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The House Majority leader has pledged to pass a long-term highway bill

Sep 30, 2015

The House Majority leader has pledged to pass a long-term highway bill

The favorite to replace John Boehner (R-Ohio) as the Speaker of the House has gone on record vowing to pass a six-year highway bill before the Oct. 31 deadline. The Hill reported that House Majority Leader Kevin McCarthy (R-California) said on ...

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Four contractors compete for $1.1 billion I-285/GA 400 interchange project in Atlanta

Sep 29, 2015

Four contractors compete for $1.1 billion I-285/GA 400 interchange project in Atlanta

Georgia is set to spend more money than it's ever spent on a road project to redesign and reconstruct the Interstate 285/GA 400 interchange for $1.1 billion, but first, the state has to decide who's going to the work. The Atlanta ...

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Caterpillar CEO pens op-ed calling for long-term highway bill

Sep 23, 2015

Caterpillar CEO pens op-ed calling for long-term highway bill

The chairman and CEO of Caterpillar Inc. is the latest in the construction industry to speak out in favor of a long-term highway bill.  Doug Oberhelman wrote an opinion column for CNBC published Sept. 17 to call Congress to work to ...

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The APWA joins 82 organizations calling on the House to pass a long-term highway bill

Sep 16, 2015

The APWA joins 82 organizations calling on the House to pass a long-term highway bill

The American Public Works Association is ready for the House of Representatives to pass a long-term transportation bill, and the organization isn't alone. The APWA announced in a press release that it has joined with another 82 organization from different sectors of ...

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Allan Myers expands its presence in the Northeast with the purchase of new assets, including two asphalt plants

Sep 13, 2015

Allan Myers expands its presence in the Northeast with the purchase of new assets, including two asphalt plants

Heavy civil construction and materials company Allan Myers has expanded their presence in the Northeast with the purchase of new assets in the region. Allan Myers announced in a press release that the company had purchased major assets from Daisy Construction and ...

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Transportation Construction Coalition launches ads targeting House members about highway bill

Aug 25, 2015

Transportation Construction Coalition launches ads targeting House members about highway bill

Just as the House of Representatives gets ready to get back to work after the August recess, quite a few congressmen are likely to have a few more phone calls urging action on transportation thanks to new radio ads. The Transportation Construction Coalition ...

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The AGC of America has released a video to urge Congress to act on a highway bill (VIDEO)

Aug 23, 2015

The AGC of America has released a video to urge Congress to act on a highway bill (VIDEO)

Contractors across America are fed up with the lack of progress from Congress on a long-term highway bill and many joined together for a video to urge action. The Associated General Contractors of America released a video earlier this month to tell ...

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What’s behind foamed asphalt’s steep growth trajectory?

Aug 19, 2015

What’s behind foamed asphalt’s steep growth trajectory?

Just like the swelling froth of expanded liquid asphalt in a foamed asphalt application, use of foamed asphalt in warm mixes is growing exponentially, and its use for full-depth recycling and base stabilization of roads is increasing as well. Warm mix ...

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Sen. Tom Carper introduced a new highway bill that would raise gas tax by 16 cents

Aug 18, 2015

Sen. Tom Carper introduced a new highway bill that would raise gas tax by 16 cents

Sen.Tom Carper (D-Delaware) has a new long-term highway bill that would raise the gas tax by 16 cents over four years. In a press release, Carper said the TRAFFIC Relief Act would not only fund America's crumbling infrastructure but also extend ...

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Senate passes 3-month transportation funding extension and long-term DRIVE Act

Jul 30, 2015

Senate passes 3-month transportation funding extension and long-term DRIVE Act

The Senate worked double-time on transportation funding issues Thursday, passing the House $8 billion, three-month extension (H.R. 3236) and its own DRIVE Act (H.R. 22). The extension, the 34th such measure since 2008, now moves on to President Obama for ...

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Senate on deck for approving House 3-month extension for transportation funding

Jul 29, 2015

Senate on deck for approving House 3-month extension for transportation funding

The House has passed H.R. 3236, a new 3-month extension that provides financing for the Highway Trust Fund and other transportation expenses. Current transportation funding will expire July 31. The bill now moves on to the Senate, which is expected to vote ...

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House to ignore long-term transportation funding bill and vote on 3-month extension to force Senate’s hand

Jul 28, 2015

House to ignore long-term transportation funding bill and vote on 3-month extension to force Senate’s hand

The House plans to vote today on a new short-term extension for transportation funding, extending solvency for the Highway Trust Fund (HTF) to October 29, and will leave on their August break this afternoon, essentially shirking any responsibility in taking up ...

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