EPA Ends “Sue and Settle” Agreements

EPA Ends “Sue and Settle” Agreements

By Nick Goldstein, vice president of regulatory affairs & assistant general counsel, ARTBA U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Administrator Scott Pruitt has ended the agency’s longstanding practice of “sue and settle” agreements with anti-growth...

Highway & Bridge Contractors Add Jobs in August

Highway & Bridge Contractors Add Jobs in August

Source: U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics. By Lital Shair Nada, market research associate, ARTBA Highway and bridge contractors added 13,200 workers to their payrolls in August 2017 compared to August 2016, according to the latest data from the U.S. Bureau of Labor...

ARTBA’s 2017 Regional Meeting Cover Key Issues

ARTBA’s 2017 Regional Meeting Cover Key Issues

From left to right: Boston, Denver, Indianapolis, Nashville By Mark Holan, editorial director, ARTBA ARTBA’s four annual regional meetings begin next week. This year’s sessions are more important than ever following the association’s national convention in Florida...

D.C. Area’s Silver Line Reaches Two Thirds Completion

D.C. Area’s Silver Line Reaches Two Thirds Completion

By Mark Holan, editorial director, ARTBA The second phase of the Silver Line transit rail project, which will extend service from downtown Washington, D.C. to Dulles International Airport, has reached 67 percent design and construction completion. The $2.7 billion...

New Ad Campaign Promotes Safety Certification Program

New Ad Campaign Promotes Safety Certification Program

By Mark Holan, editorial director, ARTBA ARTBA has launched a print and digital advertising campaign to promote industry awareness of the Safety Certification for Transportation Project Professionals™ (SCTPP) program. Launched in late 2016, the SCTPP focuses on...

Nov. 16: “Large Truck Safety in Work Zones”

Nov. 16: “Large Truck Safety in Work Zones”

By Eileen Houlihan, senior writer/editor, ARTBA A free Nov. 16 webinar will explore how to design work zones to maintain the safe and efficient movement of large construction vehicles within restricted right-of-way and reduced lanes. The “Large Truck Safety in Work...