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December 6, 2019

In December 5 US DOT announced a set of changes to its approach to rulemaking, guidance and enforcement. Transportation Secretary Elaine Chao, calling the changes the "rule on rules," said the change  will provide greater transparency and strengthen due process in enforcement actions.

December 6, 2019

The second in a series of informational webinars to highlight successes in the Highway Construction Workforce Partnership (HCWP) will be held Thursday, December 12 from 2:00 to 4:00 p.m. Eastern Time. The webinar is an opportunity to learn about the HCWP, and how the Public Workforce System and highway industry can work together to identify, train, and place individuals into high need highway construction jobs. The December 12 webinar will feature presentations by Los Angeles and Arizona HCWP locations. Participation information:

December 6, 2019

Industry Continues to Add Workers Faster and Pay Higher Wages than Overall Economy as Association Officials Call on Congress and the White House to Pass the JOBS Act, Boost Funding for Career Training

 

December 5, 2019

The Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) has issued a temporary enforcement policy to allow for crane operator certifications issued prior to December 2, 2019 by the Crane Institute Certification (CIC) to be temporarily accepted by the agency. OSHA requires crane operators engaged in construction activity to be certified by an entity holding accreditation through a nationally recognized agency. CIC no longer holds such accreditation.

December 5, 2019

On Dec. 3, the AGC co-chaired Transportation Construction Coalition (TCC) urged House and Senate negotiators to complete action on the fiscal year 2020 transportation appropriations bill. Both the House and Senate have passed their own versions of the legislation and must now agree to a compromise bill.  The TCC applauded both the House and Senate versions for fully funding the program levels authorized by the FAST Act.

November 25, 2019

Dallas-Plano-Irving, Texas and Omaha-Council Bluffs, Neb.-Iowa Have Largest Gains; New York City and Fairbanks, Alaska Lag the Most as Industry Calls for Measures to Boost Supply

November 22, 2019

CLC volunteers from the Builder’s Association in Kansas City, Missouri braved the humidity on Saturday, August 10, 2019, to transform the outdoor areas of an Overland Park Missouri residence into an attractive and welcoming landscape. The residence is owned and operated by Friends of JCDS (Johnson County Developmental Supports), Inc., a non-profit that provides affordable and accessible housing and other services for adults with intellectual and developmental disabilities.

November 22, 2019

AGC joined with a coalition of 33 other organizations calling for the Council on Environmental Quality (CEQ) to finalize revisions to the National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA) regulations as proposed last year.

November 22, 2019

Passes Funding Legislation that Repeals Federal Highway Cut

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