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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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Illinois Tollway needs firms for 15-year, $12 million program

Mar 04, 2013

The Illinois Tollway is looking for firms to provide design, construction management and technical services for 23 new contracts associated with its 15-year, $12 billion capital program Move Illinois: The Illinois Tollway Driving the Future. The contracts will provide for an ...

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Volvo Trucks names Grile Auto & Truck Repair 2012 U.S. Dealer of the Year Award

Mar 03, 2013

Volvo Trucks names Grile Auto & Truck Repair 2012 U.S. Dealer of the Year Award

The annual Volvo Trucks Dealer of the Year award honors the dealership’s organization and employees for overall accomplishment and performance. Selection criteria for the award includes outstanding performance in new truck and parts sales, growth in market share, penetration of ...

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Granite Q4, 2012 revenues up, net income down

Mar 01, 2013

Granite Construction's fourth-quarter 2012 and overall 2012 revenues at a glance, according to the company's report released on Feb. 28: Revenues for the year increased 4 percent to $2.1 billion Net income of $45.3 million in 2012 compared with $51.2 million in ...

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Poor pavement costs Md. residents about $6.2 billion each year - report

Mar 01, 2013

More than two-fifths of Maryland’s major locally and state-maintained roads are in either poor or mediocre condition, one-quarter of bridges are in need of repair or replacement, and the state’s drivers experience increasingly worsening congestion, according to the report, Maryland ...

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GUEST BLOG POST: The Link Between Intelligent Transportation and Better Roads

Mar 01, 2013

GUEST BLOG POST: The Link Between Intelligent Transportation and Better Roads

by Scott F. Belcher is president and CEO of the Intelligent Transportation Society of America As a follow up to my guest column last week on the issue of connected vehicles, and the FCC’s consideration of a plan to make the ...

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Fuel consumption in construction up 5.8 percent this year

Feb 28, 2013

Fuel consumption in construction up 5.8 percent this year

WEX Inc. and IHS together on Feb. 26 released results of its WEX Construction Fuel Consumption Index (FCI), which indicated an increase of 5.8 percent in January compared to its level in January 2012. The WEX Construction FCI measures national fuel ...

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New business volume for January $5.9 billion

Feb 28, 2013

New business volume for January $5.9 billion

The Equipment Leasing and Finance Association’s (ELFA) Monthly Leasing and Finance Index (MLFI-25), which reports economic activity from 25 companies representing a cross section of the $725 billion equipment finance sector, showed their overall new business volume for January was ...

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Kenworth names 2013 Parts Council members

Feb 26, 2013

Kenworth Truck Company has named its 2013 Kenworth Parts Council members. The council consists of parts managers from Kenworth dealerships in the United States and Canada. Kenworth Parts Council members are the following: Chairwoman – Jo Frost, Edmonton Kenworth, Edmonton, Alb.; Ken Ables, ...

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ABC names Cajun Industries as Contractor of the Year

Feb 26, 2013

Associated Builders and Contractors (ABC) has named Cajun Industries, based in Baton Rouge, La., its 2012 Contractor of the Year. Cajun Industries Founder and Chairman Lane Grigsby, accepted the award on behalf of the company during ABC’s 23rd annual Excellence ...

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