Senate Hearing Kicks Off Infrastructure Push   

By Lauren Schapker, vice president of legislative affairs, ARTBA  The Senate Environment & Public Works (EPW) Committee took some bipartisan first steps toward reauthorizing the nation’s surface transportation programs before the current law expires Sept. 30. The...
Investment ‘Pay-fors’ Loom Over Infrastructure Talks

Investment ‘Pay-fors’ Loom Over Infrastructure Talks

By Lauren Schapker, vice president of legislative affairs, ARTBA Highway Trust Fund (HTF) solvency remained the elephant in the room as federal leaders discussed how to pay for surface transportation investment during the annual Washington Briefing of the American...

FAST Act Funded Nearly 110,000 Road & Bridge Projects

FAST Act Funded Nearly 110,000 Road & Bridge Projects

By John Schneidawind, vice president, public affairs, ARTBA State governments moved forward with nearly 111,000 new federal-aid highway and bridge projects during the past five years under the Fixing America’s Surface Transportation (FAST) Act law, new research from...

Labor Dept. Reverses Regulatory Guidance Reforms

Labor Dept. Reverses Regulatory Guidance Reforms

By Nick Goldstein, vice president of regulatory and legal issues, ARTBA The U.S. Department of Labor (DOL) Jan. 27 reversed recent improvements to its procedures for issuing regulatory guidance documents. Guidance is important because it details how federal agencies...

Vermont Bridge Project Nears Summer Completion

Vermont Bridge Project Nears Summer Completion

By Mark Holan, editorial director, ARTBA Crews are on target to complete the southbound span of the I-91 Rockingham Bridges project in Vermont by early summer, design-build engineer and ARTBA member firm HDR says.  The $50 million Vermont Agency of Transportation...

ARTBA Welcomes Two New Members

ARTBA Welcomes Two New Members

By Krystal Taylor, senior program manager, member services, ARTBA Two new ARTBA members and the division they joined are shown below. Please visit their linked websites to learn more about how you might be able to do business with them. Share this story on your social...

2021 Events Schedule Is Under Construction

2021 Events Schedule Is Under Construction

ARTBA's 2021 events schedule is being developed and subject to the ongoing situation with the COVID-19 pandemic. The Federal Issues Program (FIP) and Transportation Construction Coalition (TCC) Fly-In is scheduled for May 18-20 in Washington, D.C. The ARTBA National...

How ‘Risk Compensation’ Jeopardizes Worker Safety

How ‘Risk Compensation’ Jeopardizes Worker Safety

By Dr. Jesus M. de la Garza Safety experts have failed to eliminate injuries and fatalities from construction projects after decades of effort. That could be because workers are unintentionally offsetting their efforts. This “risk compensation” effect is analogous to...

Transitioning from Plan Sheets to BIM & 3D Design

Transitioning from Plan Sheets to BIM & 3D Design

By Mark Holan, editorial director, ARTBA The continued adoption of building information modeling (BIM), 3D design, and digital delivery means transportation design and construction professions should be prepared for a sea change in how they develop and utilize project...