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Mar/Apr 2012

Mar/Apr 2012

Spring has sprung, the presidential primaries continue to narrow the field, and the highway re-authorization legislation expired March 31, 2012.

There has been a lot of progress during the past few months in getting Congress to act on the longdelayed surface transportation bill, thanks in part to the work of members of AGC. Indeed, as of mid-February, both the House and the Senate were considering different versions of the highway and transit bill that would make a number of important improvements to the federal program while maintaining current funding levels.

At a recent meeting with a member in North Texas, I was told AGC of Texas is an organization for Highway Contractors. I hear this quite often as I interact with members around the state, and as Director of our Municipal and Utilities Division, this doesn’t sit well with me.

You may have already heard it at your area meeting, because we sure didn’t waste any time this year. The chapter has a new vector, and it is moving fast. Under the leadership of President Albert and myself as task force chairman, the Highway Funding Task Force (HFTF) is...

When the legislature passed the General Appropriations Act during the last session, they included a provision under Rider 42, requiring TxDOT to use $300 million of the Proposition 12 bond proceeds...

In March, AGC of Texas became the proud recipient of AGC of America’s 2011 Large Chapter of the Year Award. This is a big deal! I wish to congratulate Bob Lanham, AGC staff, and indeed, every single one of our AGC of Texas members for this achievement.

When your faithful correspondent last reported six weeks ago, those who wanted to be elected or reelected to the Congressional delegation or to the Texas Legislature had April 3 circled in red on their calendars as E (Election Day). Well, the Texas political globe has been spinning on its axis almost continuously since that time.

At a recent meeting with a member in North Texas, I was told AGC of Texas is an organization for Highway Contractors. I hear this quite often...

There has been a lot of progress during the past few months in getting Congress to act on the long delayed surface transportation bill, thanks in part to the work of members of AGC. Indeed, as of mid-February, both the House and the Senate were...

Spring has sprung, the presidential primaries continue to narrow the field, and the highway reauthorization legislation expired March 31, 2012. What happened? Back in February, there was considerable movement on...

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