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Wildwood Pit receives OSSGA highest honor

Sep 30, 2014

Wildwood Pit receives OSSGA highest honor

The Ontario Stone, Sand & Gravel Association (OSSGA) has honored Wildwood Pit within the Wildwood Conservation Area in St. Marys, Ontario, Canada with its Bronze Plaque. Only 20 sites in Ontario have ever earned the award since it was established ...

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Construction equipment among quickest recovering industries from recession

Sep 10, 2014

Construction equipment among quickest recovering industries from recession

According to a new study of the construction equipment industry released Tuesday by the Association of Equipment Manufacturers, the industry was among the quickest to recover from the throes of the Great Recession and contributes nearly four times its market ...

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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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U.S. Travel Association: Lack of infrastructure investment puts nation at competitive disadvantage

May 26, 2014

U.S. Travel Association: Lack of infrastructure investment puts nation at competitive disadvantage

The “crumbling infrastructure” in the U.S. threatens global competitiveness as well as job and economic growth, business leaders say. A survey conducted by Building America’s Future (BAF) and the U.S. Travel Association found that more than three-quarters of respondents said the ...

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House panel allows cuts to TIGER grant funding in markup of transportation, housing bill

May 22, 2014

House panel allows cuts to TIGER grant funding in markup of transportation, housing bill

The House Appropriations Committee on Wednesday approved major cuts to 2014 TIGER (Transportation Investment Generating Economic Recovery) grants in a markup of the panel’s Transportation, and Housing and Urban Development (THUD) bill, Salon reports. The bill reduces the TIGER program from ...

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Water infrastructure bill passes in Senate

May 22, 2014

Water infrastructure bill passes in Senate

The Senate on Thursday passed a $12.3 billion water infrastructure bill, The Hill reports. The bill, known as the Water Resources Reform and Development Act (WRRDA), authorizes funding for water infrastructure projects. The House voted to pass the measure earlier this ...

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President Obama highlights transportation funding needs, Highway Trust Fund insolvency during National Transportation Week

May 12, 2014

President Obama highlights transportation funding needs, Highway Trust Fund insolvency during National Transportation Week

The White House announced on Friday that May 11-17 is National Transportation Week and May 16 is National Defense Transportation Day. The announcement comes as Infrastructure Week begins, bringing several conferences, roundtables, educational seminars and other infrastructure-related events to Washington, D.C. The ...

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Manufacturers say infrastructure won’t meet business demands in next 10 years

Sep 20, 2013

Manufacturers say infrastructure won’t meet business demands in next 10 years

The majority of manufacturers, 65 percent, say infrastructure won’t meet the demands of the economy in the next 10 to 15 years, according to a report from our sister site, Better Roads. The manufacturers were responding to a series of surveys ...

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Making the Grade

Aug 01, 2013

by Therese Dunphy, Editor-in-Chief, tdunphy@randallreilly.com   Aggregate producers know a significant investment is needed to improve the nation’s transportation systems. Whether to alleviate congestion or to improve the safety and capacity of the nation’s bridges and roads, the United States continues to ...

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Infrastructure ROI

Jul 15, 2013

Infrastructure ROI

A new technical briefing paper from the Society for Mining, Metallurgy and Exploration (SME) underscores both the need to invest in the nation’s infrastructure and the valuable contribution of the aggregates industry to the nation’s economic well being. “Infrastructure improvements will ...

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Guest Blog: Illinois eyes a new transportation proposal

Jun 25, 2013

Guest Blog: Illinois eyes a new transportation proposal

A transportation funding crisis is looming. When the “Illinois Jobs Now” capital program approved in 2009 expires next year, the funds available for transportation-related construction is projected to decline by approximately $2 billion, the number of projects are projected to decline ...

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Residential is up, but highways are status quo (at best)

May 01, 2013

Residential is up, but highways are status quo (at best)

By George H. Reddin     The first quarter of 2013 closed with slow, but steady, deal activity — the same pattern we’ve seen in recent years. The demand from buyers is as healthy as we have seen in years, and there remains ...

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