Membership Divisions

ARTBA is a federation of eight divisions representing the public and private sectors of the transportation design and construction industry. Our structure provides a dynamic forum for the promotion of business development opportunities for members, and industry-wide discussions and policy development.


 

Contractors Division

STAFF LIAISONS: Rich Juliano
PRESIDENT: Pete Getchell, PKF-Mark III, Inc.
FIRST VICE PRESIDENT: Jeff Clyde, W.W. Clyde

Since 1902, ARTBA has been the recognized industry leader in growing and protecting the federal transportation construction market. Here’s why you want to be a member of ARTBA’s Contractors Division:

Since 1902, ARTBA has built the transportation construction market at the federal level. ARTBA provides aggressive advocacy for increased transportation capital investment before the U.S. Congress and Executive Branch. ARTBA’s work over the past century is a major reason why federal dollars fund nearly half of the transportation capital improvement projects let annually by state and local governments.

ARTBA is the transportation construction industry’s liaison to federal agencies. ARTBA maintains continuous relationships with key staff at the U.S. Department of Transportation, Federal Highway Administration, the U.S. Department of Labor, OSHA, U.S. EPA, the Army Corps of Engineers and other Executive Branch agencies on issues impacting transportation development.

ARTBA gives contractors many opportunities to make a difference. ARTBA’s contractor committees and task forces give you a chance to work with industry colleagues, develop ARTBA policies on important regulatory and business issues, and personally interact with federal decision makers on behalf of your firm.

ARTBA is the leader in transportation market protection & legal advocacy. ARTBA helps protect the U.S. transportation construction market in federal court cases that could set critical legal precedents on environmental issues. Since 1993, ARTBA has invested more than $1 million to defend state and local highway construction programs challenged in federal courts. ARTBA’s aggressive legal advocacy has allowed more than $50 billion worth of transportation projects to move forward over that time.

ARTBA is leading the way in custom training and professional development for transportation contractors. ARTBA has developed bilingual safety training materials and Transportation Builder Institute’s seminars and project management academies are aimed specifically at transportation construction professionals. All of the programs are tailored to meet the unique needs of our industry, not general construction.

“As a contractor, I look to our estimating staff as the source of new jobs and future work for our company. In a similar way, I consider ARTBA to be the ‘estimating staff’ for the transportation construction industry. The association’s persistent work in Washington, D.C., has resulted in continued growth of federal funding for transportation improvement projects throughout the country.”

-William G. Cox, President,
Corman Construction, Inc.

Manufacturers Division

STAFF LIAISON: Rob Regier
REPRESENTATIVE: Ron DeFeo, Terex Corporation

Since 1902, ARTBA has been the recognized industry leader in growing and protecting the federal transportation construction market. Here’s why a heavy construction equipment manufacturer should be a direct member of ARTBA’s Manufacturers Division:

The work ARTBA does has a direct, positive impact on your company’s sales. ARTBA is the only national association working full-time at the federal level to grow and protect one of your company’s core U.S. business markets-transportation construction. According to the U.S. Census Bureau, highway, street and bridge contractors account for nearly 20 percent of annual U.S. construction and mining equipment sales.

Let your key customers in the highway/transportation market know that you support them. Your customers invest in ARTBA because they know ARTBA builds and protects their jobs market.

ARTBA delivers results. Since 1990, federal investment in transportation construction programs-ARTBA’s sole lobbying focus-has increased by more than 120 percent. By comparison, over the same period, general construction programs increased about 55 percent. Since 1993, ARTBA has invested more than $1 million to defend state and local highway construction programs challenged in federal courts. ARTBA’s aggressive legal advocacy has allowed more than $50 billion worth of transportation projects to move forward over that time.

Your company can focus its legislative and regulatory activities on other federal issues of concern…like health care…tort reform…tax policy…trade laws and regulation. ARTBA covers federal transportation market development and protection for you-aggressively and effectively.

You can give your key business planners and sales team a deeper insight into the U.S. transportation construction market. You will receive special in-depth economic market reports such as the “Monthly U.S. Transportation Construction Market Report,” a comprehensive analysis of F.W. Dodge data providing detailed information on the number and value of new transportation project contracts awarded by state and local transportation departments, by mode and state.

Materials and Services Division

STAFF LIAISON: Allison Klein
PRESIDENT: Mike Flowers, American Bridge Company

Since 1902, ARTBA has been the recognized industry leader in growing and protecting the federal transportation construction market. Here’s why you want to join the ever-growing list of companies that are members of the Materials & Services (M&S) Division:

The work ARTBA does has a direct, positive impact on your company’s sales. ARTBA is the only national association working full-time at the federal level to grow and protect one of your company’s core U.S. business markets-transportation construction.

