2019 - "Project 2019 Reauthorization Task Force” developed the legislative blueprint for the next federal highway and public transit bill, due in 2020.
2019 - ARTBA and its members successfully urged the repeal of a 103-year-old federal procurement rule, opening the way for new technologies and innovation.
2018 - Safety Certification for Transportation Project Professionals™ program earns American National Standards Institute (ANSI) accreditation. 2017 - ARTBA marks 115th anniversary of service to the U.S. transportation design and construction industry. 2017 - National Work Zone Safety Information Clearinghouse marks 20th anniversary. 2016 - ARTBA-TDF Safety Certification for Transportation Project Professionals™ program launched.
2015 - ARTBA-TDF celebrates 30th anniversary.
2015 - ARTBA-TDF’s Young Executive Development Program is rebranded as the Industry Leader Development Program.
2015 - A five-year highway/transit investment bill (FAST Act) is signed into law by President Barack Obama.
2014 - ARTBA hosts inaugural National Workshop for State & Local Transportation Advocates.
2014 - ARTBA leads the successful industry push for the first multi-year federal waterway and ports infrastructure investment bill in seven years.It’s signed into law by President Barack Obama.
2014 - ARTBA rolls out first-ever all-digital “Washington Newsline.”
2014 - ARTBA launches Transportation Investment Advocacy Center™.
2013 - ARTBA hosts milestone 25th Annual National Public-Private Partnerships (P3) in Transportation Conference. 2012 - The 27-month long highway/transit investment bill (MAP-21) signed into law by President Barack Obama. ARTBA hosts first-ever “Local Transportation Management Virtual Conference & Innovation Showcase” featuring “Best Practices in Work Zone Safety.” 2011 - ARTBA launches first-ever Dr. J. Don Brock TransOvation™ Workshop, an interactive event aimed at fostering industry innovation. 2010 - ARTBA-TDF unveils Transportation Development Hall of Fame.
2009 - President Barack Obama signs the American Recovery & Reinvestment Act, which providesan extra $48 billion over two years for transportation improvements.
2007 - ARTBA hosts National Traffic Management & Work Zone Safety Conference atIntertraffic North America in Fort Lauderdale, Fla.
2006 - ARTBA celebrates 50th anniversary of the Interstate Highway Program in Washington, D.C.with a gala dinner featuring General Colin Powell.
2005 - ARTBA-pushed highway/transit program bill (SAFETEA-LU) signed into law by President George W. Bush.
2004 - ARTBA plays a key leadership role in helping secure long-time industry goal of ethanol tax reform,which results in an additional $2 billion annual revenue stream for transportation improvements.
2003 - ARTBA-led coalition successfully advocates for passage of aviation investment bill (VISION-100)that’s signed into law by President George W. Bush.
2002 - ARTBA “Transportation Makes America Work” (TMAW) grassroots lobbying and communications program launched.
2002 - ARTBA celebrates 100th anniversary in New York City and Washington, D.C.
2001 - ARTBA holds first-ever International Conference on Roadway Work Zone Safety.
2000 - ARTBA-led coalition secures passage of federal aviation bill (AIR-21), increasing federal airport capital investment by more than 60%. It’s signed into law by President Bill Clinton.
1999 - ARTBA-TDF creates first-ever Lanford Family Highway Worker Memorial Scholarship Program.
1998 - ARTBA-led coalitions successfully push record $218 billion federal highway/transit program bill (TEA-21) signed into law by President Bill Clinton.
1998 - ARTBA “PRIDE in Transportation Construction” campaign launched.
1997 - ARTBA and Federal Highway Administration establish first-ever National Work Zone Safety Information Clearinghouse.
1997 - “Washington Newsline” established.
1997 - ARTBA flagship website (www.artba.org) launched.
1996 - ARTBA initiates Transportation Construction Coalition (TCC). 1995 - ARTBA-TDF creates Young Executive Development Program (YEDP).
1995 - ARTBA successfully pushes enactment of National Highway System Designation Act.
1994 - ARTBA launches InfoStructure OnlineTM electronic bulletin board.
1994 - ARTBA Industry Advancement Fund (IAF) created.
1993 - ARTBA files first environmental lawsuit to protect industry market interests.
1991 - ARTBA-pushed highway/transit program bill (ISTEA) signed into law by President George H.W. Bush.
1990 - Public‑Private Ventures in Transportation Division established.
1989 - ARTBA organizes $1.5 million “Building a Better America Through Transportation Construction Campaign” to push for increased federal investment.
1989 - “Washington Update” fax service established.
1985 - ARTBA Transportation Development Foundation (TDF) established.
1985 - ARTBA holds first-ever National Conference on Highway Work Zone Safety in Washington, D.C.
1982 - ARTBA successfully pushes first federal gas tax increase for road construction in 23 years.
1979 - ARTBA‑Political Action Committee (PAC) started.
1979 - Traffic Safety Industry Division established.
1977 - Name changed to American Road & Transportation Builders Association (ARTBA).
1977 - Transportation Officials Division established.
1976 - ARBA-proposed federal “4-R” programs enacted.
1970 - ARBA-pushed federal Airport Trust Fund established.
1968 - ARBA & CIMA create The Road Information Program (TRIP), headquartered in ARBA office. 1966 - ARBA-advocated cabinet level U.S. Department of Transportation created. 1956 - ARBA founder Horatio Earle’s vision of Interstate highway construction program and federal Highway Trust Fund achieved in law signed by President Dwight Eisenhower.
1956 - Planning & Design Division established.
1951 - Materials & Services Division established.
1948 - Record 300,000 attend ARBA annual convention and “Road Show” in Chicago.
1945 - ARBA member Harry S. Truman elected U.S. president.
1942 - ARBA helps form "The Road Gang” in Washington, D.C.
1940 - Annual convention and “Road Show” in Chicago attracts 47,500.
1936 - Contractors and Education Divisions established.
1933 - Georgia Road Builders Association becomes first state contractor chapter.
1930 - European Division established.
1928 - City Officials and Pan‑American Divisions established.
1928 - Headquarters moves from New York City to Washington, D.C.
1927 - ARBA Manufacturers and County & Local Roads Divisions established.
1926 - A joint committee between ARBA and AASHO established.
1923 - Association launches member magazine (today called Transportation Builder).
1921 - ARBA secures increase in road construction funding with passage of Federal-Aid Road Act.
1916 - ARBA successfully pushes first Federal- Aid Road Act, signed by President Woodrow Wilson.
1915 - ARBA sponsors first Pan American Good Roads Conference.
1910 - Name changed to American Road Builders Association (ARBA).
1909 - First ARM “Road Show” (forerunner of today’s CONEXPO-CON/AGG) held in Columbus, Ohio.
1907 - ARM founder Horatio Earle, below, helps draft first-of-its-kind federal National Reward Road Bill for congressional consideration.
1905 - ARM-supported federal Office of Public Roads established.
1904 - Reflecting rapid growth in transportation development, more than 1,100 delegates from 29 states attend ARM’s second national convention in Hartford, Connecticut.
1903 - First association convention held in Detroit, Michigan.
1902 - ARM headquarters established in New York City.
1902 - American Road Makers (ARM) Constitution, drafted by Horatio S. Earle, approved Feb. 13 at Hotel Cadillac in New York City.