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: Jeff Clyde, W.W. Clyde
FIRST VICE PRESIDENT: Tim Suit, TTK Construction

Here’s why you want to be a member of ARTBA’s Contractors Division:

Since 1902, ARTBA has advocated for increased transportation capital investment to meet the public and business community demand for safe and efficient travel.  The primary reason contractors join ARTBA is because of its strong track record of successfully growing and protecting the transportation construction market.

Knowledge is power.  Through a variety of communications tools and social media, ARTBA keeps contractors informed of breaking news from Washington that could impact transportation development and their business operations.

ARTBA serves as the industry’s liaison to federal agencies and maintains relationships with key staff at the U.S. Department of Transportation, Federal Highway Administration, the Department of Labor, Occupational Safety & Health Administration, Environmental Protection Agency, the Army Corps of Engineers and other Executive Branch agencies on issues impacting transportation development.  Through a variety of committees, councils and meetings, ARTBA provides avenues for contractors to interact directly with these federal policymakers, and to help shape transportation policy.

ARTBA is also the leader in the regulatory and legal arenas. Each year, the association submits comments more than two dozen times to federal agencies presenting the industry’s views on proposed regulations.  Since 1993, ARTBA has invested more than $1 million to defend state and local highway construction programs challenged in federal courts. The result: more than $52 billion in approved, yet challenged, transportation projects have moved forward.

Through the Transportation Builder Institute’s Project Management, Safety & P6 Scheduling Academies, ARTBA provides professional development and training that is customized to meet the needs of transportation contractors.

“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 to grow and protect one of your company’s core U.S. business market: 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 1993, federal investment in transportation construction programs has increased by more than 120 percent. By comparison, over the same period, general construction programs increased about 60 percent.

For more than 20 years, the association has also been the industry’s primary regulatory and legal advocate.  Each year, ARTBA submits comments more than two dozen times to federal agencies presenting the industry’s views on proposed regulations.  Since 1993, ARTBA has invested more than $1 million to defend state and local highway construction programs challenged in federal courts. The result: more than $52 billion in approved, yet challenged, transportation projects have moved forward.

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. Through a variety of communications tools and social media, ARTBA will keep you informed of breaking news that could impact transportation development and your business operations.

Finally, 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 ARTBA’s “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: Randy Lake, Oldcastle Materials

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 to grow and protect one of your company’s core U.S. business markets: transportation construction.  We’ve been successful in this regard since our founding in 1902.

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.

“Knowledge is Power.” The digital “Washington Newsline,” “Transportation Builder” magazine, other email communications and social media, and regular meetings of councils, committees and task forces provide you with the critical information you and your firm need to make smart business decisions.

ARTBA also serves as the industry’s liaison to federal agencies and maintains relationships with key staff at the U.S. Department of Transportation, Federal Highway Administration, the Department of Labor, Occupational Safety & Health Administration, Environmental Protection Agency, the Army Corps of Engineers and other Executive Branch agencies on issues impacting transportation development.  Each year, the association submits comments more than two dozen times to these federal agencies presenting the industry’s views on proposed regulations.

Finally, ARTBA is the industry’s primary legal advocate.  Since 1993, the association has invested more than $1 million to defend state and local highway construction programs challenged in federal courts. The result: more than $52 billion in approved, yet challenged, transportation projects have moved forward.

Planning & Design Division

STAFF LIAISON: Kenyon Gleason
PRESIDENT:  Tim Faerber, HNTB

Since 1902, ARTBA has been the recognized industry leader in growing and protecting the 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 will 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. Department of Transportation, Environmental Protection Agency, Army Corps of Engineers and other agencies.

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 forums 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.

Finally, you can help promote engineering community excellence. The annual ARTBA Foundation “Globe Awards Program” honors 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.