Leadership Opportunities. You will have the ability to get involved and assume a leadership role in shaping and developing federal transportation investment and regulatory policies that directly impact the industry’s future market.

You will be kept informed on issues that affect you. As an ARTBA member, you have access to networking opportunities and the best source of industry-related Washington news and economic information available. 

“Knowledge is Power.” The weekly ARTBA “Washington Newsline,” “Washington Update,” Transportation Builder magazine and division meetings will give you the information you and your firm need about transportation developments. You’ll also have access to ARTBA safety information and updates on federal policies and regulations. 

ARTBA is the transportation construction industry’s liaison to federal agencies. ARTBA maintains continuous relationships with key staff at the U.S. Department of Transportation, Federal Highway Administration, the U.S. Department of Labor, OSHA, U.S. EPA, the Army Corps of Engineers and other Executive Branch agencies on issues impacting transportation development.  You will have a recognized industry leader fighting for your interests. The associaton’s legal advocacy program is committed to ensuring transportation industry views are heard at the highest levels of government, including the U.S. Supreme Court.

Planning & Design Division

STAFF LIAISON: Kenyon Gleason
PRESIDENT:  Matthew Cummings, AECOM
VICE PRESIDENT:  Tim Faerber, HNTB

Since 1902, ARTBA has been the recognized industry leader in growing and protecting the federal transportation construction market. Here’s why you want to be a member of ARTBA’s Planning & Design (P&D) Division:

You will have excellent networking opportunities with the Chief Administrative Officers (CAOs) of state DOTs. The ARTBA CAO Breakfasts at the American Association of State and Highway Transportation Officials’ regional conferences feature updates from each state DOT commissioner/CAO in each region. You’ll have an opportunity to learn about current transportation initiatives, upcoming engineering work and design-build work in the states. These sessions are consistently rated as one of the strongest benefits of P&D Division membership.

You will have unmatched representation on key transportation planning and design issues with federal agencies. ARTBA members and staff meet regularly with key officials with the U.S. DOT, Environmental Protection Agency, Army Corps of Engineers and other related agencies. Recently, ARTBA’s P&D Division was the only group invited by the U.S. DOT’s Office of the Inspector General (OIG) to provide industry insight on their engineering-related audit work.

You will have the lead advocate for market development and regulatory protection working for you. ARTBA is committed to ensuring that regulations are fair and reasonable and are implemented as Congress intended. This includes development of a fair environmental review process that cannot be hijacked by anti-growth groups and, specifically for engineers, a fair system for overhead based on the Brooks Act and Qualifications-Based Selection.

You will build important industry networks and relationships. ARTBA’s cross-representational membership creates unique opportunities for engineers to develop and build business networks critical to the changing industry landscape. Public private partnerships, design-build and other business processes are dependent upon relationships between previously isolated areas of the market. ARTBA meetings, committees and leadership positions also provide great forums to mix with other industry professionals.

You can help promote excellence in the engineering industry. The annual “Globe Awards Program” honors U.S. transportation construction industry excellence in environmental protection and mitigation and fosters environmental stewardship through promotion of award-winning projects and activities as examples for others to follow. The “PRIDE Awards” annually recognize extraordinary efforts by firms and individuals who enhance the image of the industry.

Public-Private Partnerships in Transportation Division

STAFF LIAISON: Rich JulianoMike ForsytheAlex Frick
PRESIDENT: Tom Stoner, Lochner MMM Group
VICE PRESIDENT: Matt Girard, Plenary Group

Since 1902, ARTBA has been the recognized industry leader in growing and protecting the federal transportation construction market. The association is also a leader in supporting innovative measures and public-private partnerships to finance transportation improvement projects beyond the core highway program. Here’s why membership in the association’s Public-Private Partnerships (PPP) in Transportation Division makes sense:

The annual ARTBA Public-Private Partnerships in Transportation Conference-one of the industry’s largest on the topic-showcases the latest information on private participation in transportation infrastructure financing. For over 20 years, ARTBA has organized this “must attend” program, which includes session topics on cutting-edge issues such as the return of road concessions to the U.S. market and non-debt financing of public-private transportation projects. You will receive a significant registration discount to the conference when you become an ARTBA member.

You will have a direct role in federal transportation legislative and regulatory policy that is essential to your business. As reauthorization of SAFETEA-LU is in progress, there are many issues related to its implementation of concern to the PPP Division.

You will receive invitations to special PPP member-only events at the ARTBA Building. ARTBA hosts a series of PPP member-only events that will examine some of the leading issues for the public-private partnership transportation market. You don’t want to miss out on these excellent networking opportunities!

You will gain unlimited business development opportunities. With over 5,000 members from the most successful and active companies in the transportation construction industry, ARTBA provides fertile ground for your business development activities.

