Tag: infrastructure

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A planned funding cut to the Fixing America’s Surface Transportation Act was repealed, avoiding the loss of $7.6 billion for critical state highway projects.

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Rep. Troy Balderson (R-Ohio), second from left, visits with members of the Ohio delegation during the 2019 NSSGA Legislative & Policy Forum. Photo courtesy of Kevin Yanik

The industry returns to Capitol Hill

November 22, 2019By

P&Q participated in the National Stone, Sand & Gravel Association’s annual lobbying event in Washington, D.C. Find out what producers, manufacturers and others spent their time on as they visited with members of Congress.

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Aggregate producers like Quality Stone & Ready Mix would like to see more action on infrastructure take place at the Kentucky State Capitol in Frankfurt, Kentucky. Photo: iStock.com/fotoguy22

How Kentucky is faring with infrastructure funding

August 13, 2019By

Despite having an above-average infrastructure grade, the Bluegrass State remains in dire need of sufficient funding.

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Note: There is a small difference between our estimates of consumption and the USGS because of our own estimates in states where USGS does not report values due to competitive concerns. Click to enlarge.

Future aggregate demand variables to consider

June 12, 2019By

S-C Market Analytics’ David Chereb provides his latest aggregate forecast as construction activity flattens out despite U.S. economic growth.

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Some aggregate industry leaders see a potential end to the journey of securing adequate infrastructure funding. Photo iStock.com/undefined

Coming together on our crumbling infrastructure

May 24, 2019By

The long road to secure adequate funding for our nation’s roads and bridges stretches on, but some industry leaders see a potential end in sight.

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NSSGA’s Johnson writes Trump urging action on infrastructure

May 22, 2019By

Michael Johnson, president and CEO of the National Stone, Sand & Gravel Association (NSSGA), reached out to President Trump and congressional leaders encouraging them to take the next steps on a critical industry issue.

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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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