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The American Road & Transportation Association (ARTBA) has named two safety experts to chair its two primary safety panels, the Transportation Safety Advisory Council (TSAC) and the ARTBA Safety Committee. Jim Burnley, a partner at Venable LLP, has been named chair of the TSAC, which creates the policies that guide the association's legislative, regulatory and member services efforts on safety.

The American Road & Transportation Builders Association Transportation Development Foundation (ARTBA-TDF) is seeking qualified students for its 2020-21 "Lanford Family Highway Worker Memorial Scholarship Program." Applications are due by April 17 and can be found online at www.artbatdf.org.

A middle schooler from Washington, a California high school senior, an engineering student from University of California, Davis, and a graduate student from Carnegie Mellon University are winners of the 9th annual American Road & Transportation Builders Association's (ARTBA) "Student Transportation Video Contest." They each will receive a $500 cash prize.

The following statement is attributed to American Road & Transportation Builders Association (ARTBA) President and CEO Dave Bauer. "The separate release of principles from members of the House Transportation & Infrastructure [T&I] Committee is the latest in a long list of reminders that improving America's transportation infrastructure network remains an area for common ground.

The Trump administration's rewrite of the 2015 "Waters of the United States" (WOTUS) rule will help restore clarity to federal wetlands regulations and reduce delays to important transportation improvements, the American Road & Transportation Builders Association (ARTBA) said.

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.

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).

The U.S. transportation infrastructure market is expected to grow at least 5 percent next year, according to the annual economic forecast released Dec. 4 by the American Road & Transportation Builders Association (ARTBA). "The real market growth for 2020 is being fueled by increased transportation investments from federal, state and local governments," said ARTBA Chief Economist Alison Premo Black, who conducted the analysis.

On Nov. 5, voters in 19 states sent a decisive message of support for transportation investment, approving almost 90 percent of 305 state and local transportation ballot measures. In total, the 270 approved initiatives are expected to generate more than $9.6 billion in one-time and recurring revenue, according to the analysis conducted by the American Road & Transportation Builders Association's Transportation Investment Advocacy Center (ARTBA-TIAC).

T. Peter Ruane, a highly respected voice of the U.S. transportation construction industry, has been unanimously selected to receive IRF's most distinguished individual honor. The award will be presented in Las Vegas on Nov. 20, at the IRF Global R2T Conference & Exhibition.

Fred Fehsenfeld Sr., T. Peter Ruane, Ethel A. Birchland and William "Bill" Boyd Burgett are the 2019 inductees into the American Road & Transportation Builders Association (ARTBA) Foundation's Transportation Development Hall of Fame. The announcement was made Sept.