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Symposium Features Frank Infrastructure Perspectives

Agency, academic and private-sector officials assessed long-range infrastructure planning against demographic changes, technology developments and funding mechanisms during a Northwestern University Transportation Center-hosted symposium, staged to release the Association of Equipment Manufacturers-commissioned “Mobility 2050” study.

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Komatsu Unveils Intelligent Machine Control Units

KOMATSUKomatsu America Corp. introduced two new Intelligent Machine Control excavators – the PC360LCi-11 and PC490LCi-11 – and the D155AXi-8 Radio Controlled Dozer during a media event at the company’s customer center in Cartersville, Ga. Rock Products Associate Editor Josephine Smith participated in the event.

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Aggregate Industries Travilah Quarry Hosts Open House

Travilah Quarry, owned by Aggregate Industries US (AIUS), held its 19th annual Earth Day Open House in Rockville, Md., where more than 2,200 members of the community celebrated Earth Day, learned about operations at the site and helped quarry employees raise money for a local nonprofit.

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AAA Says Driving Concerns are Congestion; Unsafe Roads

Nearly 56 percent of U.S. drivers are planning a road trip this summer. Travelers hitting the road will pay the lowest summer gas prices since 2005. Today’s national average for a gallon of gas is $2.26, 45 cents less than last year. More than half of Americans say low gas prices are the reason they will travel this summer, but nearly 70 percent are concerned about the condition of U.S. roads for their trip.

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