Two of the nation’s top transportation construction economists and lobbyists will share their perspectives on the economic conditions affecting 2014 U.S. transportation construction market growth, and the potential impacts of the continued budget gridlock in Washington on the scheduled 2014 reauthorization of the highway and transit bill during a special November 21 webinar hosted by the American Road & Transportation Builders Association (ARTBA).
The 90-minute session will also include discussion on key topics such as the:
- Modal forecasts for highway, bridge, airport runway, transit, freight, rail, and ports/waterway sectors
- States that are poised for market growth and ones that will be flat
- Potential risk to federal transportation investment posed by continued D.C. stalemates
The webinar will be led by two ARTBA veterans: Chief Economist Dr. Alison Premo Black and Senior Vice President of Government Relations Dave Bauer.
Black has her doctorate from The George Washington University and routinely develops ARTBA’s economic products, reports and state studies, and has conducted numerous studies examining national and state transportation funding and investment patterns. Bauer, who joined the association in 1997 after spending seven years on Capitol Hill as a key staffer on the Senate Transportation Appropriations Subcommittee, has extensive expertise on federal transportation capital investment issues and programmatic improvements, and leads the association’s direct lobbying, grassroots initiatives, and policy development.