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The forecast for public works construction remains positive, especially when compared to other construction segments. Photo: iStock.com/Jens_Lambert_Photography

Strong public support for infrastructure investment continues

December 2, 2019By

Voters approved nearly 90 percent of transportation investment ballot measures this year, the American Road & Transportation Builders Association reports.

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Nearly $8B in federal highway funds saved

November 25, 2019By

A planned funding cut to the Fixing America’s Surface Transportation Act was repealed, avoiding the loss of $7.6 billion for critical state highway projects.

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Comparing and contrasting MSHA with OSHA

October 7, 2019By

Aggregate producers may not like everything about the Mine Safety & Health Administration’s (MSHA) approach, but a glimpse at a couple of day-to-day practices at the Occupational Safety & Health Administration (OSHA) provides a look at a potential alternative universe.

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AEM: Data shows tariffs costing taxpayers billions

September 11, 2019By

Dennis Slater, the president of the Association of Equipment Manufacturers (AEM), says it’s time to end the trade war once and for all.

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MSHA seeks data to protect miners from quartz exposure

August 28, 2019By

According to the Mine Safety & Health Administration (MSHA), quartz accounts for the overwhelming majority of naturally occurring crystalline silica.

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Trump, congressional leadership agree on infrastructure bill dollar figure

May 1, 2019By

An infrastructure bill totaling $2 trillion will be pursued, but both sides still need to determine how to pay for improvements to the nation’s roads, bridges and more.

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Potential momentum on infrastructure bill this week

April 29, 2019By

President Donald Trump plans to meet Tuesday with House Speaker Nancy Pelosi and Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer to discuss the prospects for infrastructure legislation.

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ARTBA report: Bridge repair pace slowing, deficiencies worsening

April 23, 2019By

More than 47,000 of the nation’s bridges are now classified as structurally deficient and in poor condition.

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