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Private firms & public agencies in 5 States honored with transportation project environmental excellence awards

Private firms & public agencies in 5 States honored with transportation project environmental excellence awards

Highway, bridge, and local road projects from Indiana, Utah, Pennsylvania, North Carolina, and Washington state were recognized for their contributions to environmental protection and mitigation by the American Road & Transportation Builders Association Transportation Development Foundation (ARTBA-TDF) at a May 14 luncheon in the Nation’s Capital. The event was part of the association’s Federal Issues […]

NSSGA chairman, members of Congress talk solutions

NSSGA chairman, members of Congress talk solutions

Today (5-15-19), members of Congress and the Highway Materials Group held a press conference on the grounds of the U.S. Capitol that focused on the impact of a strong federal investment in our nation’s infrastructure. Reps. Earl Blumenauer, D-Ore., chairman of the Ways & Means Committee’s Tax Policy Subcommittee, and Rodney Davis, R-Ill., ranking member […]

House Speaker Nancy Pelosi to Discuss Infrastructure May 14 at Transportation Construction Coalition Fly-In

House Speaker Nancy Pelosi to Discuss Infrastructure May 14 at Transportation Construction Coalition Fly-In

WASHINGTON, DC — House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) May 14 will address nearly 500 transportation design and construction executives, and labor union officials attending the annual Transportation Construction Coalition (TCC) Washington Fly-In. Speaker Pelosi is expected to detail highway and transit investment policy issues, including the $2 trillion infrastructure investment proposal she discussed April 30 with […]

Lifting apprenticeship enters draft form

Lifting apprenticeship enters draft form

A draft proposal to develop an occupational standard for the provisionally titled ‘Lifting Equipment Technician’ apprenticeship has been devised, following a meeting of the Trailblazer Working Group (TWG). Convened by The Lifting Equipment Engineers Association (LEEA) on 27 and 28 March at the association’s headquarters in Huntingdon, the TWG worked with Sarah Walker, Relationship Manager […]

Construction input prices continue to rise, says ABC

Construction input prices continue to rise, says ABC

WASHINGTON, DC — Construction input prices increased 0.9% in April on a monthly basis and 2.4% compared to the same time last year, according to an Associated Builders and Contractors analysis of U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics data released today. Nonresidential input prices rose 0.9% compared to March and are up 2.8% on an annual […]