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Ellensburg Bull Wears Orange, Promotes Work Zone Awareness in Washington

Apr 18, 2014

Ellensburg Bull Wears Orange, Promotes Work Zone Awareness in Washington

As National Work Zone Awareness week came to a close last Friday, I asked you what your agency did to raise awareness in your city or state. Maria Fischer, a Kittitas County (Washington) Public Works engineering tech, responded to tell me ...

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Bergkamp’s Variable Width Spreader Box offers flexibility in micro surfacing applications

Apr 17, 2014

Bergkamp’s Variable Width Spreader Box offers flexibility in micro surfacing applications

Bergkamp has released its Variable Width Spreader Box (VSB), which is designed to offer flexibility in micro surfacing work. Avaialble in 8- to 13-foot, 9- to 14-foot and 10- to 15-foot models, the VSB eliminates construction joints with its ability to ...

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New Mexico DOT develops 25-year transportation plan

Apr 17, 2014

New Mexico DOT develops 25-year transportation plan

The New Mexico Department of Transportation (NMDOT) is advancing with the development of its 25-year transportation plan, Albuquerque Business First reports. The plan, dubbed nmdot 2040, will include all areas of transportation such as safety, highway maintenance, bridges, rail, mass transit, ...

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Ford F-150 wins ‘Battle of the Best’ Bracket Showdown

Apr 17, 2014

Ford F-150 wins ‘Battle of the Best’ Bracket Showdown

The Ford F-150 has been crowned champion in the 2014 “Battle of the Best” Bracket Showdown. Automotive classifieds website Carsforsale.com hosted the showdown, which featured 64 vehicles in a single-elimination bracket divided into four regions. In the final round, the F-150 defeated ...

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Foxx highlights job creation during trips to Kentucky, Tennessee

Apr 16, 2014

Foxx highlights job creation during trips to Kentucky, Tennessee

After his visits to Kentucky and Tennessee on Tuesday, Transportation Secretary Anthony Foxx reiterated one word: jobs. He visited Louisville, Kentucky and Nashville, Tennessee for the second day of his “Invest in America, Commit to the Future” bus tour. His first stop ...

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Massachusetts House, Senate pass $12.7 billion transportation bond bill

Apr 16, 2014

Massachusetts House, Senate pass $12.7 billion transportation bond bill

Massachusetts could soon see billions of dollars worth of transportation projects across the state. The state’s House and Senate have passed a $12.7 billion transportation bond bill that would authorize spending for many projects, including high-profile highway and rail projects, the ...

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Foxx talks economy, modernization, innovation during Ohio visit

Apr 15, 2014

Foxx talks economy, modernization, innovation during Ohio visit

Transportation Secretary Anthony Foxx visited three cities in Ohio on Monday for the first stop on his “Invest in America, Commit to the Future” bus tour. Foxx will visit various cities in the U.S. throughout the five-day tour, which aims to ...

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Congress could allocate $44 million in federal transportation funds to Golden Gate Bridge suicide barrier

Apr 15, 2014

Congress could allocate $44 million in federal transportation funds to Golden Gate Bridge suicide barrier

The Golden Gate Bridge may soon feature a suicide barrier funded in part by federal transportation dollars. Members of the bridge board last week requested $11 million from the California Legislature for the $66 million project, the Contra Costa Times reports. The ...

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U.S. DOT predicts August shortfall in latest Highway Trust Fund Ticker update

Apr 15, 2014

U.S. DOT predicts August shortfall in latest Highway Trust Fund Ticker update

In its latest update of the Highway Trust Fund Ticker, the U.S. Department of Transportation predicts the HTF to shortfall as early as the end of August. The agency previously predicted a shortfall in late July. Related: 5 Options for Avoiding Highway ...

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Caterpillar adds new resources for state, local agencies to GovBidSpec.com

Apr 14, 2014

Caterpillar adds new resources for state, local agencies to GovBidSpec.com

.Caterpillar has announced that it has added new tools and resources to GovBidSpec.com with a goal of aiding state and local governmental buyers make equipment purchasing decisions. The company added RFP Builder to the site, allowing users to quickly create RFPs ...

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Illinois governor unveils 6-year, $8.6 billion transportation investment plan

Apr 14, 2014

Illinois governor unveils 6-year, $8.6 billion transportation investment plan

Illinois Governor Pat Quinn on Wednesday unveiled a six-year $8.6 billion construction program that aims to improve highways, infrastructure and public transportation throughout the state. “A booming economy requires a 21st century infrastructure,” Quinn said. “Our infrastructure plan will create thousands ...

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Foxx: Insolvent transportation system could cost 700k jobs

Apr 14, 2014

Foxx: Insolvent transportation system could cost 700k jobs

Transportation Secretary Anthony Foxx said Thursday that if lawmakers don’t fix the nation’s transportation system that is “teetering on the edge of insolvency,” 700,000 people could lose their jobs, The Christian Post reports. Foxx’s warning came during the national convention of ...

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