Transportation Funding Bills on Verge

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July 31, 2013 – Congress is doing something right today. The U.S. Senate continued consideration of its FY’14 Transportation and Housing and Urban Development Appropriations bill (S.1243), the spending measure covering nearly all U.S. Department of Transportation programs, according to NSSGA. The $54 billion bill is $2.3 billion more than the FY’13 enacted level and nearly $10 billion more than…

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Way to Goat!

By Mark S. Kuhar On April 22, Graniterock welcomed a herd of goats and their kids along with the guard dog “Baby” and her puppies “in training” at the Santa Cruz Sand Plant. The goats are being used as part of a holistic management plan to decrease the amount of non-native grasses in the area and encourage growth of natives,…

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May Construction Gains 5 percent

By Mark S. Kuhar At a seasonally adjusted annual rate of $495.7 billion, new construction starts in May advanced 5 percent from the previous month, according to McGraw Hill Construction, a division of McGraw Hill Financial. Much of the upward lift came from nonresidential building, which registered moderate growth for the second month in a row after its sluggish performance…

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