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State and Province News April 2013

Apr 01, 2013

To keep up to date with this breakdown of news in the United States and Canada, visit www.aggman.com for daily updates.   By Therese Dunphy, Editor-in-Chief     Alabama An Alabama attorney is unhappy that the Alabama Department of Environmental Management (ADEM) approved Vulcan Materials Co.’s ...

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Martin Marietta’s Ward Nye says building bridges is key to success

Mar 21, 2013

Martin Marietta’s Ward Nye says building bridges is key to success

During the closing session of the National Stone, Sand & Gravel Association's (NSSGA) annual meeting, CalPortland's Ron Summers passed the gavel to Ward Nye, president of Martin Marietta Materials, as incoming 2013 chairman of the NSSGA. The rest of the newly ...

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FHWA data show $7 billion in federal funding obligated in FY 2013

Feb 15, 2013

The latest analysis of Federal Highway Administration (FHWA) data shows that federal, state, and local departments of transportation (DOTs) have so far obligated $7 billion in federal funds during Fiscal Year (FY) 2013, which began last Oct. 1, is an ...

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Voters approve 68 percent of transportation funding measures on ballots nationwide

Nov 07, 2012

On November 6, voters demonstrated, once again, the importance of transportation by approving 68 percent of the measures to increase or extend funding for highways, bridges, and transit, an American Road & Transportation Builders Association (ARTBA) review finds.The association tracked ...

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Mica and Duncan issue transportation statements

May 08, 2012

Earlier today, U.S. Rep. John Mica (R-Fla.), chairman of the House Transportation and Infrastructure Committee, and U.S. Rep. John Duncan, Jr. (R-Tenn.), chairman of the Highways and Transit Subcommittee, made the following statements at the Surface Transportation Bill Conference Meeting:   Mica ...

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Senate Finance Committee votes to increase pre-tax benefits for public transportation commuters

Feb 08, 2012

The U.S. Senate Committee on Finance, on Feb. 7, approved legislation that would reverse cuts to the monthly pre-tax transit benefits available to commuters who use public transportation and vanpools. If approved by Congress, the bill will restore the monthly amount ...

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Keystone Transportation Funding Coalition responds to Gov. Corbett’s budget address

Feb 08, 2012

The Keystone Transportation Funding Coalition commended Pennsylvania Gov. Tom Corbett's for embracing a comprehensive transportation funding plan as one of his administration's top priorities. He delivered the address on Feb. 7 in Harrisburg, Pa. The coalition was encouraged by ...

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CARB truck and bus regulation online reporting now available

Dec 14, 2011

The online reporting system for the California Air Resources Board (CARB) Truck and Bus regulation is now available at http://www.arb.ca.gov/msprog/onrdiesel/reportinginfo.htm. CARB notes that fleets which must report have until Jan. 31, 2012, to complete their reporting. The agency suggests referring to the ...

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TRIP: ‘Growth and Quality of Life in Maine’ report released tomorrow

Dec 14, 2011

TRIP, a national nonprofit transportation research group based in Washington, DC., will release "Growth and Quality of Life in Maine,” at a news conference in Portland, Maine, at 10 EST a.m. on  Dec. 15. The most-needed surface transportation improvements in Maine ...

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E-news exclusive: Is the federal gas tax obsolete?

Dec 13, 2011

E-news exclusive: Is the federal gas tax obsolete?

The 1970s marked the first time Americans rushed in a panic to buy fuel-efficient foreign import automobiles. Long lines at gas stations caused by the 1973 Arab oil embargo ignited a switch from eight-cylinder gas-guzzlers to smaller, less-thirsty vehicles. ...

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Editorial

Dec 02, 2011

A Map to the Future The next time you attend a social event, pay attention to the conversations taking place around the room. Sometimes, one or two outgoing people dominate the discussion. These are often folks who enjoy not only the ...

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Editorial

Oct 03, 2011

Grading Our Government By Therese Dunphy If the industry were giving government entities a grade card this fall, it would be an interestingly mixed report. Consider important issues facing our government officials and determine how you would rate them. In terms of transportation ...

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