Monthly Archives: January 2018

AGC Calls on Congress to Address Tort Reform

AGC joined national organizations representing the real estate, contracting and construction sectors in support of a common-sense tort reform measure that would help control costs associated with excessive liability insurance premiums for construction projects in New York State. The organizations delivered a letter to Congress supporting the “Infrastructure Expansion Act” which would address property owners’ and contractors’

AGC Recommends Initiatives for Federal Highway Administration Program to Accelerate Infrastructure Construction

AGC submitted a list of recommendations to the Federal Highway Administration (FHWA) for inclusion in round 5 of the “Every Day Counts” initiative to accelerate transportation infrastructure construction. Among the suggestions is a list of practices that could improve work zone safety for employees and motorists, such as increased use of positive barrier, work area intrusion alarms,

AGC Testifies in Support of NEPA/404 Permitting Merger

House Transportation Committee Considers Environmental Streamlining On Jan. 18, AGC’s Senior Counsel on Environmental Law and Policy Leah Pilconis testified before the House Transportation and Infrastructure Committee in support of further federal environmental review and permit streamlining measures. Among AGC’s recommendations, the association called on Congress to merge the National Environmental Policy Act review and Clean Water Act