December 10, 2019
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  • 1:28 pm Predictive Technology Helps Reduce Crashes on I-15 Corridor in Las Vegas
  • 1:14 pm Video Report: MoDOT Produces Multi-Lingual Safety Message
  • 1:11 pm PennDOT Nears Completion of Rapid Bridge Replacement Project
  • 1:08 pm Infrastructure Grants Awarded to “Smaller” South Dakota Communities
  • 1:00 pm AASHTO Highlights Safety, Formula Funding at Freight System Hearing
  • 12:53 pm FCC’s 5.9 GHz Reallocation Plan Debated at House Hearing
  • 12:46 pm Lack of Reauthorization Could Imperil Future Transportation Infrastructure Spending
  • 12:42 pm USDOT Releases ‘Rule for Rules,’ Codifying Reforms
  • 12:39 pm FTA Awards $423M in Transit Infrastructure Grants

In mid-February next year, a group of leading labor unions and associations – including the Association of Equipment Manufacturers, International Union of Operating Engineers, Transportation Workers Union, American Society of Civil Engineers, American Public Transportation Association, Value of Water Campaign, and American Road and Transportation Builders Association – plan to co-host a Presidential Candidate Forum to give candidates an opportunity to share what they think is needed to address the nation’s infrastructure issues.

The “Moving America Forward: a 2020 Presidential Candidate Forum on Infrastructure” will be held over President’s Day Weekend, February 16-18, on the campus of the University of Nevada, Las Vegas.

Dennis Slagle

“For too long, serious infrastructure policy has been left on the back burner of many candidates’ agendas,” noted AEM President Dennis Slater in a statement. “This forum will give candidates the opportunity to share what they think is needed to address our nation’s infrastructure opportunities with American voters at a critical time in the election year. We need their best ideas to help drive America towards a more modernized infrastructure that will benefit equipment manufacturers and our 1.3 million men and women, U.S. farmers, and the broader national economy.”

He added that the forum – convened by the non-profit organization United for Infrastructure – is touted as an opportunity for candidates to address the challenges facing American’s roads and transit systems, bridges and railroads, ports and airports, and water and wastewater systems, as well as lay out their vision for an infrastructure plan that supports a strong economy, job creation, consumer safety and national security.

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