Jan 15, 2020
Nominations for ARTBA Hall of Fame, Leadership Program Now Open
The American Road & Transportation Builders Association (ARTBA) Foundation is now accepting nominations for the 2020 Transportation Development Hall of Fame. Launched in 2010, the Hall “honors individuals or families from the public and private sectors who have made extraordinary contributions to U.S. transportation development during their careers.”
Nominees are considered in two categories:
- Transportation Design & Construction Industry Innovators: Honors the men and women who discovered or created a “game changing” product or process that significantly advanced transportation design, construction and/or safety. It seeks to honor the original
- Transportation Design & Construction Industry Leaders (Individuals or Families): Recognizes men, women and families who have made significant contributions—beyond just having successful businesses or careers—that have notably helped advance the interests and image of the transportation design, construction and safety industry.
ARTBA’s Transportation Development Foundation is also accepting nominations for its 2020 Industry Leader Development Program (ILDP), the 25th annual class of the first-of-its-kind introduction to federal and state advocacy for transportation infrastructure market development and protection. It will be held May 12-14 in the Nation’s Capital.
The ILDP and its associated Industry Leader Development Council (ILDC), boasts of nearly 750 graduates from over 200 industry firms, state contractor chapters and public agencies since its inception in 1995. The immersive, two-and-a-half day program provides an understanding of industry economics, how transportation work in the U.S. is funded and financed, how actions by the federal government impact the industry, and how to become politically engaged to help shape transportation policy. ILDP fellows will also visit with their members of Congress to discuss the need for congressional action on a permanent Highway Trust Fund solution and new infrastructure investment package.
The ILDP is held in conjunction with ARTBA’s annual Federal Issues Program (FIP) and the Transportation Construction Coalition (TCC) Washington Fly-In.
Admission to the ILDP is a competitive process. Eligibility requirements include the following:
- Nominees should be ages 30-50 and have at least three years of experience in the transportation design and construction industry, have made a significant contribution to the work of his or her firm, and shown evidence of strong leadership potential for the industry.
- To be considered for admission, candidates must be nominated by a sponsor and submit a completed application form.
Admission to the ILDP is competitive. A letter of nomination and recommendation written by a principal of the firm, a senior executive within the governmental agency, or a senior-level faculty member at the university which employs the applicant must accompany each application.