The ARTBA Newsline podcast for April 1 is hosted by ARTBA Senior Writer/Editor Eileen Houlihan

Our 2019 U.S. Bridge conditions report is no April Fool’s joke. There are more than 47,000 U.S. bridges in need of urgent repair. Hear what ARTBA Chief Economist Dr. Alison Black has to say and view much more at

The Senate Committee on the Budget passed a proposal March 28 that includes provisions allowing the full Senate to consider a Highway Trust Fund revenue solution this year.

The Senate March 28 confirmed Nicole Nason as administrator of the Federal Highway Administration (FHWA), ending a two-year absence in the agency’s top spot.

It only takes 5 minutes to complete the ARTBA Quarterly Industry Conditions survey, and your private answers help us with ongoing advocacy efforts on behalf of the transportation design and construction industry. Deadline is April 15.

Join our APRIL 5 Webinar on the Highway Construction Workforce Partnership (HCWP), a joint effort of transportation construction industry leaders and local, state, and federal government agencies.

Upcoming deadlines in early April for the ARTBA Foundation programs include:

APRIL 5: The Lanford Family Highway Worker Memorial Scholarship Program

APRIL 8: The Globe Awards

APRIL 10: Transportation Development Hall of Fame

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