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Jason Carter pushing for transportation sales tax

Aug 21, 2014

Jason Carter pushing for transportation sales tax

Democrat Jason Carter is reviving the idea of a regional sales tax for transportation infrastructure improvements in Georgia. In 2012 Carter and Gov. Nathan Deal backed a sales tax increase for transportation, known as the T-SPLOST, but failed in most parts of the ...

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Drunk driving deaths down in Wisconsin

Aug 21, 2014

Drunk driving deaths down in Wisconsin

The Wisconsin Department of Transportation has said deaths and injuries caused from drunken drivers have dropped dramatically over the past year. The number of fatalities in alcohol-related crashes in Wisconsin have dropped a whopping 47 percent from 348 in 2003 to ...

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Verrazano-Narrows bridge receives 50th anniversary exhibit

Aug 21, 2014

Verrazano-Narrows bridge receives 50th anniversary exhibit

The Verrazano-Narrows bridge that connects Staten Island and Brooklyn will have its 50th birthday celebrated with an exhibit chronicling its construction. The Metropolitan Transportation Authority (MTA) unveiled the exhibit , "Spanning the Narrows for Five Decades." It celebrates the half centennial of the ...

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Deficient roads cost Alabama drivers $3.1 billion statewide

Aug 20, 2014

Deficient roads cost Alabama drivers $3.1 billion statewide

Deficient, congested and unsafe roadways cost Alabama drivers as much as $1,562 annually, and a total of $3.1 billion statewide, according to a new TRIP report. Roads and bridges in need of improvement are causing higher vehicle operating costs, more ...

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DOT owes Palm Beach over $300K

Aug 20, 2014

DOT owes Palm Beach over $300K

In 2010 the Florida Department of Transportation paid Palm Beach $1.046 million when it took all but 1,598 square feet of a 14,744-square-foot parcel at the southeast corner of the Flagler Memorial Bridge to make room for a replacement bridge. The ...

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Hyundai partners with Werk-Brau

Aug 20, 2014

Hyundai partners with Werk-Brau

Hyundai Construction Equipment Americas (HCEA) has announced a partnership with Werk-Brau, an attachment manufacturer based in Ohio. The partnership should allow Hyundai to provide a wider array of attachment options to its customers. Werk-Brau offers a complete line of original equipment manufacturer and replacement attachments ...

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Firearms to be used for road construction

Aug 19, 2014

Firearms to be used for road construction

Thousands of handguns, rifles and other weapons have been destroyed to eventually be used in construction of roads and bridges. The weapons were melted and converted into steel rebar as part of the Los Angeles County Sheriff Department’s 21st annual ...

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Construction worker killed while laying asphalt

Aug 19, 2014

Construction worker killed while laying asphalt

John Garner, 52, was killed while construction crews were laying asphalt in Batesville, Arkansas. Authorities say Garner was helping with the construction when a piece of equipment flipped and rolled on top of him. The accident took place at the intersection of ...

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Vulcan launches product calculator app

Aug 19, 2014

Vulcan launches product calculator app

Vulcan Materials has launched its product calculator app for Android phone, tablet and other Android devices. The app can be a useful tool to estimate the construction materials needed for various road projects. The Vulcan Materials product calculator is free and can ...

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IDEAL Tri-Bore hole saw cuts through virtually anything

Aug 18, 2014

IDEAL Tri-Bore hole saw cuts through virtually anything

IDEAL Tri-Bore multi-purpose hole saw claims to cut through virtually any construction material, including cement. Tri-Bore hole saws are compatible with standard battery-powered tools or fixed stationary machines. Its diamond-sharpened carbide teeth are larger than traditional hole saws for improved speed, cleaner cutting ...

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POLL: Majority of Americans would rather pay tolls than taxes

Aug 18, 2014

POLL: Majority of Americans would rather pay tolls than taxes

73 percent of Americans agree that transportation spending is inefficient and most would rather pay for highway repairs with tolls instead of taxes, according to a Reason-Rupe poll. Out of the 1,000 people surveyed, 58 percent say they would rather pay for ...

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McCarthy wins major highway construction project

Aug 18, 2014

McCarthy wins major highway construction project

McCarthy Building has won its major highway construction contract in central Texas. The company will be paid $96.3 million to build express toll lanes on State Highway 71 near Austin-Bergstrom International Airport. McCarthy, headquartered in St. Louis with offices in Dallas ...

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