Fully Fund the IIJA

The American Public Works Association (APWA) urged Congress to fully appropriate funds for the bipartisan Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act (IIJA), which President Biden signed into law. “With passage of the IIJA, Congress offered a bold vision for the future of our nation’s infrastructure. Now, it is time to ensure that the legislation receives full funding for implementation, thus ensuring…

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​​Freight Bottlenecks Slowing Shipments

By Mark S. Kuhar As vehicle travel returns to pre-pandemic levels and federal transportation funding from the Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act (IIJA) begins to reach states, it will be critical that states make additional investments to improve the efficiency and condition of the nation’s freight network to minimize supply chain disruptions, according to a new report released by TRIP,…

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2022 Outlook & Forecast

Rebuilding America Starts With Rock.  By Mark S. Kuhar and Josephine Patterson As 2021 becomes 2022, the aggregates industry is looking forward with great optimism. The passage of the $1.2 trillion Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act (IIJA) – a once-in-a-generation bipartisan infrastructure bill – will do that. While the IIJA no doubt signals a vibrant future for the industry there…

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The End of the Beginning

The year 2021 was truly a momentous one. The passage of the Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act (IIJA) was a long-time coming, but it means we are going to see long-overdue improvements to the nation’s roads and bridges, and that is going to require a lot of aggregate. As we enter 2022, producers do so with high anticipation. However, the…

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The IIJA Is An Historic Achievement

Fire up the plant and start putting product on the ground. The Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act (IIJA), passed Nov. 5, is the most important piece of transportation legislation since the Federal Aid Highway Act of 1956. Yes, it is big and that consequential. Michele Stanley, the National Stone, Sand & Gravel Association’s (NSSGA) vice president of government and regulatory…

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