Government, Logistics

Nebraska TIGER Grant Will Ease Truck Traffic in Lincoln Area

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Nebraska’s Lincoln South Beltway project, partially supported through a recent round of federal grants, is projected to ease traffic by diverting trucks around the city rather than through it.

Eleanor Lamb | Staff Reporter
March 13, 2018

Housing Starts Reach Highest Level in More Than a Year

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U.S. new-home construction rose in January to the highest level since October 2016, helped by a surge in apartment building, as momentum in the housing market continues into 2018, government figures showed Feb 16.

Sho Chandra | Bloomberg News
February 16, 2018

NCDOT Plans to Fully Reopen Stretch of I-40 by Christmas

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Travelers using Interstate 40 to pass through Raleigh, N.C., can expect lanes that have been under construction for the past few years to be restored by Christmas, according to North Carolina Department of Transportation Spokesman Steve Abbott.

Eleanor Lamb | Staff Reporter
November 22, 2017

Drop in September Home Starts Reflects Slump in South

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A larger-than-forecast decline in U.S. new- home construction reflected the weakest pace of building in the South since October 2015, showing the fallout from hurricanes Harvey and Irma, according to government figures Oct. 18.

Sho Chandra | Bloomberg News
October 18, 2017

Homebuilders Gauge at Five-Month High Shows Storm Recovery

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A rebound in homebuilders’ confidence to a five-month high indicates concern over fallout from major hurricanes has been alleviated, according to data Oct. 17 from the National Association of Home Builders/Wells Fargo.

Agnel Philip | Bloomberg News
October 17, 2017
Business, Technology, Autonomous

Driverless Cars Will Open the Door to a Building Spree

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Even as reclaimed parking spaces fuel a downtown building boom, autonomous vehicles will encourage builders to push deeper into the exurban fringe, confident that homebuyers will tolerate longer commutes now that they don’t have to drive, according to the report, sponsored by a unit of Capital One Financial Corp.

Patrick Clark | Bloomberg News
October 17, 2017
Government, Business, Logistics

Trump’s Planned Infrastructure Boom Bumps Up Against Worker Shortage

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President Donald Trump’s plan to boost the economy with millions of jobs rebuilding roads, bridges and ports has a snag, the construction industry says: There aren’t nearly enough skilled workers to fill them.

Mark Niquette | Bloomberg News
August 30, 2017
Government, Business

Construction Stocks Tank as Trump’s Infrastructure Plans Fizzle

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The predicted boom in construction stocks under President Donald Trump is turning into a bust.

Thomas Black | Bloomberg News
August 28, 2017
Government, Business, Equipment, Logistics, TCA

Strike by Concrete Truck Drivers Threatens Seattle Construction Projects

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More than a quarter of King County, Washington’s concrete delivery-truck drivers have gone on strike, and the rest could soon join them — threatening to delay dozens of projects amid the region’s record construction boom.

Mike Rosenberg | The Seattle Times
August 17, 2017

Housing Starts Fell in July on Apartment Building Slowdown

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U.S. housing starts stumbled in July on an abrupt slowdown in apartment construction and a modest decline in single-family homebuilding that shows the industry will do little to spur the economy, Commerce Department data showed Aug. 16.

Michelle Jamrisko | Bloomberg News
August 16, 2017