Dec
    14
    Wells Fargo 2019 Economic Outlook
    Webcast replay information and YouTube video A replay of our 2019 Annual Economic Outlook Webcast and a short YouTube video about our outlook are now available. As the current economic expansion approaches the longest on record, we consider just how much longer the good times can last. Our base case sees the...

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    Dec
    14
    ARTBA Reports: U.S. DOT Announces $1.5 Billion in New Transportation Grants
    Secretary Chao, center, Dec. 11 announced the BUILD grants at U.S. Department of Transportation (USDOT) headquarters in Washington, D.C. She was joined by U.S. Senate Appropriations Subcommittee on Transportation, Housing &Urban Development (THUD) Chair Sen. Susan Collins (R-Maine) and ranking member Sen. Jack Reed (D-R.I.), House Appropriations THUD Subcommittee Chair...

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    Dec
    07
    ARTBA Report to Congress Says Raise the Gas Tax to Address Interstates
    By Eileen Houlihan, senior writer/editor, ARTBA Congress should legislate an Interstate Highway System renewal and modernization program that focuses on reconstructing the aging and heavily-used infrastructure and pay for it in the near-term by increasing the federal gas tax, a new report to Congress says. The “Renewing the National Commitment to the...

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    Dec
    10
    Tom Ewing’s Environmental Update
    *  Price points.  French gas prices during the Yellow Vest chaos were about $1.53/liter on the day I checked; a US equivalent of $5.78/gallon.  Gas in my area dropped to $1.98/gallon, about 52¢/liter.  Around the same time, Yahoo! News reported that an Exxon, Hess, and NCOOC off-shore exploration project confirmed...

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    Dec
    03
    Tom Ewing’s Environmental Update
    *  A subcommittee of the US Senate Committee on Commerce, Science and Transportation has scheduled a hearing this week titled “Preparing for Maritime Transportation in a Changing Arctic.”  The Subcommittee on Oceans, Atmosphere, Fisheries, and Coast Guard, chaired by Sen. Dan Sullivan (R-Alaska), will examine emerging transportation issues including increases in vessel...

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    Nov
    26
    Tow Ewing’s Environmental Update
    *  As everybody in the world knows the U.S. Global Change Research Program released two major, related reports on Friday, reports required by the Global Change Research Act.  The reports were released slightly ahead of schedule, originally expected in December.  The reports are the “Fourth National Climate Assessment” and the...

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    Nov
    02
    Matt Jeanneret Has Been Named Executive Vice President and Chief Operating Officer of ARTBA
    Matthew J. Jeanneret has been named executive vice president and chief operating officer of the Washington, D.C.-based American Road & Transportation Builders Association (ARTBA), effective Nov. 1. Matt Jeanneret Jeanneret, who joined ARTBA in 1998 as director of public affairs, has been serving as the association’s deputy chief operating officer since January. ...

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    Oct
    01
    AEM Encouraged by Trilateral Trade Agreement
    Association of Equipment Manufacturers (AEM) President Dennis Slater issued the following statement today about the announced United States-Mexico-Canada Agreement (USMCA). “The United States-Mexico-Canada Agreement (USMCA) is a step in the right direction,” said Dennis Slater, President of AEM. “Trade agreements provide better access to customers across the globe and help us...

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    Sep
    21
    Michelin Celebrates the Spirit of Exploration and Travel with Nationwide Rock-Painting Contest
    In the early days of motoring, Edouard and Andre Michelin introduced the famed Michelin Guide to encourage people to drive their automobiles farther and more frequently. They encouraged people to explore and sightsee as they traveled, enjoying their newfound mobility. Celebrating the same spirit of exploration and mobility that continues today,...

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