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TFIC calls on IAAP members to attend April 29 Lobby Day in Illinois

Apr 24, 2015

TFIC calls on IAAP members to attend April 29 Lobby Day in Illinois

The Transportation for Illinois Coalition (TFIC), which is made up of business groups and labor groups with mutual concerns about the need for transportation and infrastructure funding in Illinois, has put out a call to members of the Illinois Association ...

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Aggregate Producers Association of Turkey elects Beşir Kemal Ustaoğlu as new president

Apr 06, 2015

Beşir Kemal Ustaoğlu has been elected new president of the Aggregate Producers Association of Turkey (AGUB). According to an AGUB press release, Ustaoğlu took over the position during the association’s 13th General Meeting held in Istanbul on March 28. Ustaoğlu graduated ...

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Ray LaHood calls for ‘a big pot of money’ to fix America’s roads and bridges

Oct 30, 2014

Ray LaHood calls for ‘a big pot of money’ to fix America’s roads and bridges

Continuing his “America is one big pothole” theme, former U.S. Department of Transportation Secretary Ray LaHood used an appearance at a Caterpillar press event Wednesday night to lambast the present direction of U.S. transportation policy. Calling the 2-year transportation bill passed ...

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VP Biden wants to see increase in infrastructure spending

Oct 30, 2014

VP Biden wants to see increase in infrastructure spending

Vice President Biden wants to see an increase in infrastructure spending, saying it would spur growth and create jobs. "Build, build, build, build. ... We built the transcontinental railroad," Biden said at an event hosted by CG/LA Infrastructure. "The first federal road was ...

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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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