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McCain on Board with Bi-Partisan Effort to Continue Heritage Area in Yuma 

Senator McCain introduced legislation so the Heritage Area can continue to serve the community and be eligible for National Park Service funds.  Congressmen Raul Grijalva, D- Ariz., and Ed Pastor, D-Ariz., introduced the companion bill in the House of Representatives. Read more.

Senator Flake Weighs In with EPA

Senator Jeff Flake wrote this letter to the EPA encouraging them to approve Arizona's five percent plan for air quality.  He stated, "They [Maricopa County and industry] are on the verge of achieving a herculean feat in meeting regulatory requirements to control dust in the middle of a desert."  AZAGC thanks Senator Flake for his help prodding EPA to approve our plan.

Lower Santa  Cruz River Alliance Receives Funding for Reconnaissance Study 

Your membership dues at work to bring jobs to Arizona

 

The Lower Santa Cruz River Alliance (LSCRA) is a non-profit corporation dedicated to identifying and securing a comprehensive, regional flood control solution and related enhancements in the Lower Santa Cruz River Watershed.

AZAGC has been a contributing member to this alliance for three years. We are proud to announce that the project recently received funding in the United States Army Corps Engineers (USACE) FY 14 work plan. The alliance also received funding to begin the feasibility study in the President's proposed FY 15 budget. The project's construction cost is estimated at close to one billion dollars.

Transportation Construction Coalition Launches National "Hardhats for Highways" Campaign 
With the federal Highway Trust Fund projected to be unable to support any new highway, bridge or public transportation improvements in fiscal year 2015, the Transportation Construction Coalition (TCC) is launching a new national outreach campaign called "Hardhats for Highways." The program is designed to help educate Congress about the connection between local jobs and federal highway and transit investment. Transportation construction firms and their employees are encouraged to deliver senators and representatives a firm hardhat with the "Hardhats for Highways" decal indicating the number of employees impacted by the decline of highway funding.  Find additional information including payroll stuffers, e-Hardhat letters, and how to order campaign stickers here.

ADOT to Conduct Disparity Study for Disadvantaged Business Enterprises  

The Arizona Department of Transportation will conduct a Disadvantaged Business Enterprise Availability and Disparity Study designed to determine whether minority- and women-owned business enterprises have had equal access to federally assisted transportation contracting opportunities within the state. The results of this study will help ADOT set annual Disadvantaged Business Enterprise goals for federally funded projects, as well as reinforce efforts to help Disadvantaged Business Enterprise businesses fairly compete for transportation contracts. Throughout the spring, the study team will be contacting businesses by phone to collect information about their availability for different types of ADOT contracts. For information on how to participate, click here or email to info@adotdbestudy.com.

Leadership Forum 2014 for Women in Transportation  

On Thursday, April 3, 2014 at the Desert Willow Conference Center, join Assistant U.S. DOT Secretary for Aviation and International Affairs Susan Kurland, along with former U.S. DOT Secretary Mary Peters and current president Marcia Ferranto of WTS International for a half day forum to discuss the low numbers of women participating in the transportation industry, existing programs and current initiatives and why it makes sense to advance women in transportation.  The cost to attend the forum is $45.00 and includes lunch. Register here. 

Calling All AZAGC Life Directors 
The AZAGC would like to honor all Life Directors at the Annual Dinner being held at the Arizona Biltmore Resort and Spa on April 11thClick here to view a complete list of AZAGC life directors. If you know the whereabouts of any of these industry leaders, please contact the chapter office at 602-252-3926 or via emailHelp us to honor all the industry leaders that have served as president or chairman of the association since 1934. 
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