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$745 million from U.S. DOT slated for Northeast Corridor construction

Tina Grady Barbaccia - Aug 24, 2011

U.S. Transportation Secretary Ray LaHood on Aug. 22 announced nearly $745 million for construction along the Northeast Corridor (NEC) to upgrade some of the most heavily-used sections. The NEC will receive $449.94 million to upgrade electrical ...

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Mike Anderson’s American Iron

Better Roads Staff - Dec 01, 2010

Mike Anderson’s American Iron

Walking out on a springboard By Mike Anderson If the past few months are any indication, we’re all going to be busier in 2011. I know, I know. Some of you have undoubtedly already said, “Well, it couldn’t get any slower.” In some ...

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Bridge Collapses in Minnesota II

John Latta - Oct 20, 2010

This is one of those stories I have to be careful with. The basic story is that a milling machine toppled partly into water when a section of the river bridge it was working on collapsed.It is not the I-35W ...

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Upon further review — a Stimulus update

John Latta - Sep 29, 2010

The American Association of State Highway and Transportation Officials (AASHTO) has released a new report on the Recovery Act, arguing with numbers and project stories that the Stimulus is working and working well. According to AASHTO executive director John Horsley ,"These ...

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Dirty Job’s Mike Rowe launches AEM campaign

Tina Grady Barbaccia - Sep 29, 2010

Association of Equipment Manufacturers (AEM) and Mike Rowe, creator and host of Discovery Channel’s “Dirty Jobs,” joined forces today in Washington, D.C. for the launch of I Make America, a national grassroots campaign to promote U.S. manufacturing jobs through infrastructure ...

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TRIP: Show N.H. the money for failing bridges, roads

Tina Grady Barbaccia - Jun 21, 2010

One-third of New Hampshire’ major roads are deteriorated, 32 percent of the state’s bridges are structurally deficient or functionally obsolete, and more than half of the state’s roads are congested during peak travel times, but the state lacks adequate funding ...

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Lura offers screed system as free trial to DOTs

Tina Grady Barbaccia - Jun 10, 2010

Lura offers screed system as free trial to DOTs

Lura Enterprises, manufacturer of The Lightning Strike Concrete Screed System is offering DOT bridge and road maintenance crews the opportunity to try out its screed system for two weeks. For the cost of shipping – about $500 – participants will receive ...

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ARTBA: Senate climate bill ‘shorts’ transportation sector

Tina Grady Barbaccia - May 13, 2010

A majority of the revenue generated from a new transportation user fee included in a climate bill proposed in the U.S. Senate would be diverted to non-transportation purposes —- a departure from 54 years of federal policy, according to the ...

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Granite Construction joint venture team competing for projects in Guam

Tina Grady Barbaccia - May 13, 2010

Granite Construction Incorporated announced today that the joint-venture team composed of Granite, Hensel Phelps and Traylor Brothers is among seven teams of contractors awarded a $4 billion multiple award construction contract (MACC) by the Naval Facilities Engineering Command (NAVFAC), Pacific. ...

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Doosan Portable Power adds Central Texas Equipment Co. to dealer network

Tina Grady Barbaccia - Apr 30, 2010

Doosan Portable Power has appointed Central Texas Equipment Company of Round Rock, Texas, as an authorized dealer of its Ingersoll Rand-branded line of portable air compressors, light compaction equipment and lighting systems for the Austin and San Antonio areas of ...

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Florida concrete producer announces potential layoff

Tina Grady Barbaccia - Mar 16, 2010

Jacksonville-based Gate Concrete Products Co., a producer of prestressed concrete products for use in bridges and building structures, today announced a potential layoff of between 20-115 workers in May, according to an Aggregate Research (ARI) report. Gate Construction Materials Group President ...

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Asphalt Pavement Alliance announces new campaign, industry unity at World of Asphalt

Tina Grady Barbaccia - Feb 23, 2010

The Asphalt Pavement Alliance announced at the World of Asphalt (WOA) Show and Conference, held Feb. 15-19 in Cincinnati, Ohio,  the launch of its new campaign in support of asphalt pavements. “This is a great partnership between the State Asphalt Pavement ...

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