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LaHood, Rendell Affirm Need for Long-Term Infrastructure Plan

Former Transportation Secretary and Rep. Ray LaHood (R-Ill.) and former Gov. Ed Rendell (D-Pa.), wrote a letter staking out the position of the organization Building America's Future with regard to future transportation funding. The letter was sent to President-elect Donald Trump.

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Vulcan Materials Approved for Major Aggregates Reserve

Vulcan Materials Co. announced that the Kern County, Calif., board of supervisors voted by unanimous consent to approve its San Emidio Quarry expansion. 

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Dodge Momentum Index Inches Up in November

The Dodge Momentum Index moved 0.3 percent higher in November to 133.2 from its revised October reading of 132.7 (2000=100). The Momentum Index is a monthly measure of the first (or initial) report for nonresidential building projects in planning, which have been shown to lead construction spending for nonresidential buildings by a full year.

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CalCIMA Members Receive Safety Awards

The California Construction & Industrial Materials Association (CalCIMA) announced the recipients of its 2016 Safety Excellence Awards at its 2016 Education Conference.

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Poll: Strong Bipartisan Support for Water Infrastructure Bill

In the final weeks of the lame-duck session, a national poll by the Association of Equipment Manufacturers (AEM) found that voters strongly support federal funding for water pipelines and waterways as well as for resources that prevent drinking water contamination crises, like those that occurred in Flint, Mich.

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