You will receive vital information to help you identify business opportunities and market trends. You will get special in-depth economic market reports such as the “Monthly U.S. Transportation Construction Market Report,” a comprehensive analysis of F.W. Dodge data providing detailed information on the number and value of new transportation project contracts awarded by state and local transportation departments, by mode and state.

“Knowledge is Power.” The weekly ARTBA “Washington Newsline,” “Washington Update,” Transportation Builder magazine and division meetings will give you the information you and your firm need about transportation developments. You’ll also have access to ARTBA safety information and updates on federal policies and regulations.

Research & Education Division

STAFF LIAISON: Una Connolly
PRESIDENT: Dr. R. Clark Graves, Kentucky Transportation Center

Since 1902, ARTBA has been the recognized industry leader in growing and protecting the federal transportation construction market. Here’s why many of the nation’s leading educators and researchers already belong to the association’s Research & Education Division:

You will help shape national research policy. ARTBA members establish ARTBA policy! Your guidance will help direct ARTBA’s advocacy and educational efforts on behalf of increased federal funding for transportation research, education and training.

You will raise awareness about your research, education and training efforts. By networking with industry stakeholders-such as contractors, transportation officials and design firms-at ARTBA meetings and events, you’ll have the opportunity to educate industry leaders on the importance of transportation research, education and training.

You will know how developments in Washington will impact your organization. The weekly ARTBA “Washington Newsline,” the “Washington Update,” Transportation Builder magazine and the division newsletter will give you the information you need about transportation developments that will affect you and your organization. You’ll also have access to ARTBA safety information, updates on federal policies and regulations and ARTBA’s cutting-edge economic reports.

You can extend ARTBA benefits to your students. Your students will be able to join ARTBA as a student member for free, giving them access to industry leaders! They will also be able to enter the division’s annual paper competition, which pays for winners to attend the ARTBA Annual Convention to present their papers to the division.

You will be able to recognize the valuable contributions of your peers. The division’s “S.S. Steinberg Award” is presented annually to an outstanding educator in transportation.

You will be part of a federation that crosses traditional boundaries. Members of the ARTBA Research & Education Division range from directors of University Transportation Centers and Local Technical Assistance Programs to individual faculty members in civil engineering and transportation. All division members have the same objective-to increase federal funding and awareness of our nation’s transportation research, education and training program.

 

Transportation Safety Industry Division

STAFF LIAISON: Brad Sant
PRESIDENT: Taylor Bowlden, 3M Traffic Safety Systems Division
VICE PRESIDENT: Sue Reiss, Impact Recovery Systems
SECOND VICE PRESIDENT: Clarence LaBar, Empco-Lite

Since 1902, ARTBA has been the recognized industry leader in growing and protecting the federal transportation construction market. The Traffic Safety Industry Division (TSID) serves as the association’s “safety conscience.” Here’s why leading safety manufacturers are acrtively engaged as members of TSID:

You will be part of one of the most influential transportation development organizations in the world. ARTBA is an international leader in roadway and transportation market development. The association’s bold, fact-driven advocacy programs have not only won numerous prestigious awards, but most importantly, the attention of key members of Congress and the Administration. We deliver on our mission because we employ a staff of top-level lobbyists, economists, and safety professionals who work with Congress daily to build the market for our industry.

ARTBA’s work has a direct, positive impact on your company’s sales. ARTBA is the only national association working full-time at the federal level to grow and protect one of your core market–transportation construction. ARTBA’s eight membership divisions-covering all segments of the industry from public officials to consulting engineers to contractors-provide unparalleled networking opportunities for you to build and expand your customer base.

You will have the opportunity to help formulate national roadway safety policy. All ARTBA members have equal access to leadership positions and equal votes within the association. You can play a leadership role in helping develop policies that ARTBA will advocate on Capitol Hill, at the White House and with federal agencies.

You will join a prestigious group of leading safety manufacturers. Members of the TSID are world leaders in the manufacture and distribution of traffic control and work zone safety products. These leading companies understand the value of ARTBA membership and the importance of being involved in ARTBA’s advocacy program.

You will have countless opportunities to meet and network with current and potential customers. ARTBA is a sponsor of the National Committee on Uniform Traffic Control Devices (NCUTCD) and key positions on the committee are reserved for TSID members, not staff. For the past several decades, TSID members have sponsored the annual Summer Social for members of the NCUTCD and AASHTO’s Subcommittee on Traffic Engineering (SCOTE). TSID members host this popular networking event, which is a major highlight of the meetings.

You will have up-to-the-minute information on issues that matter. As an ARTBA member, you will receive the weekly Washington “Newsline” and “Updates” which provide timely information and analysis of legislative and regulatory matters impacting transportation development. You will also receive regular safety reports and information via the TSID E-newsletter. You will be informed immediately when to take action with your legislators on critical transportation construction issues.

