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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

Engineers give US infrastructure a C- grade

March 3, 2021By

The American Society of Civil Engineers gives grades to U.S. infrastructure segments every four years. The latest grades are in, and they’re not much better than they were in 2017.

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With five of the nation’s 13 most populous cities residing in Texas, demand for construction materials in the Lone Star State is, not surprisingly, very high. Photo: Art Wager/iStock / Getty Images Plus/Getty Images

Texas, Ohio receive 2021 infrastructure report cards

February 17, 2021By

Texas and Ohio received C and C- infrastructure grades, respectively, according to the American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE).

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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

What the end of cars would mean for the aggregate industry

July 23, 2020By

A New York Times opinion columnist makes a case for eliminating cars from New York City’s roads. P&Q’s Kevin Yanik explains why going this route is ultimately bad for the aggregate industry.

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ARTBA: Transportation infrastructure market to expand in 2020

December 5, 2019By

Total domestic transportation construction and related market activity should reach $300 billion, according to the American Road & Transportation Builders Association (ARTBA).

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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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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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Tommy Fisher, the president and CEO of Fisher Sand & Gravel who’s pictured at the 2019 Pit & Quarry Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony, is confident his company can handle President Trump’s border wall project more efficiently. Photo by PamElla Lee Photography

Fisher Sand & Gravel offers to step up on border wall

March 11, 2019By

Tommy Fisher, the president and CEO of Fisher Sand & Gravel, has a solution to help bring President Trump’s vision of a border wall to life.

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Recycled plastic, seen here being added to asphalt mix, could pave the way into the future. Photo courtesy of Volvo CE

The road of the future

March 11, 2019By

Huge advancements were made in automobiles over the last 50 years, but roads around the world remain largely the same. Might this soon change?

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