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Tier 4: Will tough regulations make construction equipment resale a quarantine market?

Tina Grady Barbaccia - Sep 07, 2012

Tier 4: Will tough regulations make construction equipment resale a quarantine market?

There has been much ado about the Tier 4 final regulations that are coming down coming the pike and what it is going to mean for the used construction equipment market.  With Tier 4 interim standards currently in effect, there ...

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Illinois DOT suspending non-emergency road construction this weekend

Tina Grady Barbaccia - Aug 31, 2012

The Illinois Department of Transportation (IDOT) is suspending non-emergency road construction where possible to reduce congestion and improve traffic flow because of the high volume of travel expected this Labor Day weekend. IDOT also provided advance notice of lane closures that ...

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Is highway infrastructure better than we think?

Tina Grady Barbaccia - Jul 19, 2012

Is highway infrastructure better than we think?

Is highway infrastructure in better shape than we think? According to a new report from the National Center for Policy Analysis (NCPA), America’s highways are getting safer and smoother. However, despite heavy subsidies, public transportation infrastructures are falling apart. The report found that only 11 percent ...

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Nebraska releases 2013 Surface Transportation Program

Tina Grady Barbaccia - Jul 10, 2012

Nebraska Department of Roads’ Director Monty Fredrickson, on July 9 released the state's fiscal year 2013 Surface Transportation Program. The 2013 State Highway System program is published at $372 million and is funded from state and federal highway user taxes and ...

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Lattatudes

Better Roads Staff - Jul 03, 2012

Lattatudes

Dad. Cart. Horses.   I had this column done. Then I tossed it. Father’s Day came along. I thought a lot about my father that day, I always do. You’ll find me apparently talking to myself on that day, but I’m actually ...

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House passes transportation bill to extend highway program through 2014

Tina Grady Barbaccia - Jun 29, 2012

The House on June 29 approved legislation that will extend federal highway programs through 2014, a low interest rate on student loans for one year, and the National Flood Insurance Program (NFIP) for five years, according to a report from The ...

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On the way to a bicameral, bipartisan agreement on transportation bill

Tina Grady Barbaccia - Jun 28, 2012

On the way to a bicameral, bipartisan agreement on transportation bill

Two days ago marked the 1,000th day without a transportation bill, but now it looks like we may be getting somewhere – just days before the latest extension expires at the end of June. Nothing like a deadline to get ...

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Ohio DOT gets creative with revenue generation

Tina Grady Barbaccia - Jun 07, 2012

Ohio DOT gets creative with revenue generation

Finding new ways to generate revenue is always a challenge, but the Ohio Department of Transportation (ODOT) is taking on the challenge – and getting creative. In an effort to generate millions of dollars for the construction of some of the ...

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How one public works department developed a spec to use recycled aggregate which allows for construction waste — including toilets

Tina Grady Barbaccia - Jun 07, 2012

How one public works department developed a spec to use recycled aggregate which allows for construction waste — including toilets

Recycling has reached a new level for the transportation construction industry.   The Public Works Department of the city of Bellingham, Wash., pushed the limits of recycled materials use with a street project that included 400 old toilets incorporated into concrete. ...

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Senate passes two-year transportation bill

Tina Grady Barbaccia - Mar 19, 2012

Senate passes two-year transportation bill

In an overwhelming show of support, the U.S. Senate on March 14 voted to pass a two-year transportation bill valued at $109 billion. The Moving Ahead for Progress in the 21st Century (MAP-21) Act, passed in a generally bipartisan 74-22 vote, ...

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Case Crowns Triple Threat Rodeo Champion

Tina Grady Barbaccia - Feb 21, 2012

Case Construction Equipment crowned the champion of its Triple Threat Rodeo series on Jan. 24 during the World of Concrete 2012 in Las Vegas, following a  day-long competition among 59 of the United States and Canada’s most talented equipment operators ...

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ProPickup Truck Expo debuts at the 2012 Great American Trucking Show

Tina Grady Barbaccia - Feb 08, 2012

The ProPickup Truck Expo, a new one-of-a-kind trade show that showcases pickups and accessories used in construction, trucking, landscaping and other hard-working industries, will take place Aug. 22-24, 2012, as part of the Great American Trucking Show (GATS), held annually ...

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