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DOT’s Foxx, 11 predecessors eschew short-term highway funding mind set

Sources: U.S. Department of Transportation; CP staff

As Congress confronts Highway Trust Fund shortfalls, Transportation Secretary Anthony Foxx and 11 of his predecessors have informed federal lawmakers that their work does not end with a proposed measure maintaining highway, bridge and transit program funding levels through May 2015.

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FMCSA shifts policy on electronic hours of service logs, driver signatures

Sources: National Ready Mixed Concrete Association, Silver Spring, Md.; Federal Motor Carriers Safety Administration

To provide federal, state and local motor carrier enforcement officials uniform information regarding computer software and devices heavy duty truck drivers use in recordkeeping, FMCSA has issued guidance indicating it will accept electronically generated hours of service record of duty status logs with electronic signatures.

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PCI marks 60th anniversary at 2014 Convention, National Bridge Conference

Source: Precast/Prestressed Concrete Institute, Chicago

The 60th Anniversary PCI Convention and National Bridge Conference runs September 6-9 at the Gaylord National Resort and Convention Center in National Harbor, Md., bordering the District of Columbia.

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Prairie Material, paving crew demonstrate power-troweled, broomed RCC

Prairie-ISources: CP staff; VCNA Prairie Material, Bridgeview, Ill.

A rapidly emerging, roller compacted concrete pavement finishing method nets surface durability and uniformity to give contractors or owners pause on incurring the added material and labor expenses of asphalt wear courses commonly specified over RCC bases.

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