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Former Transportation Secretary Ray LaHood to speak at NSSGA Annual Convention

Feb 18, 2014

Former Transportation Secretary Ray LaHood to speak at NSSGA Annual Convention

Former Transportation Secretary Ray LaHood is among several transportation advocates slated to speak at the National Stone, Sand and Gravel Association’s (NSSGA) 2014 Annual Convention next month. LaHood, who now serves as co-chair for national infrastructure coalition Building America’s Future (BAF), ...

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LaHood’s take on sequestration

Feb 28, 2013

LaHood’s take on sequestration

U.S. Transportation Secretary Ray LaHood released a statement on Feb. 22 with his thoughts on what sequestration will mean for the nation and for transportation.  For the official statement, go to http://www.dot.gov/briefing-room/statement-sequestration-us-transportation-secretary-ray-lahood-22-february-2013.) LaHood says in the statement that “sequestration will have a ...

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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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Making Transportation Progress in the 21st Century

Aug 01, 2012

Making Transportation Progress in the 21st Century

For daily news updates and web-exclusive news items, visit the “AggBeat Online” section of our website at www.aggman.com     After three years and nine extensions, the House and Senate both pass a 27-month, $105 billion surface transportation bill. Now the clock is ...

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Counting on a Conference Committee

Mar 19, 2012

As this issue of Aggregates Manager was going to press, everyone inside the Beltway was talking about the need for transportation reauthorization. The question is whether talk will lead to action. Even Transportation Secretary Ray LaHood is in the dark ...

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LaHood: Nearly $1.6 billion available for damaged roads, bridges

Jan 09, 2012

Nearly $1.6 billion is being made available to states and territories across the United States to help cover the costs of repairing roads and bridges damaged by a variety of natural disasters, U.S. Transportation Secretary Ray LaHood ...

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AggBeat

Sep 01, 2011

For daily news updates and Web-exclusive news items, visit the “AggBeat Online” section of our Web site at www.aggman.com For Better or Worse? Industry leaders say the final CAFE standards will mean a $65 billion-plus loss for highway and transit improvements. By Tina ...

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Congress reaches deal to end FAA shutdown

Aug 04, 2011

After a partial shutdown of the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) that left 4,000 transportation and construction workers temporarily furloghed, Congress has reached a bipartisan compromise after the Senate approved the margin. The Budget Control Act of 2011 has been sent to President ...

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LaHood: $24.3 million in grants to boost Keystone Corridor train Speeds to 125 mph

Jul 22, 2011

U.S. Transportation Secretary Ray LaHood on July 21 said that work can begin on closing the last three highway-rail grade crossings on the Keystone Corridor with the signing of $24.3 million in grant agreements between the U.S. Department of Transportation ...

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AggBeat

Dec 01, 2010

AggBeat

A day at the quarry By Tina Grady Barbaccia, News and Digital Editor More than 50 Helm Group (Conmat Inc.) volunteers helped Freeport, Ill.-based Dwyer Quarry put on its second annual Quarry Day on Sept. 18. The event is designed to provide ...

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LaHood names projects eligible for ‘Marine Highway’ funding

Aug 11, 2010

Just four months after unveiling the America’s Marine Highway Program, a new initiative to move more cargo on the water rather than on crowded highways, U.S. Transportation Secretary Ray LaHood announced on Aug. 11 his selection of marine highway corridors ...

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7 states get $9.7 million for congestion relief

Aug 06, 2010

Seven states will receive more than $9.7 million as part of a national program to encourage innovative strategies to relieve congestion, according to the Federal Highway Administration (FHWA). California, Florida, North Carolina, Minnesota, Texas, Virginia and Washington received grants for 10 ...

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