ARTBA endorses image campaign for U.S. transportation network

The American Road and Transportation Builders Association’s Board of Directors is endorsing an image campaign that calls for a “new vision” for the U.S. transportation program. Under the plan, the federal government’s involvement with the Interstate Highway System would change greatly, with more of a focus on safety and efficiency for the transportation network.

The ARTBA plan would attempt to generate higher investment in federal highway, transit and aviation programs. According to ARTBA, the plan would also center on revenue mechanisms for a 25-year initiative to upgrade and build a new generation of intermodal facilities targeted at improving freight movement and the nation’s emergency response capabilities.