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2015 National Work Zone Awareness Week, March 23-27 – Expect the Unexpected!

National Work Zone Awareness Week (NWZAW) is an annual spring campaign held at the start of construction season to encourage safe driving through highway work zones. The key message is for drivers to use extra caution in work zones. The theme for National Work Zone Awareness Week 2015 is “Expect the Unexpected.” This was the […]

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Georgia Struck-By Alliance Safety Stand Down

March 23 kicks off  Georgia Struck-By Alliance Safety Stand Down which is implemented nationwide is to help to educate and protect highway construction and utility worker fatalities and serious injuries at work zone and construction sites. In 2010, there were 962 work zone fatalities that occurred in the U.S.  That’s one fatality every 10 hours nationwide […]

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It’s Time for Action TODAY!

The Transportation Funding Act of 2015 (HB 170) has passed the Senate Transportation Committee and is set to be voted on This Friday! As you know, this bill is critical to the future of the transportation industry in Georgia. HB 170, in it’s current form, would provide much of the funding to meet our growing […]

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Where GA Stands on Increased Transportation Funding

SUNDAY ISSUE: TRANSPORTATION -THE EDITORIAL BOARD’S OPINION Let’s do this once and do it right! The Georgia House has summoned the courage to pass a landmark transportation bill. Now it’s time for the state Senate to build on that success. Georgia’s future requires no less.  To this parched state, a glass half-full is a billion times […]

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Keep The Pressure On!

Keep the Pressure ON!  Your calls and emails are making a big difference.  HB 170 will not be voted on today.  There are a few “tweeks” being made to address issues raised cities and counties. The bill is still in House Rules and won’t be released until next week at the earliest.  The opposition continues […]

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It’s Time For Action!

The Transportation Funding Act of 2015 is moving!  This bill is critical to the future of the transportation industry in Georgia. HB 170, in it’s current form, would provide much of the funding to meet our growing transportation and infrastructure needs. The bill’s sponsor, Chairman Jay Roberts, has proven he is committed to finding a […]

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U.S. DOT Releases 30-Year Transportation Outlook

U.S. Transportation Secretary Anthony Foxx unveiled Beyond Traffic, a new forward-looking analysis from the U.S. Department of Transportation (DOT) outlining the trends that are likely to shape the needs of the nation’s transportation system over the next three decades. Beyond Traffic is offered to the public as a draft to ignite a national conversation about […]

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Learning to Save A Life

The Augusta Division, North Region, held CPR and First Aid training in early January of 2015. The class was led by Dan Larrabee, Safety Manager, North Division. Although it is our company policy that every jobsite have employees certified in CPR and First Aid, we also know the importance of giving our employees the knowledge and ability to […]

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Be Safe Traveling on the Roads During the Holidays

Every year during the holiday season TV, radio, newspapers and others talk a lot about the hazards of drunk driving and remind us to be careful. Extra police are on the streets and many cities set up sobriety checkpoints to catch drunk drivers on nights when there are likely to be more parties. This extra […]

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House Members Launch Highway Trust Fund Support Effort

Representatives Reid Ribble (R-Wis.), Dan Lipinski (D-Ill.), Tom Reed (R-N.Y.) and Bill Pascrell (D-N.J.) are working to demonstrate the support that exists in the House for a long-term HTF revenue plan. They are asking all House members to join them in signing a letter to the bipartisan House leadership, which states: “We are united in […]

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