FAST Act Extended for One Year

Oct. 1, 2020 –  The Senate approved a one-year extension for the FAST Act, the current surface transportation authorization law, which was set to expire on Sept. 30. The highway program provision was attached to a continuing resolution (CR) to fund the federal government through Dec. 11. The House approved the CR last week. President Trump signed the measure. The FAST Act extension includes $13.6 billion…

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One-Year Surface Transportation Extension Included in CR

Chair of the House Committee on Transportation and Infrastructure Peter DeFazio (D-Ore.) and Ranking Member Sam Graves (R-Mo.) released the following statements after Congressional leaders unveiled a Continuing Resolution (CR) for FY2021, which includes a one-year extension of current surface transportation authorization funding levels:

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AED Hits Road to Showcase Need for Infrastructure Legislation

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Last week, Associated Equipment Distributors (AED) leadership embarked on a 10-day, multi-city bus tour to visit equipment dealers across the Midwest, Great Plains, Rocky Mountains and the West. The purpose of the “Driving for Dealers” bus tour is to highlight the critical need for federal infrastructure legislation. The tour kicked off on Sept. 16 with stops in Illinois and St.…

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FAST Act Expiration Coming Fast

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Sept. 16, 2020 – Well, here we are in September and it looks very unlikely that a new infrastructure bill will be passed by the end of the month. With the FAST Act’s expiration, the only solution is a short-term extension. A legislative update from this week’s National Stone, Sand & Gravel Association M&S Committee meeting indicated that the Highway Trust Fund will become insolvent in 2021…

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Letter Calls on Congress to Make ‘Turn-Key’ Transportation Deal

On Sept. 9, the American Association of State Highway and Transportation Officials (AASHTO) along with 87 other organizations co-signed a letter to Congressional leadership calling for a one-year “turn-key” extension of current surface transportation funding legislation with the addition of emergency funding for state departments of transportation and public transit agencies.

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Today’s Rant: What Does ‘Infrastructure’ Mean?

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Sept. 2, 2020 – When we talk about infrastructure, we mean roads and highways, bridges and tunnels, airports and docks, sewer and water systems. What we are not talking about is electrical wires, cable, wireless networks, the internet and future 5G capabilities. How did all that get bundled into the word “infrastructure?” When did that happen? Can’t they use their own moniker? What happened to…

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CEMEX Secures Aid for Non-Profits Across California

CEMEX USA’s philanthropic arm, the CEMEX Foundation, has awarded grants to more than 20 different nonprofit organizations across California, and the funding is expected to help provide food, housing, childcare, access to education and other vital support to communities in need as part of the company’s response to the COVID-19 pandemic. 

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