ARTBA’s legislative and regulatory advocacy on safety matters on behalf of its members reaches Capitol Hill and the White House, where we regularly make policy recommendations in transportation bills. It extends to federal agencies, where we make sure officials understand the practical impacts of proposed rules or standards. The Traffic Safety Industry Division, Transportation Safety Advisory Council, and Safety & Insurance Committee serve as vehicles for communicating the industry’s views on these matters.
Over the years, ARTBA’s actions have resulted in successful efforts to ensure that Congress devotes increased investment to improve safety during transportation construction operations.
On the regulatory front, ARTBA stays in regular contact with federal agencies, including the Occupational Safety & Health Administration (OSHA), Federal Highway Administration (FHWA), the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), and others, to make sure the industry’s voice is heard.
ARTBA staff and members serve on key federal committees, including the “National Committee on Uniform Traffic Control Devices,” OSHA’s “Advisory Committee on Construction Safety and Health,” FHWA’s “Dialogue on Transportation Operations,” and “Highway Safety Partners Venture” committee, among others.