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RoadWorks

Better Roads Staff - Oct 04, 2011

RoadWorks

New Holland To Offer Compact Equipment Only In an attempt to “refocus” on its strengths in the industrial product space, specifically compact construction, landscaping and utility equipment, New Holland will shed its North American offering of full-sized construction machines starting in ...

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Missouri DOT goal: Re-open flooded roads by end of 2011

Tina Grady Barbaccia - Sep 23, 2011

The Missouri Department of Transportation (MODOT) says its aiming to get flooded routes open as quickly and safely as possible by the end of 2011, the agency announced on Sept. 21. One of the first big steps to accomplish this goal ...

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Flink: PF1HDCD snowplow hitch’s flat front eliminates protruding

Tina Grady Barbaccia - Sep 21, 2011

The PF1HDCD snowplow hitch from Flink Co. is the sixth in the company’s line of hitches. Its electric/hydraulic power command posts allow for hookup at the front of the chassis and demounting of the hitch with snowplow for a flush front ...

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ARTBA study: Fly ash ban for bridge, road construction to up costs by $104.6 billion over 20 years

Tina Grady Barbaccia - Sep 12, 2011

The cost to build roads, runways and bridges would increase by an estimated $104.6 billion throughout the next 20 years if coal fly ash is no longer available as a transportation construction building material, according to a ...

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A Highway of Uncertainty

Tina Grady Barbaccia - Sep 06, 2011

Surface transportation may come to a halt if another extension isn’t granted, but when it’s finally reauthorized it’s uncertain what it will entail. by Tina Grady Barbaccia Waiting for the reauthorization of the surface transportation bill is like waiting for ...

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Emergency funding of $2 million being made available for Iowa flooding victims

Tina Grady Barbaccia - Aug 02, 2011

Two million dollars in quick release emergency money is being made available to the Iowa Department of Transportation to reimburse the state for work done on federal aid highways immediately following the recent flooding there, U.S. Transportation Secretary ...

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RoadWorks

Better Roads Staff - Jul 07, 2011

RoadWorks

by John Latta, Tina Grady Barbaccia and Mike Anderson   New Life Expectancy Self-curing concrete from Canada and long-lived bridge decks A more durable concrete that will increase the average lifespan of bridge decks by more than 20 years compared to typical high-strength concrete, ...

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LaHood announces $1.58 billion for 27 major U.S. transit projects

Tina Grady Barbaccia - Jun 28, 2011

U.S. Transportation Secretary Ray LaHood has announced $1.58 billion for 27 transit projects nationwide that will improve public transportation access for millions of Americans while reducing our dependence on foreign oil and curbing air pollution. “Investing in a modern transportation network ...

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Dirty Jobs’ Rowe creates documentary focusing on importance of trade jobs

Tina Grady Barbaccia - May 12, 2011

Although Mike Rowe, creator and host of the Discovery Channel’s Dirty Jobs, has been testifying before Congress the week of May 8 on issues related to bringing strength back to American manufacturing and asking Congress to focus on creating jobs ...

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Tennessee contractor wins ProPickup magazine’s Big Boss sweepstakes

Tina Grady Barbaccia - May 10, 2011

Tennessee contractor wins ProPickup magazine’s Big Boss sweepstakes

Thomas Ferguson, a Knoxville, Tenn.-based contractor, thought the phone calls and e-mails confirming he was the winner of a customized and outfitted custom work truck, worth about $75,000, were part of an elaborate hoax. When Ferguson verified his being named the ...

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Weighing the Options: Should you go back to gravel roads?

Tina Grady Barbaccia - Apr 07, 2011

A back to gravel option doesn't have to be the only option for a failing roads, even if funds are scarce. Read our "Highway Contractor" article by Better Roads Senior Editor Mike Anderson on what your options are, why a gravel ...

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Cat unveils CT660 vocational truck

Tina Grady Barbaccia - Mar 20, 2011

Cat unveils CT660 vocational truck

by Tina Grady Barbaccia LAS VEGAS–Caterpillar unveiled its CT660 vocational truck on March 20, 2011, at a pre-CONEXPO-CON/AGG 2011 press event. Editors from Randall-Reilly's Construction  Division magazines — Equipment World, Better Roads and Aggregates Manager — attended the event. George Taylor, director of ...

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