January 24, 2020
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  • 1:11 pm PennDOT Nears Completion of Rapid Bridge Replacement Project
  • 1:08 pm Infrastructure Grants Awarded to “Smaller” South Dakota Communities
  • 7:09 am House T&I Committee Criticizes FCC Effort to Open Up 5.9 GHz Spectrum
  • 12:29 pm USDOT Stresses Need to Reserve 5.9 GHz Channel at TRB
  • 12:27 pm USDOT’s Chao Highlights New Vehicle Safety Initiatives at TRB
  • 12:19 pm State DOTs Renew Focus on Ways to Reduce Traffic Fatalities
  • 12:13 pm State DOT Roundtable Highlights Asset Management Needs

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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