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SENATE MOVES TO PASS SHORT-TERM HIGHWAY TRUST FUND PATCH

The Senate is poised to vote on legislation to ensure federal highway funds continue to flow to the states before Congress adjourns for the five-week August recess.  The House of Representatives overwhelmingly passed a bill July 15 that transfers $10.8 billion from the general fund into the Highway Trust Fund and extends current highway and…

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Posted 7/24/14 at 8:26 PM

PRESIDENT PUSHES PUBLIC-PRIVATE TRANSPORTATION INITIATIVES

Would encourage partnerships between state and local governments, and public and private developers and investors… President Barack Obama delivered a speech in Wilmington, Delaware, July 17, using the recently-closed I-495 bridge as a backdrop, to apply additional pressure on Congress to pass a long-term surface transportation reauthorization bill.  Touting the administration’s four-year, $302 billion proposal…

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Posted 7/24/14 at 7:52 PM

HOUSE T&I COMMITTEE APPROVES BILLS TO LIMIT EPA’S AUTHORITY OVER WATERS AND PERMITTING

The House Transportation and Infrastructure Committee July 16 approved by voice vote H.R.5078, the Waters of the United States Regulatory Overreach Protection Act of 2014. H.R.5078 prohibits the Environmental Protection Agency and the Army Corps of Engineers from implementing or finalizing the proposed rule that would radically increase federal jurisdictional authority over waters of the…

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Posted 7/24/14 at 7:29 PM

ALLIANCE’S TECH TASK FORCE BEGINS MESSAGING FOR APPEARANCE BEFORE INSPECTOR TRAINEES AT MSHA ACADEMY

NSSGA has offered to develop a program for the MSHA-NSSGA Alliance’s Technical Task Force by which aggregates safety and production personnel will present a panel discussion for MSHA Academy inspector trainees at Beckley, West Virginia, in order to present the operator side of what it takes to comply with MSHA standards.  The panel will comprise…

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Posted 7/23/14 at 9:29 PM

2014 DREDGER OF THE YEAR AWARDED TO DSC DREDGE PRESIDENT BOB WETTA

DSC Dredge, LLC, President and CEO Bob Wetta was honored by the Western Dredging Association with the 2014 Dredger Of The Year award at the recent Dredging Summit & Expo in Toronto, Ontario, Canada. DSC Dredge has been a member of WEDA for more than 20 years and has enjoyed a strong employee commitment to…

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Posted 7/23/14 at 9:06 PM

U.S. SILICA TO ACQUIRE REGIONAL FRAC SAND PRODUCER CADRE SERVICES INC.

U.S. Silica Holdings, Frederick, Maryland, announced July 18 that it has signed a stock purchase agreement to acquire all of the outstanding shares of Cadre Services Inc., a leading regional sand mining Company based in Voca, Texas.   Closing is expected by the end of the month. Cadre operates a single frac sand mine and plant,…

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Posted 7/23/14 at 8:41 PM

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