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Jordan Cove Supporters Going Back to FERC

Jordan Cove LNG has finalized its optimized project design and intends to file a new application with the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission. “While the decision on Friday was disappointing, we remain committed to this project,” said Betsy Spomer, CEO of Jordan … Continue reading

OP-ED: Metro-area congestion solution needs leadership – now

Recently, I spent several days driving from Portland to Denver and back. I picked the route in part because I wanted to get away from flying. But I also wanted to see the highway and bridge construction work being done … Continue reading

Oregon’s infrastructure needs are vast

This column originally appeared in The Business Tribune By: Mike Salsgiver Nearly 10 years ago, the Oregon Economic and Community Development Department (now known as Business Oregon) worked with special districts and local governments across the state to gain a … Continue reading

FHWA Webinar on Grants for Alternative Revenue Approaches

The FAST Act authorizes $95 million in grant funding over the next five years to assist states in sponsoring pilot programs to test the feasibility of alternative revenue mechanisms to help sustain the long-term solvency of the Highway Trust Fund. … Continue reading

Help AGCA Strengthen Its Legislative Efforts

Help AGCA Plan for the Future You have an opportunity to help AGC of America and its chapters gauge the reach of our collective networks and enable us to effectively plan for future public policy discussions. By understanding our network … Continue reading

Investment in Infrastructure is an Investment Our Workforce

An Investment in Our Nation’s Infrastructure is an Investment in Our Skilled Workforce By Lori Cowen, Guest Contributor, The Cornerstone Earlier this week, with the Dec. 4 deadline looming, leaders in the House and Senate negotiated an agreement for a … Continue reading

Hwy/Transit Bill Doesn’t Address Future Revenue Needs

Compromise Highway and Transit Bill Includes Long-term Funding to Help Improve Transportation Systems, but Doesn’t Address Future Revenue Needs Construction official says conference committee’s final highway and transit measure includes vital program reforms and needed funding for next five years, … Continue reading

OP-ED: Inaction will be costly for transportation infrastructure

This column originally appeared in The Daily Journal of Commerce in Buildings Bridges and Roads By: Mike Salsgiver During the 2008–2014 recession, the construction industry in Oregon and southwest Washington lost over 40 percent of its workforce. Workers were laid … Continue reading

Register for the AGCA Hwy Contractors Conference

2015 AGC of America Highway & Transportation Contractors Conference November 5–7, 2015 Marriott Desert Ridge Hotel, Phoenix, Arizona This 1.5 day conference brings together contractors, suppliers, owners, and key industry constituents involved in transportation construction for an informative and interactive … Continue reading

How State and Local Construction Dollars Are Spent

The following article was posted on the website of Governing Magazine. It is reposted here with the permission of the author. You may read the original article, with interactive tables and graphs, here. MS ________________________________________________________________________________________ by Mike Maciag | September … Continue reading