NSSGA Applauds Introduction of PAVE Act

Rep. Conor Lamb (D-Pa.), along with Reps. Bob Gibbs (R-Ohio) and Salud Carbajal (D-Calif.) introduced the bipartisan Providing Assistance for Vital Enhancements (PAVE) Act, legislation to authorize an additional $18 billion in emergency funding for state Departments of Transportation (DOT). “Too many critical infrastructure projects in Pennsylvania have been delayed or cancelled due to the COVID-19 pandemic,” said Lamb. “Congress…

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Louisiana Roads and Bridges Need Major Investment

Roads and bridges that are deteriorated, congested or lack some desirable safety features cost Louisiana motorists a total of $7.6 billion statewide annually – as much as $2,431 per driver in some areas – due to higher vehicle operating costs, traffic crashes and congestion-related delays. Increased investment in transportation improvements at the local, state and federal levels could relieve traffic…

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Biden Seeks 2022 Transportation Increases

April 13, 2021 – According to media reports, President Joe Biden has submitted a $1.5 trillion fiscal 2022 budget plan that includes a 14% increase in discretionary funding for transportation systems and severe weather resilience programs. The budget request proposes to “build back better America’s highway, transit and rail systems nationwide; make historic investment in safety, equity, and climate change…

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North Dakota’s Major Urban Roads in Poor Condition

While recent increases in state transportation funding have started to provide local governments in North Dakota some assistance in addressing their transportation needs, the state will face challenges in maintaining and improving road and bridge conditions, safety and reliability without additional transportation funding. Increased investment in transportation improvements at the local, state and federal levels could improve road and bridge…

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NSSGA Urges Support by House Members on Dear Colleague for State DOT Issue

National Stone, Sand & Gravel Association (NSSGA) President and CEO Michael Johnson issued the following statement commending Reps. Carbajal (D-Calif.), Gibbs (R-Ohio), Katko (R-N.Y.) and Lamb (D-Pa.) for their recent bipartisan House Dear Colleague letter that garners support for state Departments of Transportation (DOTs) agencies and the related infrastructure projects they implement. 

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Infrastructure on the Front Burner

March 19, 2021 – Transportation Secretary Pete Buttigieg – speaking at the virtual South by Southwest festival – said that the United States has a “once in a century opportunity” to push forward infrastructure reforms and added that the country is on the verge of an “infrastructure season” that could potentially turn into an “infrastructure decade.” Buttigieg said that it is…

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Federal Court Decision Clears the Way for Faster Transportation Improvements

A major court decision has given every state in the country a clear understanding of how far federal jurisdiction extends over the nation’s water bodies, eliminating potentially costly delays in transportation system upgrades, according to the American Road & Transportation Builders Association (ARTBA) and National Stone, Sand & Gravel Association (NSSGA). 

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Buttigieg Touts Road Usage Fees

March 3, 2021 – Restoring the solvency of the Highway Trust Fund (HTF) must occur in a way that is “sustainable, predictable, defensible and affordable” with “some sort of road usage levy necessary” on all vehicles in the future, according to Pete Buttigieg, secretary of the U.S. Department of Transportation. Speaking at the virtual 2021 American Association of State Highway and…

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TRIP: Colorado Roads, Bridges Increasingly Deteriorated

Colorado’s congested and deteriorated transportation network threatens to diminish quality of life and hamper economic growth and recovery in one of the fastest growing states in the nation, according to a new report released by TRIP, a Washington, D.C.-based national transportation research nonprofit. Increased investment in transportation improvements at the local, state and federal levels could relieve traffic congestion, improve…

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