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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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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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