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New roadbuidling technologies, equipment, attachments and more

Jul 02, 2014

New roadbuidling technologies, equipment, attachments and more

  Cat B15Q smartphone Caterpillar’s B15Q smartphone is designed to resist damage from drops onto concrete, water submersion and extreme temperatures. The phone supports (4.4) KitKat, the latest version of Android. Features include Bluetooth version 4, HD camera with LED Flash, large ...

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Pre-fabricated bridge design could resist earthquake damage

Jul 02, 2014

Pre-fabricated bridge design could resist earthquake damage

A new framework design could make bridges more resistant to earthquakes while speeding construction, Science Daily reports. The design, which aims to improve the performance of the columns and beams that support bridges, is based on research findings that will be ...

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Panasonic Toughpad FZ-E1 and FZ-X1 devices designed to withstand tough jobsite conditions

Jul 01, 2014

Panasonic Toughpad FZ-E1 and FZ-X1 devices designed to withstand tough jobsite conditions

Panasonic has introduced its Toughpad FZ-E1 and FZ-X1 tablets, which are designed to withstand impact, water and other conditions on the jobsite. Each 5-inch tablet is built to resist drops of up to 10 feet to concrete, submersion in up to ...

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Obama pushes for transportation funding during Key Bridge visit

Jul 01, 2014

Obama pushes for transportation funding during Key Bridge visit

During his visit to the Key Bridge in Washington, D.C., on Tuesday, President Barack Obama urged Congress to quickly pass a highway bill to prevent Highway Trust Fund (HTF) insolvency, The Hill reports. The HTF is a major source of funding ...

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DOT to reimburse states as gas tax money rolls in

Jul 01, 2014

DOT to reimburse states as gas tax money rolls in

The projected insolvency of the Highway Trust Fund is inching closer (it’s expected to run out of money next month), and the U.S. Department of Transportation is has been trying to prepare state DOTs. In its latest preparation effort, the U.S. ...

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Some North Carolina drivers can “NOLY” turn right

Jul 01, 2014

Some North Carolina drivers can “NOLY” turn right

Some drivers in Cornelius, N.C., were amused yesterday when they found a misspelling in a newly-constructed right turn lane, according to WBTV. The error, which tells drivers to turn right “NOLY” instead of “ONLY,” was attributed to a job finished well ...

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California high-speed rail moves forward

Jun 30, 2014

California high-speed rail moves forward

Work on the first portion of California’s high-speed rail can move forward after earning approval from the U.S. Department of Transportation (DOT), the Associated Press reports. The DOT’s decision allows the state to start acquiring land between Fresno and Bakersfield for ...

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CBO: $6.6 billion needed in highway account to prevent HTF shortfall through December

Jun 30, 2014

CBO: $6.6 billion needed in highway account to prevent HTF shortfall through December

About $6.6 billion in revenues would be needed for the highway account to meet obligations through Dec. 31, 2014, Congressional Budget Office (CBO) Director Douglas Elmendorf stated Friday. In a follow-up letter to Sen. Ron Wyden (D-Ore.), Elmendorf also noted that ...

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Goodyear Tire Trac monitors fleet tires

Jun 30, 2014

Goodyear Tire Trac monitors fleet tires

The Tire Trac online tire management tool from Goodyear Tire and Rubber Company aims to help fleet managers monitor the fleet’s tires. The tool, offered through the Goodyear-FleetHQ suite of business solutions, is designed to keep track of metrics such as ...

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4 states announce major project developments

Jun 27, 2014

4 states announce major project developments

Four states have announced major developments in transportation projects this week. Projects in Montana, North Carolina, Illinois and Arkansas were pushed forward, with most receiving a significant amount of funds. Montana A $15.6 million reconstruction project is underway on the notoriously dangerous Highway ...

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Takeuchi expands Tier 4 lineup with TB230 and TB240 compact excavators

Jun 27, 2014

Takeuchi expands Tier 4 lineup with TB230 and TB240 compact excavators

Takeuchi has made available its TB230 and TB240 compact excavators, expanding the company’s Tier 4 lineup. Both machines are hydraulic and have the same design as the recently introduced TB260. The 6,607-pound TB230 is powered by a 24-horsepower Tier 4 Final computer-controlled ...

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Senate panel delays vote on highway bill patch

Jun 26, 2014

Senate panel delays vote on highway bill patch

The Senate Finance Committee has delayed its vote on a proposed short-term patch that would provide funding for transportation infrastructure projects through Dec. 31, The Hill reports. During a markup of the Preserving America’s Transit and Highways (PATH) Act Chairman Ron ...

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