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US DOT proposes DBE program changes
Published on 05/11/2010
The U.S. Department of Transportation (DOT) is proposing to expand its disadvantaged business enterprise (DBE) program and crackdown on agencies that fail ... (Continue reading)
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Administration crafts 'High Road' plan, igniting concern
Published on 04/20/2010
In recent months, multiple sources have reported that the Obama administration is drafting an overhaul to federal bidding procedures. The administration ha... (Continue reading)
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Jobs legislation funds public works
Published on 03/29/2010
Earlier this month, President Barack Obama signed the HIRE act into law, which provides $17.5 billion in various tax incentives for businesses to hire new ... (Continue reading)
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Figures show public sector spending up nationwide in 2009
Published on 02/19/2010
Public spending on construction projects increased by 6.1 percent nationwide from September 2008 to September 2009, according to federal figures released a... (Continue reading)
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Congress debates 2nd stimulus, transportation funding plan
Published on 02/19/2010
Transportation infrastructure across the nation is crumbling, and cash-strapped states are seeking financial assistance from the federal government for mai... (Continue reading)
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Obama backs second stimulus plan
Published on 02/19/2010
Speaking at a news conference earlier this month, U.S. House Transportation Committee Chairman James Oberstar (D. - Minn.) pushed for a second stimulus bil... (Continue reading)
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New public works money absent in Senate jobs bill
Published on 02/19/2010
Frustrating the hopes of infrastructure advocates, the U.S. Senate's jobs bill, known as the Hiring Incentives to Restore Employment (HIRE) Act, will conta... (Continue reading)
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How to survive the economic crisis
Published on 03/12/2009
The present economic crisis initiated the demise of some of the world?s biggest companies and is forcing other businesses to tighten their belts. The const... (Continue reading)
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Good Faith Effort: What is its purpose?
Published on 01/27/2009
There has been a lot of argument and confusion over the purpose of the good faith effort. Some of the DBE (Disadvantaged Business Enterprise) and DVBE (Dis... (Continue reading)
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Cold Milling: A construction service in high demand
Published on 01/27/2009
For decades, cold milling (also referred to as cold planing) has been a construction service in high demand with little supply of available contractors. Wi... (Continue reading)

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