Research

ARTBA’s other studies and analyses, available to members and the news media, provide regular updates on current market conditions, economic and policy reports and other key economic indicators.


Economic Impacts of Long-Term Illinois Transportation Project Shutdown

This study examines the shutdown of Illinois Department of Transportation (IDOT) transportation construction projects, beginning July 1, would cost the transportation construction industry and Illinois taxpayers at least $34 million in the first week.


Airport Improvement Program State Profiles

A state-by-state breakdown of federal Airport Improvement Program (AIP) grants and funding needs by airport. 


Kansas Economic Impact Report

This report examines how a $264 million increase in public investments in Kansas’s highway and bridge infrastructure would stimulate business activity throughout the economy, support jobs and increase government revenues—providing as much as $1.8 billion in long-run economic benefits, immediate economic output and cost-savings for the state’s drivers.


Annual Industry Forecast

Published in December, ARTBA’s chief economist provides a national overview of the highway, bridge and transportation construction markets for the coming year. 


State Motor Fuel Tax Rates

A May 2017 snapshot of state gasoline taxes and other fees for transportation infrastructure investment.


Gas Tax Supporters Not Hurt at Ballot Box

Voting for a gas tax increase to fund transportation investments has not hurt Republicans or Democrats at the ballot box, an ARTBA political analysis shows.


U.S. Transportation Construction Industry Profile

This study shows that money invested in transportation construction industry employment and purchase generates nearly $510 billion in U.S. economic activity.


Study on Coal Ash Use in Transportation

A 2011 analysis found that removing fly ash—a beneficial construction material—would increase the average annual cost of building roads, runways and bridges in the U.S. by nearly $5.23 billion.

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