Rock Products - The Leading Voice of the Aggregate Industries.

Roads in State of Washington Need Long-Term Investment

The state of Washington’s transportation system faces mounting challenges in the form of deteriorated roads and bridges, increasingly congested and crowded highways and transit systems, a need for additional roadway safety improvements, and a lack of funding to proceed with numerous needed transportation improvements, threatening the state’s quality of life and economic vitality.

Read more: Roads in State of Washington Need Long-Term Investment

AGG1 Rocks Baltimore

6 AGG1 150This year’s AGG1 2015 show was a huge success, with registered attendance exceeding all past shows, exhibit sales a record and education ticket sales a new all-time high, according to show organizers the Association of Equipment Manufacturers (AEM) and the National Stone, Sand and Gravel Association (NSSGA).

 

Read more: AGG1 Rocks Baltimore

Industry Invades Washington; Pushes for Transportation Funding

TCC 150The 2015 Transportation Construction Coalition Fly-In was held April 14-15, in Washington, D.C. More than 500 people descended upon the Capitol to urge members of Congress to pass an adequately funded transportation bill. The current temporary extension runs out at the end of May.

 

Read more: Industry Invades Washington; Pushes for Transportation Funding

New Construction Starts in March Slide 13 percent

New construction starts in March retreated 13 percent from the previous month to a seasonally adjusted annual rate of $633.3 billion, according to Dodge Data & Analytics. The decline followed strong gains in January (up 9 percent) and February (up 17 percent), when construction was lifted by the start of several massive projects valued each in excess of $1 billion, including four liquefied natural gas (LNG) terminal projects, a petrochemical plant, and a solar power facility.

 

Read more: New Construction Starts in March Slide 13 percent