More Articles for American Road and Transportation Builders Association (ARTBA)

The Big WIG of Transportation: Solving Funding Issues Through Value

Tina Grady Barbaccia - Oct 02, 2013

The Big WIG of Transportation: Solving Funding Issues Through Value

The million-dollar question in transportation – make that the half-trillion-dollar question – is how to find the money to fix our roads. The industry and U.S. Department of Transportation have several ideas and proposed solutions, which have served as Band-Aid ...

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It’s Not Just the Money

Better Roads Staff - Aug 07, 2013

It’s Not Just the Money

“If you have the money,” one of my favorite publishers used to say, “you can solve a lot of problems.” That’s certainly true in the context of America’s road and bridge infrastructure. But, just like in business, spending isn’t the solution to ...

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It’s a Forest/Trees Thing

Better Roads Staff - Jun 05, 2013

It’s a Forest/Trees Thing

  It’s right in front of us in our everyday lives, but sometimes we don’t see it. That’s our transportation infrastructure system out there, one we pay for. We value it, but largely we don’t know what comes out of our pockets ...

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The EPA and You

Better Roads Staff - May 06, 2013

The EPA and You

How often do we hear people in the business of highways and bridges refer not simply to environmental regulations but to environmental regulations To a degree, working with EPA is a lot like dealing with other agencies. The two keys seem ...

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‘Gridlock’ – a video from ARTBA on fixing the Highway Trust Fund

Tina Grady Barbaccia - Mar 12, 2013

The American Road & Transportation Builders Association (ARTBA) has put together, "Gridlock," a grassroots mobilization video to urging Congress to fix the Highway Trust Fund and subsequent crumbling infrastructure. To see the video, go to http://www.artba.org/article/video-message.  

Outlook 2013

Better Roads Staff - Jan 10, 2013

Outlook 2013

Funds, Funds, Funds   • Agencies intend to take advantage of MAP-21 reforms and also look to more private financing options. • Contractors say infrastructure damage will keep getting worse as funding remains inadequate.     By John Latta, Editor-in-Chief jlatta@randallreilly.com   At a time when economists and other ...

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ARTBA-backed rule change will reduce bridge project delays; could save nearly $80 million

Staff Report - Nov 20, 2012

A change in the way the federal government reviews bridge projects for possible historical significance – one long-advocated by the American Road and Transportation Builders Association (ARTBA) – could save taxpayers an estimated $78 million and reduce wait times for ...

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RoadWorks

Better Roads Staff - Oct 09, 2012

Inside the highway and bridge industries   Stuck in Slow   By John Latta   There has been no “bump” yet from the new surface transportation legislation, MAP-21, says Alison Premo Black, American Road and Transportation Builders Association (ARTBA) senior economist and policy VP. At ARTBA’s ...

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RoadWorks

Better Roads Staff - Sep 06, 2012

RoadWorks

Mapping MAP-21’s Reforms   By John Latta   MAP-21, our brand-new surface transportation legislation, includes several significant changes to the review and approval process for transportation projects, all of which have the potential to change, and hopefully benefit the way agencies and contractors work. ...

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ARTBA launches ‘Gridlock Clock’

Tina Grady Barbaccia - Jan 17, 2012

The American Road and Transportation Builders Association (ARTBA) on Jan. 13 launched a “Gridlock Clock” to draw attention to the nearly 835 days that have passed since the expiration of the last multi-year surface transportation reauthorization law, SAFETEA-LU. ...

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Highway Contractor

Better Roads Staff - Jan 12, 2012

Highway Contractor

Another Testing 12 Months The recovery continues. Slowly. Slowly. It’s frustrating (again) to have to say it, but it appears that this new year will offer us more of the same. Last year virtually repeating itself, as did the year before that and ...

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Catherine Connor earns ARBTA Lifetime Achievement Award

Tina Grady Barbaccia - Oct 12, 2011

Catherine Connor earns ARBTA Lifetime Achievement Award

Catherine (Cathy) Connor, senior vice president and manager of Federal Government Affairs for Parsons Brinckerhoff, was the recipient of the Ethel S. Birchland Lifetime Achievement Award from the American Road and Transportation Builders Association (ARTBA). The award was ...

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