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North America Needs $30B Annually For Energy Infrastructure
The United States and Canada will require annual average midstream natural gas, crude oil and natural gas liquids midstream infrastructure investment of nearly $30 billion per year, or $641 billion total over the 22-year period from 2014 to 2035, a new study finds.
April 16, 2014 – Underground Construction

Illinois governor unveils 6-year, $8.6 billion transportation investment plan
Illinois Governor Pat Quinn on Wednesday unveiled a six-year $8.6 billion construction program that aims to improve highways, infrastructure and public transportation throughout the state.
April 14, 2014 – Better Roads

Tennessee DOT Improvement Plan Reflects Federal Funding Uncertainty
Tennessee Department of Transportation officials and Governor Bill Haslam released the state's 2015 - 2017 transportation improvement plan, which includes $1.5 billion in investments for 59 projects and 14 state-wide programs.
April 14, 2014 – forconstructionpros.com

More than $164 billion in transmission planned, being built
According to PennWell's Kent Knutson, $12.5 billion were invested in 2013 and the possibility of $14.9 billion in transmission projects is anticipated that will get completed in 2014
April 14, 2014 – Utility Products

Dodge Momentum Index slips further in March
The Dodge Momentum Index measuring the first report for nonresidential building projects in planning retreated 0.8 percent in March compared with February, according to McGraw Hill Construction.
April 7, 2014 – Pit & Quarry

7 Reasons U.S. Infrastructure Projects Cost Way More Than They Should
This past February, while declaring that infrastructure shouldn't be politicized, President Obama underscored its increasingly ideological nature in the United States
April 7, 2014 – The Atlantic Cities

Bureau To Provide $44.3M In Water Infrastructure Funds For Projects Across West
The Bureau of Reclamation has announced $44.3 million in funding for water infrastructure projects throughout the West that will support a variety of efforts.
April 6, 2014 – Underground Construction

Transport advocates bash Ryan budget
Transportation advocates are unhappy with Rep. Paul Ryan's (R-Wis.) proposed budget for the 2015 fiscal year.
April 3, 2014 – The Hill

New-Home Sales Continue to Trend Relatively Flat in February
Sales of newly built, single-family homes fell 3.3 percent to a seasonally adjusted annual rate of 440,000 units in February, according to newly released figures from the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development and the U.S. Census Bureau.
April 3, 2014 – Compact Equipment

Minnesota Transportation department to undertake 308 road construction projects in 2014
Workers will undertake 308 road construction projects throughout Minnesota in 2014, a state Department of Transportation official said Thursday.
April 3, 2014 – StarTribune

Construction Spending Rises Slightly in February
Total construction spending rose 0.1 percent in February, to $946 billion, from the revised January total, according to analysis of federal data by the Associated General Contractors of America (AGC).
April 2, 2014 – Construction Equipment

'Transportation Moves Wisconsin' looks to state highway users for input on transportation needs, funding
The Wisconsin Department of Transportation (WisDOT) announced Friday that it has launched an initiative that seeks input from state highway users about transportation needs and how the state should finance those needs.
April 1, 2014 – Better Roads

Illinois Tollway to spend $1.4B to improve roads
The Illinois Tollway will spend a record $1.4 billion to improve roads, bridges and interchanges this year.
March 25, 2014 – The Southern Illinoisian

February Construction Unchanged from Prior Month
At a seasonally adjusted annual rate of $486.7 billion, new construction starts in February were essentially the same as January's amount, according to McGraw Hill Construction, a division of McGraw Hill Financial.
March 21, 2014 – Rock Products

Reed Construction Data Reports Dreary Construction Starts for February
Reed Construction Data reported the value of February construction starts, excluding residential contracts, dropped 15.6 percent to $15.9 billion, after falling 13.7 percent in January - the lowest value for starts since February 2012 and the third consecutive monthly decline.
March 20, 2014 – Compact Equipment

GSA's Construction Budget Is On the Rise
After Congress drove the General Services Administration's new- construction account down to just $50 million in fiscal years 2012 and 2013, the agency's building program is rebounding.
March 19, 2014 – ENR

Obama's transportation budget proposal: What it means for tribal lands
Last month, President Barack Obama proposed a $302 billion, 4-year transportation reauthorization bill. Now, a DOT official is looking at how the bill would affect one specific group of people. Federal Highway Administrator Victor Mendez wrote Tuesday on the DOT's Fast Lane Blog that the proposed bill "promises big benefits for Tribal Lands."
March 19, 2014 – Better Roads

February Housing Starts Hold Steady, Permits Show Promise
Nationwide housing starts were virtually unchanged in February, down just 0.2 percent to a seasonally adjusted annual rate of 907,000 units, according to data from the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development and U.S. Census Bureau.
March 18, 2014 – forconstructionpros.com

Nonresidential Construction Gains a Handful of Jobs in February
The U.S. nonresidential construction industry gained just 400 jobs in February, according to the March 7 employment report by the U.S. Department of Labor's Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS)
March 11, 2014 – Compact Equipment

Aggregates Production Rises Again
An estimated 504 metric tons (Mt) of total construction aggregates was produced and shipped for consumption in the United States in the fourth quarter of 2013, an increase of 4 percent compared with that of the same period of 2012.
March 10, 2014 – Rock Products

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