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Federal Report Evaluates Condition & Performance of Nation’s Transportation System

Tina Grady Barbaccia - Feb 08, 2010

Spending by all levels of government on the nation's highways and transit lines has increased substantially in recent years but steep increases in construction costs have eroded the purchasing power of this investment, according to the U.S. Department of Transportation, ...

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A Fast Fix for an Ohio Bridge Using an Integrated Fiber Reinforced Polymer bridge system

Tina Grady Barbaccia - Feb 01, 2010

A Fast Fix for an Ohio Bridge Using an Integrated Fiber Reinforced Polymer bridge system

How Eight Mile Road Bridge in Hamilton County, Ohio, used a bridge system prefabricated with integral beams and deck incorporating the entire superstructure for a rapid installation. Article contributed by Composite Advantage Eight Mile Road Bridge, a short span concrete structure built in ...

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Step away from the computer and pick up the phone TODAY

Tina Grady Barbaccia - Dec 10, 2009

Just pick up the phone. You know you can do it. Step away from the computer and do things what has become "the old-fashioned way." Use your voice and make it heard today as part of the Transportation Construction Coalition's (TCC) phone ...

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TRIP report: One-fourth of Wyoming’s roads substandard, state has high traffic fatality rate

Tina Grady Barbaccia - Dec 03, 2009

Nearly one quarter of Wyoming’s major roads are in poor condition, with pavement deterioration projected to worsen significantly in the coming years under current funding levels, according to a new report released today by TRIP, a Washington, D.C.-based national transportation ...

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And the bridges continue to crumble: Now Tennessee must perform emergency bridge repairs

Tina Grady Barbaccia - Nov 10, 2009

And the crumbling bridges continue. I thought we finally learned something from the Minnesota I-35W bridge collapse two years ago. But since then, we've had the much-publicized closure of the Oakland Bridge and most recently the Bay Bridge. That's two in California ...

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Better Bridges: Bridge Inventory 2009 State of Bridges

Tina Grady Barbaccia - Nov 01, 2009

Better Bridges:  Bridge Inventory 2009  State of Bridges

The Better Roads Bridge Inventory is an exclusive, award-winning annual survey that has been conducted since 1979. Bridge engineers from every state and Washington, D.C., are set a survey with both qualitative and quantitative questions. The Federal Highway Administration, in ...

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RoadWorks: Privatization Report: Some Ups, Some Downs

Brooke Wisdom - Nov 01, 2009

RoadWorks:  Privatization Report:  Some Ups, Some Downs

Governments at all levels are turning to private options to help them get through, and break out of, the current recession, according to the Reason Foundation’s Annual Privatization Report. “Governments are swimming in red ink and realizing the effects of the ...

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Calling at DOTs, contractors and manufacturers: Seeking nominations for the Top Innovations of 2009

Tina Grady Barbaccia - Oct 20, 2009

Every year, hundreds of new products are rolled out in the road and bridge building industry. And some of the equipment and products stand out as innovative and unique, so every year, Better Roads puts together a list of the top ...

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Even with stimulus, some states being asked to tighten their belts

Tina Grady Barbaccia - Oct 13, 2009

Looks like even with the stimulus, some states are going to have to tighten their belts when it comes to transportation funding. Doesn't seem to make much sense, does it? I thought the stimulus was supposed provide MORE money to allow ...

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Highway bill reauthorization delay has slowed projects, perpetuating bad road conditions in U.S.

Tina Grady Barbaccia - Oct 08, 2009

Looks like we're already seeing the effects of Congress' failure to pass legislation reauthorizing SAFETEA-LU. States are reticient to put out jobs for bid because they don't know when or whether they'll have the funding. Oklahoma is one such state. On ...

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