The American Road & Transportation Builders Association (ARTBA) announced Matthew (Matt) G. Cummings, a Philadelphia-based executive vice president with global infrastructure company AECOM, was elected 2017–18 ARTBA chair.
ARTBA said Cummings’ career in the transportation construction industry spans 30 years, including 23 years at AECOM. A registered professional engineer in multiple states, he leads the firm’s $2 billion transportation business in the Americas, a position he has held since 2014. He oversees the business segment’s strategy, growth and financial performance.
ARTBA also said Cummings has been a project executive or project manager on a variety of U.S. and international transportation projects, including leading AECOM’s civil infrastructure business in Doha, Qatar, where he managed a $10 billion project portfolio. He has held several ARTBA volunteer leadership positions, as well.
“ARTBA will remain laser-focused on its core mission of ensuring a long-term Highway Trust Fund fix that provides the necessary revenue to help gain future market stability and significant market growth,” Cummings said. Cummings said he also will push for passage of a multiyear aviation program bill that ensures market growth through increased Airport Improvement Program (AIP) funding and a higher cap on Passenger Facility Charges (PFCs).
Additional areas of focus include federal regulations, lobbying and advocacy, and safety.