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Housing Starts Fell In March, Still Higher Than A Year Ago

Rock Products reports that nationwide housing starts fell 8.8 percent to a seasonally adjusted annual rate of 1.089 million units in March. However, the data from the U.S. Housing and Urban Development and the Commerce Department shows that overall starts are up at a double-digit rate from a year ago. Read the full story here.

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Posted 4/28/16 at 9:20 AM

Maryland Operators Recognized For Safety Success

The Maryland Transportation Builders & Materials Association (MTBMA) recognized outstanding operators at their fourth annual safety banquet on April 22. Joseph Casper, NSSGA vice president of safety, called attention to outstanding NSSGA producer members in the state, Aggregate Industries, Blue Grass Materials, and Chaney Enterprises for success in eliminating injuries. “The success of all Maryland…

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Posted 4/27/16 at 2:35 PM

New Particulate Matter Rule in 2021

The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) released a draft schedule for updating their particulate matter standard. According to the schedule, they are not planning to lower standards for at least another five years.  If the EPA were to lower the particulate matter standard, it could result in stricter production limits for air permits. The previous standard was issued…

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Posted 4/26/16 at 4:26 PM

Federal Highway Administration Rules May Seek to Reduce Emissions

For the first time, the Federal Highway Administration is considering measuring the success of transportation projects using greenhouse gas and other air emissions.  The proposed rule, “National Performance Management Measures; Assessing Performance of the National Highway System, Freight Movement on the Interstate System, and Congestion Mitigation and Air Quality Improvement Program,” establishes new performance standards…

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Posted 4/25/16 at 12:30 PM

Make Sure You’re Close to the TCC Fly-In Action

Registration is open for the annual Transportation Construction Coalition (TCC) Fly-In on May 10-11. This year’s fly-in is being held just steps from Capitol Hill at the Hyatt Regency Washington, 400 New Jersey Ave. NW, Washington, D.C. Join with your colleagues and advocate for the industry in D.C. Click here to create a new account and register…

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Posted 4/24/16 at 4:00 PM

Committee Okays Transportation Spending Bill

The Senate Appropriations Committee approved a $77.9 billion fiscal 2017 Transportation, Housing and Urban Affairs spending bill on April 21 by a vote of 30-0. This bill has particular significance for the aggregates industry because it provides the funding for the FAST Act, the multi-year transportation bill passed by Congress last year. The bill provides full…

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Posted 4/23/16 at 9:00 AM

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