Louisiana Roads and Bridges Need Major Investment

Roads and bridges that are deteriorated, congested or lack some desirable safety features cost Louisiana motorists a total of $7.6 billion statewide annually – as much as $2,431 per driver in some areas – due to higher vehicle operating costs, traffic crashes and congestion-related delays. Increased investment in transportation improvements at the local, state and federal levels could relieve traffic…

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How Biden Plan Could Impact Manufacturers

President Biden released his much-anticipated American Jobs Plan during a speech in Pittsburgh. The massive $2.25 trillion economic package includes $1.3 trillion for infrastructure spending and another $980 billion in investments in R&D, workforce development, manufacturing and eldercare. A number of specific policy proposals included in the eight-year spending initiative could impact equipment manufacturers. 

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NIOSH Announces Release of ErgoMine 2.0 App Update

The National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH) has launched version 2.0 of the ErgoMine app, an on-the-ground resource for mine workers and mine safety and health professionals. The auditing app helps to identify, record and track ergonomics and safety hazards that can lead to injuries, illnesses, and fatalities at the worksite.

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North Dakota’s Major Urban Roads in Poor Condition

While recent increases in state transportation funding have started to provide local governments in North Dakota some assistance in addressing their transportation needs, the state will face challenges in maintaining and improving road and bridge conditions, safety and reliability without additional transportation funding. Increased investment in transportation improvements at the local, state and federal levels could improve road and bridge…

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NSSGA Applauds Representatives Asking for State DOT Relief

A bipartisan House Dear Colleague letter highlighting needed relief for state Departments of Transportation (DOTs), and the related infrastructure projects they implement, was led by Rep. Connor Lamb (D-Pa.), Rep. Bob Gibbs (R-Ohio), Rep. Salud Carbajal (D-Calif.) and Rep. John Katko (R-N.Y.) The letter included a total of 47 signatures.

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