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New work zone training program to be offered in 2015

Amy Materson - Sep 30, 2014

New work zone training program to be offered in 2015

The Associated General Contractors of America will put $135,000 in grant money to good use in 2015, using the funds to implement safety training classes on highway work zones. According to both federal safety data and AGC survey results, work zone ...

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Transportation advocates push for highway funding this week

Amanda Bayhi - Jun 09, 2014

Transportation advocates push for highway funding this week

Transportation advocates are flying to Washington, D.C. from all over the country to meet with lawmakers and discuss highway funding at the Transportation Construction Coalition’s (TCC) 2014 Legislative Fly-In on Tuesday and Wednesday. This year's theme, “The Time is Now: Fix the ...

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AGC: Cars crashed into 45% of highway contractors' work zones in 2013

Amanda Bayhi - Apr 10, 2014

AGC: Cars crashed into 45% of highway contractors' work zones in 2013

Vehicles crashed into 45 percent of highway contractors’ work zones in the past year, according to the study results released Monday by the Associated General Contractors of America. AGC noted that, according to the study, work zone crashes are more likely ...

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Let’s make construction work zones safer. It can be done.

John Latta - Apr 16, 2013

Let’s make construction work zones safer. It can be done.

A whole lot of highway contractors who work on our roads want to see tougher laws, fines and legal penalties for moving violations in work zones and more frequent safety training for workers on these jobs. This information comes from a ...

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Associations support Clean Construction Act

Marcia Gruver Doyle - Oct 07, 2011

The Associated General Contractors of America and the Clean Air Task Force say emissions from diesel construction equipment will be significantly reduced at major highway projects in the most polluted areas if the Clean Construction Act of 2011 introduced today ...

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Contractors want infrastructure changes in D.C.

John Latta - May 23, 2011

Nothing fancy here folks. Coinciding with the TCC Fly-In's increasing the pressure on Congress to get to Reauthorizatioin,  Associated General Contractors call for some serious changes in the way the Feds handle infrastructure. I'm rushing and  in and our of ...

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AGC: Construction employment up in 29 states

Tina Grady Barbaccia - Nov 29, 2010

Construction employment expanded in 29 states between September and October, while fewer people are working in construction compared to last year in 39 states, the Associated General Contractors of America (AGC) reported in an analysis of state employment data released ...

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2009 a difficult year but 'devastating' to the construction industry

Tina Grady Barbaccia - Jan 21, 2010

It's no secret that it's rough out there. It's been that way for a while now. But in the construction industry, we've been one of the hardest hit job sectors. While only 5 percent of the U.S. workforce, construction workers shouldered ...

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RoadWorks: We need the right kind of green shoots

Brooke Wisdom - Dec 01, 2009

RoadWorks:  We need the right kind of green shoots

  Vital private construction investment needs pro-growth measures from Washington While some Washington number-crunchers insist that there are signs of the new growth of an economic spring after a long hard winter, America’s contractors are not seeing the greening of the economy ...

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