Transportation Officials Division

STAFF LIAISONS: Kenyon GleasonMichael Sakata
PRESIDENT: Eric Seibring, Piatt County Highway Department
VICE PRESIDENT: Paul Gruner, Montgomery Co., Ohio

For many years, ARTBA’s Transportation Officials Division, or TOD, has provided the important voice and means of input for public officials on a national scale. In partnership with ARTBA’s contractor, consultant, safety and other divisions, the TOD helps chart the course for ARTBA’s advocacy efforts in Washington, DC. We’ve been involved in every major piece of transportation legislation for the last 110-years.

In honor of ARTBA’s 110-year history, we’re offering public officials a special rate to once again become involved with ARTBA. Normally our dues average about $200 for every public official, and because of the economy and shrinking budgets, many chapters felt that was still too expensive.

In 2012, ARTBA is inviting county engineering associations an opportunity to enroll as many members as you would like (in fact, we’d encourage you to enroll your entire roster of members), at the low flat fee of $1,000. So instead of paying the normal $200 per person, your entire chapter can join and each of your members will be considered a full-fledged ARTBA member, with all the rights and privileges as any other member. If you have a large group, that can work out to no more than the price of a magazine subscription for each individual and you’ll get much more than a magazine for your money.

First and foremost, you’ll get access to:

  • ARTBA’s award winning lobbying and grassroots efforts – no transportation organization is more effective in Washington that ARTBA
  • each person enrolled will get ARTBA’s digital Transportation Builder Magazine, our weekly digital ARTBA Washington Newsline and Newsline-PLUS special reports and legislative updates
  • Access to free ARTBA webinars and “Member’s Only” access to www.artba.org
  • You’ll have access to participate in ARTBA’s multi-modal councils, TOD division meetings, committees, market focus groups, conferences, conventions, and if interested, even serve in ARTBA leadership positions on the board of directors or TOD division leadership positions
  • Finally, you’ll have FREE ACCESS to future virtual conferences like LoTrans, designed especially for public officials. With tight budgets, you can’t travel.  So we are breaking down that barrier by coming to you—with a state-of-the-art virtual conferences and trade shows you can visit for free at your computer – it’s all included at no extra charge.

If you are interested in joining as an individual, you can do so for the low rate of $200. Or, if your state DOT, County Engineering group, Toll Authority, Port Authority, Municipal Planning Office or other public agency would like to join, and enroll multiple members of your team, you can do so for the low rate of $1,000. Enroll 10 or 100, it’s all at one flat fee. It’s a deal we hope you’ll take advantage of and get active in ARTBA.

Planning & Design Division

STAFF LIAISON: Kenyon Gleason
PRESIDENT:  Matthew Cummings, AECOM
VICE PRESIDENT:  Tim Faerber, HNTB

Since 1902, ARTBA has been the recognized industry leader in growing and protecting the federal transportation construction market. Here’s why you want to be a member of ARTBA’s Planning & Design (P&D) Division:

You will have excellent networking opportunities with the Chief Administrative Officers (CAOs) of state DOTs. The ARTBA CAO Breakfasts at the American Association of State and Highway Transportation Officials’ regional conferences feature updates from each state DOT commissioner/CAO in each region. You’ll have an opportunity to learn about current transportation initiatives, upcoming engineering work and design-build work in the states. These sessions are consistently rated as one of the strongest benefits of P&D Division membership.

You will have unmatched representation on key transportation planning and design issues with federal agencies. ARTBA members and staff meet regularly with key officials with the U.S. DOT, Environmental Protection Agency, Army Corps of Engineers and other related agencies. Recently, ARTBA’s P&D Division was the only group invited by the U.S. DOT’s Office of the Inspector General (OIG) to provide industry insight on their engineering-related audit work.

You will have the lead advocate for market development and regulatory protection working for you. ARTBA is committed to ensuring that regulations are fair and reasonable and are implemented as Congress intended. This includes development of a fair environmental review process that cannot be hijacked by anti-growth groups and, specifically for engineers, a fair system for overhead based on the Brooks Act and Qualifications-Based Selection.

You will build important industry networks and relationships. ARTBA’s cross-representational membership creates unique opportunities for engineers to develop and build business networks critical to the changing industry landscape. Public private partnerships, design-build and other business processes are dependant upon relationships between previously isolated areas of the market. ARTBA meetings, committees and leadership positions also provide great forums to mix with other industry professionals.

You can help promote excellence in the engineering industry. The annual “Globe Awards Program” honors U.S. transportation construction industry excellence in environmental protection and mitigation and fosters environmental stewardship through promotion of award-winning projects and activities as examples for others to follow. The “PRIDE Awards” annually recognize extraordinary efforts by firms and individuals who enhance the image of the industry.

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