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AASHTO Communications

 

April 15, 2020

 

AASHTO: Why State DOTs Need A $50B Federal Revenue Backstop For FY 2020 and FY 2021

 

ARTBA Communications

 

August 4, 2020

 

ARTBA: Update #63 Latest State by State Impact of Coronavirus on Construction Projects

 

July 28, 2020

 

ARTBA: Update #62 Latest State by State Impact of Coronavirus on Construction Projects

 

July 21, 2020

 

ARTBA: Update #61 Latest State by State Impact of Coronavirus on Construction Projects

 

July 14, 2020

 

ARTBA: Update #60 Latest State by State Impact of Coronavirus on Construction Projects

 

July 6, 2020

 

ARTBA: Update #59 Latest State by State Impact of Coronavirus on Construction Projects

 

July 6, 2020

 

ARTBA: Update #58 Latest State by State Impact of Coronavirus on Construction Projects

 

July 2, 2020

 

ARTBA: Update #57 Latest State by State Impact of Coronavirus on Construction Projects

 

June 29, 2020

 

ARTBA: Update #56 Latest State by State Impact of Coronavirus on Construction Projects

 

June 24, 2020

 

ARTBA: Update #55 Latest State by State Impact of Coronavirus on Construction Projects

 

June 22, 2020

 

ARTBA: Update #54 Latest State by State Impact of Coronavirus on Construction Projects

 

June 17, 2020

 

ARTBA: Update #53 Latest State by State Impact of Coronavirus on Construction Projects

 

June 15, 2020

 

ARTBA: Update #52 Latest State by State Impact of Coronavirus on Construction Projects

 

June 10, 2020

 

ARTBA: Update #51 Latest State by State Impact of Coronavirus on Construction Projects

 

June 5, 2020

 

ARTBA: Update #50 Latest State by State Impact of Coronavirus on Construction Projects

 

June 3, 2020

 

ARTBA: Update #49 Latest State by State Impact of Coronavirus on Construction Projects

 

June 1, 2020

 

ARTBA: Update #48 Latest State by State Impact of Coronavirus on Construction Projects

 

May 29, 2020

 

ARTBA: Update #47 Latest State by State Impact of Coronavirus on Construction Projects

 

May 27, 2020

 

ARTBA: Update #46 Latest State by State Impact of Coronavirus on Construction Projects

 

May 26, 2020

 

ARTBA: Update #45 Latest State by State Impact of Coronavirus on Construction Projects

 

May 20, 2020

 

ARTBA: Update #44 Latest State by State Impact of Coronavirus on Construction Projects

 

May 19, 2020

 

ARTBA: Update #43 Latest State by State Impact of Coronavirus on Construction Projects

 

May 18, 2020

 

ARTBA: Update #42 Latest State by State Impact of Coronavirus on Construction Projects

 

May 14, 2020

 

ARTBA: Update #41 Latest State by State Impact of Coronavirus on Construction Projects

 

May 12, 2020

 

ARTBA: Update #40 Latest State by State Impact of Coronavirus on Construction Projects

 

May 11, 2020

 

ARTBA: Update #39 Latest State by State Impact of Coronavirus on Construction Projects

 

May 7, 2020

 

ARTBA: Update #38 Latest State by State Impact of Coronavirus on Construction Projects

 

May 5, 2020

 

ARTBA: Update #37 Latest State by State Impact of Coronavirus on Construction Projects

 

May 4, 2020

 

ARTBA: Update #36 Latest State by State Impact of Coronavirus on Construction Projects

 

April 30, 2020

 

ARTBA: Update #35 Latest State by State Impact of Coronavirus on Construction Projects

 

April 28, 2020

 

ARTBA: Update #34 Latest State by State Impact of Coronavirus on Construction Projects

 

April 27, 2020

 

ARTBA: Update #33 Latest State by State Impact of Coronavirus on Construction Projects

 

April 24, 2020

 

ARTBA: Update #32 Latest State by State Impact of Coronavirus on Construction Projects

 

April 23, 2020

 

ARTBA: Update #31 Latest State by State Impact of Coronavirus on Construction Projects

 

April 22, 2020

 

ARTBA: Update #30 Latest State by State Impact of Coronavirus on Construction Projects

 

April 21, 2020

 

ARTBA: Update #29 Latest State by State Impact of Coronavirus on Construction Projects

 

April 20, 2020

 

ARTBA: Update #28 Latest State by State Impact of Coronavirus on Construction Projects

 

April 17, 2020

 

ARTBA: Update #27 Latest State by State Impact of Coronavirus on Construction Projects

 

April 15, 2020

 

ARTBA: Update #26 Latest State by State Impact of Coronavirus on Construction Projects

 

April 14, 2020

 

ARTBA: Update #25 Latest State by State Impact of Coronavirus on Construction Projects

 

April 11, 2020

 

ARTBA: Update #24 Latest State by State Impact of Coronavirus on Construction Projects

 

April 10, 2020

 

ARTBA: Update #23 Latest State by State Impact of Coronavirus on Construction Projects

 

April 9, 2020

 

ARTBA: Update #22 Latest State by State Impact of Coronavirus on Construction Projects

 

April 8, 2020

 

ARTBA: Update #21 Latest State by State Impact of Coronavirus on Construction Projects

 

April 7, 2020

 

ARTBA: Update #20 Latest State by State Impact of Coronavirus on Construction Projects

 

April 6, 2020

 

ARTBA: Update #19 Latest State by State Impact of Coronavirus on Construction Projects

 

April 3, 2020

 

