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AEM Praises Bipartisan Agreement On Surface Transportation

Association of Equipment Manufacturers (AEM) president Dennis Slater issued the following statement in support of a bipartisan surface transportation reauthorization bill that calls for a historic investment in U.S....


2015 FAST Act Law Funded More Than 110,000 Road, Bridge Improvements

State governments moved forward with nearly 111,000 new federal-aid highway and bridge projects during the past five years under the Fixing America's Surface Transportation (FAST) Act law, new research from the American Road & Transportation Builders Association (ARTBA) shows....


N.C.'s Transportation Funding Could Be Short for Another 30 Years

North Carolina's transportation needs exceed its resources, members of the NC FIRST Commission said Sept. 21. Ward Nye, co-chairperson of the commission, explained that the state's funding model could continue to cause project delays for the next 30 years....


Industry Hopes for Quick Action on FAST Act Extension

The transportation construction industry anticipates the one-year extension of the FAST Act surface transportation authorization, which is set to expire at the end of September. Passage of the extension looks likely after Congress reached a tentative agreement on Sept....


AEM Urges Congressional Leaders to Pass One-Year Extension of the FAST Act

The Association of Equipment Manufacturers (AEM), together with the dozens of industry partners, sent a letter to congressional leadership, urging passage of a one-year extension of the current surface transportation law, the Fixing America's Surface Transportation (FAST) Act, before it expires on Sept....


AASHTO Asks Congress for $50B Fiscal Backstop for State DOTs

The American Association of State Highway and Transportation Officials sent a letter to Congressional leadership on April 6 requesting the immediate emergency injection of $49.95 billion to offset an estimated 30 percent loss in state transportation revenues over the next 18 months....


ACPA Supports Interstate Renewal Plan

The American Concrete Pavement Association's board of directors has approved a resolution formally supporting the recently released consensus report, "Renewing the National Commitment to the Interstate Highway System: A Foundation for the Future."The report and plan were the result of language in the Fixing America's Surface Transportation Act of 2015 (FAST Act), which called for the Transportation Research Board (TRB) to conduct a study on the actions needed to upgrade and restore the Interstate and Defense Highway System....


Portland's Peninsula Junction Receives Help for Completion

A $1.3 million grant will soon help reduce passenger and freight train congestion at the busy Peninsula Junction in north Portland. The funds, from the Consolidated Rail Infrastructure and Safety Improvements program, will be used to realign tracks and upgrade railroad switches in the area, allowing trains to make safer, more consistent and more fluid movements through the junction....


Meeting to Be Held on Potential Routes Sonoran Corridor

Six months after southern Arizona residents gave their opinions on possible routes for the Sonoran Corridor proposed in the Tucson area, they will have the chance March 7 to learn about routes that have been recommended for further study....


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....






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