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GUEST BLOG: Cemex results were a bright spot at the close of 2012

Mar 11, 2013

GUEST BLOG: Cemex results were a bright spot at the close of 2012

By George H. Reddin The fourth quarter of 2012 brought mixed results from the construction materials sector, with companies like Granite and Vulcan reporting slight decreases in aggregates shipped and revenues earned. While there were some bright spots around the country, ...

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It’s time to learn from your mistakes, Congress

Sep 14, 2012

It’s time to learn from your mistakes, Congress

The House passed a six-month continuing resolution, H.J.Res. 117, to fund the government until early 2013, according to a Sept. 14 report in the Association of American Highway and Transportation Officials (AASHTO) Journal. However, this comes without incorporating transportation funding levels enacted ...

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Mica: House Republican conferees ready to negotiate highway reforms

Jun 19, 2012

Mica: House Republican conferees ready to negotiate highway reforms

House Transportation and Infrastructure Committee Chairman John L. Mica (R-Fla.) released the following statement after conferring with House Republican conferees of the ongoing transportation bill conference: “I spoke by conference call with House Republican conferees this afternoon and we all remain ...

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AEM urges conferees to reach agreement on fully funded transportation bill ‘without further delay’

Jun 02, 2012

After attending the Transportation Construction Coalition (TCC) Fly-In May 30-31 in Washington, D.C., and meeting with members of Congress on both sides of the aisle to urge swift action on the transportation bill, Association of Equipment Manufacturers (AEM) President Dennis ...

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Schuster: Obama will sign transportation bill by Fall

May 15, 2012

Congress member Bill Shuster (R-Pa.), chair of the House Subcommittee on Railroads, Pipelines, & Hazardous Materials, predicts President Barack Obama will sign a transportation bill — with a provision to build the Keystone Pipeline included — in ...

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House passes 90-day transportation extension, motion for conference could come today

Apr 25, 2012

The U.S. House of Representatives passed a 90-day extension of the surface transportation program (from June 30 to Sept. 30) at current funding levels by a vote of 293 to127 on April 18, setting the table for a conference with ...

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SNEAK PEEK: Treading water with another short-term highway bill extension

Apr 17, 2012

Just two days before the latest extension of the current highway bill — Safe, Accountable, Flexible, Efficient Transportation Equity Act: A Legacy for Users (SAFETEA-LU) — was set to expire, the House and Senate on March 29 approved a 90-day ...

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Uncharted Road Ahead?

Apr 01, 2012

Uncharted Road Ahead?

For daily news updates and Web-exclusive news items, visit the “AggBeat Online” section of our Web site at www.aggman.com   A federal transportation bill in place will provide some stability, but spending levels and timing are critical.   Despite the Feb. 23 decision by ...

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‘Rally for Roads’ set for March 20 on D.C.’s National Mall

Mar 02, 2012

The second annual “Rally for Roads” is scheduled for March 20 on the National Mall in Washington, D.C., 11 days before the current extension of SAFETEA-LU is set to expire. At last year's "Rally for the Roads," senators and representatives who ...

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AEM’s Slater: H.R. 7 is ‘much-needed growth engine’

Jan 31, 2012

The Association of Equipment Manufacturers (AEM) is urging support for the highway bill scheduled for consideration by the House Transportation and Infrastructure Committee on Feb. 2, 2012. AEM says it believes the long-awaited legislation would point the way ...

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‘Consolidate duplicative federal programs’: Duncan at reauthorization hearing

Mar 29, 2011

The Highways and Transit Subcommittee began a two-day hearing on March 29 on a pending surface transportation reauthorization and is seeking suggestions from the transportation community on how to streamline and consolidate programs, cut red tape to speed up the ...

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AEM: Highway bill extension ‘falls short of nation’s long-term needs’

Mar 08, 2011

Congress passed a short-term extension to SAFETEA-LU, the expired surface transportation bill, on March 4, but Association of Equipment Manufacturers (AEM) President Dennis Slater says that the necessary extension hasn't solved what the nation needs in the long term. Following the ...

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