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CSI: Washington D.C.

MSHAredApril 8, 2012 – Maybe they are trying to audition for their own TV show: CSI: Washington D.C., or something. Approximately 75 special investigators from MSHA are participating in refresher training that includes course work conducted by the FBI.

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Nine Innings is Enough

NineInningsMarch 30, 2011 – I know baseball season is about to begin, but nine innings is enough. Congress has now passed the ninth extension of the Federal Surface Transportation Program. Transportation Construction Coalition Co-Chairs T. Peter Ruane, president and CEO, American Road & Transportation Builders Association and Stephen Sandherr, CEO, Associated General Contractors of America, said it all with their statement: “We commend the House of Representatives and Senate for passing legislation to ensure the continued operation of the federal highway and public transportation programs as the 2012 construction season begins cranking up. 

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He 'Duct' the Issue Again

TruckBoehnerMarch 26, 2012 – The Laborers' International Union of North America (LIUNA)  launched a multi-city media tour in U.S. House Speaker John Boehner's home state of Ohio, highlighting the safety crisis of America's roads and bridges and urging the Republican leader to swiftly adopt the U.S. Senate's bi-partisan Highway Bill. 

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Rally for Roads

Rally-For-RoadsMarch 20,  2012 – The people have spoken! The National Stone, Sand and Gravel Association, along with members of 15 transportation construction industry associations gathered in Washington D.C., for the second annual RALLY for ROADS, the nation’s largest transportation funding advocacy rally. In his address to NSSGA’s board of directors on March 13, newly elected Chairman Ron Summers, senior vice president, Materials Group, CalPortland Co., Glendora, Calif., said that the number-one challenge he plans to tackle during his tenure as chairman is the need for continued education of elected officials and voters.  

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Reclamation Project Indeed

top-frame-pba_02March 19, 2012 – Now that's a lot of water. The South Florida Water Management District is seeking engineering or construction firms interested in building a major pumping station for a reservoir capable of storing 15 billion gallons of water. The L-8 Reservoir is a 950-acre quarry once used by Palm Beach Aggregates Inc., and has a watertight geology that allows for deep, below-ground storage, the water district said in a press release. 

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