ARTBA President Pete Ruane Announces October Retirement

By Eileen Houlihan, senior writer/editor, ARTBA ARTBA President & CEO Pete Ruane June 18 announced that he will retire from the organization this October after 30 years of service.  He is the longest tenured head of the 116-year-old organization. After Ruane’s...
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Senate Aviation Bill Remains Grounded

Senate Aviation Bill Remains Grounded

By Dean Franks, senior vice president, congressional relations, ARTBA Senate Commerce Committee Chairman John Thune (R-S.D.) June 12 told reporters the Senate would not take up a federal aviation program reauthorization before the July 4 holiday recess. The...

Highway & Bridge Construction Employment Ends Growth Streak

Highway & Bridge Construction Employment Ends Growth Streak

By Lital Shair Nada, market research associate, ARTBA Highway and bridge contractor employment was flat in April 2018 compared to April 2017, ending four years of monthly gains, according to the latest data from the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS). Although...

Pizza Chain Provides Pothole Repair Grants

Pizza Chain Provides Pothole Repair Grants

By Eileen Houlihan, senior writer/editor, ARTBA Need more evidence that transportation infrastructure investment isn’t keeping pace with maintenance and construction needs? The proof is in the pizza. Domino’s Pizza this week announced its “Paving for Pizza” campaign,...

Maryland Pumps $890 Million Extra into I-95 Express Project

Maryland Pumps $890 Million Extra into I-95 Express Project

William Pines at the June 15 MWRTBA meeting. By Eileen Houlihan, senior writer/editor, ARTBA Maryland early next year will invest an additional $890 million to extend northbound I-95 Express Toll Lanes by more than 10 miles, a state transportation official June 15...

A Sphere of Safety

A Sphere of Safety

By Brad Sant, senior vice president of education and safety, ARTBA Several years ago, the ARTBA Foundation developed a training program for spotters and drivers/operators to improve safety around large trucks and other heavy equipment through better communication. The...