National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA)


NEPA Modernization Reforms Must Be Upheld, ARTBA Tells Federal Court

The Trump administration's recent modernization of the National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA) is a "long overdue remedy" bringing "much-needed clarity after decades of conflict and confusion" that have needlessly delayed essential transportation projects, the American Road & Transportation Builders Association (ARTBA) told a federal court Sept....


AGC: Final NEPA Rule Will Make It Easier to Rebuild Infrastructure

The chief executive officer of the Associated General Contractors of America, Stephen E. Sandherr, issued the following statement in reaction to the release of the Administration's final rule reforming the National Environmental Policy Act Permitting Process: "This updated review process will make it easier to rebuild aging infrastructure, attract private investment, support efforts to reinvigorate our economy and continue to provide strict protections for the environment....


ARTBA: Trump Administration NEPA Overhaul Will Reduce Transportation Project Delays

The Trump administration's overhaul of the National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA) will both reduce delays to key transportation improvements projects and maintain environmental safeguards, according to the American Road & Transportation Builders Association (ARTBA)....


Trump Environmental Modernization Reforms Will Help Spur Transportation Infrastructure Improvements, ARTBA Says

The Trump administration's Jan. 9 proposals to modernize the National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA) will both reduce delays to key transportation improvements projects and maintain environmental safeguards, according to the American Road & Transportation Builders Association (ARTBA)....


FHWA Approves Full NEPA Assignment for Arizona DOT

A memorandum of understanding signed between the Federal Highway Administration and the Arizona Department of Transportation on April 16 allows the state to assume decision-making and legal responsibilities for meeting National Environmental Policy Act requirements for federal highway projects....


After Nearly a Decade, U.S.-98, SR-158 Extension Resumes

After almost a decade of inactivity, construction of the U.S.-98 and SR-158 extension projects in Mobile County, Ala., has resumed, beginning with work on the Big Creek Bridge. The Alabama Department of Transportation (ALDOT) is overseeing the current effort, which is expected to be completed by fall 2018....


ARTBA Helps Secure Purple Line Victory in Federal Court

The American Road & Transportation Builders Association (ARTBA) Dec. 19 hailed a federal appeals court decision to overrule a lower court ruling blocking the Maryland Purple Line light-rail project, one of the nation's most high profile transit public-private partnerships (P3)....


Update: Border Wall Construction Continues Without Environmental Impact Study

Though funding for the estimated $21.6 billion U.S.-Mexico wall has not yet been secured, the federal government continues to move forward with construction. In the latest development, the Trump Administration intends to invoke a 2005 anti-terror law to avoid conducting an environmental review of the impact the wall will have on a national wildlife refuge....






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