Government, Fuel

States’ Road Usage Charge Programs May Offer Model for Federal System, Experts Say

TIAC's 2021 national workshop Panel moderator Carolyn Kramer Simons of ARTB, Edwin Sniffen, Hawaii Department of Transportation deputy director of highways (right) and Oregon state Sen. John Lively (bottom). (Transportation Investment Advocacy Center)

Road usage charge initiatives at the state level can offer models for a federal program, which should be formulated sooner rather than later, according to experts gathered at a transportation funding event.

Eleanor Lamb | Staff Reporter
July 14, 2021
Government, Business

Federal Infrastructure Agreement Could Boost Construction, Experts Say

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State lawmakers have been active in pursuing bills to support infrastructure work, but the construction market could see a further boost if federal leaders can agree on a legislative package, according to transportation experts.

Eleanor Lamb | Staff Reporter
July 13, 2021
Government, Business

Senate Panel to Meet for Infrastructure Discussion June 4

Road in need of repair in Michigan A road in need of repair in Lansing, Mich. (Michigan Department of Transportation)

Senators on the committee responsible for highway policy are scheduled to meet June 4 to review infrastructure concerns with the mayor of Louisville, Ky., and other stakeholders.

Eugene Mulero | Senior Reporter
June 2, 2020
Government, Safety

ARTBA Reports 231,000 Bridges Need Repairs

Under the Theodore Roosevelt Bridge View from under the Theodore Roosevelt Bridge by Getty Images

Nearly 231,000 bridges require repairs with more than 46,000 bridges showing structural deficiencies, according to the American Road and Transportation Builders Association.

Eugene Mulero | Senior Reporter
April 17, 2020

Deficient Bridges Add to Country’s Infrastructure Woes

George Washington Bridge The New Jersey side of the George Washington Bridge is the site of the worst bottleneck traffic in the country, according to an ATRI report released earlier this year. (DroneViews via YouTube)

A new ARTBA report identifies some of the most structurally deficient bridges and the negative effect they have on the flow of goods over the nation's highways. Here's your Capitol Agenda look at the week ahead for trucking on Capitol Hill.

Eugene Mulero | Senior Reporter
April 13, 2020
Government, Business

Transportation Construction Market Will Grow in 2020, ARTBA Forecasts

Road work in Indiana Construction on an Indiana road. (Indiana Department of Transportation)

The transportation construction market is expected to grow by about 5% in 2020, according to the American Road and Transportation Builders Association’s annual economic forecast. 

Eleanor Lamb | Staff Reporter
December 5, 2019
Government, Business

ARTBA Promotes Schapker to VP Role

Lauren Schapker recently was tapped to play a key role in the American Road and Transportation Builders Association’s efforts to advance its national agenda.

Eugene Mulero | Senior Reporter
August 7, 2019
Government, Business, Fuel

Experts: State Funding a Local Issue, Too

Ventura, Calif. Ventura, Calif., street by Getty Images

Any statewide measure meant to generate revenue for transportation projects should include the needs of localities, according to Darren Kettle, executive director of the Ventura County Transportation Commission.

Eleanor Lamb | Staff Reporter
June 28, 2019
Government, Business, Safety

ARTBA Webinar Speakers Champion Transparency, Trust

ARTBA Highway workers patch potholes on a road near Detroit. (

Establishing rapport with legislators and the public is essential to gaining their trust and generating support for infrastructure investment, according to state transportation leaders.

Eleanor Lamb | Staff Reporter
April 30, 2019
Government, Business, Logistics

47,000 Bridges Nationwide Are Structurally Deficient, ARTBA Analysis Finds

Arlington Memorial Bridge The Arlington Memorial Bridge, connecting Northern Virginia with Washington, D.C., is one of the notable bridges on the list. (Andrew Harnik/Associated Press)

Iowa, Pennsylvania and Oklahoma have the dubious distinction of leading the country in states with the highest number of bridges deemed structurally deficient, according to a recent analysis by the group that represents road builders.

Eugene Mulero | Senior Reporter
April 1, 2019