The 2013 “Transportation Planning & Design Market Outlook Reports” released by the American Road and Transportation Builders Association (ARTBA) is a comprehensive analysis of the effect of major transportation infrastructure projects on the design and construction markets. There are individual reports for New York and New Jersey.
The report looks at major repair projects in the wake of 2012’s Hurricane Sandy, new bridge and road improvements in preparation for the arrival of bigger cargo ships with the 2015 expansion of the Panama Canal, and the Tappan Zee Bridge replacement and these projects’ impacts on the New York metropolitan area.
Utilizing key business indicators, documents from a variety of sources and personal interviews, the reports examine current trend and the five-year forecast for state transportation department highway and bridge spending, planning and design work, and major airport construction. They offer a complete picture of each state’s economic demographics, bond ratings and capacity, and innovative financing and procurement laws. The studies also outline current business requirements for planning and design firms in that state, and provide a comprehensive list of top firms in that market.
ARTBA has also completed similar market analyses for Texas, Florida, California, Georgia and North Carolina.