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BUZZ INTENSIFIES ABOUT HIGHWAY FUNDING

In the continuing buzz about surface transportation reauthorization, Senate Finance Chairman Orrin Hatch, R-Utah, said that his committee is working to find the money to fund a new highway bill before the May deadline. He cryptically stated, “With regard to the trust fund, we’re working on where the money is going to come from on…

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Posted 1/28/15 at 5:45 PM

SENATE EPW COMMITTEE KICKS OFF TRANSPORTATION REAUTHORIZATION EFFORTS

The Senate Environment and Public Works Committee officially kicked off its transportation reauthorization efforts Jan. 28 with a hearing featuring panels consisting of Transportation Secretary Anthony Foxx and the governors of Alabama and Vermont, as well as the South Dakota Secretary of Transportation. In his opening statement, Foxx was adamant and urged Congress to put…

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Posted 1/28/15 at 3:45 PM

SAFETY, ENVIRONMENTAL AND COMMUNITY RELATIONS AWARDS ENCOURAGE INNOVATION, COMPLIANCE, IMPROVEMENTS

ALEXANDRIA, Va., Jan. 27, 2015 — The National Stone, Sand and Gravel Association (NSSGA) today recognizes the aggregates operations in the United States and Canada with an extraordinary commitment to safety, superior environmental stewardship and community involvement in 2013-2014. The underlying goal of these recognitions is to spur innovation and encourage continual quarry improvements. The…

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Posted 1/28/15 at 2:58 PM

VIRGINIA ACCIDENT SHOWS IMPORTANCE OF SAFE WORK PROCEDURES

The U.S. Mine and Safety Administration (MSHA) recently reported a fatality had occurred as a result of a fall of material at a Virginia granite mine. The incident showcases the need for thoughtful accident prevention prior to each task. The worker used a torch to cut a drill bit that had been wedged in a…

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Posted 1/28/15 at 10:55 AM

MOMENTUM FOR ACTION ON TRANSPORTATION BUILDS

The call for congressional action to assure adequate funding for the nation’s transportation network continues this week. Sen. Bernie Sanders, D-Vt., is unveiling a highway bill that includes $1 trillion for five years. It would inject $75 billion a year into the Highway Trust Fund, create a national infrastructure bank, expand grant and financing programs…

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Posted 1/27/15 at 11:28 AM

Boehner on 60 Minutes, A Long-term Highway Bill is Critically Important

Speaks on Infrastructure a 4:30 mark. Read full transcript here During a 60 Minutes interview on Sunday January 25th, House Speaker John Boehner said that it is critically important to fund a long-term highway bill. “The biggest problem we have is that the Highway Trust Fund, which is funded by gasoline taxes, continues to shrink…

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Posted 1/26/15 at 11:57 AM

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