill marked up before the Aug. 3 recess. Chairman John Barrasso (R-Wyo.) and ranking member Tom Carper (D-Del.) told Politico they’re committed to passing “significant, bipartisan highway infrastructure legislation” and they’re aiming to make investments in […]

ARTBA Calls for New Approach to Roadway Safety

ARTBA is calling for a shift in how the nation approaches roadway safety. The association April 9 submitted its views to a U.S. House Highways and Transit subcommittee hearing. Rather than the usual federal focus on reducing the number of crashes by improving motorists’ behavior, ARTBA believes the premise must be turned around to accept […]

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Progress on Infrastructure Continues During Recess

By John Schneidawind, vice president of public affairs, ARTBA Though Congress is on recess until April 29, momentum continues to build in Washington for an infrastructure bill.  ARTBA staff the week of April 15 continued working with administration leaders and Capitol Hill staff on various matters, including meetings on the Highway Trust Fund’s solvency, reauthorization of the […]

House ‘Problem Solvers’ Re-Release Infrastructure Report

By Mark Holan, editorial director, ARTBA The Problem Solvers Caucus, a bipartisan group of U.S. House members, May 28 released a 16-page infrastructure blueprint that calls for “modernizing existing user fees, incentivizing private innovation and investment through public-private partnerships, making smarter investments with limited federal dollars, and increasing accountability to taxpayers.” The report shows there is still […]