House Democrats & GOP Roll Out Priorities for Surface Transportation, Infrastructure Bills

The House Ways & Means Committee is holding a hearing on infrastructure. Check newsline.artba.org for updates. By Dean Franks, senior vice president, congressional relations, ARTBA. Democrats in the House of Representatives Jan. 29 released their vision for a...
Road & Bridge Construction Jobs Outpace General Construction

Road & Bridge Construction Jobs Outpace General Construction

By Lital Shair Nada, research economist, ARTBA Highway, street, and bridge contractors employed 380,300 workers in November 2019, a 6.1 percent increase from the same month in 2018, according to the latest data from the Bureau of Labor Statistics. This is the sixth...

ARTBA Seeks Members Help to Modernize Environmental Rules

ARTBA Seeks Members Help to Modernize Environmental Rules

By Nick Goldstein, vice president of regulatory and legal issues, ARTBA ARTBA has created a summary of the Trump administration’s proposals to modernize the National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA), as well as guidelines for submitting comments before the government’s...

TRIP Names New Chairman, Officers & Board Members

TRIP Names New Chairman, Officers & Board Members

Kenneth K. Wert, chairman of Haskell Lemon Construction Co., has been elected chairman of TRIP, a national transportation research nonprofit based in Washington, D.C.  The Oklahoma City highway contractor firm is an ARTBA member through the Association of Oklahoma...