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ARTBA Asks DOT to Repeal Financing Rule for Patented Products

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The American Road and Transportation Builders Association submitted a petition March 27 asking the U.S. Department of Transportation to repeal a rule regarding federal funding for patented safety products.

Eleanor Lamb | Staff Reporter
March 28, 2018
Government, Safety

41 People Earn ARTBA Safety Certification So Far in 2018

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Some 41 people have earned the American Road and Transportation Builders Association’s safety certification designed for transportation project professionals so far in 2018.

Eleanor Lamb | Staff Reporter
March 7, 2018
Government, Business, Safety, Autonomous

Capitol Agenda for the Week of Jan. 29: State of the Bridges

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One-fifth of Iowa’s bridges are structurally deficient, as are more than 4,100 bridges in Pennsylvania. Twenty-three percent of bridges in Rhode Island are in that category. And, Washington, D.C., has eight of them. What's Congress going to do about them? Here's a look at the week ahead for trucking on Capitol Hill.

Eugene Mulero | Staff Reporter
January 29, 2018
Government, Business

Road-Builders Group Hosts Trucks in Work-Zone Webinar Nov. 16

Improving the design of work zones to enhance the safety of construction crews and the drivers of large trucks will be the topic of discussion in a webinar on Nov. 16 the national group representing road builders will host.

Eugene Mulero | Staff Reporter
November 15, 2017
Government, Business

Funding Plan Must Continue Absent Infrastructure Council, Stakeholders Say

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The White House’s recent announcement that an advisory council on infrastructure matters would not convene as planned should not derail efforts to achieve a long-term funding fix for infrastucture, policymakers and freight groups said.

Eugene Mulero | Staff Reporter
August 21, 2017
Business

56,000 US Bridges Deficient

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About 56,000 bridges nationwide, or 9%, were deemed structurally deficient last year, including those heavily used by trucks, an analysis by the group representing the country’s road builders determined.

Eugene Mulero | Staff Reporter
February 20, 2017
Business

9% of US Bridges Structurally Deficient, Report Shows

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Nearly 56,000 bridges in 2016 were deemed structurally deficient, an analysis by the group representing the country’s road builders determined in a report unveiled Feb. 15.

Eugene Mulero | Staff Reporter
February 15, 2017
Business

ARTBA: Transportation Construction Market to See Modest Growth

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Increases next year in private highway and bridge construction activity across residential and commercial developments will help transportation construction to grow by 1.3%, a leading transportation economist indicated Dec. 2.

Eugene Mulero | Staff Reporter
December 2, 2016
Government, Business

ARTBA Unveils Clinton, Trump Transportation Overview

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The murky transportation picture in the 2016 presidential contest got a bit clearer, courtesy of the American Road and Transportation Builders Association.

Eugene Mulero | Staff Reporter
October 17, 2016
Government, Business

States to Shrink Infrastructure Portfolios Without Long-term Federal Backing, ARTBA Says

The lack of a long-term funding structure at the federal level will likely prompt state officials to scale back on large-scale infrastructure projects, the chief economist of a group representing road builders said Aug. 10.

Eugene Mulero | Staff Reporter
August 10, 2016