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TCC’s 'Hardhats for Highways' campaign urges Congress to fix Highway Trust Fund

Amanda Bayhi - Mar 13, 2014

TCC’s 'Hardhats for Highways' campaign urges Congress to fix Highway Trust Fund

A group of associations and labor unions is working to alert Congress to the looming insolvency of the Highway Trust Fund (HTF) -- the main source of highway infrastructure funding, which could run out as early as August. The Transportation Construction ...

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VIDEO: ARTBA President Pete Ruane urges ConExpo-Con/Agg attendees to tell Congress to fix Highway Trust Fund

Amanda Bayhi - Feb 19, 2014

VIDEO: ARTBA President Pete Ruane urges ConExpo-Con/Agg attendees to tell Congress to fix Highway Trust Fund

The American Road and Transportation Builders Association (ARTBA) has been shedding light on the Highway Trust Fund (HTF) and other transportation-related policy with its “Transportation Makes America Work” campaign. The campaign includes a grassroots-focused website, an advocacy app and more. Now ARTBA ...

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Transportation leaders speak up at Senate EPW hearing on MAP-21

Amanda Bayhi - Feb 13, 2014

Transportation leaders speak up at Senate EPW hearing on MAP-21

Several transportation leaders offered testimony about highway funding on Wednesday morning at a Senate Committee on Environment and Public Works (EPW) hearing on MAP-21. The hearing, entitled “MAP-21 Reauthorization: The Economic Importance of Maintaining Federal Investments in our Transportation Infrastructure,” kicked ...

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P3s win in Virginia Supreme Court case

Tina Grady Barbaccia - Nov 04, 2013

P3s win in Virginia Supreme Court case

The decision by the Virginia Supreme Court to uphold the state’s public-private partnership (P3s) in the case of Elizabeth River Crossings OPCO, LLC and Virginia Department of Transportation (VDOT) v. Danny Meeks should be applauded. The state Supreme Court decision overruled ...

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FHWA Administrator Mendez tells ARTBA National Convention attendees to ‘dream big, build big'

Amanda Bayhi - Sep 13, 2013

FHWA Administrator Mendez tells ARTBA National Convention attendees to ‘dream big, build big'

Federal Highway (FHWA) Administrator Victor Mendez told attendees at the American Road and Transportation Builders Association (ARTBA) National Convention in Milwaukee, Wisconsin, on September 9 to “dream big and build big to create a system that will meet the needs ...

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This is what you do for your state, Mr. Road Building Contractor

John Latta - Aug 07, 2013

This is what you do for your state, Mr. Road Building Contractor

To continue to have as much firepower as possible at your fingertips when talking to people who are unaware of the impact of your industry on your state, check out this interactive map. It’s built on 2012 American Road and Transportation ...

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ARTBA launches grassroots-focused video, website

Amanda Bayhi - Jun 26, 2013

ARTBA launches grassroots-focused video, website

The American Road and Transportation Builders Association (ARTBA) has launched its latest educational video and website, with a goal of teaching transportation design and construction professionals about how to become involved in the political process and infrastructure policy debates. The nine-minute ...

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Market report: Weather factors into low highway market

John Latta - Jun 04, 2013

Market report: Weather factors into low highway market

Just how much of a factor was winter weather in highway construction work in the first three months of this year? Perhaps quite a significant factor. Comparing the value of work being done Q1 this year with the same quarter last year, ...

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Market report: Bridges good, pavement not so good

John Latta - Jun 03, 2013

Market report: Bridges good, pavement not so good

American Road and Transportation Builders Association (ARTBA) Chief Economist and Policy VP Alison Premo Black said the bridge market is "showing some surprising strength," and new Q1 numbers suggest it will be an ongoing strength. Black was speaking at the ARTBA ...

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Over the Top: Funding some D.C. tunnel work

John Latta - Jun 03, 2013

Over the Top: Funding some D.C. tunnel work

I’m always looking for interesting ways to fund transportation infrastructure and today I come across this one in Washington, D.C. While speaking to American Road and Transportation Builders Association (ARTBA) Federal Issues program in Washington D.C., District Department of Transportation (DDOT) ...

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ARTBA calls for Women Leaders nominations

Amanda Bayhi - Apr 04, 2013

ARTBA calls for Women Leaders nominations

The American Road and Transportation Builders Association’s (ARTBA) Women Leaders in Transportation Design and Construction (WLDTC) is accepting nominations for its annual awards program until July 12. The WLDTC Awards honor individuals, companies and public agencies for their innovative efforts in ...

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Federal court rules against EPA in wetlands case, calling agency’s actions ‘illogical, impractical’

Tina Grady Barbaccia - Apr 23, 2012

A federal court has ruled against the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) saying the agency overstepped its authority by revoking a valid wetlands permit from a West Virginia mining operation. This is a victory for the industry associations that filed a ...

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