Tag: news

  • 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…

    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…

    Posted 1/26/15 at 11:57 AM

  • REGISTER NOW FOR THE 2015 TCC FLY-IN!

    Registration is open for the annual Transportation Construction Coalition Fly-In April 14-15.  The 2015 event may be the most important one in the history of the TCC as the extension of MAP-21 expires at the end of May.  Your congressional delegation needs to hear from you about the importance of continued investment in transportation infrastructure…

    Posted 1/26/15 at 6:00 AM

  • Last day for discounted registration for 2015 NSSGA Annual Convention

    Today is the last day to take advantage of discounted advance registration rates for the 2015 NSSGA Annual Convention in Baltimore. Prices for all registration packages will increase after Jan. 23. Register today for the best value.  Offline PDF registration forms available here

    Posted 1/23/15 at 11:38 AM

  • EPA RELEASES FINAL CONNECTIVITY REPORT SUPPORTING WATER RULE BASED ON FLAWED PROCESS

    The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency has released the Final Connectivity of Streams and Wetlands to Downstream Waters Report, which is intended to support EPA’s sweeping, proposed Waters of the U.S. rule. Not surprisingly, the final report concludes that streams, regardless of their size or frequency of flow, are connected to downstream waters and notes that…

    Posted 1/22/15 at 10:58 AM

  • AGG1 ADVANCE REGISTRATION DEADLINE IS THIS FRIDAY, JAN. 23

    Discounted advance registration rates for the 2015 AGG1 Academy & Expo in Baltimore, March 17-19, will go up after Friday, Jan. 23. Pamala Bouchard, NSSGA’s vice president, membership & meetings said, “Registration is already tracking well ahead of past shows, and all signs point to the 2015 show being the biggest AGG1 yet. We encourage…

    Posted 1/21/15 at 12:21 PM

  • THE DRUMBEAT CONTINUES – HATCH LISTS HIGHWAY FUNDING AS FINANCE COMMITTEE PRIORITY

    Senate Finance Committee Chairman Orrin Hatch,  R-Utah, in a speech to the U.S. Chamber of Commerce outlining the committee’s agenda, listed funding a long-term highway bill right after tax reform.  He continued, “Whether part of tax reform or a stand-alone bill” we need a long-term solution.  He said that highway funding has a long history…

    Posted 1/20/15 at 12:04 PM

  • NSSGA Pushes Back on Misguided WSJ Editorial, Calls for Industry Action

    Yesterday, the Wall Street Journal published an editorial “Abolish the Gas Tax” (Jan. 15) advocating against strong federal investment in our nation’s roads, highways and bridges.  As this issue is of utmost importance to the aggregates industry, NSSGA responded to the Journal and submitted a letter to the editor for publishing. Additionally, this letter will…

    Posted 1/16/15 at 4:06 PM

  • SHUSTER IS CONFIDENT THAT NEW HOUSE T&I COMMITTEE WILL ADDRESS THE NEEDS OF THE NATION’S SYSTEM

    House Transportation and Infrastructure Committee Chairman Bill Shuster, R-Pa., announced his subcommittee chairmen Jan. 13. They are: Rep. Sam Graves, R-Mo., Subcommittee on Highways and Transit; Rep. Frank LoBiondo, R-N.J, Subcommittee on Aviation; Rep. Bob Gibbs, R-Ohio, Subcommittee on Water Resources and Environment; Rep. Lou Barletta, R-Pa., Subcommittee on Economic Development, Public Buildings and Emergency…

    Posted 1/16/15 at 9:42 AM

  • NSSGA’S NEW SALES TRAINING COMES TO BALTIMORE

    NSSGA’s new Strategic Sales Training will co-locate with the 2015 AGG1 Academy and Expo in Baltimore, said Rick Feltes, chairman, NSSGA Education and Meetings Committee. “When we conducted an education survey last summer, results showed that our members still want NSSGA to provide sales training for aggregates sales personnel. However, the training that we were…

    Posted 1/15/15 at 4:00 PM