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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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Over the Top: Funding some D.C. tunnel work

John Latta - Jun 03, 2013

Over the Top: Funding some D.C. tunnel work

I’m always looking for interesting ways to fund transportation infrastructure and today I come across this one in Washington, D.C. While speaking to American Road and Transportation Builders Association (ARTBA) Federal Issues program in Washington D.C., District Department of Transportation (DDOT) ...

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Americans place high value on transportation

Amanda Bayhi - May 30, 2013

Americans place high value on transportation

About 75 to 80 percent of Americans would prefer to have safe, efficient and well-maintained transportation infrastructure over cable, cell phone, internet, water, sewage and household electricity and natural gas services, according to a report from the American Road & ...

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ARTBA Foundation awards 2013 Lanford Family Highway Worker Memorial Scholarships

Amanda Bayhi - May 23, 2013

ARTBA Foundation awards 2013 Lanford Family Highway Worker Memorial Scholarships

The American Road & Transportation Builders Association Transportation Development Foundation (ARTBA-TDF) has named the 2013 recipients of its “Lanford Family Highway Worker Memorial Scholarship,” The scholarship, established in 1999, is awarded annually to provide financial assistance for the higher education of ...

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Transportation construction investments generate $354 billion in annual U.S. economic activity

Amanda Bayhi - Apr 24, 2013

Transportation construction investments generate $354 billion in annual U.S. economic activity

The money invested in employment and purchases in the transportation construction industry generates $354 billion--or 2.25 percent of the Gross Domestic Product (GDP)--annually in United States economic activity, according to an American Road & Transportation Builders Association (ARTBA) report. The report, ...

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ARTBA-organized resource sponsors National Work Zone Safety Awareness Week activities

Amanda Bayhi - Apr 17, 2013

ARTBA-organized resource sponsors National Work Zone Safety Awareness Week activities

The National Work Zone Safety Information Clearinghouse, managed by the American Road & Transportation Builders Association (ARTBA) Foundation, is a sponsor of 2013 National Work Zone Awareness Week activities. National Work Zone Awareness Week lasts from April 15-19 and aims to ...

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ARTBA calls for Women Leaders nominations

Amanda Bayhi - Apr 04, 2013

ARTBA calls for Women Leaders nominations

The American Road and Transportation Builders Association’s (ARTBA) Women Leaders in Transportation Design and Construction (WLDTC) is accepting nominations for its annual awards program until July 12. The WLDTC Awards honor individuals, companies and public agencies for their innovative efforts in ...

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Hey Congressman, watch this ARTBA video

John Latta - Mar 12, 2013

Hey Congressman, watch this ARTBA video

The American Roads and Transportation Builders Association (ARTBA) has released a new video. The message is old. That's kind of the point. The message has been the same for years now. Fix the Highway Trust Fund. So the message is ...

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State DOTS and local government infrastructure spending inches up

John Latta - Feb 14, 2013

State 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 by the American ...

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What ARTBA’s president thinks about the election results

Tina Grady Barbaccia - Nov 07, 2012

What ARTBA’s president thinks about the election results

American Road & Transportation Builders Association (ARTBA) President and Chief Executive Officer Pete Ruane issued the following statement about the election results: “We congratulate President Obama on his hard fought victory. “The centerpiece of both campaigns was about growing the economy, creating ...

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