Category Archives: Association News and Events

ABC comments on President Trump’s new immigration proposal

WASHINGTON, DC — Associated Builders and Contractors President and CEO Michael Bellaman commented recently on President Trump’s new immigration proposal, which would create a “merit-based” visa system to address the workforce needs of U.S. industries like construction. Bellaman said: “With a systemic labor shortage impacting ABC member companies of all sizes and an estimated 440,000 […]

Bill Toohey honored with ARTBA award

Bill Toohey honored with ARTBA award

WASHINGTON, DC — William D. Toohey, Jr., a long-time American Road & Transportation Builders Association (ARTBA) senior executive, is the 2018 recipient of the organization’s highest honor—the “ARTBA Award.”  It was presented May 14, during the Federal Issues Program in the Nation’s Capital. Established in 1960, the ARTBA Award recognizes individuals for outstanding contributions that […]

Private firms & public agencies in 5 States honored with transportation project environmental excellence awards

Private firms & public agencies in 5 States honored with transportation project environmental excellence awards

Highway, bridge, and local road projects from Indiana, Utah, Pennsylvania, North Carolina, and Washington state were recognized for their contributions to environmental protection and mitigation by the American Road & Transportation Builders Association Transportation Development Foundation (ARTBA-TDF) at a May 14 luncheon in the Nation’s Capital. The event was part of the association’s Federal Issues […]

NSSGA chairman, members of Congress talk solutions

NSSGA chairman, members of Congress talk solutions

Today (5-15-19), members of Congress and the Highway Materials Group held a press conference on the grounds of the U.S. Capitol that focused on the impact of a strong federal investment in our nation’s infrastructure. Reps. Earl Blumenauer, D-Ore., chairman of the Ways & Means Committee’s Tax Policy Subcommittee, and Rodney Davis, R-Ill., ranking member […]

House Speaker Nancy Pelosi to Discuss Infrastructure May 14 at Transportation Construction Coalition Fly-In

House Speaker Nancy Pelosi to Discuss Infrastructure May 14 at Transportation Construction Coalition Fly-In

WASHINGTON, DC — House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) May 14 will address nearly 500 transportation design and construction executives, and labor union officials attending the annual Transportation Construction Coalition (TCC) Washington Fly-In. Speaker Pelosi is expected to detail highway and transit investment policy issues, including the $2 trillion infrastructure investment proposal she discussed April 30 with […]