By Mark Holan, editorial director, ARTBA

In recent years, the transportation construction industry has exponentially increased its use of unmanned aerial systems (UAS) technology, commonly known as drones. Drones can be used in dozens of ways that save time and money, and enhance safety. But barriers remain that make the routine use of UAS technology logistically challenging and administratively burdensome.

During this 2 p.m. Eastern, Sept. 30, webinar, we will:

  • Review recent advancements in UAS technology for construction and maintenance of highway, bridge, and public transportation projects;
  • Present the current regulatory pathways and best practices for utilizing UAS for ARTBA stakeholders across the lifecycle of projects;
  • Provide key case studies from across the country to bring best practices, return on investment, and cost-benefit analysis to life; and
  • Lead a discussion on what federal provisions can help remove bureaucratic barriers to using this innovative technology, and how ARTBA members can support the effort.


Adrienne Lindgren will lead the session. She is an urban aviation innovation consultant for ARTBA member WSP USA, a engineering and professional services firm. She helps public- and private-sector clients address questions and find solutions related to aerial mobility technology and is actively engaged in research and development that advances the state of the practice.

ARTBA Vice President of Regulatory and Legal Issues Nick Goldstein will moderate the webinar. The event is free, but it requires advance registration.

All ARTBA members are welcome to participate and ask questions. One Professional Development Hour (PDH) will be available upon request, subject to the approval of your governing State Accrediting Agency. Email Lena Khtei at with any questions.