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NAPA recognizes 198 projects with Quality in Construction Awards

Amanda Bayhi - Feb 07, 2014

NAPA recognizes 198 projects with Quality in Construction Awards

The National Asphalt Pavement Association (NAPA) on Wednesday recognized the 2013 Quality in Construction Award winners during its 59th Annual Meeting in Boca Raton, Florida. The association honored 198 projects completed by 81 companies. NAPA specifically noted 100 projects for their ...

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10 States with the Worst Drivers

Amanda Bayhi - Dec 19, 2013

10 States with the Worst Drivers

When I’m driving, if someone cuts me off, I’ll momentarily think, “These are some of the worst drivers!” Now, that’s a bit melodramatic. But for drivers in 10 states, that statement isn’t too far from the truth. CarInsuranceComparison.com released a report on ...

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Getting around town via trolley

Tina Grady Barbaccia - Oct 18, 2013

Getting around town via trolley

Riding around Clearwater, Florida, on a trolley has become so popular that The Jolley Trolley has added the 19th trolley to its fleet. This popular mode of transportation for Pinellas County serves both local residents and tourists and is geared toward ...

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MAP-21: The good, the bad and the lessons learned

Amanda Bayhi - Sep 30, 2013

MAP-21: The good, the bad and the lessons learned

With reauthorization less than a year away, many agencies are thinking about ways lawmakers can improve the new federal bill. Four American Public Works Association (APWA) Transportation Committee members joined last month at the APWA Congress and Exposition in Chicago, Illinois, ...

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10 Highways American Drivers Hate

Amanda Bayhi - Sep 26, 2013

10 Highways American Drivers Hate

Most drivers dislike something about driving, whether it’s a long commute, traffic congestion, seemingly unfair traffic lights, numerous potholes or a number of other aspects. Jalopnik readers have spoken up about highways they hate. The auto-focused website asked earlier this week, ...

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A Car That’s Out of This World

Tina Grady Barbaccia - Sep 24, 2013

A Car That’s Out of This World

After Florida native Michael Vetter posted his custom-built car to eBay for $100,000, it began creating a buzz amongst car enthusiasts and the motoring public. Dubbed as an Extraterrestrial vehicle (ETV) for its unique appearance — a chassis that is said ...

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Fun With Road Signs

Tina Grady Barbaccia - Sep 03, 2013

Fun With Road Signs

While running the Emerald City Half Marathon in Dublin, Ohio, in late August, I managed to pass the miles by reading the amusing signs spectators made to cheer on friends and family – and the funny signs that some runners ...

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Weirdest U.S. Driving Laws

Lauren Heartsill Dowdle - Sep 02, 2013

Weirdest U.S. Driving Laws

Don’t run red lights or stop signs. Stay on your side if there are double lines. These are all laws we know and hopefully abide by – but what about these crazy rules? Many states have outlawed texting while driving. But ...

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National Drilling Association to host Annual Convention in Lake Buena Vista, Florida

Amanda Bayhi - Aug 13, 2013

National Drilling Association to host Annual Convention in Lake Buena Vista, Florida

The National Drilling Association will host its Annual Convention from October 17-19 at the Wyndham Lake Buena Vista Resort in Lake Buena Vista, Florida. Tim Connor, management and leadership speaker, trainer and international best-selling author of more than 80 books, will ...

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Florida man designs hurricane-resistant traffic signal hangers

Amanda Bayhi - Jul 17, 2013

Florida man designs hurricane-resistant traffic signal hangers

The Florida Department of Transportation (FDOT) is installing pivotal hangers at traffic signals throughout the state to protect the signals from hurricane damage, according to a report from the Sun Sentinel. The hangers, designed by Florida native Robert Townsend, will be ...

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Florida teen discovers new biofuel technology

Amanda Bayhi - Jul 08, 2013

Florida teen discovers new biofuel technology

A Florida teen has discovered a new method for creating biofuel, according to our sister site, Total Landscape Care. Evie Sobczak, a 16-year-old from St. Petersburg, Florida, engineered a way to turn algae into biodiesel. Her method, which does not use ...

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Florida’s Red Light Camera Game: G R E E N orange R E D

John Latta - May 17, 2013

Florida’s Red Light Camera Game: G R E E N orange R E D

A lot of orange traffic lights in Florida don’t last as long as they used to. And that has stirred up a hornet’s nest. Are shorter orange light times just there to make money via red light cameras (RLC)? Do they ...

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