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Highway users, road builders oppose bill to surrender federal highway authority

Sep 19, 2014

Highway users, road builders oppose bill to surrender federal highway authority

Transportation interests have written Congress to express opposition to the so-called “devolution” of the federal highway program and the proposed Transportation Empowerment Act. The bill, introduced in the House and Senate last fall, transfers almost all authority over federal highway and ...

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Short-term patch on hold while Senate panel sorts out spending concerns

Jun 26, 2014

Short-term patch on hold while Senate panel sorts out spending concerns

The Senate Finance Committee has delayed its vote on a proposed short-term patch that would provide funding for transportation infrastructure projects through Dec. 31, The Hill reports. During a markup of the Preserving America’s Transit and Highways (PATH) Act Chairman Ron ...

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More than half of Americans are concerned about highway safety

Jun 16, 2014

More than half of Americans are concerned about highway safety

The majority of Americans are concerned about unsafe road conditions as a result of poor road surfaces, according to the results of a survey released Thursday by Laborers’ International Union of North America (LIUNA). Survey results show that 59 percent of ...

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It’s time to fix the Highway Trust Fund

May 20, 2014

It’s time to fix the Highway Trust Fund

From television news to print stories to blog posts, Infrastructure Week 2014 netted a lot of media coverage and raised the public level of awareness regarding transportation needs and funding, but there is still much work to do. The event followed ...

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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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As Infrastructure Week begins, NSSGA President and CEO Mike Johnson calls for action on Highway Trust Fund

May 12, 2014

As Infrastructure Week begins, NSSGA President and CEO Mike Johnson calls for action on Highway Trust Fund

Infrastructure Week 2014 kicked off Monday. The event, which takes place May 12-16, focuses on “emerging solutions, innovative approaches, and best practices being developed nationwide to modernize aging infrastructure,” according to the event’s website. It features a series of conferences, roundtables, ...

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Highway funding talks ramp up

May 08, 2014

Highway funding talks ramp up

Several transportation lawmakers and experts this week have heated up the conversation about highway funding and the new highway bill. Earlier this week, the House Appropriations Committee released its appropriations bill for the Departments of Transportation, and Housing and Urban Development ...

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Top transportation senators reveal priorities for new highway bill

Apr 11, 2014

Top transportation senators reveal priorities for new highway bill

Sen. Barbara Boxer (D-Calif.) said Thursday that she and three other top transportation senators have “reached an agreement in principle on a transportation bill.” During a press conference, Boxer, who is chairman of the Senate Environment and Public Works Committee, — ...

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Obama proposes $302 billion, 4-year transportation reauthorization bill, announces $600 million in available new grants for projects

Feb 26, 2014

Obama proposes $302 billion, 4-year transportation reauthorization bill, announces $600 million in available new grants for projects

The White House announced today that President Barack Obama will propose $302 billion, four-year transportation reauthorization bill Wednesday during his visit to the Union Depot train station in Saint Paul, Minnesota. The President’s proposed bill aims to avoid insolvency of the ...

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AggMan of the Year 2013

Dec 01, 2013

AggMan of the Year 2013

Rod Martin shows that family business leaders can have a big impact on state and national issues.   By Therese Dunphy, Editor-in-Chief   As a third generation leader of Bechtelsville, Pa.-based Martin Stone Quarries, Inc., Rod Martin grew up in the industry. He worked ...

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Balance sheet management continues among operators

Nov 01, 2013

Balance sheet management continues among operators

  Corporate divestitures once again dominated the activity last month, with Lafarge North America, Inc. and Vulcan Materials Co. leading the way. Balance sheet management continues to be the emphasis to create liquidity and borrowing capacity to take advantage of when ...

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Government shutdown affects transportation projects

Oct 08, 2013

Government shutdown affects transportation projects

The federal government shutdown that began a week ago has already begun to affect transportation construction projects, according to a report from our sister site, Better Roads. The shutdown resulted in 18,481 furloughed positions in the U.S. Department of Transportation, as well ...

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