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Portman, Schumer release bipartisan principles for international tax reform with intent to fund transportation

Jul 09, 2015

Portman, Schumer release bipartisan principles for international tax reform with intent to fund transportation

Senators Rob Portman (R-Ohio) and Charles Schumer (D-New York) have released an outline for international tax reform aimed at reducing taxes on U.S. corporation overseas profits with a “transition tax” to help fund transportation projects. “We need comprehensive tax reform because ...

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Samsung’s “see-through” semi truck is neat, but its existence hints at a much more exciting future for transportation (VIDEO)

Jul 08, 2015

Samsung’s “see-through” semi truck is neat, but its existence hints at a much more exciting future for transportation (VIDEO)

Korean tech giant Samsung has revealed what it calls the “Safety Truck,” aimed at helping those attempting to pass big rigs see oncoming traffic better. The system uses a wireless camera mounted on the truck’s front and transmits the video feed ...

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More than half of Americans thinks Congress needs to increase spending on roads and bridges

Jul 06, 2015

More than half of Americans thinks Congress needs to increase spending on roads and bridges

A new poll found that that 53 percent of Americans want the federal government to spend more on the nation's highways. The poll, conducted the Associated Press and GFK, revealed that while most think Congress should up the spending on roads and ...

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NSSGA urging people to talk to lawmakers about passing a transportation bill during “Driving It Home 2015″

Jul 02, 2015

NSSGA urging people to talk to lawmakers about passing a transportation bill during “Driving It Home 2015″

The National Stone, Sand and Gravel Association wants people to take advantage of the Fourth of July break in Congress to talk to their representatives or senators about passing a long-term transportation bill. The NSSGA is calling the push "Driving It Home ...

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NAPA Sustainability Conference set for Oct. 13-14 in Portland, Oregon

Jun 30, 2015

NAPA Sustainability Conference set for Oct. 13-14 in Portland, Oregon

The National Asphalt Pavement Association’s (NAPA) 2015 Asphalt Sustainability Conference, scheduled for Oct. 13-14 in Portland, Oregon, will provide discussions on both applications and effective measurements for sustainability of asphalt. Measuring the impacts of sustainability in asphalt pavements is where the ...

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Full Senate Appropriations Committee approves transportation, HUD bill making it available for full Senate consideration

Jun 25, 2015

Full Senate Appropriations Committee approves transportation, HUD bill making it available for full Senate consideration

The Senate Committee on Appropriations in a 20-10 vote has approved the FY2016 Transportation, Housing and Urban Development (THUD) Appropriations bill that had been given the nod by subcommittee earlier this week. The full Senate will now consider the bill. “The American ...

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Senate appropriations subcommittee approves $55.65 billion spending bill for transportation and housing

Jun 23, 2015

Senate appropriations subcommittee approves $55.65 billion spending bill for transportation and housing

The Senate Appropriations Subcommittee on Transportation, Housing and Urban Development has approved the Fiscal Year (FY) 2016 Transportation, Housing and Urban Development Appropriations Bill, which will now be turned over to the full committee for consideration on June 25. The bill ...

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Top construction industry editor inducted into Construction Writers Association Hall of Fame

Nov 07, 2012

Top construction industry editor inducted into Construction Writers Association Hall of Fame

During its annual Grand Awards Dinner in Washington, D.C., the Construction Writers Association (CWA) inducted Randall-Reilly Construction Media Editorial Director Marcia Gruver Doyle into its Hall of Fame. This highly prestigious award is presented to select individuals who exemplify true ...

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The nation is ‘hurling itself toward a fiscal cliff,’ says ABC chief economist

Oct 08, 2012

The nation is ‘hurling itself toward a fiscal cliff,’ says ABC chief economist

The U.S. Department of Labor's latest employment report is out. For some key industry sectors, it's good news -- but not for construction. This is not news we want to hear, but I certainly think it's going to fuel the fire ...

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Tier 4: Will tough regulations make construction equipment resale a quarantine market?

Sep 07, 2012

Tier 4: Will tough regulations make construction equipment resale a quarantine market?

There has been much ado about the Tier 4 final regulations that are coming down the pike and what it is going to mean for the used construction equipment market.  With Tier 4 interim standards currently in effect, there are ...

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Astec’s president steps down but remains as CEO

Aug 31, 2012

Astec Industries Inc.’s President Dr. J. Don Brock has stepped down as president of the company, but he will remain as chief executive officer. Along with Brock’s resignation are the promotions of W. Norman Smith as president and chief operating officer; ...

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ProPickup Truck Expo debuts at the 2012 Great American Trucking Show

Feb 08, 2012

The ProPickup Truck Expo, a new one-of-a-kind trade show that showcases pickups and accessories used in construction, trucking, landscaping, and other hard-working industries, will take place Aug. 22-24, 2012, as part of the Great American Trucking Show (GATS) held annually ...

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