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ARTBA President & CEO Pete Ruane Statement on Elaine Chao’s Selection as U.S. Secretary of Transportation

fa4ca536-14f6-4df1-83e2-ca3527905984American Road &Transportation Builders Association President & CEO Pete Ruane issued the following statement in reaction to Elaine Chao’s selection as U.S. DOT Secretary:

Pete Ruane

Pete Ruane

“President-elect Trump has made a very good choice in selecting an experienced and proven leader to serve in this key cabinet post.

“As a former deputy secretary of transportation and secretary of labor in the respective Bush Administrations, there will be little learning curve for Elaine Chao. She is already well-versed on federal transportation policy, regulatory and safety matters.

“We look forward to her playing a critical leadership role in fulfilling President-elect Trump’s campaign pledge to make major new strategic investments in America’s transportation infrastructure network.”

Since 1902, ARTBA has been the “consensus voice” of the U.S. transportation design and construction industry before Congress, the White House, federal agencies, news media and the general public.

AEM Elects 2017 Officers, New Directors Michael A. Haberman of Gradall Industries is AEM Chair

 

The Association of Equipment Manufacturers (AEM) announces its 2017 officers as well as directors elected to the AEM Board of Directors and AG and CE Sector Boards.

AEM Officers for 2017 are:

Chair Michael A. Haberman, President, Gradall Industries Inc.

Chair Michael A. Haberman, President, Gradall Industries Inc.

Chair Michael A. Haberman, President, Gradall Industries Inc.
Vice Chair Richard M. Goldsbury, President Doosan Bobcat North America & Oceania, Doosan Bobcat
AG Chair John D. Lagemann, Senior VP Sales & Marketing-Regions 3 & 4, Deere & Company
CE Chair Jeffrey R. Reed, President & CEO, Reed International/VSS Macropaver
Treasurer Jim Walker, VP Case IH North America, CNH Industrial
Secretary Dennis J. Slater, AEM’s full-time President
AEM officers and directors work on behalf of all member companies, giving their time and talent to provide strategic direction and guidance for the Association’s business-development initiatives in areas including public policy, market data, and exhibitions, as well as technical, safety and regulatory issues and education/training.

“At AEM, we benefit from the support of our member companies and the dedication of their representatives who serve in AEM leadership roles,” said AEM President Dennis Slater. “They help ensure Association programs continue to meet member and industry needs, and we appreciate their knowledge and participation.”

Directors elected to the AEM Board of Directors:

Jason M. Andringa, President & CEO, Vermeer Corporation
Steven W. Berglund, President & CEO, Trimble Navigation Ltd.
Robert B. Crain, Senior VP & General Manager North America, AGCO Corporation
Matt Daley, President & CEO, GEA Farm Technologies Inc.
Richard M. Goldsbury, President Doosan Bobcat North America & Oceania, Doosan Bobcat
John D. Lagemann, Senior VP Sales & Marketing-Regions 3 & 4, Deere & Company
Arjun Mirdha, President & CEO, JCB Inc.
Michael J. Osenga, President Diesel & Gas Turbine Publications
Greg Petras, President, Kuhn North America Inc.
Rod Schrader, Chairman & CEO, Komatsu America Corp.
Jim Walker, VP Case IH North America, CNH Industrial
Directors elected to the AEM AG Sector Board:

Grant Adolph, COO, Buhler Industries Inc.
Mark D. Core, Executive VP & Chief Marketing Officer, Vermeer Corporation
Matt Daley, President & CEO, GEA Farm Technologies Inc.
Richard Fox-Marrs, President JCB Agriculture, JCB Inc.
Bill T. Hurley, VP Sales North America, AGCO Corporation
John D. Lagemann, Senior VP Sales & Marketing-Regions 3 & 4, Deere & Company
Bret Lieberman, VP North America, New Holland Agriculture
Leif J. Magnusson, President, CLAAS Global Sales Americas Inc.
Brian A. McKown, Executive VP & COO, Kinze Manufacturing Inc.
Greg Petras, President, Kuhn North America, Inc.
Todd H. Stucke, Senior VP Sales, Marketing & Product Support, Kubota Tractor Corporation
Directors elected to the AEM CE Sector Board:

