GMA pushes onward for coal-ash containment liners

August 1, 2010  |  News

By Andrew Aho In May, the EPA announced that it plans to regulate coal-ash containment sites by requiring that all sites are fitted with liners (geomembranes and geosynthetic clay liners). As you know, GMA has been advocating for such regulations through our government relations program. We successf…
Geo-Frontiers 2011 update

August 1, 2010  |  News

Exhibits and sponsorship activity is well under way Geo-Frontiers 2011 will provide a unique opportunity to present products and services to an audience much broader than the traditional geosynthetics conference audience. Partners in this event March 13–16 in Dallas include ASCE’s Geo-In…
Albania to surface road links

August 1, 2010  |  News

Albania’s road network is currently in poor condition with insufficient highway capacity for the volume of vehicles. The country has few paved highways and many unsurfaced roads. However, the Albanian government has pledged a paving initiative, starting with coastal roads that will be paved by…
Billion dollar link for China

August 1, 2010  |  News

China’s Gansu Province will benefit from a new highway connection. Work on the Cheng County-Wudu highway is scheduled to start at the end of August 2010. This connection will be a major new multi-lane highway and is expected to cost about $1.61 billion USD to complete. The Cheng County-Wudu highwa…
$3.54 billion proposed for N.J. DOT

August 1, 2010  |  News

The New Jersey Department of Transportation (NJDOT) has proposed a transportation capital program for NJDOT and NJ TRANSIT in the amount of $3.54 billion for the fiscal year starting July 1, 2010. The FY11 spending plan includes a $200 million state-funded local aid component and approaches last yea…
$600 million now available in TIGER II grants

August 1, 2010  |  News

Following on the success of the U.S. DOT’s TIGER (Transportation Investment Generating Economic Recovery) Discretionary Grant Program, it has announced the availability of $600 million in TIGER II grants for capital investment in surface transportation projects. TIGER II grants will be awarded…
$22 million for Caltrans project

August 1, 2010  |  News

Granite Construction Co. has been awarded a $22 million contract by the California DOT (Caltrans) for the widening of Highway 46 near Bakersfield. Scope of the work includes the construction and widening of the existing two-lane highway to a four-lane expressway, including the placement of aggregate…
House votes to add $521 million to federal highway program

August 1, 2010  |  News

The U.S. House of Representatives approved legislation in May that provides $521 million in additional highway funding, increasing allocations for 37 states, according to the AASHTO Journal. This allocation is contained in a tax-extenders bill, HR 4213, the American Jobs and Closing Tax Loopholes Ac…
Propex emerging, diversifying

August 1, 2010  |  News

After several years of uncertainty, company leaders and employees at Chattanooga-based Propex Inc. say they are glad to be back on a stable economic track. A major corporate merger on the eve of a recession-headed economy eventually led the geosynthetics manufacturing giant to enter Chapter 11 in Ja…
Tribute for service: Pete and Rosemary Stevenson

August 1, 2010  |  News

This collection of photos shows Pete and Rosemary at different events through their many years of service with the International Geosynthetics Society. Pete Stevenson was one of the founding members of the International Geosynthetics Society (IGS) in 1983. He served as IGS treasurer for 10 years fro…