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VIDEO: State DOTs host National Work Zone Awareness Week events

Apr 07, 2014

VIDEO: State DOTs host National Work Zone Awareness Week events

National Work Zone Awareness Week began Monday, and the Washington State Department of Transportation (WSDOT) will host an official kick-off event on Tuesday in Seattle. This year, the campaign takes place April 7-11 across the nation, with transportation agencies spreading the ...

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As Highway Trust Fund insolvency looms, state DOTs stretch dollars through project prioritization

Apr 07, 2014

As Highway Trust Fund insolvency looms, state DOTs stretch dollars through project prioritization

The current surface transportation bill, MAP-21, is set to expire in less than six months, and the Highway Trust Fund (HTF) -- the primary source of funding for state and local surface transportation projects -- could run out of money ...

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Transportation gains 7.9k jobs in March

Apr 04, 2014

Transportation gains 7.9k jobs in March

The transportation sector gained 7,900 jobs in March, bringing total employment in the sector to 4,564,600 jobs, according to statistics released Friday by the U.S. Department of Labor’s Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS). In comparison, overall employment in the U.S. increased ...

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Reason-Rupe poll: More Americans would designate taxes to infrastructure than national defense or health care

Apr 04, 2014

Reason-Rupe poll: More Americans would designate taxes to infrastructure than national defense or health care

If given the choice, more Americans would be willing to designate taxes to infrastructure than to national defense or health care, according to the results of an April 2014 Reason-Rupe poll. Related: Two-thirds of Americans would refuse gas tax as transportation, ...

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America’s Transportation Awards deadline extended to April 18

Apr 04, 2014

America’s Transportation Awards deadline extended to April 18

The American Association of State Highway and Transportation Officials (AASHTO) has announced that the deadline to nominate a project for America’s Transportation Awards is now April 18. AASHTO said it extended the deadline by a week “to better accommodate its members.” In ...

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ACI Foundation establishes new fellowship honoring founders of fellowship program

Apr 03, 2014

ACI Foundation establishes new fellowship honoring founders of fellowship program

The ACI Foundation announced on Thursday that it has established a new fellowship in honor of the founders of the ACI Foundation Fellowship Program: ACI Past Presidents Daniel L. Baker of Baker Concrete Construction, James R. Cagley of Cagley and ...

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AASHTO adds video entries to 10th annual Faces of Transportation contest

Apr 03, 2014

AASHTO adds video entries to 10th annual Faces of Transportation contest

The American Association of State Highway and Transportation Officials (AASHTO) is preparing to begin its annual Faces of Transportation photo contest. But this year, AASHTO is expanding the competition beyond just photography by allowing video entries. Themed “Transportation in America,” the ...

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Transportation advocates discuss flaws in House GOP budget

Apr 03, 2014

Transportation advocates discuss flaws in House GOP budget

The House Budget Committee marked up the recently-introduced House Republican 2015 fiscal year budget Wednesday evening. When the committee’s chairman, Rep. Paul Ryan (R-Wis.), introduced the $1.014 trillion bill on Tuesday, it received criticism from Democrats as well as the ...

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Hougen Manufacturing releases two electro-hydraulic hole punchers

Apr 02, 2014

Hougen Manufacturing releases two electro-hydraulic hole punchers

.Hougen Manufacturing has released two electro-hydraulic hole punchers for steel applications such as bridge fabrication and maintenance. The Hougen-Ogura 75002.5PR and 75004PR models have a lightweight single body construction and are designed to punch holes in steel in as few as ...

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House GOP budget proposal aims to maintain solvency of Highway Trust Fund

Apr 02, 2014

House GOP budget proposal aims to maintain solvency of Highway Trust Fund

Rep. Paul Ryan (R-Wis.), House Budget Committee chairman, on Tuesday introduced the fiscal year 2015 House Republican budget, which contains details about funding transportation and the Highway Trust Fund. Politico notes that the budget prioritizes “maintaining the solvency of the Highway ...

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Missouri DOT archaeologists find colonial artifacts near Poplar Street Bridge in St. Louis

Apr 02, 2014

Missouri DOT archaeologists find colonial artifacts near Poplar Street Bridge in St. Louis

What do French settlers have in common with St. Louis’ Poplar Street Bridge? Location, for one. Archaeologists with the Missouri Department of Transportation (MoDOT) have uncovered artifacts dating back to 1764, when French settlers founded the city, near the bridge, St. Louis ...

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Nominate an asphalt project for NAPA’s awards program

Apr 02, 2014

Nominate an asphalt project for NAPA’s awards program

The National Asphalt Pavement Association (NAPA) has begun accepting nominations for its Quality in Construction and Operational Excellence Awards. To make a nomination, go to asphaltpavement.org/awards. The deadline to nominate a project for the Quality in Construction Awards is Oct. 7, ...

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