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Texas lawmakers agree on a plan to raise the state’s road budget by $3B 

May 27, 2015

Texas lawmakers agree on a plan to raise the state’s road budget by $3B 

The Texas House of Representatives Transportation chairman and his counterpart in the state’s Senate have reached a deal to inject the transportation budget with $3 billion more each year. The Dallas News reported that Rep. Joe Picket (D-El Paso) and Sen. ...

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Senate passes transportation funding patch

May 25, 2015

Senate passes transportation funding patch

The United States Senate has passed a patch to extend transportation funding through July. In a Saturday voice vote just before the Senate broke for the Memorial Day holiday, Senators approved a patch to extend the Highway Trust Fund for two ...

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Lafarge announces rural road solution as a low-cost alternative to asphalt

May 21, 2015

Lafarge announces rural road solution as a low-cost alternative to asphalt

Lafarge announced recently a new concrete solution to reduce the costs of rural roads up to 55 percent over a 20-year life cycle. Lafarge Malaysia announced the new rural roads solution recently and pilot projects are expected to get underway soon, ...

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New Hampshire town votes to purchase sand and gravel pit

Mar 17, 2015

One of the items discussed during the Nelson, N.H., annual town hall meeting was the purchase of a sand and gravel pit in a neighboring town, which would allow the city to excavate its own materials for town roads. SentinelSource.com ...

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Congressman praises Vulcan Materials

Sep 05, 2014

Congressman praises Vulcan Materials

Eighth U.S. District Congressman Richard Hudson visited Vulcan Materials in Concord, N.C., as part of a district tour and left overly impressed by the granite mine and rock crushing operation. "What they do enables us to continue to grow and create ...

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House approves $11 billion trust fund patch

Jul 16, 2014

House approves $11 billion trust fund patch

The House has passed a $11 billion plan to pay the federal government’s share of road and bridge repairs for the next 10 months. With time –and money – running out, the House recognizes that immediate action is needed. It voted ...

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October 2013

Oct 01, 2013

October 2013

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Residents discuss concerns about proposed quarry in New York state

Aug 02, 2013

Residents discuss concerns about proposed quarry in New York state

Residents in Hannibal, New York, on Tuesday discussed their concerns about a proposed sand quarry in their neighborhood, according to YNN. Oswego County lawmakers listened to the residents, who said an-already dangerous intersection in the area could become worse with increased ...

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Gosper County awards Overton Sand and Gravel $7.69 a ton gravel bid

Jul 01, 2013

Gosper County awards Overton Sand and Gravel $7.69 a ton gravel bid

The Gosper County Board of Commissioners last week awarded Overton Sand and Gravel a $7.69 a ton gravel bid for the next fiscal year in Gosper County, Nevada, according to a report from KearneyHub.com. The bid represents a 13-percent increase over ...

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Transportation and Infrastructure Committee to set ground rules

Jan 17, 2013

On Jan. 23,at 10 a.m.,  the Transportation and Infrastructure Committee will hold its organizational meeting, Committee Chairman Bill Shuster (R-Pa.) announced. The meeting will be held in 2167 Rayburn House Office Building. "I look forward to getting to work to improve ...

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TRIP: Show N.H. the money to fix failing bridges, roads

Jun 21, 2010

One-third of New Hampshire’ major roads are deteriorated, 32 percent of the state’s bridges are structurally deficient or functionally obsolete, and more than half of the state’s roads are congested during peak travel times, but the state lacks adequate funding ...

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ARTBA: Senate climate bill ‘shorts’ transportation sector

May 14, 2010

A majority of the revenue generated from a new transportation user fee included in a climate bill proposed in the U.S. Senate would be diverted to non-transportation purposes —- a departure from 54 years of federal policy, according to the ...

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