Infrastructure Discussion Inches Forward 

What happened: President Joe Biden responded to criticism of his American Jobs Plan (AJP) this week by saying, “Compromise is inevitable. Changes are certain.” His preliminary budget proposal for Fiscal Year 2022 released April 9 did not include new details on the AJP...
ARTBA Urges Spending Flexibility for COVID-19 Aid

ARTBA Urges Spending Flexibility for COVID-19 Aid

What happened: ARTBA led a group of 35 national organizations calling on U.S. Treasury Secretary Janet Yellen to provide clear guidance and flexibility in how states and local governments can spend $360 billion in relief from the American Rescue Plan (ARP). The $1.9...

ARTBA Releases Latest U.S. Bridges Conditions Analysis

ARTBA Releases Latest U.S. Bridges Conditions Analysis

More than 220,000 U.S. bridges need major repair work or should be replaced, according to ARTBA's analysis of the just released U.S. Department of Transportation’s 2020 National Bridge Inventory database. That figure represents 36 percent, or more than one-third, of...

FHWA Clarifies Use of Virtual Public Meetings

FHWA Clarifies Use of Virtual Public Meetings

What happened:  The Federal Highway Administration (FHWA) issued guidance for when virtual public meetings can be used to satisfy National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA) project review and approval requirements. Why it matters: COVID-19 has made in-person meetings...

ARTBA’s Dave Bauer on ‘American Jobs Plan’

ARTBA’s Dave Bauer on ‘American Jobs Plan’

Please attribute the following statement on President Joe Biden’s “American Jobs Plan” to American Road & Transportation Builders (ARTBA) President and CEO Dave Bauer: It is only fitting President Joe Biden announces his transportation investment plan in...

ARTBA Welcomes New Members

ARTBA Welcomes New Members

By Krystal Taylor, senior program manager, member services, ARTBA Two new ARTBA members and the division they joined are shown below. Please visit their linked websites to learn more about how you might be able to do business with them. Share this story on your social...

Check for Updates on ARTBA’s 2021 Events

Check for Updates on ARTBA’s 2021 Events

ARTBA's 2021 events schedule is subject to the ongoing situation with the COVID-19 pandemic. The Federal Issues Program (FIP) and Transportation Construction Coalition (TCC) Fly-In is May 18-20 in Washington, D.C. This is a virtual program. See agenda and register at...

Work Zone Conference Highlights Cutting-Edge Information

Work Zone Conference Highlights Cutting-Edge Information

Nearly 30 presenters covered topics such as federal actions to prevent COVID-19 spread; using smart work zone technology to enhance safety; challenges of connected and automated vehicles in work zones; and new online courses focused on the transportation construction...

How New Technology Saved an Old Bridge

How New Technology Saved an Old Bridge

By John Schneidawind  For Ken Butler, senior vice president and chief bridge engineer at AECOM, restoring the nearly 90-year-old Arlington Memorial Bridge was like restoring a priceless antique.  The National Park Service-owned span was so deteriorated it ranked among...