Report: Infrastructure Investment Would Benefit Kansas Economy

A new report finds that an annual $264 million increase in state highway and bridge infrastructure investment would support nearly $600 million in economic activity throughout all sectors of the Kansas economy. The additional demand, in turn, would also support or create 5,000 jobs – with more than half being in sectors outside of the construction industry.

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Survey Documents Sustainability of Asphalt Pavements

The latest survey of asphalt-pavement mix producers documents the industry’s continued success in improving the sustainability of America’s roads through the incorporation of recycled materials and the use of energy-saving warm-mix asphalt technologies.

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Future of Transportation Report Considers Infrastructure Possibilities

In the lead-up to a much-anticipated policy debate regarding infrastructure investment, the International Bridge, Tunnel and Turnpike Association (IBTTA) released The Futures of Transportation, a report of the Transportation Visioning Summit, which convened leaders of 18 major transportation associations to discuss and consider the future of transportation. The report title contains “Futures,” plural, because summit participants considered many potential futures in their discussion.

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Louisiana Roads Feature $6.5 Billion of Deterioration, Congestion

Roads and bridges that are deteriorated, congested or lack some desirable safety features cost Louisiana motorists a total of $6.5 billion statewide annually – as much as $2,466 per driver in some urban 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 congestion, improve road, bridge and transit conditions, boost safety, and support long-term economic growth in Louisiana, according to a new report released by TRIP, a Washington, D.C.-based national transportation organization.

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Labor Department Proposes Delay for MSHA Examinations Rule

The U.S. Department of Labor proposed a delay in the effective date of the final rule on Examinations of Working Places in Metal and Nonmetal Mines from May 23, 2017, to July 24, 2017.

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