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U.S. Firms Eyeing Middle East Boom

Aiming to tap a trillion-dollar pipeline of megaprojects, the American Institute of Architects is developing its first trade mission to the Middle East.


U.S. to Order Contractor Disclosures

Federal contractors will have to own up to a wide range of labor law violations before receiving future work with the government, under a new order issued by the White House.


DOT Cuts Set as Highway Fund Fades

The U.S. transportation chickens are coming home to roost, carrying a plan to start cutting federal aid to every state—and soon.


U.S. Disaster-Proofing Gets $1B Boost

Reeling from a deadly series of natural disasters, devastated communities across the U.S. now have an additional billion-dollar incentive to rebuild more resiliently. But the incentive has s...


Maintenance, Highways Top DOT Bill

President Obama wants to put a $302 billion tourniquet on a federal transportation budget that is quickly bleeding itself dry and infuse new maintenance funds into aging infrastructure, the ...


Wage Hike Ordered for U.S. Contractors

Employees of federal contractors will see an increase in their minimum hourly pay to $10.10, under a new Executive Order signed by President Obama.


Senate Prioritizes Crumbling Bridges

Bridges that need some urgent TLC could see an extra boost in funding after the Senate passed an amendment to its proposed transportation and housing bill prioritizing bridges in critical co...


Obama Urges Faster Track for Projects

Calling for more green lights and less red tape, President Obama has announced an initiative to halve the time needed to launch infrastructure construction projects.


ASA Advises Contractors on ‘Obamacare’

Subcontractors who must soon navigate the complex dictates of the new federal health-care law have a new guide from the American Subcontractors Association.


EPA Rips State Dept.’s Pipeline Review

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency is again lambasting the State Department’s review of the proposed Keystone XL pipeline, calling the assessment inadequate and insufficiently attentiv...


U.S. Green-Lights International Bridge

To cheers from both sides of the border, President Obama has signed a Presidential Permit that clears the way for construction of a new $1 billion bridge linking Canada and the United States...


Shipyard Workers Get Layoff Reprieve

Cost-cutting “furloughs” for shipyard painters, maintenance crews and other civilian defense workers have been put on hold as the Department of Defense weighs a stop-gap budget bill newly pa...


Shipyards Warned of Mass Layoffs

Threatened cutbacks by the U.S. Navy could soon cost thousands of American shipyard workers their jobs, BAE Systems is warning its employees.


Obama Details ‘Fix it First’ Plan

Cutting red tape, increasing private investment, and designating $40 billion for urgent repairs are the three cornerstones of President Obama's new plan for U.S. infrastructure.


Obama on Infrastructure: ‘Fix it First’

Urgent infrastructure repairs commanded top-level attention Tuesday, as President Obama called in his State of the Union address for a "Fix it First" approach to save the nation’s deteriorat...


'Cliff' Scenario Threatens Infrastructure

The looming U.S. "fiscal cliff" could have disastrous implications for debt-financed bridges, tunnels, pipelines and other infrastructure, a global rating agency warns.


Obama, Romney Map Infrastructure Views

With early voting set to start Tuesday (Oct. 2) to choose the next U.S. Infrastructure Steward-in-Chief, both President Obama and Gov. Mitt Romney have taken their creds and their plans to t...


Obama Signs $105B Transportation Bill

For the first time in seven years, the United States has a long-term highway and transit authorization bill.


Obama to Regulators: Think Globally

Aiming to minimize regulatory hurdles to international trade, President Obama has signed an order requiring federal agencies to consider the global implications of any new rules they draft.


Coating Makers Track Bills to Curb Regs

Coating manufacturers are “closely monitoring” two federal bills that would place a moratorium on all new federal rules and bar President Obama and future presidents from issuing “midnight r...


Keystone XL Applicants Try, Try Again

TransCanada Corp. has submitted a new application for its controversial Keystone XL pipeline that will reroute the project’s environmentally sensitive Nebraska leg.


Obama Endorses OK-TX Pipeline

On again, off again, shifted, stalled, accelerated and then cancelled, the Keystone XL pipeline project is on again. Sort of.


Obama Nixes XL Pipeline Project

Facing what he called a “rushed and arbitrary” deadline set by Republicans, President Obama has denied TransCanada Corp.’s permit for the $7 billion Keystone XL pipeline from Canada to Texas...


 
 
   

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