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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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ARTBA elects Oldcastle President, COO Doug Black as 2013-2014 chair

Amanda Bayhi - Sep 12, 2013

ARTBA elects Oldcastle President, COO Doug Black as 2013-2014 chair

American Road & Transportation Builders Association (ARTBA) has elected Doug Black, president and chief operating officer of Oldcastle, the association’s chairman. ARTBA announced the election results during its national convention in Milwaukee, Wisconsin, September 8-10. In a September 10 speech at the ...

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ARTBA-TDF recognizes safety programs, campaigns, technologies in ‘Roadway Work Zone Safety Awareness Awards’

Amanda Bayhi - Sep 10, 2013

ARTBA-TDF recognizes safety programs, campaigns, technologies in ‘Roadway Work Zone Safety Awareness Awards’

The American Road & Transportation Builders Association’s Transportation Development Foundation (ARTBA-TDF) presented eight public and private sector organizations with awards for their commitment to promoting safety during the association’s 15th annual “Roadway Work Zone Safety Awareness Awards” on September 9 ...

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ARTBA’s TransOvation workshop to focus on impacts of driverless cars, new technologies

Amanda Bayhi - Aug 12, 2013

ARTBA’s TransOvation workshop to focus on impacts of driverless cars, new technologies

The American Road & Transportation Builders Association (ARTBA) will host the Dr. J. Don Brock TransOvation Workshop at the San Jose Tech Museum of Innovation in San Jose, California, October 28-30. The workshop, themed “Where Technology Meets the Road,” will feature ...

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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 TransCon grassroots advocacy app

Amanda Bayhi - Aug 06, 2013

ARTBA launches TransCon grassroots advocacy app

The American Road & Transportation Builders Association (ARTBA) has launched an app similar to the “I’m Stuck” app, which was developed to allow travelers to inform elected officials about transportation problems. ARTBA’s app, however, focuses on transportation professionals. ARTBA unveiled the “Transportation ...

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Beat the heat (and other transportation problems) with some thinking

John Latta - Jul 24, 2013

Beat the heat (and other transportation problems) with some thinking

Just what can extreme heat do to our transportation infrastructure? Quite a lot. What the current heat wave hovering over large portions of the country can do is not only disrupt travellers but also damage roadways and rails. You’d have to wonder ...

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ARTBA reminds motorists to drive carefully in construction zones during July 4 holiday

Amanda Bayhi - Jul 01, 2013

ARTBA reminds motorists to drive carefully in construction zones during July 4 holiday

The upcoming Independence Day holiday will likely bring more traffic to the roadways. And with highway construction season in full swing, safety is a top priority. That’s why the American Road & Transportation Builders Association (ARTBA) is reminding drivers to stay ...

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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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It's a Forest/Trees Thing

Better Roads Staff - Jun 05, 2013

It's a Forest/Trees Thing

  It’s right in front of us in our everyday lives, but sometimes we don’t see it. That’s our transportation infrastructure system out there, one we pay for. We value it, but largely we don’t know what comes out of our pockets ...

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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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