Transportation Coalition leaders back Obama’s transit-friendly DOT nominee

Sources: Office of White House Press Secretary; Associated General Contractors of America (AGC) and American Road and Transportation Builders Association (ARTBA), Washington, D.C.

The two leading groups tracking federal transportation construction funding and policy issued statements favorable to President Obama’s nomination of Charlotte (N.C.) Mayor Anthony Foxx to succeed Secretary of Transportation Ray LaHood.

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ACI names former PCA, NRMCA engineer Ellis president

Source: American Concrete Institute, Farmington Hills, Mich.

Anne Ellis, FACI, was elected ACI 2013-14 president during the group’s spring meeting in Minneapolis. Prior to joining AECOM in Springfield, Va., as vice president, Government Initiatives, she represented the concrete and cement industries as National Ready Mixed Concrete Association applied engineering manager and Portland Cement Association regional structural engineer. During 30-plus years of architectural, engineering and construction experience, she has served as design engineer or manager with firms including Martin, Cagley & Middlebrook and Parsons Brinckerhoff Quade & Douglas.

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