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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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Highway Funding: Past, Present and Future

Jul 24, 2013

Highway Funding: Past, Present and Future

As reported earlier this week, the Senate is currently considering a spending bill for the Departments of Transportation (U.S. DOT) and Housing and Urban Development (HUD). In a prepared opening statement before the Committee on Transportation and Infrastructure, Tom Petri (R-Wis.), ...

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National Transportation Week should positively boost global competitiveness, NSSGA says

May 14, 2013

National Transportation Week should positively boost global competitiveness, NSSGA says

This year’s National Transportation Week (NTW), which runs from May 14 until May 18, focuses on transportation’s effects on globalization, according to our sister site, Better Roads. The 2013 NTW theme is “Transportation - The World is Right Next Door.” The National ...

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Shuster ‘encouraged’ by infrastructure plan, but ‘long-term plan’ needed

Feb 25, 2013

Committee on Transportation and Infrastructure Chairman Bill Shuster (R-Pa.) released a statement on Wednesday following the release of additional details on President Obama’s infrastructure plan. In his statement, Shuster pointed out that he is “encouraged” by the need to reduce “red ...

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Steady, but modest, growth is the trend

Nov 01, 2012

Steady, but modest, growth is the trend

By George H. Reddin   Slow progress in the return of the residential market, modest enthusiasm for the passage of MAP-21, and the continued steady, albeit modest, pace of acquisitions are starting to give some optimism that the worst is behind us ...

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Elections and a ‘fiscal cliff’ loom ahead, but residential recovery continues

Oct 04, 2012

Elections and a ‘fiscal cliff’ loom ahead, but residential recovery continues

By George H. Reddin   Uncertainty continues to characterize the near-term economic outlook and inhibit stronger growth and job creation. This has been a common theme for this article during the last few years and has been a major reason for the ...

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‘Map’ing out the future of highway funding

Oct 04, 2012

‘Map’ing out the future of highway funding

For daily news updates and web-exclusive news items, visit the “AggBeat Online” section of our website at www.aggman.com   A new transportation bill is being referred to as ‘devolution lite.’ Two years of funding provides a reprieve, but a lack of federal ...

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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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