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Tag: FAST Act

According to PennDOT, more than three-quarters of its annual budget is invested in Pennsylvania's 120,000 miles of state and local highways and 32,000 state and local bridges. Photo: Alex Potemkin / iStock / Getty Images Plus/Getty Images

Congress extends surface transportation program funding

October 5, 2021By

The 30-day extension comes while the $1 trillion infrastructure bill, which received bipartisan support in the Senate, is still awaiting a vote in the House.

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Where Washington stands on an infrastructure bill

June 16, 2021By

Momentum on a bipartisan infrastructure bill came to a halt last week, and new negotiations are already underway in Washington. But doubts are starting to surface about whether an impactful bill can ultimately be produced for the industry.

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Will Congress commit $1 trillion toward infrastructure? Photo: iStock.com/kozmoat98

Bipartisan surface transportation bill emerges from Senate

May 25, 2021By

The Surface Transportation Reauthorization Act of 2021, crafted by the Senate Committee on Environment & Public Works, represents an increase of more than 34 percent from the FAST Act.

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A stationary plant can support longer conveyor systems due to the site’s permanent structure. Photo: P&Q staff

Producers, suppliers adapting on the fly successfully

December 21, 2020By

The FAST Act extension was good news for the industry, AMCAST’s Vinnie Rocco writes. But finding a long-term solution will be an uphill battle, as the U.S. may be facing COVID-related legislative delays well into 2021.

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The primary crushing plant at Haydon Materials' Airport Road Quarry in Bardstown, Kentucky. Photo by Kevin Yanik

How Kentucky’s aggregate producers are faring these days

December 7, 2020By

Nick Rodgers, executive director of the Kentucky Crushed Stone Association, discusses the state of the aggregate industry in the Bluegrass State – and more – with P&Q.

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Martin Marietta adds former transportation secretary to board

November 10, 2020By

Anthony Foxx, who served under President Obama, joins Martin Marietta’s board of directors.

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What to make of the FAST Act renewal

November 2, 2020By

Ken Simonson, chief economist for the Associated General Contractors of America, offers his perspective on the FAST Act being renewed through Sept. 30, 2021, and how that will impact the construction industry.

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Sure, New York City traffic is horrible. But eliminating cars from New York City roads and expecting other U.S. cities to adopt the Big Apple's model is quite the stretch. Photo: Bim/iStock / Getty Images Plus/Getty Images

Continuing resolution extends federal surface transportation funding

October 1, 2020By

With the FAST Act set to expire Sept. 30, President Trump signed a continuing resolution to keep surface transportation programs, as well as other critical programs, funded.

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