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LEED developers, critics content with GSA building rating system options

After a project design and contracting protocol review, the General Services Administration (GSA) is recognizing the U.S. Green Building Council’s Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) 2009 green building rating system and Green Building Initiative’s Green Globes 2010 as third party certification standards.

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Oldcastle veteran Black named ARTBA Chairman

Shortly after his election last month as 2013-14 American Road and Transportation Builders Association chairman, Doug Black cited transportation funding, policy, worker safety and innovation as priority objectives for the year ahead.

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INTERSTATE 2.0: ELECTRONIC TOLLING

A new report from Los Angeles’ Reason Foundation, a libertarian-minded think tank, details how much it will cost to reconstruct and widen Interstate highways in all 50 states and shows how to pay for the modernization efforts with toll revenues.

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Transportation chief moves to reduce truck paperwork inspection burden

U.S. Transportation Secretary Anthony Foxx has proposed elimination of a burdensome daily paperwork requirement for professional truck drivers that will reduce costs to the industry by an estimated $1.7 billion annually while still maintaining Department safety standards.

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