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Editor’s Note: NRMCA has reinstituted periodic summaries of concrete-related news to appear here. The first summary appeared in E-NEWS in early November. Look for more summaries in the coming weeks.

Alabama – The state’s recent six-cent gas tax increase earmarked for road work projects has prompted the question of whether to use concrete or asphalt to maintain Alabama’s roads. Television station WHNT 19 broadcast this report in late October.

Iowa – The Guide to Concrete Trails received some publicity from the National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine which included it in a recent news roundup. The publication is a report from the Institute for Transportation at Iowa State University. The guide was funded by the RMC Research & Education Foundation.

Indiana – The 2020 road program in Goshen will focus on roads paved with concrete rather than asphalt, said the local public works director. The Elkhart Truth wrote an October article on the development.

Concrete Sustainability Hub MIT – Last month, the trade magazine Concrete Products posted an article titled Concrete Sustainability Hub Looks to Economy, Environment in Decade Two to mark the Hub’s 10th anniversary. Read more here.


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