Tag: American Road & Transportation Builders Association

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.

ARTBA takes legal action on Maryland Purple Line Transit Project

The American Road & Transportation Builders Association (ARTBA) told a federal appeals court that a lower court ruling blocking the Maryland Purple Line is an abuse of the National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA) and poses risks for the future of similar public-private partnerships (P3s) on transportation improvement projects.

ARTBA presents P3 awards

The I-595 Corridor Improvements Project in Florida and David Spector, director of the Colorado High Performance Transportation Enterprise (HPTE), were recognized as models of excellence in innovative transportation financing by the American Road & Transportation Builders Association
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