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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.

CUTC honors leaders and students for advancing transportation research

A long-time director of the Texas Transportation Institute, a 40-year public- and private-sector California transportation leader, an assistant professor at New York University, a program manager at North Carolina A&T State University, and five exceptional students were honored Jan. 6 by the Council of University Transportation Centers (CUTC) for their outstanding contributions to transportation research and education.

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.

Webinar: ARTBA 2018 U.S. transportation construction market forecast

American Road & Transportation Builder Association (ARTBA) Chief Economist Dr. Alison Premo Black will provide her 2018 national transportation construction market forecast during a 75-minute webinar on Nov. 30 at 12 p.m. Eastern.

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.
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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.

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