Modest declines expected in 2021 transportation construction market, according to ARTBA

December 11, 2020  |  Transportation

The U.S. transportation construction market is expected to shrink 5.5 percent next year, driven primarily by the severe economic recession caused by the coronavirus pandemic, according to the American Road and Transportation Builders Association’s (ARTBA’s) annual forecast. Overall, the value of…
TRB webinar: Celebrating TRB’s centennial by exploring the future of transportation research

November 3, 2020  |  Events, Transportation

What is the future of transportation research and what is TRB’s role in that future? Learn from our panel of experts about how the scale and scope of TRB’s activities expanded steadily over the last 100 years, and what we might expect in the transportation field during the next 100 years. Join u…
Overcoming expansive soils with Tensar’s TriAx Geogrid

November 13, 2019  |  Transportation

Expansion: it’s a win for communities when roads reach out and connect people to business, resources and formerly rural areas. But another form of expansion—soil that expands when water is added and shrinks when it dries out—can thwart this progress by making it hard to economically build and …
GMA/IGS-NA to present webinar on geosynthetic-stabilized roads

November 2, 2018  |  Geocells, Geogrids, Geotextiles, News, Transportation

The Geosynthetic Materials Association (GMA) and IGS North America (IGS-NA) will sponsor a free webinar entitled “Recent Developments in Geosynthetic-Stabilized Roads: Introduction and Mechanisms,” on Dec. 4, from 1 to 2 p.m. EST. Geotextiles, geogrids and geocells have been used widely in roadw…
FHWA video features GRS–IBS history and construction techniques

October 5, 2018  |  News, Transportation

A Federal Highway Administration (FHWA) YouTube video showcases the history and construction techniques of the geosynthetic reinforced soil–integrated bridge system (GRS–IBS). The video illustrates how to build a GRS–IBS. It is intended to educate designers, engineers, contractors and inspecto…
Two Fleischmann amendments related to geosynthetics included in final FAA reauthorization

October 5, 2018  |  Geogrids, News, Transportation

Two amendments introduced by Rep. Chuck Fleischmann, R-Tenn., both related to geosynthetics, were included in the final Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) Reauthorization Act of 2019 that was approved by both the House and Senate and sent to the White House. The House passed the legislation in M…
AASHTO elects new president, Workforce and funding are top priorities

September 25, 2018  |  News, Transportation

The board of directors of the American Association of State Highway and Transportation Officials (AASHTO) elected Carlos Braceras P.E., executive director of the Utah Department of Transportation, to serve as its new president and Missouri DOT Director Patrick McKenna as its vice president. “I’m…
AASHTO directors choose Tymon as executive director

September 24, 2018  |  News, Transportation

The board of directors of the American Association of State Highway and Transportation Officials (AASHTO) selected James J. Tymon as the sixth executive director of AASHTO during the association’s annual board of directors meeting in Atlanta, Ga., Sep. 24. Tymon, who is AASHTO’s chief opera…
Registration opens for 2019 TRB Annual Meeting

September 24, 2018  |  News, Transportation

The Transportation Research Board (TRB) has opened registration for the 2019 TRB Annual Meeting, Jan. 13–17, in Washington, D.C. More than 13,000 transportation professionals will attend, including policy makers, administrators, practitioners, researchers, and representatives of government, indust…
ARTBA testifies to House committee against century-old rule ‘stifling’ innovation in transportation

September 7, 2018  |  News, Transportation

A 1916 rule enacted by President Woodrow Wilson’s administration is curbing 21st-century transportation innovations that could improve safety and quality on the nation’s major roadways, the American Road and Transportation Builders Association (ARTBA) said in Sept. 5 testimony submitted to the H…