ARTBA: Update #18 Latest State by State Impact of Coronavirus on Construction Projects

ARTBA: Update #17 Latest State by State Impact of Coronavirus on Construction Projects

 

April 2, 2020

 

ARTBA: Update #16 Latest State by State Impact of Coronavirus on Construction Projects

 

 

April 1, 2020

 

ARTBA: Update #15 Latest State by State Impact of Coronavirus on Construction Projects

 

March 31, 2020

 

ARTBA: Update #14 Latest State by State Impact of Coronavirus on Construction Projects

 

March 30, 2020

 

ARTBA: Update #13 Latest State by State Impact of Coronavirus on Construction Projects

 

ARTBA: Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security Act (a.k.a the “CARES Act”) Summary

 

March 27, 2020

 

ARTBA: Latest State by State Impact of Coronavirus on Construction Projects

 

March 26, 2020

 

ARTBA:  Latest State by State Impact of Coronavirus on Construction Projects

 

March 25, 2020

 

ARTBA:  Latest State by State Impact of Coronavirus on Construction Projects

 

March 19, 2020

 

ARTBA: Calls for Including Infrastructure in Stimulus Bill

As Congress works on Phase 3 economic stimulus bill in response to the outbreak, there are calls to include a major transportation infrastructure plan as part of the package. The ARTBA-led Transportation Construction Coalition sent this letter to Congress yesterday highlighting the short-term and long-term impacts of infrastructure investment on the U.S. economy.

 

The Industry is asked to contact their senators and representative to urge them to include a multi-year surface transportation investment package in the final measure. Visit ARTBA’s Grassroots Action Center to help in this effort.

 

March 16, 2020

 

ARTBA: How COVID-19 is Impacting U.S. Construction

WTBA participated in a conference call with other state construction associations to discuss how the outbreak is impacting their programs. Some gathered reports we do NOT want to see replicated in Wisconsin:

    • Pennsylvania has shut down all state DOT and turnpike projects (although industry and state officials are in discussions about a possible restart).
    • All construction projects in the cities of Boston and Cambridge have been shut down for at least two weeks.
    • California is experiencing some issues with payments and testing, and some supply chain issues may be emerging.

 

State Government

 

June 17, 2020

 

Legislative Reference Bureau: Worker’s Compensation and Third-Party Liability for COVID-19

 

April 1, 2020

 

Legislative Fiscal Bureau: Memo on CARES Act. 

 

March 24, 2020 

 

Gov. Evers: Emergency Order 12: Safer at Home Order​ 

 

March 20, 2020 

 

Gov. Evers: Updated Mass Gathering Ban​

 

Gov. Pritzker: Signs executive order in response to the COVID-19 virus

 

Gov. Evers: Order Restricting the Size of Child Care Settings

 

March 17, 2020

 

Gov. Evers: Order Prohibiting Mass Gatherings of 10 People or More​​

 

March 16, 2020

 

Gov Evers: Order ​Prohibiting Mass Gatherings of 50 People or More​ 

 

March 13, 2020

 

Gov. Evers: Order for Statewide School Closure​

 

March 12, 2020

 

Gov. Evers: Executive Order 72, Relating to Declaring a Health Emergency in Response to the COVID-19 Coronavirus

 

 

WTBA Content

 

April 9, 2020

 

Construction Industry Collaborates on COVID-19 Response Plan for Field Operations

It is critical that the transportation construction industry exercises best practices on jobsites to prevent the spread of COVID-19 in Wisconsin.

 

WTBA has worked with industry partners to develop a COVID-19 Response Plan for Field Operations to protect workers and ensure that our industry can continue delivering infrastructure for Wisconsin citizens and businesses during this public health crisis. This plan outlines important jobsite communication, sanitation, health screening and other measures that should be considered in the workplace to mitigate the impacts of COVID-19.

 

Please share this COVID-19 Response Plan for Field Operations with your managers and employees.

 

Video:  Every One of Us Is Needed to Make a Change

WTBA has been working with other transportation construction industry partners to provide essential infrastructure to Wisconsin during this COVID-19 outbreak.  We want to make sure safety is a top priority as our members work to keep transportation corridors open for commerce, supplies and food, and first responders.

 

Today, WTBA and its partners released an instructional video for workers and businesses to educate the industry on basic safety measures for construction projects.  While specific guidelines may vary based on the particular needs of a project site or a construction business, the guidelines in the video are a starting point for everyone.

 

Click here to view the video released by the Construction Business Group, with the assistance of WTBA and other industry partners.

 

****Please ask your manager and employees to watch the video and follow the safety guidelines.

 

March 20, 2020

 

WTBA: Members Step Up to Help on N95 Mask Request

We have heard from several WTBA members in response to the request for donations of NIOSH 95 respiratory masks to local medical centers given shortages during the outbreak. Vice President Mike Pence on Tuesday, March 17th sought help from the construction industry for donations of unused, packaged N95 masks to their local hospitals and to hold off on placing new orders. Thank you for supporting frontline medical workers during this emergency!  WTBA Executive Director Pat Goss was interviewed yesterday about industry efforts to help on TDA’s On the Go podcast. Follow this link to listen to the interview.

 

March 19, 2020

 

WTBA:  Industry Issues Best Practices for Jobsites

Construction industry management and labor have worked together to develop best practices to keep job sites clean and safe so that work can continue unimpeded during the COVID-19 outbreak. The mitigation strategies are derived from Centers for Disease Control (CDC) and OSHA workplace recommendations and are being implemented at job sites throughout the state.