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June Construction Starts Climb 9%

New construction starts in June advanced 9% from the previous month to a seasonally adjusted annual rate of $832.7 billion, according to Dodge Data & Analytics. The increase followed the 10% gain reported for May, as total construction starts continued to strengthen following April’s subdued performance. 

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New Quarry Proposed for Jamaica

Jamaica World, an industrial development start-up, has partnered with EPSA, a global contract mining company out of Spain, for the development of a limestone-processing operation near Rio Bueno, according to The Gleaner.

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Alger: No More 'Transfers and Budget Gimmicks'

American Road & Transportation Builders Association (ARTBA) Chairman Bob Alger called on Congress to increase investment in the transit Capital Investment Grants (CIG) Program but said it is best achieved in the broader context of legislation that provides a permanent revenue solution for the federal Highway Trust Fund (HTF).

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MSHA Reports Recent Fatalities

The Mine Safety and Health Administration (MSHA) reported that on June 10, a 22-year-old contractor with three years of experience, was fatally injured when he was pinned between a front-end loader and a concrete block. 

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ARTBA's Kramer Outlines N.C. Transportation Funding Options

Variable-rate taxes on motor fuels, registration fees for electric vehicles and road usage charges are among several options North Carolina officials should consider in raising new revenue to fund the state’s growing transportation infrastructure needs, according to the American Road & Transportation Builders Association (ARTBA) Transportation Investment Advocacy Center (TIAC).

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