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Road Builders' Highway Dashboard: Investment transparency in overdrive

Sources: American Road and Transportation Builders Association, Washington, D.C.; CP staff

The "ARTBA Highway Dashboard: A 50-State Guide to the Benefits of Federal Investment" is a first of its kind, interactive tool providing the public and elected officials a clear look at how and where each state invests transportation project-designated tax dollars.

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Court rejects Big Labor suit to force OSHA's hand on Covid-19 standard

Sources: Associated Builders and Contractors, AFL-CIO, Washington, D.C.; CP staff

The U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit dismissed an AFL-CIO petition seeking an order compelling the Occupational Safety and Health Administration to issue an emergency temporary standard (ETS) for infectious disease and Covid-19 workplace exposure. "The agency is authorized to issue an ETS if it determines that 'employees are exposed to grave danger' from a new hazard in the workplace, and an ETS is 'necessary' to protect them from that danger," a three-judge panel concludes. "The OSHA’s decision not to issue an ETS is entitled to considerable deference."

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Lawmakers start review of INVEST highway funding plan

Sources: Office of Representative Peter DeFazio (D-Ore.); CP staff

U.S. House Transportation and Infrastructure Committee Chairman Pete DeFazio has scheduled a June 17 markup of "Investing in a New Vision for the Environment and Surface Transportation in America” (INVEST) Act, which authorizes $319 billion in highway outlays and $500 billion overall for fiscal years 2021-2025. A successor to the federal highway funding program expiring September 30, it enables completion of critical projects through long-term, sustainable funding, and contains strong Buy America provisions and labor protections.

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NCMA reformats Midyear Meeting, holds on Milwaukee

Sources: National Concrete Masonry Association, Herndon, Va.; CP staff

Due to safety and travel restrictions, the National Concrete Masonry Association is postponing its Midyear Meeting in Milwaukee until August 2021, but will leverage a user-friendly online conference platform for the new 2020 Midyear Event: Going Virtual!, August 4-6. Participants can customize their experience around general sessions, forums plus learning and networking opportunities—all offering insight on the association, industry conditions, and evolving business climate.

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ACI sets full fall convention program in North Carolina

Source: American Concrete Institute, Farmington Hills, Mich.

ACI plans to host a customary gathering of engineers, students, contractors, educators, manufacturers, and material representatives during the Concrete Convention, October 25-29 at the Raleigh (N.C.) Convention Center, Raleigh Marriott and Raleigh Sheraton venues. Attendees will collaborate on concrete codes, specifications, and practices during 300-plus committee meetings, and have access to more than 40 technical and educational sessions.

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