Environmental

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Volvo Construction Equipment was awarded a $2 million grant for a commercial pilot of the company's electric, zero emission excavator and electric wheel loader in California. The grant, administered by the South Coast Air Quality Management District (South Coast AQMD), is funded by the U.S.

In 2017, according to the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), the Construction and Demolition industry in the United States created almost 570 million tons of waste. It's easy to think of waste as being worthless – but it has a huge cost – social, environmental and economic.

As part of the California Department of Transportation (Caltrans) and San Diego Association of Governments (SANDAG) state Route 11 (SR-11)/Otay Mesa East Port of Entry project, crews from Skanska US Civil are constructing the final segment of the future toll road SR-11 and the southbound connector ramps, linking southbound State Route 125 (SR-125) to eastbound SR-11 and eastbound state Route 905 (SR-905).

The Trump administration's overhaul of the National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA) will both reduce delays to key transportation improvements projects and maintain environmental safeguards, according to the American Road & Transportation Builders Association (ARTBA).

The Volvo Construction Equipment (Volvo CE) site in Shippensburg, Pa., has achieved zero landfill status. The North American campus is only the second Volvo CE location worldwide to earn this designation, which is certified by Volvo Group. The first one is in Braas, in southern Sweden.

The Trump administration's Jan. 9 proposals to modernize the National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA) will both reduce delays to key transportation improvements projects and maintain environmental safeguards, according to the American Road & Transportation Builders Association (ARTBA).

The chief executive officer of the Associated General Contractors of America, Stephen E. Sandherr, issued the following statement in reaction to the release of the Administration's Proposal to Reform the National Environmental Protection Act Permitting Process on Jan.

TRAVERSE CITY, Mich. (AP) A wide-ranging cleanup of the Great Lakes would receive a funding boost under a spending bill moving toward enactment in Congress. The measure, approved Dec. 17 by the House, includes $320 million for the Great Lakes Restoration Initiative.

After spending time in temporary nurseries, more than 1,000 saguaro cactuses, palo verde trees and other native plants removed from the path of the Loop 202 South Mountain Freeway are now being used to grace the 22-mile corridor. Other plants salvaged and being replanted for the Arizona Department of Transportation's largest-ever highway project include ironwood and mesquite trees, as well as ocotillo and barrel cactuses.

Monitoring efforts are under way following completion of this season's dredging operations at Indiana Harbor and Canal (IHC) in East Chicago, Ind. It is one of the most polluted waterways in the Great Lakes area. Crews will treat water from the confined disposal facility (CDF) until freeze up, with the 2020 season scheduled for next spring.

Massachusetts and 11 other states across the Northeast and the District of Columbia announced the Transportation and Climate Initiative (TCI) draft agreement would generate $1.4 billion to $7 billion per year regionally for transportation-related investments and about $500 million per year in Massachusetts to enhance transit system infrastructure, reduce roadway congestion and deliver more resilient, efficient transportation programs.