STATE & FEDERAL GOVERNMENT RELATIONS
WTBA monitors and supports state and federal legislation that advances investment in transportation construction, and shapes an acceptable regulatory environment. The Association is active at each stage of the state Biennial Budget process, where most of these decisions are made.
WTBA presents timely issue papers and analyses to the Legislature, state agencies, and allied organizations on emerging transportation topics that will impact the industry.
At the federal level, WTBA members are extremely active in ARTBA (American Road and Transportation Builders Association) and TRIP (The Road Information Program), and have held numerous leadership positions. WTBA also organizes member communications directly with the state’s Congressional delegation at critical points in the federal legislative process.
Contracting & Engineering
WTBA provides extensive, up-to-date information on all transportation construction projects to be let with federal or state funding statewide.
The Association participates on committees and task forces that evaluate new ideas on quality improvement, contract delivery tools, alternative contracting systems, project development streamlining, and contract administration procedures.
- Direct assistance to members in dispute resolution
- Uniformity on spec interpretation and application
- Appropriate training for new processes and procedures
WTBA employs dedicated professional staff to monitor, track and develop appropriate strategies to address rapidly changing environmental expectations impacting the industry. Staff seeks out extensive member input when working to achieve our goals through legislation and/or complex rule-making processes.
Areas of expertise include:
- Pollutant emissions under the Clean Air Act, transportation conformity, and air toxics regulations
- Stormwater management and construction runoff
- Pit and quarry permitting and reclamation
- Disposal of construction debris
The WTBA Safety Committee works closely with OSHA to improve member safety performance, provide timely information on changing safety regulations and respond to member questions. The Association is also active in federal and state safety regulatory processes.
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