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Tag: state DOTs

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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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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

Four highway funding questions for AASHTO

January 25, 2021By

Susan Howard of the American Association of State Highway & Transportation Officials (AASHTO) offers insights on the year ahead as it relates to highway funding.

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Tail-waters below Gavins Point dam on the Missouri River in South Dakota. Photo: PatrickZiegler/iStock / Getty Images Plus/Getty Images

Water infrastructure bill moving to president’s desk

December 22, 2020By

The Senate passed the bill overwhelmingly Tuesday, paving the way for President Trump to reauthorize Army Corps of Engineers projects involving water infrastructure.

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Report: Coronavirus relief package to address state DOTs

December 21, 2020By

The National Stone, Sand & Gravel Association reports that state Departments of Transportation will get some relief in the $900 billion package that congressional leaders settled on Sunday.

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Producers savoring the small wins earned in 2020

October 23, 2020By

A repeat of 2019 is not happening this year, but ask producers and many will tell you they’ll gladly take the results they’ve seen to date.

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Martin Stone Quarries has been providing aggregate and infield mix material to southeastern Pennsylvania and surrounding states since 1953. Photo: Rod Martin

Plowing through in Pennsylvania despite complex circumstances

July 27, 2020By

The pandemic presented Pennsylvania’s producers more challenges than most, but 2020, when said and done, may turn out alright in the Keystone State.

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AGC: Construction adds 158,000 workers, but infrastructure jobs decline

July 2, 2020By

The construction industry’s June job gains were concentrated in homebuilding, the Associated General Contractors of America (AGC) reports, as state and local governments postponed or cancel roads and other projects.

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The American Society of Civil Engineers gives Missouri a C- for its bridges. Fortunately, the state agreed this year to a bond measure that will fund $301 million in repairs for more than 200 bridges across Missouri. Photo:

Nearly $1B in federal grants awarded for state DOT projects

June 19, 2020By

The Trump administration intends to invest $906 million in infrastructure across 20 states through the Infrastructure for Rebuilding America discretionary grant program.

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Vulcan’s Hill reflects on 2017, year ahead

February 17, 2018By

Vulcan Materials’ Tom Hill offered some thoughts on the company’s 2017 performance and looked ahead to the coming months in a call with investors.

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