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An examination of more than 2,500 state legislators from 16 states finds 91 percent of lawmakers who supported legislation to increase their state gas tax between 2013 and 2015 and ran for re-election won their seat during the next general election.

(WASHINGTON)— A new report released June 23 by members of the American Road & Transportation Builder’s Transportation Investment Advocacy Center™ (TIAC) Council includes model statutory language to raise state transportation revenues through registration fees on electric and hybrid electric vehicles.

(WASHINGTON)— The American Road & Transportation Builders Association (ARTBA) is bringing together business professionals and public officials this summer to share best practices, playbook secrets and other keys to success in advancing legislative and ballot initiatives that boost transportation infrastructure investment. The event will highlight recent transportation funding initiatives—both successful and unsuccessful—as well as new research and analysis.

(WASHINGTON)—The likely passage of a five-year federal surface transportation bill, increased investment from state and local governments, and continued strengthening in the U.S. economy are the key factors driving an expected 4 percent growth in the 2016 U.S. transportation construction market, according to the American Road & Transportation Builders Association’s (ARTBA) chief economist.

(WASHINGTON)—As millions of Americans prepare to travel this Labor Day weekend, a new report shows just how critical investments in transportation infrastructure projects are to the U.S. economy and quality of life.

(WASHINGTON) – Preliminary Nov. 3 election results show voters in eight states approved 26 of 37 (70 percent) state or local referendums to increase transportation funding, according to an analysis by the American Road & Transportation Builders Association’s “Transportation Investment Advocacy Center™” (ARTBA-TIAC).

(WASHINGTON)— Transportation investment champions from 28 states came together July 15 in the Nation’s Capital for the 2nd Annual National Workshop for State & Local Transportation Advocates, a signature program of the American Road & Transportation Builders Association’s (ARTBA) Transportation Investment Advocacy Center™ (TIAC).

(Washington) More than two dozen transportation champions came together July 15 in the Nation’s Capital for the inaugural meeting of the “Transportation Investment Advocates Council™” – a national network of construction and better roads professionals, chamber of commerce executives, and public officials who share a common interest in building support for transportation infrastructure investments in their state or local community.

(WASHINGTON)—With nearly 40 states having introduced measures relating to transportation funding so far this year, it’s clear that governors and state legislators are working to address their infrastructure challenges. Participants will explore the impacts of these legislative developments, what they might mean for congressional action on the Highway Trust Fund, and
much more during the American Road & Transportation Builders Association (ARTBA) 2nd Annual National Workshop for State & Local Transportation Advocates,” scheduled for July 15 in the Nation’s Capital.

(WASHINGTON)—Innovative design and construction techniques, cutting-edge technologies, new materials, safety products and state-of-the-art heavy equipment are being deployed by the public and private sectors to deliver critical, and cost-effective, transportation improvement projects to communities across the U.S., a new publication from the American Road & Transportation Builders Association (ARTBA) shows.

(WASHINGTON, D.C.)—Voting for a gas tax increase to fund transportation investments has not hurt Republicans or Democrats at the ballot box, a new political analysis shows.

(WASHINGTON)—Two of the nation’s leading transportation advocacy organizations have joined forces to launch a radio campaign urging key members of Congress to stop playing games with federal transportation funding and find a permanent solution for the federal Highway Trust Fund (HTF).

We all want safe, well maintained and uncongested roads, but a new analysis shows the average American driver is only being asked to contribute 1.2 percent of their annual cost to own and operate a motor vehicle towards funding federal investments in highway and transit capital improvements. Drivers spend over 11 times more each year for auto insurance.

(WASHINGTON)— The American Road & Transportation Builders Association (ARTBA) is bringing together transportation investment champions under one roof this summer to share best practices, playbook secrets and other keys to success in advancing legislative and ballot initiatives that boost transportation infrastructure investment.

(WASHINGTON)— The American Road & Transportation Builders Association (ARTBA) today announced the launch of a “Transportation Investment Advocates Council™” to provide a home for a national network of business professionals and public officials who share a common interest in building support for transportation infrastructure investments in their state or local community.

(WASHINGTON)—A 10 cents-per-gallon state gas tax increase signed into law Feb. 25 by Iowa Governor Terry Branstad (R) is the latest in a series of initiatives recently put forward by state governments to boost infrastructure funding, according to a new report from the American Road & Transportation Builders Association (ARTBA).

(WASHINGTON)—New research conducted by the Transportation Investment Advocacy Center (TIAC) has found that 18 states and the District of Columbia are using variable-rate gasoline taxes to generate revenue to help finance highway and bridge improvements.