Public-Private Partnerships in Transportation Division

STAFF LIAISON: Rich JulianoAlex Frick
PRESIDENT: Matt Girard, Plenary Concessions

Since 1902, ARTBA has been the recognized industry leader in growing and protecting the transportation construction market. The association is also a leader in supporting innovative measures and public-private partnerships (P3s) to finance transportation improvement projects beyond the core highway program. Here’s why membership in the association’s P3 Division makes sense:

The annual ARTBA P3 in Transportation Conference, one of the industry’s largest on the topic, showcases the latest information on private participation in transportation infrastructure financing. For more than 25 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 helping shape federal transportation legislative and regulatory policy that is essential to your business, such as the reauthorization of the surface transportation bill and its related P3 provisions.

You will receive invitations to special P3 member-only events at the ARTBA Building. The association hosts a series of member-only events that will examine some of the leading issues for the P3 transportation market.

You will also gain unlimited business development opportunities. With over 6,500 members from the most successful and active companies in the transportation construction industry, ARTBA provides fertile ground for your business development activities.

“Knowledge is Power.” The digital ARTBA “Washington Newsline,” “Transportation Builder,” other email communications and social media, and webinars give you the information you and your firm need to know about transportation developments.

Research & Education Division

STAFF LIAISON: Una Connolly, Darwyyn Deyo
PRESIDENT: Lily Elefteriadou, University of Florida

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

You will help shape national research policy. Your involvement will help support 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 professionals at ARTBA meetings and events, you’ll have the opportunity to educate industry leaders on the importance of transportation research.

“Knowledge is Power.  The digital ARTBA “Washington Newsline,” “Transportation Builder” magazine and other email communications will give you the information you need to better understand how developments in the Nation’s Capital could impact transportation development and research. 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. Students can join the association for free, giving them access to information and industry leaders. They will also be able to enter the division’s annual paper competition, which pays for winners to attend the ARTBA National Convention to present their papers to the division.

Finally, you will be part of a federation that crosses traditional boundaries. Members of the RED range from directors of University Transportation Centers and Local Technical Assistance Programs to individual faculty members in civil engineering and transportation. All division members are bound together by a common objective: to increase federal funding and awareness of our nation’s transportation research, education and training programs.

 

Traffic Safety Industry Division

STAFF LIAISON: Brad Sant
PRESIDENT: Sue Reiss, Impact Recovery Systems

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

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 to build the market for our industry.

ARTBA’s efforts have a direct, positive impact on your company’s sales. ARTBA is the only national association working full-time to grow and protect one of your core markets: 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 can 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 the association’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.

Finally, you will have up-to-the-minute information on issues that matter. As an ARTBA member, you will receive the digital “Washington Newsline,” “Transportation Builder” magazine and other email communications, which provide timely information and analysis of legislative and regulatory matters impacting transportation development.

Transportation Officials Division

STAFF LIAISONS: Kenyon GleasonMichael Sakata
PRESIDENT: Paul Gruner, Montgomery Co., Ohio

ARTBA’s Transportation Officials Division, or TOD, has provided the important voice and means of input for public officials on a national scale for many years.  In fact, the association was founded by a Michigan public official back in 1902.

In partnership with ARTBA’s contractor, consultant, safety and other divisions, the TOD helps chart the course for ARTBA’s policy development and advocacy efforts in Washington, D.C. ARTBA’s membership, including the TOD, were key players in the passage of the first Federal-Aid Act of 1916 and on every major transportation investment bill since that time.  The association works exclusively to grow and protect the transportation construction market.

With membership in TOD, you’ll get access to:

  • Critical information: ARTBA’s digital “Washington Newsline,” “Transportation Builder” magazine, other email communications, and webinars keep you informed on how developments in Washington could impact transportation development;
  • ARTBA’s award winning lobbying and grassroots efforts–no transportation organization is more effective than ARTBA;
  • Webinars on key issues, and the “Members Only” section of www.artba.org;
  • ARTBA’s multi-modal councils, TOD division meetings, committees, conferences, conventions, and if interested, even serve in leadership positions on the board of directors or TOD division leadership positions;
  • Professional development and education through the Local Transportation Management & Safety Virtual Conference, or LoTrans, which was developed specifically 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 learning event for free at your computer–it’s all included at no extra charge.

If you are interested in joining in 2015 as an individual, you can do so for just $210. 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 involved as a leader in ARTBA.

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Join ARTBA today by completing the 2015 membership application.