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Michael Sweeney, HNTB
Article July 02, 2018
With continued partisan gridlock in the U.S. Congress, it has been difficult for meaningful federal transportation initiatives to roll forward–and progress is likely to remain stalled until 2019 or later. President Trump admitted as much in a late-March speech when he predicted, “You’ll probably...
environmental work on surface transportation projects
News September 02, 2016
The Federal Highway Administration (FHWA) and the American Association of State Highway and Transportation Officials (AASHTO) will continue their agreement for another five years in continuing the Center for Environment Excellence.   The program was authorized by the Moving Ahead for Progress in...
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News August 01, 2016
The National Asphalt Pavement Association (NAPA) recently announced the winners of its 2015 Asphalt Operations Safety Innovation Award, as well as the winners and finalists of its Operational Excellence Awards. Both series of special recognition were made at a special ceremony during the...
News February 27, 2015
Congress cannot seem to agree on many issues lately, but there is a growing sense of alignment when it comes to bipartisan support for a highway and transit bill.   According to the American Association of State Highway and Transportation Officials (AASHTO) both sides of Congress may be inching...
News November 18, 2014
According to a recent report by the U.S. Government Accountability Office, in which federal highway funding allotments were analyzed, states utilized only, on average, 6% of the contract authority received from the federal government on new roads and bridges. The lion’s share of funding was pumped...
News July 17, 2013
The next generation of transportation professionals has a challenging future ahead of them dealing with a wide range of issues from public policy to financing the roadways. This makes sharing information among colleagues important, and a young transportation professionals group in Houston is...
News February 11, 2013
New AASHTO Executive Director Bud Wright sat down with transportation industry reporters last week for an informal question and answer session.   Wright told reporters that among his priorities were continuing the work to implement MAP-21 (the two-year reauthorization bill passed by Congress last...
News September 12, 2012
In August the Texas A&M University System board of regents approved changing the names of all seven A&M System agencies to include “A&M” in the agency names effective Sept. 1. As a result, the Texas Transportation Institute was renamed the Texas A&M Transportation Institute, but...
News July 30, 2012
The American Association of State Highway & Transportation Officials (AASHTO) is supporting the National Forensic League during the 2012-13 school year, helping students to talk transportation.   More than 30,000 junior and senior high school students from more than 2,000 schools affiliated...
News July 13, 2012
The American Road & Transportation Builders Association Transportation Development Foundation (ARTBA-TDF) is now accepting nominations for the 2012 Roadway Work Zone Safety Awareness Awards.   The annual awards recognize specific programs, education campaigns or innovations in technology that...
News May 15, 2012
The cost of construction materials took a breather in April, while contractors showed slightly greater ability to roll past price increases into their bids, according to an analysis of producer price index figures released by the Associated General Contractors of America (AGC). Association...
News March 21, 2012
The American Road & Transportation Builders Association Transportation Development Foundation (ARTBA-TDF) is launching a new awards program to promote and recognize innovations that make the U.S. transportation infrastructure network the best it can be in serving those who pay for it, use it...
News January 25, 2012
The 2012 recipient of the Thomas B. Deen Distinguished Lectureship is former American Public Transportation Association (APTA) President Willian W. Millar. His lecture, "Public Transportation: Today and Tomorrow," was delivered on Jan. 23, 2012, at the Thomas B. Deen Distinguished Lecture and...
News January 18, 2012
The American Road & Transportation Builders Association (ARTBA) has launched a "Gridlock Clock" drawing attention to the nearly 840 days that have passed since the expiration of the last multiyear surface transportation reauthorization law, known as SAFETEA-LU.   "The time for Congressional...
News October 14, 2011
  In a statement, American Road & Transportation Builders Association (ARTBA) President and CEO Pete Ruane had the following to say about the President’s Council on Jobs and Competitiveness interim report.   “We applaud [Oct. 12’s] actions by the Obama administration, which demonstrate the...
News September 27, 2011
The Association of Equipment Manufacturers (AEM) and the I Make America campaign are marking the campaign’s first anniversary by holding a virtual march on Washington this week. The association has called on its supporters to send letters, sign a petition and call their elected officials in...
News September 08, 2011
On the eve of President Obama’s speech to unveil his jobs plan to the nation, Associated Builders and Contractors (ABC) today called on the president to repeal costly regulations and offer bold, new public-private partnership policies to jump-start the economy and get Americans back to work. “The...
News September 07, 2011
The Sept. 2 announcement by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) withdrawing a proposal to prematurely tighten ozone standards was a welcome breath of fresh air for transportation construction firms and local communities across America. If the agency had proceeded, hundreds of cities...
News August 31, 2011
All across America, transportation projects are saving taxpayers money while introducing innovative ideas and strategies to end those unbearable commutes and make our drives safer. Some of those projects will now have the chance to earn major bragging rights. The American Association of State...
News August 26, 2011
Stressing that a cost-effective, well-maintained, safe and efficient transportation system is essential to economic growth, job creation and global competitiveness, a group of construction materials organizations is urging the Joint Select Committee on Deficit Reduction to consider the state of the...
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