Next Generation of Transportation Leaders Press Congress on Highways

Seventeen emerging leaders in the transportation design and construction industry participated in an intensive Washington, D.C., “boot camp” introduction to the federal legislative and regulatory processes, and then went to Capitol Hill to urge their members of Congress to find a permanent revenue fix for the Highway Trust Fund (HTF) and to fully fund the FAST Act for FY 2018.

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Vulcan Materials Acquires Shamrock Materials

Vulcan Materials acquired Petaluma, Calif.-based Shamrock Materials, a six-decade-old company and one of the largest suppliers of concrete and paving materials to San Francisco's North Bay area.

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Vulcan Materials Acquires Aggregates USA

Vulcan Materials Co. has reached a definitive agreement with SPO Partners to acquire its aggregates business, Aggregates USA LLC, for $900 million in cash. Aggregates USA operates 31 facilities serving high-growth markets in Georgia, Florida, Tennessee, South Carolina and Virginia.

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April Construction Starts Retreat 13 Percent

The value of new construction starts in April dropped 13 percent from the previous month to a seasonally adjusted annual rate of $647.8 billion, according to Dodge Data & Analytics. The decline followed three straight months of gains, which saw total construction activity rising 20 percent from the lackluster amount reported back in December. Highway and bridge construction in April fell 10 percent.

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