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Iowa DOT uses facial recognition to catch 40-year fugitive

Apr 23, 2014

Iowa DOT uses facial recognition to catch 40-year fugitive

One man who escaped from a North Carolina prison 40 years ago is again behind bars because of the Iowa Department of Transportation. The agency used facial recognition technology -- the same technology police in Massachusetts used to identify one of ...

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Obama to present Congress with proposed transportation reauthorization bill

Apr 23, 2014

Obama to present Congress with proposed transportation reauthorization bill

President Barack Obama is preparing to present his proposed $302 billion, four-year transportation reauthorization bill to Congress. Transportation Secretary Anthony Foxx announced on the DOT’s Fast Lane blog that the president plans to send a draft of the legislation to lawmakers, ...

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Astec Industries announces Q1 2014 results; net sales down 4%, domestic sales up 8%

Apr 23, 2014

Astec Industries announces Q1 2014 results; net sales down 4%, domestic sales up 8%

Astec Industries saw a 4-percent decrease in net sales in the first quarter of 2014, but domestic sales were up 8 percent for the same period, according to results released by the company on Tuesday. The company reported that net sales ...

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AEM adds new graphics to Roller Compactor, Directional Drilling Tracking Equipment Safety Manuals

Apr 22, 2014

AEM adds new graphics to Roller Compactor, Directional Drilling Tracking Equipment Safety Manuals

The Association of Equipment Manufacturers (AEM) has updated its Roller Compactor and Directional Drilling Tracking Equipment Safety Manuals, adding new pictorial graphics. AEM says the graphics “conform to ISO and ANSI standards” and “more clearly reinforce manual safety text, and they ...

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INFOGRAPHIC: Engineering has second-highest fatality rate in construction

Apr 22, 2014

INFOGRAPHIC: Engineering has second-highest fatality rate in construction

Construction Safety Day, which takes place Wednesday, is a good chance to brush up on safe practices. Though motorists do play a big role in highway construction site safety, it’s your responsibility as a worker to ensure you are following all ...

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Oklahoma DOT looks to Caltrans for bridge assessment advice

Apr 22, 2014

Oklahoma DOT looks to Caltrans for bridge assessment advice

Bridges across the nation are aging, with many now well past their projected life spans. Oklahoma’s bridges are among those aging structures. In the "Better Bridges 2013 Bridge Inventory," Better Roads reported that 14 percent of the state’s 7,664 bridges were either ...

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Maryland SHA seeks non-traditional project proposals

Apr 21, 2014

Maryland SHA seeks non-traditional project proposals

The Maryland State Highway Administration (SHA) is seeking proposals for projects that would be funded through the Transportation Alternatives Program (TAP). TAP has about $10 million in federal funds for non-traditional transportation projects such as on and off-road facilities for pedestrians, ...

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VIDEO: First vehicles cross new Milton-Madison Bridge

Apr 21, 2014

VIDEO: First vehicles cross new Milton-Madison Bridge

One week after the record-breaking slide of the Milton-Madison Bridge, vehicles are now able to drive across the span connecting Milton, Ky. and Madison, Ind. across the Ohio River. The span, which opened Thursday evening, replaces a bridge that was built in ...

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CBO: Highway Trust Fund would shortfall under Obama’s proposed budget

Apr 21, 2014

CBO: Highway Trust Fund would shortfall under Obama’s proposed budget

The Highway Trust Fund (HTF) would run out of money under President Barack Obama’s proposed $302 billion, four-year highway budget, according to data released from the Congressional Budget Office (CBO). In addition to allocating funds to various transportation sectors, the bill ...

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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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