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Congress Looks at Innovation in Surface Transportation

The U.S. House of Representatives Subcommittee on Highways and Transit heard from transportation industry representatives during a Sept. 5 hearing about new and exciting developments related to autonomous vehicles, connected vehicles, intelligent transportation systems and mobility on demand technologies, according to the National Stone, Sand and Gravel Association (NSSGA).

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USGS Ranks Top Sand and Gravel Producers

The U.S. Geological Survey (USGS) released a listing of the top 20 U.S. construction sand and gravel producers. This new listing, based on 2016 production, is the most current information available, said USGS Commodity Specialist Jason Willett.

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Lakes Limestone Trade Steady in August

Shipments of limestone on the Great Lakes totaled 3,941,085 tons in August, a near carbon copy of both a year ago and July of this year, according to the Lake Carriers’ Association. Limestone cargos also bettered the month’s five-year average by 5.8 percent.

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Boral to Make Lightweight Aggregate from High Carbon Residuals

Boral, the leading marketer of ASTM C618-grade fly ash, has secured U.S. rights for processing ceramic lightweight aggregate from high carbon residuals generated at coal-fired power stations or impounded at their sites or designated landfills.

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MSHA Reports Ninth Fatality of 2018

The Mine Safety and Health Administration (MSHA) reported that on Aug. 22, a 29-year-old miner with one year of experience was fatally injured at a Haines & Kibblehouse plant while cleaning a snub pulley. The victim was working from an aerial lift located under the belt conveyor when he became entangled in the conveyor pulley.

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