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World of Asphalt 2015 - Report on Day 1
The 2015 World of Asphalt and AGG1 exhibitions kicked off Tuesday, March 17 in Baltimore and had broken all previous attendance records by mid-day - as well as setting records for number exhibitors and exhibit space, and number education tickets purchased.
AEM – 3/18/2015

Arizona DOT partners with college on Highway Construction Pre-Apprenticeship certification
The Arizona Department of Transportation is partnering with Gateway Community College to offer a Highway Construction Pre-Apprenticeship certification program beginning March 23.
Equipment World – 3/17/2015

The next looming funding shutdown: Highway programs
Transportation funding is running on empty, forcing Congress to scramble to meet its next major deadline before the tank runs dry on May 31.
The Hill – 3/15/2015

Illinois Tollway to Invest $1.63 Billion
The Illinois Tollway announced it will invest $1.63 billion in transportation infrastructure improvements in 2015 for the largest year of capital spending in agency history.
Construction Equipment Guide – 3/14/2015

Federal Highway Spending in Wis. Drops By 3.6 Percent
Federal aid for Wisconsin highways dropped by 3.6 percent, nearly $28 million, over the five years ending in 2013, according to data obtained by The Associated Press, exacerbating the state's woes in finding money for road projects.
Construction Equipment Guide – 3/14/2015

Don Brock, Asphalt Champion, Dies at 76
J. Don Brock, chairman and former chief executive officer of Astec Industries Inc. died March 10 in Chattanooga, Tenn. He was 76 years old.
ENR – 3/11/2015

San Fran introduces $32 billion infrastructure plan
While many major metro areas are shying away from long-term infrastructure plans in the midst of federal funding uncertainty, San Francisco recently introduced a 10-year fiscal plan to transform the city's infrastructure with a series of major construction projects.
Roads & Bridges – 3/11/2015

Republicans search for road funding fix
House Republicans have scheduled a hearing on infrastructure funding as they seek a solution to the looming expiration of a federal highway bill.
The Hill – 3/11/2015

Pennsylvania Flush With Cash for Transportation Projects
While other states struggle to pay the upkeep on their highway systems, Pennsylvania is implementing a multifaceted, multibillion-dollar blueprint designed to accelerate road and bridge projects, improve mass transit systems and increase subsidies to local governments.
Construction Equipment Guide – 3/10/2015

New highway linking Serbia with Albania through Kosovo planned
Plans are now being worked on for a new highway that will connect Serbia with Albania, running through Kosovo.
World Highways – 3/9/2015