Sources: Portland Cement Association, Washington, D.C.; CP staff
On behalf of members representing concrete and asphalt interests, the Highway Materials Group calls on Congress to pass a longer term transportation authorization bill following a temporary highway and bridge funding patch approved as Capitol Hill approached an August recess.
Source: Laborers International Union of North America (LIUNA), Washington, D.C.; CP staff
Under a “Getting Schooled in Infrastructure” banner, organized labor’s most proactive voice for federal transportation investment has kicked off a six-week tour of 22 cities and Congressional districts, a bridge debris-bearing school bus leading the charge.
Sources: Caterpillar Inc., Peoria, Ill.; CP staff
Caterpillar has added to its Class 8 heavy-duty work truck line the CT681, a mixer- and dump-ready, set-forward axle model designed for operators contending with restrictive road and bridge load limitations. It was unveiled at ConExpo-Con/Agg 2014, nearly three years after a charter model, the set-back axle CT660, proved a key draw at the Las Vegas show’s 2011 staging.
Factoring a modest increase in construction costs, the American Road & Transportation Builders Association (ARTBA) projects that the overall U.S. transportation infrastructure construction market will grow 5 percent this year, to $135.8 billion from $129 billion in 2013.