By Mark Holan, editorial director, ARTBA

ARTBA Chief Economist Dr. Alison Premo Black will detail the 4.2 percent growth she projects for the 2019 U.S. transportation construction market during her highly-anticipated annual forecast webinar. The Dec. 5 session, which requires advanced registration, begins at noon Eastern.

Black will outline why she expects robust construction activity across all modes next year and into 2020. She also will warn participants about a few potential wild cards.

Dean Franks, vice president of congressional relations, will highlight the timing and potential impacts of key federal transportation policy initiatives in the critical coming year, which precedes the 2020 expiration of the FACT Act and presidential election.

This premium event is a great value for analysts and investors, transportation design and construction professionals, and public agency officials.

Major topics include:

  • National market forecast and state transportation funding trends;
  • Modal forecast: highway, bridge, airport runway, transit, freight, rail, and ports/waterway markets;
  • Market impacts of more than 350 Nov. 6 state and local transportation ballot initiatives; and
  • State and local transportation funding trends.

Webinar participants will have the opportunity to ask questions. Registration via the ARTBA store is $350, or $175 for public agency officials.

Paid participants will receive a copy of the PowerPoint Presentation and “Q & A” session, plus a copy ARTBA’s national “2019 U.S. Transportation Construction Market Forecast.”