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Two students take top honors in ARTBA video contest

Brian Ethridge - Sep 22, 2014

Two students take top honors in ARTBA video contest

A high school student from Pennsylvania and an undergraduate student from Florida Polytechnic Institute were named winners of the American Road & Transportation Builders Association’s (ARTBA) 4th annual “Student Transportation Video Contest.” The contest aimed to raise awareness about infrastructure issues by challenging students ...

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New ARTBA awards program to highlight good works

Amy Materson - Sep 19, 2014

New ARTBA awards program to highlight good works

Construction firms intent on giving back to their communities may now be honored for their good works. The Transportation Development Foundation, an American Road and Transportation Builders Association foundation that promotes research, education and public awareness, is launching the Helping ...

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Highway users, road builders oppose bill to surrender federal highway authority

Kevin Jones - Sep 18, 2014

Highway users, road builders oppose bill to surrender federal highway authority

Transportation interests have written Congress to express opposition to the so-called “devolution” of the federal highway program and the proposed Transportation Empowerment Act. The bill, introduced in the House and Senate last fall, transfers almost all authority over federal highway and ...

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Nick Ivanoff elected 2014-2015 ARTBA Chairman

Brian Ethridge - Sep 16, 2014

Nick Ivanoff elected 2014-2015 ARTBA Chairman

The American Road & Transportation Builders Association (ARTBA) has elected Nick Ivanoff, president & CEO of Ammann & Whitney, as 2014-2015 chairman. Ivanoff has nearly 40 years of experience in the transportation design and construction industry. He's known for the strategy ...

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Highway and Bridge contract awards down 14 percent

Brian Ethridge - Aug 28, 2014

Highway and Bridge contract awards down 14 percent

  The value of highway and bridge contract awards was down 14 percent in the first seven months of 2014 when compared to the same period in 2013. According to American Road and Transportation Builders Association (ARTBA), state and local governments awarded ...

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Congress passes Highway Trust Fund patch; Obama signs

Brian Ethridge - Aug 12, 2014

Congress passes Highway Trust Fund patch; Obama signs

Just hours after the House turned down the Senate's highway funding bill, Congress has passed a $10.8 billion bill to fund the Highway Trust Fund. Without the temporary patch, the HTF would have run dry in the next month or ...

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22 states represented at transportation advocacy workshop

Brian Ethridge - Jul 24, 2014

22 states represented at transportation advocacy workshop

22 states participated in the inaugural "National Workshop for State and Local Transportation Advocates," held at the Washington Court Hotel. In addition to state representatives, the workshop also attracted transportation construction executives and "better roads and transportation" professionals. The purpose of ...

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12-cent gas tax hike could pay for transportation projects

Amanda Bayhi - Jun 19, 2014

12-cent gas tax hike could pay for transportation projects

With the current highway bill, MAP-21, nearing expiration and the Highway Trust Fund (HTF), the main transportation funding source, projected to shortfall in just over two months, the search is on for a new way to fund transportation infrastructure projects. Two ...

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ARTBA launches campaign revealing 'shocking truth' about transportation infrastructure investment

Amanda Bayhi - Jun 17, 2014

ARTBA launches campaign revealing 'shocking truth' about transportation infrastructure investment

The American Road and Transportation Builders Association (ARTBA) on Tuesday launched a new website and social media campaign that aims to reveal the "shocking truth" about transportation infrastructure investment. The campaign is part of ARTBA’s “Transportation Makes America Work!” (TMAW) advocacy ...

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Transportation advocates push for highway funding this week

Amanda Bayhi - Jun 09, 2014

Transportation advocates push for highway funding this week

Transportation advocates are flying to Washington, D.C. from all over the country to meet with lawmakers and discuss highway funding at the Transportation Construction Coalition’s (TCC) 2014 Legislative Fly-In on Tuesday and Wednesday. This year's theme, “The Time is Now: Fix the ...

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ARTBA to host transportation advocate workshop

Amanda Bayhi - May 26, 2014

ARTBA to host transportation advocate workshop

Transportation advocates will have the chance this summer to learn about how funding increases in several states were achieved. The American Road and Transportation Builders Association (ARTBA) will host the “National Workshop for State and Local Transportation Advocates” on July 16 ...

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ARTBA awards scholarships to 11 children of fallen highway workers

Amanda Bayhi - May 19, 2014

ARTBA awards scholarships to 11 children of fallen highway workers

The American Road & Transportation Builders Association Transportation Development Foundation (ARTBA-TDF) has selected 11 students to receive scholarships from the foundation’s “Lanford Family Highway Worker Memorial Scholarship Program.” The scholarship provides financial assistance toward higher education for children of workers killed ...

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