Steven W. Berglund, President & CEO, Trimble Navigation Ltd.
John L. Garrison, President & CEO, Terex Corporation
Jeff Heinemann, VP Construction, Sandvik Mining & Construction
Chuck Martz, President, CEO & Chairman, Link-Belt Construction Equipment Company
Daniel L. Miller, President & CEO, Manitou Americas Inc.
Ray O’Connor, President & CEO, Topcon Positioning Systems Inc.
Jeffrey R. Reed, President & CEO, Reed International/VSS Macropaver
Patrick Roesler, CEO, G&D Integrated
Stephen Roy, President Sales Region Americas, Volvo Construction Equipment
Rod Schrader, Chairman & CEO, Komatsu America Corp.
George H. Taylor, VP Customer Services Support, Caterpillar Inc.
AEM is the North American-based international trade group providing innovative business development resources to advance the off-road equipment manufacturing industry in the global marketplace. AEM membership comprises more than 900 companies and more than 200 product lines in the agriculture, construction, forestry, mining and utility sectors worldwide. AEM is headquartered in Milwaukee, Wisconsin, with offices in the world capitals of Washington, D.C.; Ottawa, Canada; and Beijing, China.

For more information on AEM services and programs, visit www.aem.org.

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Voters Want Transportation Investment Record Number of State and Local Ballot Measures Approve

63f04383-b557-424b-936b-696d2d371c0bPreliminary November 8 election results show voters in 22 states approved ballot measures that will provide $201 billion in funding extensions and new revenue for state and local transportation projects.

According to an analysis by the American Road & Transportation Builders Association’s “Transportation Investment Advocacy Center™” (ARTBA-TIAC), 69 percent of the 280 transportation funding ballot measures up for vote across the nation were approved, with results still pending for seven local areas.

California will see the biggest impact. Voters in the state approved 15 of 26 transportation ballot measures worth $133 billion, including a 1 cent sales tax in Los Angeles that will provide $120 billion over 40 years for local road, bridge and transit projects. The California measures had to muster at least a two-thirds “super majority” vote to pass—10 of the measures that failed received over 50 percent of the vote, but did not reach that threshold. California voters also rejected a statewide measure that would have required any public infrastructure bond over $2 billion to go on the ballot for voter approval.

Voters in Illinois and New Jersey passed transportation tax “lockbox” measures to prohibit state lawmakers from diverting transportation user fee revenue to non-transportation uses. Maine approved a statewide transportation bond issue for $100 million and Rhode Island voters approved $70 million in bonds for port investment.

In Washington state, voters approved a 25-year, $54 billion revenue package that would support expanding Sound Transit light rail and bus routes. The package included a bond issue and adjustments in property, sales and motor vehicle taxes.

In Missouri, a statewide initiative to increase the state’s cigarette tax to raise an estimated $100 million annually for transportation investments failed. Voters in Georgia approved local sales tax increases that would raise nearly $4 billion for road and transit projects in the metropolitan Atlanta area.

Earlier this year, voters approved 76 of 81 transportation funding measures—or 93 percent—of initiatives on primary ballots.

Overall, voters approved 74 percent of transportation ballot initiatives in 2016. This is in line with the 10-year average rate of 74 percent. In the last two presidential elections, voters approved 77 percent (2012) and 76 percent (2008) of transportation funding measures.

The complete report and an interactive map showing the state-by-state results can be found at www.transportationinvestment.org.

ARTBA President & CEO Pete Ruane Statement on the Election of Donald Trump

fa4ca536-14f6-4df1-83e2-ca3527905984American Road & Transportation Builders Association (ARTBA) President & CEO Pete Ruane issued the following statement about the election of Donald Trump:

Pete Ruane

Pete Ruane

“President-elect Trump will have a ‘can do’ industry as his partner in rebuilding and expanding the nation’s transportation infrastructure to make it again second to none. Give us the proper resources and the new jobs and innovative solutions will take off.

“Republicans in Congress should heed the call of their party’s leader and make urgently-needed improvements of national infrastructure networks a top priority in early 2017.

“Despite a highly partisan political environment, Republicans and Democrats have routinely worked in a bipartisan manner to support infrastructure legislation. All sides should view a long-term infrastructure package as an opportunity for the two parties to come together and make meaningful progress for the American people.”

Since 1902, ARTBA has been the “consensus voice” of the U.S. transportation design and construction industry before Congress, the White House, federal agencies, news media and the general public.