By Lital Shair Nada, market research associate, ARTBA

Workforce availability is one of the big issues ARTBA will be watching in its Third Quarter Market Conditions Survey. In the last survey, 84 percent of respondents said they had shortages of skilled workers, while 60 percent reported they couldn’t hire enough unskilled laborers, both at their highest levels in the over 17 years the association has conducted the survey.

You can help provide the first snapshot of this summer’s transportation construction season by taking five minutes to complete the survey. ARTBA’s Quarterly Market Conditions Survey is an important part of helping our government affairs and economics teams share key data with members of Congress and the Executive Branch.

Participants who complete the 3rd Quarter Survey report will receive a final copy of the results.

The confidential survey asks general questions about market condition, backlogs and capacity. Take the survey by Oct. 26.