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Volvo’s World First Plug-In Diesel Hybrid Received the Government’s Plug-In Car Grant Approval

Mar 13, 2013

The world's first diesel plug-in hybrid, the Volvo V60 D6 AWD, has received approval for the Government's Plug-In Car Grant (PICG) which is designed to offer incentives for buyers to choose new ultra-low carbon cars.  In order to qualify for ...

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ARTBA Chief Economist warns federal budget uncertainty could impact market in coming months

Mar 12, 2013

The real value of highway construction was up 4.3 percent in January 2013 compared to January 2012, according to the latest analysis of U.S. Census Bureau data by the American Road & Transportation Builders Association (ARTBA). “Weather is the driving force ...

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Utilities in Rhode Island detected using Ground Penetrating Radar

Mar 10, 2013

Utilities in Rhode Island detected using Ground Penetrating Radar

Infrasense recently completed a project to locate embedded utilities and determine pavement thickness for a three-mile section of road in Rhode Island. The project incorporated both vehicle and walking-based surveys using Ground Penetrating Radar (GPR). As a result, no cores or ...

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‘Who Makes America’ Contest extends entry deadline

Mar 08, 2013

The Association of Equipment Manufacturers’ (AEM) I Make America campaign has extended the entry deadline for its “Who Makes America” contest to March 18, 2013. The contest is seeking the individual who best “makes America” through hard work, dedication to ...

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NTEA: ‘Propane power has found a foothold’

Mar 08, 2013

by Jason Cannon Live coverage of the NTEA: The Work Truck Show in Indianapolis Propane was on prominent display at The Work Truck Show in Indianapolis this week with eight propane exhibitors and 14 propane-powered scattered across the showroom floor. Among the trucks ...

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NTEA: Shawn Jacobs installed as president

Mar 07, 2013

Shawn Jacobs, president & CEO of STS Trailer & Truck Equipment (Syracuse, N.Y.), was installed March 7 as the 49th president of the NTEA, the Association for the Work Truck Industry. Jacobs accepted the gavel from immediate past president Frank ...

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NTEA: Ford F-550 chassis cab powered by propane autogas revealed

Mar 07, 2013

NTEA: Ford F-550 chassis cab powered by propane autogas revealed

NTEA Work Truck Show 2013 coverage INDIANAPOLIS–ROUSH CleanTech and Green Alternative Systems (GAS) revealed the new Ford F-550 chassis cab powered by clean, economical propane autogas on March 7 at the NTEA Work Truck Show. With more than 65 usable gallons, this ...

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A glance at the $160 million Nelsonville Bypass project

Mar 06, 2013

A glance at the $160 million Nelsonville Bypass project

The $160 million U.S. Route 33 Nelsonville Bypass is a three-phase, 8.5-mile new construction of four-lane highway through Athens and Hocking County Ohio with a large portion bisecting Wayne National Forest, Ohio’s only National Forest. The new alignment consists of ...

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Compressed natural gas corridor Chicago to Orlando opens

Mar 06, 2013

AMP Americas, Fair Oaks Farms, Greater Indiana Clean Cities and the Indiana Office of Energy Development will celebrate the grand opening of AMP Americas’ renewable compressed natural gas, I-65/I-75 Corridor March 4, 2013. This corridor from Chicago to Orlando is ...

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Highway, bridge contract awards down 3 percent – ARTBA report

Mar 06, 2013

Despite the 2012 passage of the federal surface transportation law, "Moving Ahead for Progress in the 21st Century" (MAP-21), the real value of highway and bridge contract awards over the last 12 months was down three percent compared the previous ...

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Illinois Tollway awards than $73 million in contracts

Mar 05, 2013

The Illinois Tollway Board of Directors on Feb. 28 awarded three new construction contracts totaling $23 million and six new engineering contracts totaling $50.4 million for construction management and design services. More than $296.9 million in construction and engineering contracts have ...

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FTA starts ‘online dialaogue’ on transit in MPOs, open to anyone through March 25

Mar 04, 2013

The Federal Transit Administration (FTA) is seeking participants in a National Online Dialogue on Transit Provider Representation in Metropolitan Planning Organizations (MPOs). The new transportation legislation enacted in July 2012, "Moving Ahead for Progress in the 21st Century" (MAP-21) has new ...

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