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Brian Ethridge is the Online Managing Editor for Better Roads and Aggregates Manager. In addition to managing the websites, he's in charge of the daily newsletter and social media accounts for both publications. You can contact him with suggestions, tips and/or opinions at: BrianEthridge@randallreilly.com


Report shows sharp decline in commuting across America

Jan 28, 2015

Report shows sharp decline in commuting across America

America has always been a nation on the move - especially during the daily commute to work, which comprises approximately 28 percent of all daily trips on roads and transit systems throughout the country, according to new research. Understanding how the country's commuters get ...

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NAPA announces winners of national paving awards

Jan 28, 2015

NAPA announces winners of national paving awards

The National Asphalt Pavement Association (NAPA) has announced the winners of several awards honoring companies for excellence in construction of an asphalt pavement . The winning companies received their awards at a ceremony during the association’s 60th Annual Meeting in Marco ...

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Arkansas businessman to chair TRIP in 2015

Jan 28, 2015

Arkansas businessman to chair TRIP in 2015

Don Weaver,  Executive Vice President of Weaver Bailey Contractors in El Paso, Arkansas, has been elected 2015 chairman of the Board of Directors of TRIP, a national transportation research nonprofit based in Washington, D.C. Weaver-Baily Contractors was founded in 1960 as a specialty general contractor with an ...

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Transportation typo: Street sign misspelled in Brooklyn

Jan 27, 2015

Transportation typo: Street sign misspelled in Brooklyn

  If you read a lot of articles - whether it be in the newspaper or online - chances are you have come across several typos. But have you ever come across a misspelled street sign? Department of Transportation workers in Brooklyn ...

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Boehner discusses Highway Trust Fund on 60 Minutes

Jan 27, 2015

Boehner discusses Highway Trust Fund on 60 Minutes

During a 60 Minutes interview, House Speaker John Boehner urged the importance of finding a long-term solution to the Highway Trust Fund, which is currently scheduled to run out of money in May. “The biggest problem we have is that the ...

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John Keating named NAPA Man of the Year

Jan 26, 2015

John Keating named NAPA Man of the Year

The National Asphalt Pavement Association (NAPA) has named John J. Keating, President and Chief Operating Officer, East, for Oldcastle Materials, as its Man of the Year. The award was handed out during a surprise ceremony at the association’s 60th Annual Meeting in ...

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NAPA names 2015 Chairman

Jan 26, 2015

NAPA names 2015 Chairman

The National Asphalt Pavement Association (NAPA) has named Michael M. Cote as its 2015 Chairman at a ceremony during the association’s 60th Annual Meeting on Monday. As chairman, Cote will be responsible for guiding NAPA’s efforts to support and advance ...

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No charges filed after woman kills construction worker

Jan 23, 2015

No charges filed after woman kills construction worker

  No charges will be filed against a 23-year-old female who is accused of hitting and killing a construction worker on Cahaba River Road in Birmingham, Alabama, according to ABC3340. The construction worker, Chance Richard Rollan, 20, was just doing his job directing ...

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ARTBA announces new assignments for key senior staff

Jan 23, 2015

ARTBA announces new assignments for key senior staff

The American Road & Transportation Builders Association (ARTBA) has announced new assignments for some of its key staff. Read the changes below: Allison Klein, who has been with ARTBA since 2008, has been named managing director of the Planning & Design Division. ...

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ARTBA seeks students for 2015-16 Highway Worker Memorial Scholarship Program

Jan 22, 2015

ARTBA seeks students for 2015-16 Highway Worker Memorial Scholarship Program

The American Road and Transportation Builders Association Transportation Development Foundation (ARTBA-TDF) is seeking qualified students for its 2015-16 “Lanford Family Highway Worker Memorial Scholarship Program.” The scholarship, which is in its 15th year in 2015, provides post-high school financial assistance to the ...

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Polls show states do not support gas tax increase

Jan 22, 2015

Polls show states do not support gas tax increase

A trio of state polls show voters in states such as Georgia, New Jersey and Utah do not support gas tax hike to pay for transportation infrastructure, according to The Hill. The results of the surveys come at a time when ...

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New Jersey roads cost $11.8 billion statewide, $2,000 per person

Jan 22, 2015

New Jersey roads cost $11.8 billion statewide, $2,000 per person

Deficient roads and bridges currently cost New Jersey drivers a total of $11.8 billion statewide annually, and nearly $2,000 per driver according to the newest TRIP report. The TRIP report, “New Jersey Transportation by the Numbers: Meeting the State’s Need for Safe and ...

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