Councils & Committees

ARTBA maintains a variety of member-led committees and councils across all modes of transportation to provide a forum for discussions of key issues, formulating and advancing policy, sharing best practices, and networking.

Bridge Policy & Promotion Council

The BPPC is the home for bridge industry leaders to shape and grow the U.S. bridge market.  It helps ensure there is a strong private sector voice in federal bridge policy and regulatory matters.

STAFF LIAISON: Allison Klein

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Women Leaders in Transportation Design & Construction Council

The Council promotes leadership and career advancement for professional women in the transportation design and construction industry through networking, mentoring, recognition and educational activities in partnership with ARTBA and other stakeholders.

STAFF LIAISON: Allison Klein
CHAIRMAN: Lisa Robert, RS&H

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Surface Transportation Advisory Council

The Council studies, coordinates and suggests modifications to the association’s formal surface transportation policy. It updates this guiding document as appropriate to reflect marketplace changes, new federal laws and evolving membership priorities

CHAIRMAN: Matt Cummings, AECOM

Ports & Waterways Council

The PWC develops and advocates consensus policy positions, recommendations and programs aimed at growing a well-funded and efficient infrastructure market for the U.S. Marine Transportation System.

STAFF LIAISON: Nick Goldstein
CO-CHAIRS: Pierce Homer, Moffatt and Nichol and Will Spielvogel, Jay Cashman, Inc.

Airports Advisory Council

The Council studies and promotes policies that are aimed at boosting investment and improved efficiency of the nation’s air transportation system and its landside access routes.

STAFF LIAISONS: Rich Juliano and Nick Goldstein
CHAIRMAN:  Dave Pellizzari, Michael Baker Corp.
VICE-CHAIRMAN: Tim Duitt, TTK Construction

Intelligent Transportation Systems Council

The Council’s mission is to grow investments in ITS, as they relate to transportation construction, and to encourage public agencies and private sector partners to deploy smart technologies and operational improvements that will help prevent traffic crashes and fatalities, reduce gridlock, preserve the environment, and create a smarter, more efficient multimodal transportation network.

STAFF LIAISON: Rich Juliano and Nick Goldstein
CHAIRMAN: Steve Kuciemba, WSP

Transportation Safety Advisory Council

TSAC develops ARTBA’s safety policy that encompasses all divisions.  Through research, surveys and member expertise, the Council policies provide ARTBA with direction to respond to national safety initiatives in Congress and throughout the federal regulatory process.


Industry Leader Development Council

The ILDC helps advance young executive leaders in the transportation construction industry and offers them a forum to articulate their perspectives on policy development and other ARTBA activities.

STAFF LIAISON: Allison Klein
CHAIR: Jihane Fazio, AECOM


AASHTO-AGC-ARTBA Joint Committee

(ARTBA Delegation)
STAFF LIAISONS: William D. Toohey, Jr. and Rich Juliano
ARTBA CO-CHAIR: Charlie Gallagher, Gallagher Asphalt Corp.

Contractors Division Contract Administration Committee

STAFF LIAISONS: Rich JulianoAllison Klein, and Nick Goldstein
CHAIRMAN: Ed Nyland, Nyland Construction Consulting

Contractors Division Disadvantaged Business Enterprise (DBE) Committee

STAFF LIAISONS: Rich Juliano and Nick Goldstein
CHAIRMAN: Scott Piefer, Zenith Tech, Inc.

Environmental Committee

STAFF LIAISONS: Nick Goldstein and Una Connolly
CO-CHAIR: Jeff Nelson, David Nelson Construction Co.
CO-CHAIR: Kevin Thomas, RBF Consulting

Finance Committee

STAFF LIAISONS: T. Peter RuaneMichael Forsythe
CHAIRMAN: Thomas W. Hill, Summit Materials

Membership Development Committee


Nominating & Leadership Development Committee

CHAIRMAN: Nick Ivanoff, Louis Berger

Planning & Design Professional Services Committee

STAFF LIAISON: Allison Klein
CHAIRMAN: David Harwood, Terracon Consultants, Inc.

Safety Insurance & Risk Management Committee

CHAIRMAN: Bob Johnson, Granite Construction Inc.

Transportation Law Commitee

STAFF LIAISONS: Allison KleinNick Goldstein
ARTBA CO-CHAIRS: Steven Henderson, Stites & Harbison