Monthly Archives: February 2014

  • OKLAHOMA’S EXECUTIVE RODRIGUEZ IS NSSGA’S 2013 STATE AGGREGATES ASSOCIATION EXECUTIVE OF THE YEAR

    ALEXANDRIA, Va., Feb. 28 – Jim Rodriguez, executive director of the Oklahoma Aggregates Association in Oklahoma City, Okla., has been named NSSGA’s 2013 State Aggregates Association Executive of the Year. Each year, NSSGA recognizes one of its state counterparts for exemplary partnership service to the aggregates industry.  The award is bestowed to recognize the work…

    Posted 2/28/14 at 6:31 PM

  • WAC BRIEFS CONGRESSIONAL STAFF ON CLEAN WATER ACT AND POTENTIAL JURISDICTION CLARIFICATION RULE

    The Waters Advocacy Coalition – of which NSSGA is a steering committee member – held two briefings on Capitol Hill on Feb. 20. The morning briefing was held on the House side, while the afternoon briefing was held on the Senate side, with the two briefings together attracting almost 50 staffers from both Democrat and…

    Posted 2/26/14 at 6:03 PM

  • GOVERNORS HOLD SESSION ON TRANSPORTATION

    The National Governors Association held an Economic Development Committee meeting devoted to transportation on Feb. 22 during the NGA’s Winter Meeting in Washington, D.C.  Former DOT Secretary Mary Peters, former DOT Deputy Secretary Roy Kientz and  AASHTO‘s Jim Tymon framed the issue for the governors and the approaching fiscal cliff facing the nation’s surface transportation…

    Posted 2/26/14 at 6:00 PM

  • CARPER TO HEAD SENATE EPW TRANSPORTATION & INFRASTRUCTURE SUBCOMMITTEE

    In an expected move, Senate Environment & Public Works Committee Chairman Barbara Boxer (D-Calif.) Feb. 26 named Sen. Tom Carper (D-Del.) chairman of the Subcommittee on Transportation & Infrastructure.  As a former state governor, Carper understands transportation issues and has been supportive. Sen. Cory Booker (D-N.J.) will head the Oversight panel and Sen. Sheldon Whitehouse…

    Posted 2/26/14 at 5:59 PM

  • HOUSE HIGHWAYS AND TRANSIT SUBCOMMITTEE HOSTS ROUNDTABLE ON NEXT REAUTHORIZATION BILL

    Members of Congress and numerous representatives from the transportation community met for a roundtable policy discussion Feb. 26 on the pressing topic of developing and passing the next surface transportation authorization bill.  Hosting the roundtable was Rep. Tom Petri (R-Wis.), chairman of the House Subcommittee on Highways and Transit, the panel responsible for writing that…

    Posted 2/26/14 at 5:50 PM

  • CAMP SET TO RELEASE TAX REFORM DRAFT WITH TRANSPORTATION FUNDING PROVISION

    After three years as chairman of the House Committee on Ways and Means, Rep. Dave Camp (R-Mich.) announced he is finally ready to release draft legislation to overhaul the U.S. tax code, perhaps as early as Feb. 26.  The long-awaited tax overhaul would cut the top income tax rate from 39.6 percent to 25 percent,…

    Posted 2/26/14 at 5:43 PM

  • PRESIDENT AGAIN URGES ACTION ON SURFACE TRANSPORTATION

    President Obama travels to St. Paul, Minn., Feb. 26, where he is expected once again to address the importance of surface transportation reauthorization.  The president will discuss his goal for a $302 billion, four-year surface transportation bill to be funded through savings from corporate tax reform.  According to the White House, while the president has…

    Posted 2/26/14 at 5:43 PM

  • DONALD M. JAMES, CHAIRMAN AND CEO, VULCAN MATERIALS COMPANY, NAMED RECIPIENT OF 2014 BARRY K. WENDT MEMORIAL COMMITMENT AWARD

    ALEXANDRIA, Va., Feb. 26  –The National Stone, Sand & Gravel Association today named Donald M. James, chairman and chief executive officer, Vulcan Materials Company,  Birmingham, Ala., and 2006 chairman of NSSGA, as the recipient of the 17th annual Barry K. Wendt Memorial Commitment Award for his dedication to the construction aggregates industry, his family and…

    Posted 2/26/14 at 5:37 PM

  • CONGRATULATIONS TO THE INCOMING BOARD CLASS OF 2016!

    NSSGA is pleased to announce the following members who have been elected to serve a three-year term beginning at the upcoming March 5 board of directors meeting. Members elected to the board for the 2014-2016 term are as follows: Class of 2014-2016 Ab Boxley, Boxley Materials Company, Va. Greg Bush, Linwood Mining & Minerals Corp.,…

    Posted 2/21/14 at 10:09 PM

  • SAVE THE DATES FOR THE 2014 TCC FLY-IN & RALLY FOR ROADS!

    The annual Transportation Construction Coalition Fly-In is set for June 10-11 – make plans to attend now!  The 2014 event will be among the most important ones in the history of the TCC as MAP-21 will expire 112 days later on Sept. 30, 2014. It is anticipated that the fund will be insolvent before the…

    Posted 2/19/14 at 10:01 PM