2018 Press Releases

/2018 Press Releases

40 More Transportation Project Professionals Are Now “Safety Certified”

(WASHINGTON)—Forty professionals from 17 companies or agencies representing 11 states have earned the “Safety Certification for Transportation Project Professionals™” (SCTPP) credential over the past six months, the American Road & Transportation Builders Association (ARTBA) Foundation announced today.  The certification is valid for three years. Launched in late 2016, the SCTPP program aims to significantly reduce—or [...]

By |2018-12-18T11:36:29+00:00December 18th, 2018|2018 Press Releases, Safety|Comments Off on 40 More Transportation Project Professionals Are Now “Safety Certified”

ARTBA Applauds New Trump Administration Wetlands Proposal

(WASHINGTON)— The Trump administration’s Dec. 11 proposed overhaul to portions of the Clean Water Act (CWA) would restore clarity to federal wetlands regulations and help reduce delays to important transportation projects, the American Road & Transportation Builders Association (ARTBA) says. At issue is how the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and U.S. Army Corps of [...]

By |2018-12-11T18:49:48+00:00December 11th, 2018|2018 Press Releases, Government Affairs, Press Releases|Comments Off on ARTBA Applauds New Trump Administration Wetlands Proposal

Real Growth for Transportation Construction Market in 2019, ARTBA’s Chief Economist Says

News (WASHINGTON)— The U.S. transportation infrastructure market is expected to grow 4.2 percent in 2019, according to the annual economic forecast released Dec. 5 by the American Road & Transportation Builders Association (ARTBA). Increased transportation investment by federal, state and local governments will help drive the growth [...]

By |2018-12-05T15:15:37+00:00December 5th, 2018|2018 Press Releases, Economics|Comments Off on Real Growth for Transportation Construction Market in 2019, ARTBA’s Chief Economist Says

ARTBA Foundation Rolls Out New Study Guide to Prep for Safety Certification Exam

News (WASHINGTON)— A newly expanded study guide featuring 80 practice questions with answer key and explanation is designed to provide a big boost to industry professionals preparing for the Safety Certification for Transportation Project Professionals™ (SCTPP) exam. The SCTPP program was launched in late 2016 to significantly [...]

By |2018-11-27T10:49:39+00:00November 27th, 2018|2018 Press Releases, Safety|Comments Off on ARTBA Foundation Rolls Out New Study Guide to Prep for Safety Certification Exam

FHWA Poised to Act on Century-Old Barrier to Transportation Project Innovation in Response to ARTBA Petition

News (WASHINGTON)— The Federal Highway Administration (FHWA) Nov. 14 said it would amend or repeal a century-old regulation related to the development and deployment of new products on U.S. transportation projects. The agency’s move comes in response to a March 27 filing from the Washington, D.C.-based American [...]

By |2018-11-14T15:50:54+00:00November 14th, 2018|2018 Press Releases, Government Affairs|Comments Off on FHWA Poised to Act on Century-Old Barrier to Transportation Project Innovation in Response to ARTBA Petition

Voters Re-elect State Lawmakers Who Supported Gas Tax Increases, New ARTBA Analysis Finds

News (WASHINGTON)— Voters in 12 states re-elected 93 percent of 530 state lawmakers who supported a gas tax increase between 2015 and 2018 and ran for re-election in 2018. Winning state lawmakers in Nov. 6 races included 92 percent of Republicans, and 94 percent of Democrats, according [...]

By |2018-11-09T13:08:44+00:00November 9th, 2018|2018 Press Releases|Comments Off on Voters Re-elect State Lawmakers Who Supported Gas Tax Increases, New ARTBA Analysis Finds

Voters Across the Nation Demonstrate Support for Transportation Investment

News Nearly 80 percent of State & Local Ballot Measures Approved (WASHINGTON)— Voters in 31 states Nov. 6 once again showed their support for transportation infrastructure investments, approving 272, or 79 percent, of 346 state and local ballot measures. In total, the approved initiatives are expected to [...]

By |2018-11-08T11:26:58+00:00November 8th, 2018|2018 Press Releases, Economics, Government Affairs|Comments Off on Voters Across the Nation Demonstrate Support for Transportation Investment

Statement from ARTBA Acting President & CEO William D. Toohey, Jr., about California Voter Rejection of Prop. 6

News (WASHINGTON)— The American Road & Transportation Builders Association (ARTBA) Acting President & CEO William D. Toohey, Jr., released the following statement regarding California voter rejection of Proposition 6. “By soundly rejecting Proposition 6 and re-electing 95 percent of the state legislators who voted in 2017 to [...]

By |2018-11-07T16:26:53+00:00November 7th, 2018|2018 Press Releases, ARTBA News|Comments Off on Statement from ARTBA Acting President & CEO William D. Toohey, Jr., about California Voter Rejection of Prop. 6

Jeanneret Named ARTBA Executive Vice President & Chief Operating Officer

News (WASHINGTON)—Matthew J. Jeanneret has been named executive vice president and chief operating officer of the Washington, D.C.-based American Road & Transportation Builders Association (ARTBA), effective Nov. 1. Jeanneret, who joined ARTBA in 1998 as director of public affairs, has been serving as the association’s deputy chief [...]

By |2018-11-02T09:42:26+00:00November 2nd, 2018|2018 Press Releases, ARTBA News|Comments Off on Jeanneret Named ARTBA Executive Vice President & Chief Operating Officer
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