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Short-term patch on hold while Senate panel sorts out spending concerns

Jun 26, 2014

Short-term patch on hold while Senate panel sorts out spending concerns

The Senate Finance Committee has delayed its vote on a proposed short-term patch that would provide funding for transportation infrastructure projects through Dec. 31, The Hill reports. During a markup of the Preserving America’s Transit and Highways (PATH) Act Chairman Ron ...

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How to avoid explosions at mining sites

Jun 26, 2014

How to avoid explosions at mining sites

An accident involving an exploding centrifugal pump part at sand and gravel mine has resulted in the death of a production supervisor, according to an accident report released Wednesday by the Mine Safety and Health Administration (MSHA). The June 18, 2014 ...

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MSHA releases details on additional filing options for representative of miners

Jun 24, 2014

MSHA releases details on additional filing options for representative of miners

Miners and miners’ representatives who want details about filing options under Title 30 of the Code of Federal Regulations (30 CFR) Part 40 - Representative of Miners now have access to that information. The Mine Safety and Health Administration (MSHA) has ...

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Diesel fuel price report: June 23, 2014

Jun 23, 2014

Diesel fuel price report: June 23, 2014

Following a seven-week trend of falling costs, U.S. diesel fuel prices are up $0.037 per gallon for the week ending June 23. This week, diesel prices also rose in all 10 U.S. regions. The West Coast less California region experienced the greatest ...

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Foxx sends second HTF warning to state DOTs; lawmakers talk funding solutions

Jun 23, 2014

Foxx sends second HTF warning to state DOTs; lawmakers talk funding solutions

On Friday, Transportation Secretary Anthony Foxx reminded state departments of transportation that the Highway Trust Fund’s “situation remains dire.” He noted in a letter to state DOT directors that the HTF is projected to run out of money at the end ...

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Idaho Sand and Gravel requests extension to conditional use permit

Jun 20, 2014

Idaho Sand and Gravel requests extension to conditional use permit

Idaho Sand and Gravel wants an extension to its six-month conditional use permit for its operation in Meridian City, Idaho, KBOI2 reports. In April, the city’s Planning and Zoning Commission granted the six-month permit, requiring the company to have the area ...

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House Dems expected to propose bill that could raise transportation funds

Jun 20, 2014

House Dems expected to propose bill that could raise transportation funds

House Democrats are expected to propose a new bill to restrict the ability of U.S. multinational corporations that move their headquarters abroad to lower their tax burden at home, with funding raised by the bill earmarked for transportation infrastructure projects, ...

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SME Executive Director Kanagy earns rare Professional of the Year award

Jun 19, 2014

SME Executive Director Kanagy earns rare Professional of the Year award

The Society for Mining, Metallurgy and Exploration (SME) announced Thursday that the Colorado Society of Association Executives (CSAE) has named SME Executive Director David L. Kanagy as the Association Professional of the Year. CSAE presents the award to a member who ...

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Senators propose raising gas tax by 12 cents per gallon

Jun 19, 2014

Senators propose raising gas tax by 12 cents per gallon

With the current highway bill, MAP-21, nearing expiration and the Highway Trust Fund (HTF), the main transportation funding source, projected to shortfall in just over two months, the search is on for a new way to fund transportation infrastructure projects. Two ...

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Hallowell installs historical crane to recognize quarrying history

Jun 18, 2014

Hallowell installs historical crane to recognize quarrying history

An old wooden crane that once worked in the granite quarries of Hallowell, Maine, now serves as a monument to the town’s quarrying history. Workers have installed the historical crane at Hallowell Waterfront Park, the Portland Press Herald reports. “We hope people ...

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See the top crushed stone producers, operations

Jun 18, 2014

See the top crushed stone producers, operations

Each year, Aggregates Manager publishes a list of the nation’s top 25 construction aggregates producers. With the list comes details about production and sales in the industry. The top companies are selected based on production in a given year. This year’s ...

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Foxx: HTF quickly running out of money

Jun 18, 2014

Foxx: HTF quickly running out of money

The Highway Trust Fund (HTF) is quickly running out of money, Transportation Secretary Anthony Foxx reminded Fast Blog readers on Tuesday. Our sister site, Better Roads, reports that the latest Highway Trust Fund Ticker shows the HTF is on track to ...

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