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House Appropriations Committee Unveils Transportation Bill

The House Appropriations Committee released the text of its draft appropriations bill for the U.S. DOT for fiscal year 2016, according to the National Stone Sand and Gravel Association (NSSGA). This legislation authorizes the highway program at $40.3 billion, the same amount as the last three years. Without more revenue going into the Highway Trust Fund, spending is limited to the existing obligations approved in the 2012 MAP-21 law.

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Three Hurt From Underground Mine Air Blast

Three workers were hurt after ground apparently shifted at an underground limestone mine in western Pennsylvania causing a rush of air through the mine's entrance, according to a report by the Associated Press.

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Haver & Boecker Demo Event Draws 50 Producers

HB 150Haver & Boecker, formerly W.S. Tyler, held a product demonstration event at a quarry in Pennsylvania. More than 50 aggregates producers braved unseasonably cold weather to attend the sessions which were held at Glacial Sand & Gravel, Slippery Rock, Pa.

 

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