More Articles for surface transportation bill

John Deere 750K Dozer

Better Roads Staff - Mar 21, 2012

John Deere 750K Dozer

The new 750K crawler dozer features a John Deere PowerTech™ 6.8-L IT4 diesel engine that provides 155-165 hp at 1,800 rpm. A hydrostatic transmission gives customers infinite speed control, power management, live power turns, counter rotation while staying in gear, ...

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Section 103(k) Shutdowns

Better Roads Staff - Mar 21, 2012

Section 103(k) Shutdowns

MSHA’s expansive use of Section 103(k) orders is a derogation of the purpose and intent of an enforcement tool In the last year, the Federal Mine Safety and Health Administration has shut down several mines and imposed significant operating costs on ...

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The Nation’s Top 25 Construction Aggregates Producers

Better Roads Staff - Mar 21, 2012

The Nation’s Top 25 Construction Aggregates Producers

In 2010, the market appeared to bottom out with production continuing its downward trend and average unit values down for the first time since 1998. U.S. production of construction aggregates in 2010 was 2.14 billion short tons valued at $17 billion, ...

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AGG1: Something Old, Something New

Better Roads Staff - Mar 21, 2012

AGG1: Something Old, Something New

A hard-hit construction industry makes it tough to grow a show, but the 3-year-old AGG1 is creating a place for education and the latest innovations.   Now in its third year, the AGG1 trade show may be in a holding pattern in ...

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Joints, Humpback Whales and Quarries

Better Roads Staff - Mar 21, 2012

Joints, Humpback Whales and Quarries

Knowledge of geological joints is essential in assuring the economic extraction of crushed stone from quarries, and detailed studies of joints and other planes of weakness should be included in the exploration and quarrying process.   A few years ago, I had ...

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M&A activity may pick up as spring nears

Better Roads Staff - Mar 21, 2012

M&A activity may pick up as spring nears

There were no deals to report in the construction materials sector in January. That said, a number of the multi-national companies made acquisition overseas, and the battle continues between Martin Marietta Materials Inc. and Vulcan Materials Co. Before one thinks ...

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Counting on a Conference Committee

Better Roads Staff - Mar 21, 2012

As this issue of Aggregates Manager was going to press, everyone inside the Beltway was talking about the need for transportation reauthorization. The question is whether talk will lead to action. Even Transportation Secretary Ray LaHood is in the dark ...

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Lattatudes

Better Roads Staff - Feb 17, 2012

Lattatudes

Bust Up Their Floating Crap Game Let’s be ruthless about this. By John Latta Politicians and wannabe politicians are at their most vulnerable during election season. Let’s take advantage of that. Polls and the goings on in Washington with the reauthorization of a ...

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Rep. Duncan: ‘Congress will pass highway and transit bill’

Tina Grady Barbaccia - Nov 18, 2011

In new video released Nov. 18 by the Association of American Highway and Safety Transportation Officials' (AASHTO) Transportation TV, House Highways and Transit Subcommittee Chairman Rep. John J. Duncan Jr. responds candidly to questions about critical issues ...

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Lattatudes

Brooke Wisdom - Nov 12, 2011

Lattatudes

Roll Tide Shakespeare almost certainly never wrote “fish or cut bait.” I don’t even know if he liked to fish. But he did write this in Act IV, Scene III of Julius Caesar. We at the height are ready to decline. There is ...

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T&I’s Mica: ‘I will agree to one highway extension’

Tina Grady Barbaccia - Aug 31, 2011

Transportation and Infrastructure (T&I) Committee Chairman John L. Mica (R-Fla.) released the following statement in response to the President’s call for a clean extension of U.S. surface transportation legislation: “In the interest of getting Americans back to work and ...

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Financial District

Better Roads Staff - Aug 02, 2011

Let’s Just Call it Half a Loaf Reauthorization funding is uncertain, but reform looks good By John Latta Detailed proposals for a new surface transportation bill have finally surfaced, and two keys factors have dominated their presentation. It’s about funds, and it’s about ...

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