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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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ARTBA seeks nominations for Women Leaders Awards

Amanda Bayhi - May 07, 2014

ARTBA seeks nominations for Women Leaders Awards

The American Road & Transportation Builders Association’s (ARTBA) Women Leaders in Transportation Design and Construction (WLTDC) Council announced Wednesday that it is seeking nominations for its annual awards program. The program honors “extraordinary efforts of individuals, companies and public agencies that ...

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ARTBA-managed organization sponsors National Work Zone Awareness Week

Amanda Bayhi - Apr 08, 2014

ARTBA-managed organization sponsors National Work Zone Awareness Week

The National Work Zone Safety Information Clearinghouse, managed by the American Road and Transportation Builders Association (ARTBA) Foundation, is sponsoring National Work Zone Awareness Week. The campaign, now in its 15th year, takes place April 7-11 and focuses on raising public ...

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VIDEOS: Students show bridges by the numbers and more

Tina Grady Barbaccia - Apr 03, 2014

VIDEOS: Students show bridges by the numbers and more

Last year, the American Road & Transportation Builders Association received more than 40 submissions from across the nation when it challenged “students of all ages” to identify and “shed light” with a short video on national and local transportation issues ...

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ARTBA seeks transportation video entries from students

Amanda Bayhi - Mar 26, 2014

ARTBA seeks transportation video entries from students

The American Road and Transportation Builders Association (ARTBA) is seeking submissions for its Transportation Video Contest. Now in its fourth year, the contest guides students to think about transportation infrastructure in the U.S. The contest, which closes August 1, requires interested students ...

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