(WASHINGTON)—The length of the nation’s structurally deficient bridges if placed end-to-end would stretch 1,276 miles, half the distance from New York to Los Angeles, a new examination of federal government data shows. It’s a problem that hits close to home.
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National & State Data Available: www.artbabridgereport.org (WASHINGTON)—There’s good news and bad news to report about the condition of America’s bridges. The good news is there were 2,574 fewer structurally deficient bridges in 2015 compared to the number in 2014. The bad news is there are still 58,500 on the structurally deficient list—and at the current pace [...]
No April Fools’ Day Joke: Over 61,000 U.S. Bridges Need Structural Repair, New Analysis of U.S. Department of Transportation Data Finds
Federal Highway & Bridge Funding Facing May 31 Deadline; ARTBA Provides National & State Specific Information (WASHINGTON, D.C.) An analysis of the recently-released 2014 U.S. Department of Transportation (U.S. DOT) National Bridge Inventory database finds good news and bad news when it comes to the most heavily traveled U.S. bridges. The good news is that there are [...]
News Data Available: www.artbabridgereport.org Highlights: 54,259 of the nation’s 612,677 bridges are rated “structurally deficient.” Americans cross these deficient bridges 174 million times daily. Average age of a structurally deficient bridge is 67 years, compared to 40 years for non-deficient bridges. One in three (226,837) U.S. bridges [...]
Gardner Asphalt Supply LLC & Florida Transportation Builders’ Association Member Companies Overall Winner of 2017 ARTBA Foundation’s “Helping Hand” Awards
News Gardner Asphalt Supply's Jamie Hill accepts the Helping Hand Award from AECOM's Matt Cummings. 7 Other Industry Firms Recognized (WASHINGTON)— Gardner Asphalt Supply LLC of Bartow, Fla., and Florida Transportation Builders’ Association member companies were named the first place winner in the 2017 “Helping Hand Awards,” [...]
The Cost of the “Orderly Shutdown” of NJ Transportation Projects: $41 Million & 1,700 Workers Sidelined in First Week Alone
Price Tag of Prolonged Closures Could Reach $9 Million Per Week (WASHINGTON)—A new analysis finds that a week-long shutdown of New Jersey transportation improvement projects that began July 8 will cost the transportation construction industry and New Jersey taxpayers at least $41 million and displace as many as 1,700 construction workers.
(WASHINGTON)—The American Road & Transportation Builders Association (ARTBA) April 4 filed suit in the 5th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals to thwart the Occupational Safety & Health Administration’s (OSHA) final regulation for exposure to crystalline silica. “OSHA’s silica regulation is based on flawed science, flawed economic data, and flawed logic,” ARTBA President Pete Ruane said. [...]
OSHA Silica Proposal Based on Faulty Economic Analysis & Could Actually Increase Risks for Road Construction Workers
(WASHINGTON)— The Occupational Safety & Health Administration’s (OSHA) March 24 final regulation for exposure to crystalline silica is based on outdated data and could actually increase health and safety risks for road construction workers, the American Road & Transportation Builders Association (ARTBA) says. Crystalline silica is a basic component of dust from soil, sand, granite [...]
Highway, bridge and tunnel projects from Arizona, New Jersey and Florida were recognized for their contributions to environmental protection and mitigation during the American Road & Transportation Builders Association Transportation Development Foundation’s (ARTBA-TDF) 16th annual “Globe Awards” event, held April 14 in the Nation’s Capital as part of the association’s Federal Issues Program. The “Globe [...]
HNTB is Overall Winner, 3 Other Industry Firms Recognized with ARTBA Foundation “Helping Hand” Awards
HNTB is Overall Winner, 3 Other Industry Firms Recognized with ARTBA Foundation “Helping Hand” Awards (WASHINGTON)—HNTB Corporation’s centennial anniversary project, “100 Hours of Community Service,” has been selected the overall winner of the inaugural “Helping Hand Awards” sponsored by the American Road & Transportation Builders Association through its Transportation Development Foundation (ARTBA-TDF). The competition honors [...]