Press Releases

FHWA Proposal Breaks With 2012 Transportation Bill Directives

(WASHINGTON) — The American Road & Transportation Builders Association (ARTBA) challenged the Federal Highway Administration’s (FHWA) proposal to measure greenhouse gas emissions from new transportation projects. The proposal is part of larger performance measures required under the 2012 “Moving Ahead for Progress in the 21st Century” (MAP-21) surface transportation reauthorization law. In Aug. 19 comments to the agency, ARTBA charged the proposal “exceeds both the authority of the FHWA and the intent of MAP-21.”

ARTBA Hosts 28th Annual P3s in Transportation Conference in Nation’s Capital

(WASHINGTON)— More than 200 transportation design and construction executives, financial services and consulting professionals, and federal and state transportation agency officials gathered July 13-15 in the Nation’s Capital for the American Road & Transportation Builders Association’s (ARTBA) 28th Annual Public-Private Partnerships (P3s) in Transportation Conference.

Students Submit Your Videos for ARTBA’s 6th Annual National Video Contest on America’s Transportation Infrastructure

(WASHINGTON)—There has been a lot of talk about transportation and infrastructure lately, from debates among students, to lively policy discussions in Congress from both sides of the aisle, and on the presidential campaign trail. The American Road & Transportation Builders Association (ARTBA) would like to know what you think. Now in its sixth year, the “Student Transportation Video Contest” is open for entries, and students of all ages are encouraged to apply.

***MEDIA ADVISORY*** Reps. Graves & Blumenauer on Tap July 14 for 28th Annual ARTBA P3s in Transportation Conference

(WASHINGTON)—House Highways & Transit Subcommittee Chairman Sam Graves (R-Mo.) and House Ways & Means Committee Member Earl Blumenauer (D-Ore.) are the featured speakers the morning of July 14 at the American Road & Transportation Builders Association’s (ARTBA) 28th Annual Public-Private Partnerships (P3s) in Transportation Conference. More than 20 federal, state and local transportation agencies will also be represented on the program.

Call for Nominations: 2016 ARTBA Women Leaders in Transportation Design & Construction Awards

(WASHINGTON)—The American Road & Transportation Builders Association’s (ARTBA) Women Leaders in Transportation Design and Construction (WLTDC) Council is now accepting nominations for its annual awards program. Established in 2010, the awards honor the extraordinary efforts of individuals, companies and public agencies that “promote leadership and career advancement for women in the industry through mentoring, recognition, educational activities and networking.”

The Cost of the “Orderly Shutdown” of NJ Transportation Projects: $41 Million & 1,700 Workers Sidelined in First Week Alone

Price Tag of Prolonged Closures Could Reach $9 Million Per Week
(WASHINGTON)—A new analysis finds that a week-long shutdown of New Jersey transportation improvement projects that began July 8 will cost the transportation construction industry and New Jersey taxpayers at least $41 million and displace as many as 1,700 construction workers.

Transportation Investment Advocacy Center Releases “Model Statutory Language” for Electric & Hybrid Vehicle Contributions to State Transportation Programs

Guide Aims to Help Legislators & Advocates Push New State Laws.
(WASHINGTON, D.C.) – State transportation officials are faced with the very real challenge that electric and hybrid electric vehicles cause wear and tear on their highway networks but use very little, or no, gasoline or diesel fuel, which states tax to fund highway programs.