The American Road & Transportation Builders Association (ARTBA) conducts a series of annual regional meetings, which are valuable opportunities for transportation construction professionals to network and learn about the state of the industry. The 2015 ARTBA Northeast Regional Meeting, co-sponsored by CIRI, was held at the Omni Providence on December 9 & 10. Highlights of the meeting included:
Keynote Address by Peter Alviti, Jr. of RIDOT. Director Peter Alviti, Jr., P.E. delivered a detailed presentation on the proposed RhodeWorks plan, then in the midst of lively discussion and debate across the state. Alviti spoke to the key aspects of this comprehensive initiative to rehabilitate the state’s infrastructure and revitalize the RI economy.
The State of the Transportation Industry in the Northeast. A panel discussion featuring a quartet of key executives from regional firms, including CIRI President, Michael D. D’Ambra, who is executive vice president for D’Ambra Construction Company.
State Market & Government Affairs Updates. A six-person panel discussion featuring executive management representatives from construction industry trade groups across the region, including Tim Scanlon, executive director of CIRI.
Presentations by key ARTBA representatives. Throughout the event, attendees were addressed by upper-level ARTBA executives and board members including: