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Transportation Talk: Can We Stop a ‘Painful’ Transportation Situation?

Tina Grady Barbaccia - Mar 08, 2014

Transportation Talk:  Can We Stop a ‘Painful’  Transportation Situation?

  We’re in trouble – big trouble – and it’s going to be hard to find a way out. It’s not news to anyone in the transportation construction industry that the nation’s Highway Trust Fund (HTF) is in peril. So far, ...

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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 announces key staff promotions

Tina Grady Barbaccia - Jan 19, 2012

The American Road & Transportation Builders Association (ARTBA) has announced the promotion of some of the association’s key staff, including the following: Senior Vice President, Strategic Initiatives: Rich Juliano Juliano manages the activities of ARTBA’s Contractors ...

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Contractors from PA, N.C., Texas and CA receive national safety awards from ARTBA

Tina Grady Barbaccia - Oct 18, 2011

Transportation construction industry firms from California, Pennsylvania, Texas and North Carolina were recognized Oct. 3 for their outstanding worker safety programs during the 2011 American Road & Transportation Builders Association (ARTBA) National Convention held in Monterey, Calif.  Winning firms were ...

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ARTBA commends Mica for transportation plan leadership, cautions against decrease in revenue stream

Tina Grady Barbaccia - Jul 13, 2011

Following House Transportation and Infrastructure (T&I) Committee Chair John Mica's (R-Fla.) proposal on the six-year reauthorization of the committee's Surface Transportation Program, American Road and Transportation Builders Association (ARTBA) President and CEO Pete Ruane issued the following statement: “We commend House ...

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Feds: More stimulus, please, if economy stays weak

Tina Grady Barbaccia - Oct 04, 2010

There is no question that the transportation construction industry has benefited from the American Reinvestment and Recovery Act (ARRA), a.ka. "the stimulus," but whether the stimulus was a good idea in the first place has been hotly debated. However, Federal Reserve ...

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Stimulus a 'bright spot' but recovery hinges on highway bill, contractor tells Congress

Tina Grady Barbaccia - Jul 28, 2010

The highway investments in the stimulus law have been a bright spot for the transportation construction industry that has been hit hard hit by recession-induced cutbacks in state programs and decline in private sector work, continued uncertainty about passage ...

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