U.S. Chamber Welcomes New Federal Focus on Permitting Process

The Infrastructure Investment & Jobs Act, also known as the Bipartisan Infrastructure Law, is making a once-in-a-generation investment in America’s infrastructure and competitiveness that will create good-paying union jobs, grow our economy, invest in communities, combat climate change, and help lower costs for families, according to a release from the White House.

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OMB Releases ‘Buy America’ Guidance for Infrastructure Projects

On April 18, 2022, the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) published new guidance related to the implementation of the Build America, Buy America (BABA) provisions in the Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act (IIJA). The BABA provisions, which passed in November 2021, require that any infrastructure projects receiving federal assistance – not only those infrastructure projects funded by the IIJA…

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NSSGA, ARTBA Appeal to Supreme Court on Clean Water Act

Confusing rules promulgated by federal agencies under the Clean Water Act (CWA) are hurting the transportation construction sector’s ability to deliver infrastructure improvements that benefit all Americans, according to an amicus brief filed April 13 with the U.S. Supreme Court by the American Road & Transportation Builders Association (ARTBA) and National Stone, Sand & Gravel Association (NSSGA). 

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TRIP: Michigan Roads, Bridges, Desperate for Investment

The level of future investment in Michigan’s roads, highways and bridges will have a significant impact on the quality of life of the state’s residents and the state’s future economic growth and competitiveness. According to a new report released by TRIP, a Washington, D.C.-based national transportation research nonprofit, making transportation improvements can provide the state with a transportation network that…

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FHWA Increases Funding for Safer, More Walkable Streets Program

The Federal Highway Administration (FHWA) announced new guidance and increased funding that can help state and local governments carry out projects that create safer, more walkable streets, including pedestrian and bicycle infrastructure, Safe Routes to School programs, and other local community projects. The Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act signed by President Biden nearly doubled funding for the Transportation Alternatives (TA) Set-Aside,…

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The Permitting Institute is Here

March 29, 2022 – The Permitting Institute (TPI) was formed by Alex Herrgott to strengthen the partnership between government, advocates and industry to deliver the critical infrastructure upgrades America has needed for decades across all sectors. Through the advancement of common-sense improvements TPI gets projects shovel-ready faster, saving taxpayer resources and building a large coalition of diverse entities aligned by…

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NSSGA’s Kicks Off Annual Convention with the Power of We

More than 600 aggregates industry leaders have convened in Nashville for the National Stone, Sand & Gravel Association’s (NSSGA) 2022 Annual Convention. The 2022 meeting themed the “Power of We” stresses the importance of a united industry after accomplishing the passage of the largest infrastructure investment of all times. “This week is critical for NSSGA members. This opportunity for us…

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Epiroc Adds a Wide Range of Charging Products

Electrification solutions from Epiroc support mining customers as they transition toward using Battery Electric Vehicles (BEV). The latest addition to the portfolio is a wide range of flexible charging products for mining equipment. Epiroc charging products encompass several different models, fixed and mobile, to ensure that BEV have the flexibility to charge at any given time or place. Epiroc chargers…

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CalCIMA Updates

March 2, 2022 – According to Charley Rea at CalCIMA, the California State Transportation Agency recently expressed support for the federal National Supply Chain Report, which “highlights the need for strategic investments to upgrade and modernize our infrastructure to enhance capacity.” The state has committed $2.3 billion for freight transportation infrastructure and port upgrades. Also, Caltrans announced that it has adopted a…

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