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2009 Urban Congestion Trends:...

- Sep 14, 2010

The U.S. Federal Highway Administration’s Office of Operations has released a brochure that highlights examples of how transportation agencies are helping to reduce congestion through enhanced highway system operations. The report also explores trends in congestion and reliability ...

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Advice from the Top Winter...

- Apr 26, 2010

The economy is still faltering. Cutbacks are the norm. And that may mean no — or very little — new equipment is being purchased. That means you need to know to hold on it, when to let it ...

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Sustainability Tip of the...

- Apr 26, 2010

Editor's Note: This is the second in a monthly series of short articles from John Deere that highlight emissions and sustainability topics, providing information and tips for contractors to help them best manage their fleets. During the last several ...

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JCB shows latest backhoe...

- Apr 21, 2010

At Bauma 2010 in Munich, Germany, JCB showcased its latest 3CX and 4CX backhoe loaders. The company claims that the equipment can save a potential 16 percent in fuel consumption, according to the April 19 edition of the Bauma ...

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TRB Watch: Construction...

- Apr 05, 2010

by Russell Houston Here's the latest research from the Transportation Research Board (TRB): Construction Manager-at-Risk Project Delivery for Highway Programs http://www.trb.org/Main/Blurbs/ 162916.aspx Construction Manager-at-Risk (CMR) project delivery (also called Construction Manager/ General Contractor or CM/GC) is an integrated team approach to the ...

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- Apr 01, 2010

Proper road salt and sand storage is crucial to municipalities and businesses, and for the Township of ...

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- Apr 01, 2010

After a 120-mph tornado ripped apart a wood-and-shingle facility just before winter, a fast-tracked replacement had ...

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- Mar 17, 2010

Soft, compressible soils provide special challenges to the construction of transportation infrastructure projects. Geofoam and ...

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Hybrid Electrification: Basic...

- Mar 11, 2010

As construction equipment owners seek lower operating costs, lower emissions and better returns on their machine investments, hybrid technologies like electrification are rapidly progressing from theory to reality. But the terms used to describe this technology are often used ...

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Sustainability tip: Where...

- Mar 11, 2010

Emissions regulations are a complex and dynamic subject. Between federal and state regulations, contractors can feel like they’re chasing a moving target. To help gain a little perspective, let’s quickly review how emission tiers for new diesel engines and ...

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