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Civic Lessons

John Latta - Mar 01, 2012

Watching the reauthorization wheels go round and round remains one of the most frustrating occupations in our industry. The Senate Bill creeps ahead after some extraneous amendments have been hurdled. The House Republicans are now looking at a heavily reworked bill, ...

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Ladies and Gentlemen, a (draft) reauthorization

John Latta - Jan 31, 2012

Really? We have waited and waited and waited (eight times) for a new surface transportation bill - quick, who won the Super Bowl the last year of SAFETEA-LU) -- with details (there was of course a strong bill bill from Democrat ...

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AEM supports Senate’s action on machinery lighting/marking legislation

Tina Grady Barbaccia - Dec 16, 2011

The Association of Equipment Manufacturers (AEM) is applauding a U.S. Senate committee approval of legislation to improve safety on rural roads by providing consistency regarding lighting and marking requirements for agricultural machinery. The legislation was included in a highway safety ...

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RoadWorks

Brooke Wisdom - May 09, 2011

RoadWorks

Is the Reauthorization wind shifting? The pressure of having no working alternatives to replace the fuel tax continues to build By John Latta, Tina Grady Barbaccia and Mike Anderson Is there some serious ground shifting going on, when it comes to what sort ...

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‘Consolidate duplicative federal programs’: Duncan at reauthorization hearing

Tina Grady Barbaccia - Mar 29, 2011

The Highways and Transit Subcommittee began a two-day hearing on March 29 on a pending surface transportation reauthorization and is seeking suggestions from the transportation community on how to streamline and consolidate programs, cut red tape to speed up the ...

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AEM: Highway bill extension ‘falls short of nation’s long-term needs’

Tina Grady Barbaccia - Mar 08, 2011

Congress passed a short-term extension to SAFETEA-LU, the expired surface transportation bill, on March 4, but Association of Equipment Manufacturers (AEM) President Dennis Slater says that the necessary extension hasn't solved what the nation needs in the long term. Following the ...

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House approves 7-month extension of SAFETEA-LU

Tina Grady Barbaccia - Mar 03, 2011

The House of Representatives voted 421-4 on March 2 to extend until Sept. 30 federal highway and transit programs that are slated to expire on March 4. The bill — the Surface Transportation Extension Act of 2011, or H.R. 662 — ...

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Astec quarterly profit better than expected

Tina Grady Barbaccia - Oct 19, 2010

Road construction equipment maker Astec Industries Inc. posted better-than-expected quarterly profit, but said weakness in its domestic sales could continue for another 12-24 months if the new Highway Bill is not passed, Reuters reported on Oct. 19. Fewer ...

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Cat exec: Creating jobs top priority with new highway bill

Tina Grady Barbaccia - Jul 15, 2010

Fostering long-term economic growth and creating American jobs should be the top priorities in the passage of a new, multi-year federal highway and transit investment bill, Caterpillar Inc., Worldwide Product Manager Larry Tate told attendees at a July 14 hearing ...

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NAPA holds Congress accountable for reauthorization inaction

Tina Grady Barbaccia - Jul 02, 2010

With the construction industry continuing to shed jobs, the National Asphalt Pavement Association (NAPA) has mounted a campaign to mobilize the asphalt pavement industry and hold Congress accountable for its inaction on the surface transportation bill. Lack of such legislation is ...

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ARTBA: Mobilize to make highway, transit bill a ‘priority’

Tina Grady Barbaccia - Jun 24, 2010

Dr. Pete Ruane, president and CEO of the American Road and Transportation Builders Association (ARTBA), called the transportation industry to action today in a grassroots speech delivered via video on the association's Website. In the address, he urged transportation design and construction professioanls to take advantage ...

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Congress passes continuing resolution, extends highway bill through Dec. 18

Tina Grady Barbaccia - Oct 30, 2009

Congress has passed a continuing resolution (CR) through Dec. 18, and contained in the CR is an extension of the current highway bill to keep it running through that date, according to a special legislative update from the National Stone ...

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