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Hey Congress, ‘We’re sick of aging roads’

Tina Grady Barbaccia - Sep 02, 2010

The Transportation Construction Coalition (TCC) and the U.S. Chamber of Commerce-led Americans for Transportation Mobility (ATM), two national groups advocating for significant new investments in transportation improvements, are working together to elevate infrastructure issues on the congressional legislative calendar this ...

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ARTBA's Ruane on Caltrans decision: Political inertia playing havoc with nation's transportation program

Tina Grady Barbaccia - Aug 13, 2010

American Road & Transportation Builders Association (ARTBA) President & CEO Pete Ruane has made an official statement regarding the Caltrans announcement stopping new transportation improvement projects. Ruane's statement follows: “Political inertia from Sacramento, California, to Washington, D.C., is playing havoc with the ...

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ARTBA to Obama: Despite stimulus, 13 states cut investment

Tina Grady Barbaccia - Jul 30, 2010

American Road & Transportation Builders Association (ARTBA) President & CEO Pete Ruane last night sent a letter to President Obama. ARTBA says that the letter outlines the serious challenges facing the transportation design and construction sector and urges action ...

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Stimulus a 'bright spot' but recovery hinges on highway bill, contractor tells Congress

Tina Grady Barbaccia - Jul 28, 2010

The highway investments in the stimulus law have been a bright spot for the transportation construction industry that has been hit hard hit by recession-induced cutbacks in state programs and decline in private sector work, continued uncertainty about passage ...

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Cat exec: Creating jobs top priority with new highway bill

Tina Grady Barbaccia - Jul 15, 2010

Fostering long-term economic growth and creating American jobs should be the top priorities in the passage of a new, multi-year federal highway and transit investment bill, Caterpillar Inc., Worldwide Product Manager Larry Tate told attendees at a July 14 hearing ...

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ARTBA promotes Allison Wenograd to VP of member services

Tina Grady Barbaccia - Jun 17, 2010

The American Road & Transportation Builders Association (ARTBA) has promoted Allison Wenograd to  vice president of member services. Wenograd is now responsible for coordinating all staff activities involved in the development and execution of programs, products and events that provide added-value ...

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ARTBA to Obama: National rail plan needs dedicated funding, competitive bidding

Tina Grady Barbaccia - Jun 09, 2010

A strategic rail plan being prepared by the U.S. Department of Transportation should propose dedicated financing mechanisms outside of the Highway Trust Fund (HTF) to support high speed passenger rail, encourage open competition for work on all types of rail ...

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ARTBA chief blasts inaction on highway, transit bill

Tina Grady Barbaccia - Jun 07, 2010

If Congress and the President do not act later this year or in early 2011 on passage of a new, multi-year highway and transit authorization bill, hundreds of thousands of U.S. jobs could be lost and states could face at a ...

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NAPA's Mid-Year Meeting lineup: Reauthorization and climate change

Tina Grady Barbaccia - Jun 02, 2010

The National Asphalt Pavement Association (NAPA) announced that the lineup of sessions for its Midyear Meeting will include the latest information about Congress’s progress on the climate change and surface transportation reauthorization bills. The meeting is scheduled for July 26-28, ...

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ARTBA: Senate climate bill 'shorts' transportation sector

Tina Grady Barbaccia - May 13, 2010

A majority of the revenue generated from a new transportation user fee included in a climate bill proposed in the U.S. Senate would be diverted to non-transportation purposes —- a departure from 54 years of federal policy, according to the ...

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Mary Peters, LaHood's predecessor, confirmed for public-private partnership conference

Tina Grady Barbaccia - May 12, 2010

Former U.S. Secretary of Transportation Mary Peters has just been confirmed as a general session speaker at the American Road & Transportation Builders Association (ARTBA's) 22nd Annual Public-Private Partnerships in Transportation Conference, scheduled for July 22-23 in Washington, D.C. Peters will ...

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ARTBA hosting Traffic Management & Work Zone Safety Power Workshop at Intl. Bridge Conference

Tina Grady Barbaccia - May 03, 2010

The American Road & Transportation Builders Association (ARTBA) will be hosting a two-day “Traffic Management & Work Zone Safety Power Workshop” in conjunction with the International Bridge Conference in Pittsburgh June 8-9. Industry experts will present on nighttime roadway construction work, ...

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