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5/22/2018

AGC News, the single source for news and updates relevant to the construction industry, was recently unveiled. AGC's coverage of legislation, environmental regulations, association education resources, construction economic data and more is now available in a single spot. Bookmark AGC News and check often for the latest updates.

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5/22/2018

Gain access to select administrative and bond forms. These documents allow you to submit your company qualifications and bond forms for upcoming projects. AGC Members receive a 20% discount on purchases of any ConsensusDocs subscription. Learn more and get started using ConsensusDocs.

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5/22/2018

The American Society of Civil Engineers gave Idaho a C- on its infrastructure report card. Bridges were awarded a D, and roads were given a C-, and when combined with water infrastructure, the overall grade of C- indicates the state's infrastructure is "mediocre and in need of attention."

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5/22/2018

Matthew Kopko, a US Department of Transportation advisor, said nine out of every 10 riders on the rail system that travels underneath the Hudson River are New Jersey residents, and that makes the proposed Gateway Tunnel a local project. The Trump administration wants New York and New Jersey to cover most of the project's estimated $30 billion cost.

5/22/2018

The personal automobile has shaped the design of urban landscapes for a century. In the future, autonomous vehicles could reshape urban design by reducing the need for parking garages and off-street parking and altering the design of buildings.

5/22/2018

On June 5, California voters will consider a ballot measure that would provide $4.1 billion in funding for the state's parks, beaches, wildlife, forests and water assets. Voters have not approved a similar measure since 2006, and political leaders and environmental groups have backed the current proposal.

5/22/2018

St. Louis-based Ameren Missouri plans to build a 400-megawatt wind farm in Adair and Schuyler counties, but the Public Service Commission still must approve the project. The wind farm would include 175 wind turbines, producing enough power for 120,000 homes.

5/22/2018

The Greater Washington Partnership says a regional approach to tolling between Baltimore and Richmond, Va., could generate revenue and decrease congestion while making area roads more reliable. "We have done tolling separately in Virginia and Maryland, but we really need to do this as a region," said Joe McAndrew, the group's director of transportation policy.

5/22/2018

Savannah, Ga., City Manager Rob Hernandez wrote in a letter to County Manager Lee Smith that tolls should be one option considered to maintain the Truman Parkway. The roadway could come under the management of the State Road & Tollway Authority or a new tolling authority could be created, he wrote.

5/22/2018

An 8.7-mile section of the Swat toll road in Pakistan has opened. An additional portion of the project is expected to open by June 30.