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Monthly construction input prices rise slightly in December, says ABC

Monthly construction input prices rise slightly in December, says ABC

WASHINGTON, DC — Construction input prices rose 0.2% in December 2019 and are up 1.0% year over year, according to an Associated Builders and Contractors analysis of the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics’ Producer Price Index data released today. Nonresidential construction input prices rose 0.3% for the month and are also up 1.0% since December […]

ARTBA Foundation seeks nominations for annual Industry Leader Development Program

ARTBA Foundation seeks nominations for annual Industry Leader Development Program

WASHINGTON, DC —The American Road & Transportation Builders Association Transportation Development Foundation (ARTBA-TDF) is accepting nominations for its 2020 Industry Leader Development Program (ILDP), the 25th annual class of the first-of-its-kind introduction to federal and state advocacy for transportation infrastructure market development and protection. It will be held May 12-14 in the Nation’s Capital. The […]

ARTBA Foundation seeks nominations for the 2020 Transportation Development Hall of Fame class

ARTBA Foundation seeks nominations for the 2020 Transportation Development Hall of Fame class

  The American Road & Transportation Builders Association (ARTBA) Foundation is now accepting nominations for the 2020 Transportation Development Hall of Fame.  Launched in 2010, the Hall “honors individuals or families from the public and private sectors who have made extraordinary contributions to U.S. transportation development during their careers.” Nominees are considered in two categories: […]

Nonresidential construction employment up in December, says ABC

Nonresidential construction employment up in December, says ABC

The construction industry added 20,000 net new jobs in December 2019, according to an Associated Builders and Contractors analysis of data released today by the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics. On a year-over-year basis, industry employment has expanded by 151,000 jobs, an increase of 2.0%. Nonresidential construction employment increased by 16,700 jobs on net in […]

Trump environmental modernization reforms will help spur transportation infrastructure improvements, ARTBA says

Trump environmental modernization reforms will help spur transportation infrastructure improvements, ARTBA says

The Trump administration’s Jan. 9 proposals to modernize the National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA) will both reduce delays to key transportation improvements projects and maintain environmental safeguards, according to the American Road & Transportation Builders Association (ARTBA). “It can take up to seven years to complete the environmental review process for a new federal-aid project. […]