More than two-thirds of the states lack adequate ways to measure whether their transportation spending is successful, says a new report from two policy research groups. ENR file photo Pass or fail? States can't tell if transportation work achieves goals, report says. Related Links: View executive summary of Pew-Rockefeller report The states can't tell if the spending achieves economic, mobility, environmental, infrastructure quality and other goals, says the report. The assessment is part of a study released on May 10 by the Pew Center on the States and the Rockefeller Foundation. It found that only 13 states have sufficient goals,
The market is generally healthy and steadily growing, and margins are up for large specialty contractors. Further, advances in design tools and owner demand for collaboration are giving subcontractors a seat at the table early on in projects.