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Congress passes spending bill; cuts billions from federal construction accounts

Wayne Grayson - Dec 15, 2014

Congress passes spending bill; cuts billions from federal construction accounts

Two days after the legislation was passed by a tight vote in the House, the Senate passed a $1.1 trillion spending bill Saturday night that includes both good and bad news for federal construction accounts in 2015. The bill keeps the ...

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Wisconsin DOT to test reflective orange lane paint

Wayne Grayson - Dec 10, 2014

Wisconsin DOT to test reflective orange lane paint

The Wisconsin Department of Transportation has announced that it will be the first DOT in the United States to test a reflective orange paint in an attempt to make construction work zones more visible to drivers passing by. WisDOT has applied ...

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Alerting Congress: Most jobs created by transportation investment occur in non-construction sectors

Brian Ethridge - Dec 10, 2014

Alerting Congress: Most jobs created by transportation investment occur in non-construction sectors

  If Congress somehow lacks the motivation needed to agree on a long-term Highway Trust Fund, a new report from IHS Inc., a leading global source of critical information and insight, may lead to some more serious discussions. "Congress has decided to leave ...

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ARTBA announces Hall of Fame inductees

Brian Ethridge - Nov 14, 2014

ARTBA announces Hall of Fame inductees

James D. Pitcock, Jr., and Horatio S. Earle are the 2014 inductees to American Road & Transportation Builders Association (ARTBA) Foundation’s “Transportation Development Hall of Fame.” Petcock spent 60 years as the  chief executive officer of Texas-based Williams Brothers Construction Company. Earle is ...

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Majority of construction firms have a hard time finding skilled workers

Wayne Grayson - Oct 24, 2014

Majority of construction firms have a hard time finding skilled workers

The problem of not being able to find enough skilled craft workers is reaching nearly universal levels in the U.S. construction industry, according to a new survey. In response, the Associated General Contractors of America today released a workforce development plan aimed ...

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Dear Congress: Let's avoid another HTF crisis

Brian Ethridge - Oct 06, 2014

Dear Congress: Let's avoid another HTF crisis

The Transportation Construction Coalition (TCC) is urging Congress to pass a new long-term surface transportation measure as soon as possible. TCC says failing to do so will lead to another self-imposed funding crisis would undermine vital road, highway and transit ...

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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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Highway users, road builders oppose bill to surrender federal highway authority

Kevin Jones - Sep 18, 2014

Highway users, road builders oppose bill to surrender federal highway authority

Transportation interests have written Congress to express opposition to the so-called “devolution” of the federal highway program and the proposed Transportation Empowerment Act. The bill, introduced in the House and Senate last fall, transfers almost all authority over federal highway and ...

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OSHA official: Further increase in construction deaths likely; triggered by uptick in activity, less-experienced workers

Wayne Grayson - Jul 30, 2014

OSHA official: Further increase in construction deaths likely; triggered by uptick in activity, less-experienced workers

If it seems like you’re hearing about a lot more construction-related deaths lately, you’re not alone. Anyone who pays close attention to news concerning the industry has likely noticed reports of construction worker deaths in the U.S. have come across ...

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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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TCC’s 'Hardhats for Highways' campaign urges Congress to fix Highway Trust Fund

Amanda Bayhi - Mar 13, 2014

TCC’s 'Hardhats for Highways' campaign urges Congress to fix Highway Trust Fund

A group of associations and labor unions is working to alert Congress to the looming insolvency of the Highway Trust Fund (HTF) -- the main source of highway infrastructure funding, which could run out as early as August. The Transportation Construction ...

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Construction University: Marketing

Better Roads Staff - Aug 07, 2013

Construction University: Marketing

Know Your Business series, Part IV   Give people a business excuse to choose you above your competition  There are several contractor misconceptions about marketing, says Cynthia Paul with industry consultant FMI. First, marketing is not sales. Second, it’s not just directed at ...

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