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Posts Tagged ‘American Road & Transportation Builders Association’

Mixed Reactions to Obama’s New $300 Billion Transportation Bill

Thursday, February 27th, 2014
President Obama in St. Paul

On February 26, President Obama climbed the steps of St. Paul, MN’s Union Depot train station to announce his new vision for transportation funding. The bill includes a competition for $600 million in transportation dollars, and a four-year surface transportation reauthorization to the tune of $300 billion.

Stakeholders on both sides of the fence have been quick to form opinions, and the fate of the bill remains uncertain–though most agree that action is urgently needed. Selected reactions from the transportation community are excerpted below.

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Reactions to President Obama’s State of Union

Monday, February 18th, 2013

Transportation Issues Daily A number of transportation interests issued a news release offering a reaction to the President’s State of the Union. Here are excerpts from ones I could find. We republished Senator Boxer’s statement in full earlier. Gregory E. DiLoreto, president of The American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE): “President Obama’s ‘Fix-It-First’ plan is a great step toward […]

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Guest on The Infra Blog: Pete Ruane, AICP – President & CEO, American Road & Transportation Builders Association

Tuesday, June 5th, 2012

Dr. T. Peter Ruane is the president and CEO of the American Road and Transportation Builders Association (ARTBA), a 110-year old national federation of public and private transportation construction interests with 6,000 members headquartered in Washington, D.C.  He has over 40 years of diversified experience in the economic development, transportation, construction and national defense fields. […]

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STATE GAS TAX REPORT

Tuesday, April 27th, 2010
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AMERICAN ROAD & TRANSPORTATION BUILDERS ASSOCIATION
Some political speculators have suggested that an increase in the federal gasoline tax to meet the nation’s staggering highway and mass transit capital investment needs as part of SAFETEA‐LU reauthorization is “politically undoable.” Their theory is that those who would advocate or support such an increase would do so at great political risk. A survey of state legislative actions on the motor fuel excise since 1997 conducted by the American Road & Transportation Builders Association’s Economics Department demonstrates that facts do not support these claims.

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