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Media Campaign Urges Action on Infrastructure

"Congress: Fix Our Infrastructure Problem Now.” That’s the key message of a new ad campaign urging Congress and the Trump administration to develop and pass this year a robust transportation infrastructure investment package and a permanent fix for the Highway Trust Fund (HTF).

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Aggregates Production Rises 5 Percent in 2018

An estimated 599 Mt of total construction aggregates was produced and shipped for consumption in the fourth quarter of 2018, an increase of 5 percent compared with that of the same period of 2017, according to Jason Willett, U.S. Geological Survey (USGS) crushed stone commodity specialist.

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February Construction Starts Dip 3 Percent

At a seasonally adjusted annual rate of $697.4 billion, new construction starts in February dropped 3 percent from the previous month, according to Dodge Data & Analytics. The February decline returned construction starts to the downward path that emerged during the closing months of 2018.

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Congestion, Bad Roads Hampering Maryland Motorists

Maryland’s quality of life and economic development is being hampered by high levels of traffic congestion and reduced accessibility, but is benefitting from a statewide program to improve accessibility and Governor Hogan has proposed a comprehensive set of transportation improvements designed to improve mobility , according to a new report released today by TRIP, a Washington, D.C.-based national transportation research nonprofit.

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Construction Spending On The Rise

The U.S. Census Bureau reported that construction spending during January 2019 was estimated at a seasonally adjusted annual rate of $1,279.6 billion, 1.3 percent (±0.8 percent) above the revised December estimate of $1,263.1 billion.

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