June Value of Highway & Pavement Construction Work Up 8%

June Value of Highway & Pavement Construction Work Up 8%

By Dr. Alison Premo Black, chief economist, ARTBA Transportation construction contractors performed $15.8 billion in work in June, up 4 percent from $15.2 billion in June 2019, according to U.S. Census Bureau data. Construction activity in June averaged $14.1 billion...
States Obligating Federal Funds On Pace with Last Year

States Obligating Federal Funds On Pace with Last Year

By Dr. Alison Premo Black, chief economist, ARTBA States obligated a total of $3.5 billion in federal-aid highway construction funds in June, according to the latest data from the U.S. Department of Transportation. With three months left in the federal fiscal year,...
ARTBA Cited in Coverage of State DOT Funding Shortfalls   

ARTBA Cited in Coverage of State DOT Funding Shortfalls   

By John Schneidawind, vice president of public affairs, ARTBA State transportation department leaders say the coronavirus pandemic has left them facing an estimated $50 billion shortfall in funding for roads, bridges, and other infrastructure. ARTBA Chief Economist...
Highway Construction Activity Up 9 Percent in May   

Highway Construction Activity Up 9 Percent in May  

By Dr. Alison Premo Black, chief economist, ARTBA May data from the U.S. Census Bureau provides the strongest evidence yet that highway construction work has continued and even accelerated amid the broader economic shut down from the impact of COVID-19.   The value of...