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Work Zone Crashes: A Regular Occurrence for Contractors

Forty-Five Percent of Highway Contractors Had Vehicles Crash into Their Construction Work Zones During the Past Year Vehicle drivers and passengers are more likely to be killed or injured during a work zone crash than construction workers. Officials urge motorists … Continue reading

USDOT Announces Rulemaking; Task Force Members Sought

The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration has issued a notice of proposed rulemaking to develop regulations requiring the use of Electronic Logging Devices (ELD) on trucks that operate in interstate commerce. The ELD would be used to enforce restrictions for … Continue reading

Sandherr Comments on State of the Union Speech

CONGRESS SHOULD HEED PRESIDENT’S CALL FOR SWIFT ACTION ON LONG-TERM TRANSPORTATION AND WATER RESOURCES BILLS Top Construction Official Adds that the President’s Proposals to Improve Skills Training Have the Potential to Help Address Construction Industry’s Future Workforce Needs The chief … Continue reading

USDOT DBE: Program Implementation Modifications

U.S. Department of Transportation Disadvantaged Business Enterprise: Program Implementation Modifications Notice of Rescheduled Public Listening Session December 5, 2013 8 am–2 pm (11 am–5 pm EST U.S. Department of Transportation 1200 New Jersey Ave SE, Washington, DC Important Note: ALL … Continue reading

Help Identify Cost of DOT DBE Program Compliance

The U.S. Department of Transportation (DOT) issued a 75-page proposal over a year ago describing about 30 possible changes to the Disadvantaged Business Enterprise (DBE) program for federal-aid transportation projects. Subsequently, AGC and the American Road and Transportation Builders Association … Continue reading

National Construction Employment Increased In April & May

Construction Employment Hits All-time High in Louisiana and North Dakota While South Dakota and Arizona Lead Monthly Job Growth, and Texas and California Lead Sector Growth for the Year Arlington, VA — Construction employment increased in a majority of states … Continue reading

Understanding the Impacts of the Affordable Care Act

Join us for the informative session Health Care Reform & Employer Strategies on June 6 James L. Watson, director of sales at Regence, will present an overview of the impacts of health care reform for employers in both small and … Continue reading

Construction Unemployment Lowest in Five Years at 13.2%

The unemployment rate for construction workers fell to the lowest April level in five years as contractors added more than 150,000 employees in the past year despite a dip in employment last month, according to an analysis of new government … Continue reading

Poll: Put brakes on US gas tax

Two-thirds of Americans oppose increasing gas taxes, even if it means the revenue would go toward improving roads and bridges, a new poll shows. Sixty-six percent of those surveyed say they are against a gas tax of up to 20 … Continue reading

AGCA Releases New Study for National Work Zone Awareness Week

Thirty-eight percent of highway contractors had motor vehicles crash into their construction work zones during the past year, according to the results of a new highway work zone study conducted by AGC of America. Association officials added that the study … Continue reading