Kansas Transportation Repairs Hampered as Governor Raids Funds

Roads and bridges that are deteriorated, congested or lack some desirable safety features cost Kansas motorists a total of $2.7 billion statewide annually – as much as $1,600 in some urban areas – due to higher vehicle operating costs, traffic crashes and congestion-related delays.

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South Carolina Wildlife Federation Certifies Martin Marietta Quarry

The South Carolina Wildlife Federation (SCWF) certified Martin Marietta’s Berkeley Quarry as a Wildlife And Industry Together (W.A.I.T.) site. The W.A.I.T. program recognizes industries that are dedicated to protecting the environment and keep wildlife needs in mind when making land-management decisions. Martin Marietta joined 29 other manufacturers in the state with this distinction, including BMW, Michelin, Honda of S.C., Duke Energy, FujiFilm, Spartanburg Water and others. 

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ARTBA: WOTUS Fundamentally Flawed

The American Road & Transportation Builders Association (ARTBA) told a U.S. Senate panel the controversial “Waters of the United States” (WOTUS) rule is scientifically and legally flawed and should be repealed. 

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MSHA Reports Third Industry Fatality of the Year

The Mine Safety and Health Administration (MSHA) is reporting the third metal/nonmetal mining fatality of the year.

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Cemex U.S. Sales Up 2 Percent in First Quarter

Cemex announced that, on a like-to-like basis for its ongoing operations and adjusting for currency fluctuations, consolidated net sales increased by 6 percent during the first quarter of 2017 to $3.1 billion versus the comparable period in 2016. Operating EBITDA on a like-to-like basis increased by 2 percent during the quarter to $559 million versus the same period in 2016.

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