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David Zachry Named ARTBA Foundation Vice Chairman

October 10, 2017 - in News, People, Transportation

(WASHINGTON) - David S. Zachry, chief executive officer of San Antonio, Texas-based Zachry Corporation, has been named vice chairman of the American Road & Transportation Builders Association Transportation Development Foundation (ARTBA-TDF) Board…

What Has Happened with U.S. Bridges in the 10 Years Since the Minneapolis I-35W Bridge Collapse?  

August 1, 2017 - in Bridges, Featured, Transportation

(WASHINGTON)— August 1 marks the 10th anniversary of the I-35W bridge collapse in Minneapolis. The bridge was classified as “structurally…

Florida I-595 Corridor Improvements Project & Colorado DOT’s David Spector Honored with National Public-Private Partnership (P3) Awards

July 14, 2017 - in Awards, Roads, Transportation

(WASHINGTON) - The I-595 Corridor Improvements Project in Florida and David Spector, director of the Colorado High Performance Transportation Enterprise…

Sen. Wyden, Rep. Barletta & Australian Ambassador Joe Hockey Scheduled to Speak July 13 at ARTBA’s 29th Annual P3s in Transportation Conference

July 12, 2017 - in News, Transportation

(WASHINGTON) - Senate Finance Committee Ranking Member Ron Wyden (D-Ore.), House Transportation & Infrastructure Committee member Lou Barletta (R-Pa.), and Australian Ambassador to the United States, the Honorable Joe Hockey, are among the featured speakers…

State Transportation Funding Champion Legislators & Better Roads Advocates from Six States that Increased Gas Taxes in 2017 on Tap for July 12 National Workshop on Capitol Hill

July 11, 2017 - in Events

(WASHINGTON) - The American Road & Transportation Builders Association’s (ARTBA) Transportation Investment Advocacy Center (TIAC) will host its 4th Annual “National Workshop for State & Local Transportation Advocates” July 12 at the Hyatt Regency…

IRTBA, Members of Industry to Testify on the Illinois House Floor Regarding Impact of Transportation Construction Project Shutdown

June 28, 2017 - in Roads, Transportation

(SPRINGFIELD, IL) - An American Road & Transportation Builders Association (ARTBA) analysis released June 27 finds that a prolonged shutdown of Illinois transportation project sites could cost $345 million per week and jeopardize 43,000 jobs.  …

Federal Airport Construction Program Funding Only Meeting 50% of Identified Needs, New Analysis Finds  

June 27, 2017 - in Financial, News, Transportation

WASHINGTON - A new analysis of Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) data finds that current airport construction funding levels are only half of what is necessary to make safety improvements and help reduce runway congestion.   The analysis, conducted…

HNTB Executive Paul Yarossi named ARTBA Foundation Chairman

May 18, 2017 - in News, People, Transportation

WASHINGTON - HNTB Executive Vice President Paul Yarossi, P.E., has been named chairman of the American Road & Transportation Builders Association Transportation Development Foundation (ARTBA-TDF) Board of Trustees. The announcement was made May 17 during…

ARTBA to Host 4th National Workshop for State & Local Transportation Advocates July 12 in Washington, D.C.

May 8, 2017 - in Transportation

(WASHINGTON) - Last November, voters in 22 states approved 193 ballot initiatives to increase highway and public transit investment, and state legislatures and governors in four states in April 2017 alone approved bills to increase their respective gas taxes. Some…

“Waters of the United States” Rule Fundamentally Flawed, ARTBA Tells Senate Committee

April 27, 2017 - in Corporate, News, Water

(WASHINGTON) - The American Road & Transportation Builders Association (ARTBA) April 26 told a U.S. Senate panel the controversial “waters of the United States” (WOTUS) rule is scientifically and legally flawed and should be repealed. In comments submitted…