In 1985, the association formed the non-profit Transportation Development Foundation, now known as the ARTBA-TDF, which currently boasts a $3 million annual program of work. The TDF manages federal contracts, develops and conducts safety training and public education campaigns, provides educational scholarships and funds cutting-edge economics and policy research.
In the early 1993, ARTBA also became the industry’s primary advocate in the federal courtroom, when it challenged — and killed — a proposed U.S. Environmental Protection Agency regulation that would have threatened federal highway funding to the states. The association’s several landmark legal victories over the years that followed have allowed nearly $50 billion worth of approved, yet court challenged, U.S. transportation improvement projects to move forward.
To learn more about the American Road & Transportation Builders Association and its programs and services, visit www.artba.org.