Robert (Bob) E. Alger, P.E., president and chief executive officer of The Lane Construction Corporation, has been elected 2018-2019 American Road & Transportation Builders Association. Alger’s entire 40-year career has been spent with Lane. Under his leadership, the company has grown from a regional Northeast contractor to become a national transportation and heavy civil construction powerhouse.
His roster of ARTBA volunteer leadership positions includes: senior vice chairman, first vice chairman, Contractors Division president, Contractors Division first vice president, ARTBA Foundation trustee, and Trans2020: “MAP-21 Policy Promotion, Implementation & Funding Enhancement Task Force” co-chair. Alger’s leadership roles extend to numerous other industry groups.
Outlining his chairman’s agenda, Alger said ARTBA would remain laser-focused on its core mission of transportation market development by working to achieve three main goals: a permanent revenue solution for the Highway Trust Fund; passage of a new infrastructure investment package that includes significant investments in the National Highway Freight Network; and laying the groundwork for the scheduled 2020 reauthorization of the FAST Act highway and transit investment law. The association will also “continue to collaborate with federal agencies to build a regulatory environment conducive to more efficient and safe project delivery,” he added.
Watch a video about Alger on ARTBA’s YouTube Channel.