Category Archives: Legislative News

OSHA crane operator certification: Five things you need to know

OSHA crane operator certification: Five things you need to know

Source: NCCCO.org Eight years after the rule was originally published, and fully 15 years after the Cranes and Derricks Advisory Committee (C-DAC) finished its revision of the crane rule, OSHA’s requirement for construction crane operators to be certified has come into effect. We look at five key elements of the final rule: 1. Crane Operator […]

Highway superintendents push for more state funding for local roads and bridges

ALBANY, NY  – The New York State County Highway Superintendents Association (NYSCHSA) and the New York State Association of Town Superintendents of Highways (NYSAOTSOH) are urging lawmakers to revise the state budget appropriations for transportation capital so that local highway departments have the funding they need to repair the roads and bridges. In a letter […]

DOT announces new federal transit grants

DOT announces new federal transit grants

The Department of Transportation’s (DOT) Federal Transit Administration (FTA) announced$1.36 billion in federal funding allocations to 16 new and existing transit projects in the Capital Investment Grants (CIG) Program on Tuesday, April 9. New projects in Florida, Nevada, Albany, Oregon and Washington received allocation funding. The CIG Program provides funding for major transit infrastructure capital investments nationwide. Projects […]

It’s time for congress to ratify the USMCA

It’s time for congress to ratify the USMCA

Editor’s note: The opinions and views expressed in the association’s commentary do not necessarily reflect those of Lee Newspapers Inc. and RockRoadRecycle. By Dennis Slater, AEM President It has been over a quarter century since NAFTA was negotiated. A lot has changed since then. The internet was born, the world population has grown by two […]

AEM brings advocacy message to the White House

AEM brings advocacy message to the White House

Source: AEM News As part of AEM’s ongoing engagement with the Trump administration, AEM officers and staff met with Vice President Mike Pence to discuss how to work together to advance pro-manufacturing policies. The Vice President highlighted the fact that the administration has cut 12 federal regulations for every new federal rule put on the […]