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Transportation Talk: Can We Stop a ‘Painful’ Transportation Situation?

Tina Grady Barbaccia - Mar 08, 2014

Transportation Talk:  Can We Stop a ‘Painful’  Transportation Situation?

  We’re in trouble – big trouble – and it’s going to be hard to find a way out. It’s not news to anyone in the transportation construction industry that the nation’s Highway Trust Fund (HTF) is in peril. So far, ...

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The Magic of Rubberized Asphalt

Better Roads Staff - Mar 07, 2014

The Magic of Rubberized Asphalt

As prices for asphalt cement (AC) and polymer have shot up dramatically, agencies and contractors are looking for ways to hold the line on the cost of asphalt pavements.   By Daniel C. Brown   The number of transportation agencies that use recycled tire ...

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ARTBA Chief Economist warns federal budget uncertainty could impact market in coming months

Staff Report - Mar 12, 2013

The real value of highway construction was up 4.3 percent in January 2013 compared to January 2012, according to the latest analysis of U.S. Census Bureau data by the American Road & Transportation Builders Association (ARTBA). “Weather is the driving force ...

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Highway, bridge contract awards down 3 percent - ARTBA report

Staff Report - Mar 06, 2013

Despite the 2012 passage of the federal surface transportation law, "Moving Ahead for Progress in the 21st Century" (MAP-21), the real value of highway and bridge contract awards over the last 12 months was down three percent compared the previous ...

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$7 billion in federal highway funds obligated so far 2013

Tina Grady Barbaccia - Feb 15, 2013

The latest analysis of Federal Highway Administration (FHWA) data shows that federal, state and local transportation departments of transportation (DOTs) have so far obligated $7 billion in federal funds during Fiscal Year (FY) 2013, which began last Oct. 1 — ...

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ARTBA: States committed nearly $120 billion for transportation improvement in 2012, short of $129 billion peak in 2010

Staff Report - Feb 12, 2013

State departments of transportation (DOTs) and local governments committed a little over $117 billion in funding for highway, bridge, transit, port and other transportation-related construction projects during 2012, according to new analysis of the most recent U.S. Census Bureau data ...

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A New Year's resolution for the nation: Take care of your crumbling infrastructure

Tina Grady Barbaccia - Jan 04, 2013

It’s “I told you so” time! A recent Washington Post report noted that bridges in Washington, D.C., are falling apart faster than they can be repaired and there just isn’t the money to repair them. This isn’t a news flash to the ...

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ARTBA predicts 'modest growth' from U.S. transportation construction infrastructure market

Staff Report - Dec 03, 2012

(Look for a more detailed report, including a slideshow, from the Better Roads staff both on the website and in the digital edition of Better Roads.) The U.S. transportation construction infrastructure market is expected to show modest growth in 2013, increasing ...

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ARTBA rolls out traffic control manual for mobile devices

Tina Grady Barbaccia - Oct 26, 2012

One of the transportation industry’s most heavily used publications — the Manual on Uniform Traffic Control Devices (MUTCD) — is available for the first time on Apple mobile devices through the American Road & Transportation Builders Association (ARTBA). Published by the ...

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American Road & Transportation Builders Association (ARTBA) Public-Private Partnerships in Transportation Conference

Staff Report - Oct 01, 2012

The Public-Private Partnerships in Transportation Conference is slated for Oct. 10-12 at the Renaissance Downtown Washington, D.C. Phil Wilson, executive director of the Texas Department of Transportation will address attendees at the ARTBA Public-Private Partnerships in Transportation Conference, regarding the future ...

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Michael F. Donnino elected to ARTBA's executive committee

Staff Report - Sep 19, 2012

The American Road & Transportation Builders Association (ARTBA) named Granite Construction Inc. Senior Vice President Michael F. Donnino as an executive committee officer for organization. Granite has been an ARTBA member since 1982. "We're very pleased that Mike is joining the ARTBA ...

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Tennessee Contractor Steve Wright Elected ARTBA Chairman

Staff Report - Sep 14, 2012

Stephen D. Wright, president and chief executive officer of the family-owned Wright Brothers Construction Co. in Charleston, Tenn., has been elected 2012-13 chairman of the American Road & Transportation Builders Association (ARTBA). The election was announced during the association’s national ...

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