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US Transpo. Secretary sees lame duck session as opportunity
U.S. Transportation Secretary Anthony Foxx recently commented to American University Radio (WAMU 88.5) that the imminent lame duck session of the U.S. Congress is an ample opportunity for a dynamic funding bill to be passed, effectively precluding the Highway Trust Fund from insolvency.
Roads & Bridges – 10/17/2014

Overturns and Falls Lead Aerial-Work-Platform Deaths
Overturns and falls from height were the two leading causes of aerial-work-platform fatalities globally in the first half of the year, according to new data from the International Powered Access Federation.
ENR – 10/17/2014

Komatsu Honored for Climate Performance Leadership
Komatsu Ltd. was chosen as a leading company of the CDP Japan 500 Climate Performance Leadership Index (CPLI) and Climate Disclosure Leadership Index (CDLI) by CDP, respectively, for its efforts to reduce greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions and mitigate climate change risks.
Construction Equipment – 10/17/2014

IMT Names New Director of Sales
Iowa Mold Tooling Co. Inc. (IMT), an Oshkosh Corporation company, announced that Tim Gerbus has joined IMT as director of sales.
Construction Equipment – 10/16/2014

Brazil losing ground in transportation infrastructure - World Bank (login required)
Brazil is behind in transportation infrastructure and logistics when compared to many other countries, according to the World Bank's commercial practices and competitiveness manager Mona Haddad, news service Agência Estado reported
BNamericas – 10/16/2014

Gov. Scott Walker considers replacing Wisconsin's gas tax
Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker is considering replacing the state's gasoline tax with a sales tax on gas and alternative vehicle fuel sources to stabilize long-term transportation funding.
Better Roads – 10/16/2014

2014 US Construction Spending 6.8% above 2013
Despite an eight thenths of a percent skip from July to August in the value of all U.S. construction put-in-place total construction spending through the first eight months of 2014, spending remains 6.8 percent above the same period in 2013.
forconstructionpros.com – 10/16/2014

Mack supports breast cancer awareness
Mack Trucks is doing its part to increase breast cancer awareness by showcasing a pink Mack Pinnacle Axle Back model at its headquarters in Greensboro, N.C.
On-Site – 10/15/2014

Manitowoc Expects Decline in Third Quarter and Full Year Revenues
The Manitowoc Co. said it expects its third quarter 2014 net sales to be just short of $1 billion, compared to $1.01 billion in the third quarter of 2013, as it announced preliminary third quarter results and updated its guidance.
RER – 10/15/2014

Siberian spending on road infrastructure
A budget in excess of US$1.09 billion has been set for road infrastructure spending in Russia's Krasnoyarsk Region (Siberia).
World Highways – 10/15/2014