Jul/Aug 2017

Jul/Aug 2017

AGC in Motion

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Dr. Carol Lewis, professor in transportation studies and director of the Center for Transportation Training and Research at Texas Southern University, confers with Bob Lanham, chairman of the Chapter’s Legislative Drafting and Review Committee. 

Your DOT Safety Rating is an important part of your business operations. Insurance carriers, brokers, clients, Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) and DPS all monitor this score.

The Texas Department of Transportation has been entrusted by the Legislature and the residents of Texas with billions of dollars for transportation. TxDOT has programmed a 10-year, $70 billion program – the largest in the department’s history...

AGC Members broke another record this year when they awarded an astonishing 27 men and women with AGC of Texas scholarships. The Chapter has continued to develop and improve upon the scholarship program by focusing on advertising of materials and tying its funding to the flagship event of the Chapter.

Ben Liggett expected to have a good time at his first AGC Management Conference, but he could not have imagined how rewarding those four days in Sun Valley, Idaho would be.

The Texas Legislature has adjourned after 140 days of fighting, disagreements and verbal skirmishes – and without passing some necessary legislation. Fortunately, issues critical to our industry, such as highway funding, were not affected.

In the time spent after the close of the regular legislative session and prior to the beginning of the first (hopefully only) special session, I am happy to report that the industry fared very well, legislatively speaking.

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