Tag: American Road & Transportation Builders Association

ARTBA moves to end federal procurement rule stifling use of innovative products

The American Road & Transportation Builders Association (ARTBA) formally petitioned the U.S. Department of Transportation to repeal a 102-year-old federal procurement rule the group says has blocked, since its inception, the use of products that could improve safety and quality on the nation’s major roadways.

ARTBA: Tariffs on steel and aluminum imports could adversely impact construction

If President Trump’s new tariff on steel leads to price increases, there will be adverse effects on the transportation construction industry’s ability to deliver needed infrastructure improvement projects, the American Road & Transportation Builders Association (ARTBA) said.

ARTBA: More than 54,000 American bridges structurally deficient

The nearly 48,000-mile Interstate Highway System carries 75 percent of the nation’s heavy truck traffic, but a new report finds there is the equivalent of one “structurally deficient”-rated bridge, on average, for every 27 miles of the major highway network.

U.S. Supreme Court clarifies dispute over Clean Water Act jurisdiction

The American Road & Transportation Builders Association (ARTBA) Jan. 22 hailed a unanimous U.S. Supreme Court decision clarifying the proper jurisdiction for federal Clean Water Act (CWA) disputes. The Court had been asked to decide whether complaints arising under the CWA should be heard by federal district or appellate courts.

ARTBA forecasts modest growth for 2018 transportation construction market

The U.S. transportation infrastructure market is anticipated to rebound slightly next year, following a 2.8 percent drop in 2017, according to the American Road & Transportation Builders Association’s (ARTBA) economic forecast released Nov. 30. Total domestic transportation construction and related-market activity is forecast to reach $255 billion in 2018, a year-on-year increase of 3.2 percent after adjusting for project costs and inflation.

Voters overwhelming support transportation investment

Voters in 20 states approved more than 80 percent of 215 transportation investment ballot measures Nov. 7, mostly at the local level, according to analysis conducted by the American Road & Transportation Builders Association’s Transportation Investment Advocacy Center. Nearly 90 percent of public transportation initiatives were approved by voters across the United States this year, according to the American Public Transportation Association.

ARTBA Foundation launches Transportation Construction Safety Center

Jobsite safety of the men and women who build and maintain America’s transportation infrastructure — as well as that of those who travel through work zones — has been a top priority for the American Road & Transportation Builders Association (ARTBA) since its founding in 1902. The ARTBA Foundation is taking that commitment to the next level with the launch of a new Transportation Construction Safety Center online.

ARTBA Online Learning Center courses approved for PDHs in N.Y., N.C., and Florida

The American Road & Transportation Builders Association (ARTBA) announced that its Online Learning Center (OLC) courses meet New York, North Carolina, and Florida Professional Development Hour (PDH) requirements for engineers seeking re-licensing.
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AECOM Executive Vice President Matt Cummings elected 2017-2018 ARTBA chairman

Matthew (Matt) G. Cummings, P.E., a Philadelphia-based executive vice president with global infrastructure company AECOM, was elected 2017-2018 American Road & Transportation Builders Association (ARTBA) chairman.

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