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Economists quantify federal transportation dollars’ downstream multiplier effect

Federal highway and transit investment programs impart economic benefits across the U.S. economy, according to an IHS Inc. study commissioned by the American Road & Transportation Builders- and Associated General Contractors-led Transportation Construction Coalition.

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GPS data boosts FHWA-backed pavement measurement technology

GOVAFF-GPS-150A Federal Highway Administration and Long-Term Pavement Performance (LTPP) product developed by Austin, Texas, engineering and design firm Transtec Group, ProVAL software has been upgraded to offer highway agencies and contractors map-based features alongside pavement profile characteristics.

 

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NRMCA, ABC challenge EPA Clean Power Plan claims, costs, feasibility

As the public comment period closed late last year for the Environmental Protection Agency’s “Carbon Pollution Emission Guidelines for Existing Stationary Sources: Electric Utility Generating Units” rule, National Ready Mixed Concrete Association and the Associated Builders & Contractors joined a host of business interests raising concerns of the proposal’s increased costs and limited benefits, especially on greenhouse gas reduction claims.

 

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Labor Board rules open employees’ e-mail to union communications

National Labor Relations Board had adopted a final Representation–Case Procedures rule to modernize and streamline union organizing and election dispute resolution, Chairman Mark Gaston Pearce noting: “With these changes, the Board strives to ensure [the] process remains a model of fairness and efficiency for all.”

 

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