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ASLA-Backed Living Shorelines Act Clears Another Hurdle In Congress

The Living Shorelines Act, which the American Society of Landscape Architects (ASLA) is working diligently to shape and help move through Congress, cleared a major hurdle in the road toward final passage....


Pennsylvania Congressman Kelly Calls for Repeal of Cadillac Tax

Pennsylvania Congressman Mike Kelly (PA-6) called on Congress to take steps to authorize composite plans, repeal the Cadillac tax, and pass a long-term infrastructure bill during a visit to a local construction project on May 3....


Virginia Congressman Riggleman Calls for New Workforce Measures, Infrastructure Funding

Virginia Congressman Denver Riggleman (VA-5) called on Congress to take steps to address construction workforce shortages and pass a long-term infrastructure bill during a visit to a local construction firm April 23....


Design & Construction of More Forgiving Roadways Will Help Save More Lives & Reduce Injuries, ARTBA Tells Congress

The American Road & Transportation Builders Association (ARTBA) April 9 called for a fundamental shift in how the nation approaches road safety, emphasizing the need to design and build a transportation network that better compensates for error so that drivers, passengers, workers and other road users don't pay for behavioral mistakes with their lives....


New Ad Campaign Urges Action on Permanent Highway Trust Fund Fix, Infrastructure Investment Package

"Congress: Fix Our Infrastructure Problem Now." That's the key message of a new ad campaign urging Congress and the Trump administration to develop and pass this year a robust transportation infrastructure investment package and a permanent fix for the Highway Trust Fund (HTF)....


AGC's Sandherr Urges Congress to Pass 'Restoring Investment in Improvements Act'

The chief executive officer of the Associated General Contractors of America, Stephen E. Sandherr, released the following statement in support of the new, bipartisan, Restoring Investment in Improvements Act that is designed to fix a drafting error in the 2017 tax law that set the depreciation schedule for commercial property improvements at 39 years instead of 15:"Many construction projects are being delayed or reconsidered because of a drafting error that set the wrong timeline for depreciating the cost of commercial property improvements....


AGC'S Stephen E. Sandherr Urges Congress to Act Quickly on Workforce for an Expanding Economy Act

The chief executive officer of the Associated General Contractors of America, Stephen E. Sandherr, urged Congress to act quickly on the Workforce for an Expanding Economy Act that was introduced March 13 by Pennsylvania Congressman Lloyd Smucker....


New Congress Has Unique Opportunity

The chief executive officer of the Associated General Contractors of America, Stephen E. Sandherr, released the following statement in reaction to the fact Democrats appear to have won control of the U.S....


Concrete Suppliers Say Federal Budget Delay Interrupts FAST Act Funding Hikes

Associations representing concrete suppliers and related businesses are pressing Congress to soon complete a full-year budget bill for fiscal 2018, saying the delay prevents highway agencies from accessing a scheduled funding increase under the Fixing America's Surface Transportation Act....


Judge Blocks Work on Fargo-Moorhead Flood Project

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) A federal judge blocked construction work on a Red River flood control project in the Fargo-Moorhead area, saying backers of the diversion channel need to obtain the necessary permits from Minnesota....






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