ARTBA Webinar to Forecast Transportation Construction Market & Provide Transportation Reauthorization Outlook

One of the nation's top transportation construction economists and transportation lobbyists will provide analysts, investors and construction industry executives with a "behind the scenes" look at the political and economic factors that will impact the transportation design and construction market sector in 2012, during a special 90-minute webinar hosted by the American Road & Transportation Builders Association (ARTBA) at 1 p.m., on December 12.

ARTBA's Vice President of Policy & Senior Economist Alison Premo Black will report on current transportation construction market conditions and deliver her comprehensive 2012 forecast for highways, bridges, transit, rail, aviation, ports and waterways markets. ARTBA Senior Vice President of Government Relations Dave Bauer will discuss the respective House and Senate surface transportation reauthorization proposals, and the 2012 appropriations bill. Specific questions they plan to address include:

What are the chances Congress will pass a multi-year federal highway/transit investment bill soon?What are the resulting market impacts from continued congressional delays on a long-term bill?With the end of the stimulus money and continuing state budget challenges, is the transportation construction market poised to "crash and burn" in 2012?Which states offer the best opportunity for market development in 2012? What is the long-range market forecast through 2016?

This annual ARTBA webinar has become a "must-see" for those who track and rate domestic and foreign firms with a stake in the U.S. transportation infrastructure market. The cost is $325 for ARTBA members and $450 for non-members.

To register, contact Jim Colleton at jcolleton@artba.org or 202-289-4434, ext. 301. Members of the media interested in participating should contact Beth McGinn at bmcginn@artba.org or 202-289-4434, ext. 105.

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