COVID-19


Latest COVID-Related Stimulus Package Includes Revised PPP Loan

Last month, President Trump signed into law the Consolidated Appropriations Act (the "CAA") federal stimulus package. During the week of Jan. 10, 2021, the Small Business Administration (SBA) launched a new round of Paycheck Protection Program (PPP) loans tailored to small businesses hit by the coronavirus pandemic....


Industry Gears Up for Florida Auctions

This past year has been a difficult one, to say the least, for every person, family and business. Pretty much every walk of life has been affected by the COVID-19 pandemic, whether you are a CEO, student, teacher, restaurant owner or retail worker....


What to Expect From New Administration

The construction industry could be in for a bumpy ride as the U.S. economy recovers from the coronavirus and the recession tied to it. Dodge Data & Analytics calls for a 4 percent regain in 2021, after a 14 percent loss this year....


Arizona DOT Lends Helping Hand to Trucking Industry

Faced with the delicate balance of keeping people safe and the economy going during the pandemic, Gov. Doug Ducey and the Arizona Department of Transportation made moves to assist the trucking industry to keep the supply of essentials like groceries and medical supplies flowing to Arizona communities....


Financially Stressed PennDOT Should Get $410M from New Bill

Pennsylvania will benefit from a new target of funding in the federal stimulus package approved Dec. 21: state departments of transportation, where financially beleaguered PennDOT is expected to receive $410.1 million....


AED Scores Significant Victory in COVID Relief Package

On Dec. 21, lawmakers unveiled a $2 trillion COVID-19 relief and government funding package that contained several AED priorities, including an additional $10 billion for state Departments of Transportation (DOT) to fund road and bridge projects....


As Vaccine Arrives, Keep Track of Risk Management

As construction contractors work through the coronavirus pandemic, many are keeping an eye on the pandemic's effect on their risk management policies. The basic question: What will COVID's impact be on insurance? Get ahead of the curve now to avoid a hitch in commercial coverage next year....


It's Official — NPE Has Been Cancelled

Pavement professionals are used to bumps in the road. Alligator cracking, longitudinal cracking, pot holes —a lot can go wrong. Over the last nine months, the entire world has felt the weight of a global pandemic, and that burden has reached organizers at the National Pavement Expo and Conference (NPE)....


2021 Oregon Logging Conference Cancelled

Due to the extended State of Emergency in Oregon and the restrictions that remain in place regarding COVID-19, the Oregon Logging Conference board of directors has announced the cancellation of the 2021 Annual Logging, Trucking, and Heavy Equipment Expo at the Lane Events Center and Fairgrounds in Eugene....


State DOTs Face Challenges Clearing Roads in Winter

To keep roads free of snow and ice in the wintertime requires the right mix of people, equipment and chemicals, two state departments of transportation explained recently — components that now also must include COVID-19 infection contingencies....