Top executives from the Kiewit Corp. and Lane Construction will join a former executive director of the Federal Highway Administration (FHWA) in leading a blue-ribbon transportation construction industry task force being assembled by the American Road & Transportation Builders Association (ARTBA). The group will spearhead the association’s efforts to secure additional federal investment for the recently enacted highway and transit program law, MAP-21. It will also work with federal, state and local agencies on the implementation of the new law.
ARTBA Chairman Paul Yarossi, president of HNTB Holdings, Ltd., announced Scott L. Cassels, president of the Kiewit Infrastructure Group and executive vice president of the Kiewit Corp.; Robert E. Alger, president and CEO of Lane Construction; and Frederick G. (Bud) Wright, a Virginia-based transportation consultant and the former top FHWA executive, will co-chair “Trans2020,” ARTBA’s “MAP-21 Policy Promotion, Implementation & Funding Enhancement Task Force.”
“We’re putting together a distinguished team of nationally respected leaders – an action team that gets results,” Yarossi said in making the appointments.
“Our job is not done,” he added. “MAP-21 was a good first step. Step two is ensuring the new law is properly implemented to focus federal dollars on meeting national transportation goals in a transparent and accountable way. The third – and critically important – step is getting Congress, finally, to step up and fund the federal transportation capital investment program properly with a sustainable and robust dedicated revenue stream.”