Congress Debates Funding Proposals as Deadlines Near

By Lauren Schapker, vice president of legislative affairs, ARTBA Federal highway, bridge and public transportation programs will likely be extended for one year, according to a tentative deal reached Sept. 18 between Congressional leaders and expected to be finalized...
U.S. DOT Pumps $1 Billion in BUILD Grants to 44 States

U.S. DOT Pumps $1 Billion in BUILD Grants to 44 States

By Lauren Schapker, vice president of legislative affairs, ARTBA  The U.S. Department of Transportation Sept. 16 awarded $1 billion in Better Utilizing Investments to Leverage Development (BUILD) discretionary grants to 70 projects in 44 states. The competitive grants...

July Value of Highway & Pavement Construction Work Up 9 Percent

July Value of Highway & Pavement Construction Work Up 9 Percent

By Dr. Alison Premo Black, chief economist, ARTBA The value of highway construction work reached $9.12 billion in July, up from $8.35 billion in July 2019, according to U.S. Census Bureau data. Airport runway, railroad, and subway and light rail construction values...

EPA Reforms Its Guidance Document Process

EPA Reforms Its Guidance Document Process

By Nick Goldstein, vice president of regulatory and legal issues, ARTBA The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) wants to clarify and simplify its process for issuing guidance documents. Its Sept. 14 final rule responds to a 2019 executive order from President...

CASE Releases Next Generation SiteWatch Telematics Platform

CASE Releases Next Generation SiteWatch Telematics Platform

CASE Construction Equipment has released the next generation of its SiteWatch telematics platform with an all-new dashboard, more intuitive navigation and new overview sections that spotlight critical information without requiring the user to search extensively for...

ARTBA’s Three Policy Forums Make Thier Debut

ARTBA’s Three Policy Forums Make Thier Debut

By Mark Holan, editorial director, ARTBA ARTBA’s policy priority forums--Construction, Innovation & Technology, and Safety--debuted this week in virtual sessions joined by attendees from across the association’s eight divisions. The forums were created by ARTBA’s...

Upcoming ARTBA Events

Upcoming ARTBA Events

Click the hyperlinked event name for more information and to register. Check back soon if event is not yet linked.   Sept. 22:  Southern Leadership Team Sept. 23:  Western Leadership Team Sept. 24:  Central Leadership Team Sept. 28:  Transportation Officials...

Innovating in a Crisis with e-Ticketing

Innovating in a Crisis with e-Ticketing

By Matthew Valle As society and industry grapple with managing the impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic, construction technology offers a good example of how state transportation departments (DOTs), producers, and contractors can adopt new ways to leverage technology to...