The Washington, D.C.-based American Road & Transportation Builders Association is a federation whose primary goal is to aggressively grow and protect transportation infrastructure investment to meet the public and business demand for safe and efficient travel.  In support of this mission, ARTBA also provides programs and services designed to give its 6,500+ public and private sector members a global competitive edge.


ARTBA Foundation Releases New Guidance Document to Help Address Temporary Traffic Control Safety on Unpaved Roads

(WASHINGTON) – A new guidance document featuring “best practices” for temporary traffic control on unpaved roads has been published to help state engineers and construction managers better address safety issues for motorists and workers, the American Road & Transportation Builders Association Transportation Development Foundation (ARTBA-TDF) announced Aug. 21. Developed through a cooperative agreement with the Federal Highway Administration (FHWA) by the ARTBA-TDF and its industry partners in the Work Zone Safety Consortium, the document – which is free – is the latest in a series available from ARTBA and the National Work Zone Safety Information Clearinghouse – the largest information resource on roadway construction zone safety. “Temporary Traffic Control for Work Zones on Unpaved Roads” was created to assist contractors and agencies responsible for maintenance and construction of unpaved roadways by identifying appropriate traffic control on the 1.4 million miles of unpaved roads in the U.S. Topics discussed include surface grading, shoulder/ditches, resurfacing and stabilization of the surface. Unpaved roads account for about 35 percent of the four million miles of roads in the U.S. transportation network. The guidance is one of more than 100 research documents, developed through various federal contracts, that are on the Clearinghouse website. Hard copies are also available by mail by contacting ARTBA’s Vice President of Safety and Environmental Compliance Úna Connolly at or (202) 289-4434. Celebrating its 30th Anniversary in 2015, the ARTBA Foundation is a 501(c) (3) tax-exempt entity created to “promote research, education and public awareness.”  It supports an array of initiatives, including educational scholarships, awards, executive education seminars, roadway work zone safety and training programs, special economic reports and a...

ARTBA’s 2015 Transportation Officials & Engineers Database Helps Connect You with Federal, State & Local Officials

(WASHINGTON)—Contact information for more than 6,000 federal, state and local transportation officials is at your fingertips when you purchase the American Road & Transportation Builders Association’s (ARTBA) 2015 “Transportation Officials and Engineers (TO&E) Database,” helping you make connections and build important business relationships. The nationwide directory is one of the most comprehensive listings of public transportation officials available, and was compiled based on information provided to ARTBA by the agencies and organizations themselves. It also includes listings for the key congressional committees that are involved in transportation policy issues. This one-stop guide includes addresses, phone numbers and email contacts, when available. Offered as an Excel spreadsheet, the database is available for $395 for ARTBA members and $495 for non-members.  It can be purchased online at, or by contacting ARTBA’s Director of Sales Peter Embrey at or 202-289-4434. Established in 1902, Washington, D.C.-based ARTBA is the “consensus voice” of the U.S. transportation design and construction industry before Congress, federal agencies, the White House, news media and the general public....