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Looking for the best of the best in equipment and products: Deadline Nov. 12 at 5 p.m. CT

Tina Grady Barbaccia - Nov 10, 2014

Looking for the best of the best in equipment and products: Deadline Nov. 12 at 5 p.m. CT

The Better Roads staff has been going through the hundreds of products and equipment we’ve covered or received press releases about throughout 2014. It’s a massive undertaking the staff goes through each year. The sheer volume of introductions is overwhelming. Better ...

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Construction equipment among quickest recovering industries from recession

Wayne Grayson - Sep 10, 2014

Construction equipment among quickest recovering industries from recession

According to a new study of the construction equipment industry released Tuesday by the Association of Equipment Manufacturers, the industry was among the quickest to recover from the throes of the Great Recession and contributes nearly four times its market ...

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10 States in dire need of Highway Trust Fund

Brian Ethridge - Jul 11, 2014

10 States in dire need of Highway Trust Fund

The end of the federal Highway Trust Fund appeared imminent until recently and transportation officials from throughout the United States were panicking. Congress hadn’t been close on a new funding plan until Thursday afternoon when the House Ways and Means ...

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TRIP report finds Montana’s highways, bridges ‘increasingly deteriorated and crowded’

Amanda Bayhi - Feb 19, 2014

TRIP report finds Montana’s highways, bridges ‘increasingly deteriorated and crowded’

A new report finds that Montana’s highways and bridges are in poor and mediocre condition, with the state’s traffic fatality rate among the worst in the nation. Transportation research group TRIP on Wednesday released a report on Montana’s highway infrastructure, noting ...

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Highway expansion and local traffic: oil and water?

John Latta - Jul 12, 2013

Highway expansion and local traffic: oil and water?

The highway, that venerable American institution--that core value, that industry and community building institution--is under assault again. Better Institutions, a blog about transportation and urban planning policy, joins a chorus of blogs addressing what it calls, “The self-defeating nature of highway ...

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Florida Congressional hearing on major transportation bill today

Tina Grady Barbaccia - Mar 14, 2011

House Transportation Committee Chairman John L. Mica (R-Fla.) conducted a Congressional field hearing today in Central Florida on pending major transportation legislation. This will be the only scheduled field hearing in Florida on the transportation bill. The Committee is conducting an ...

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Caltrans veteran joins OCTA

Tina Grady Barbaccia - Jul 23, 2010

Caltrans veteran joins OCTA

Jim Beil, a 22-year transportation veteran from Caltrans, will join the Orange County Transportation Authority (OCTA) as the new executive director of Capital Programs. Beil, Caltrans deputy district director of Capital Outlay Programs, will begin his new post at OCTA on ...

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Rep. Duncan: Reauthorization stalled because no one can agree

Tina Grady Barbaccia - Apr 15, 2010

U.S. Rep. John J. Duncan, Jr. (R-TN), Highways and Transit Subcommittee Ranking Member, told his colleagues during a hearing on using innovative financing practices to deliver surface transportation projects that the main reason that reauthorization has been stalled is because ...

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Safety is in the numbers for pothole patching crews

Tina Grady Barbaccia - Mar 30, 2010

If a main street, highway or expressway is in need of a pothole patching job, a crew of between six and 10 workers may be required to safely get the job done, according to the Illinois Department of Transportation (IDOT) ...

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TRIP report: North Carolina faces $20 billion shortfall in next 20 years

Tina Grady Barbaccia - Mar 23, 2010

TRIP today released a North Carolina report at news conferences in Charlotte, Raleigh and Winston-Salem. The report, “The Future of North Carolina’s Transportation System,” analyzes road and bridge conditions, traffic congestion, economic development and job creation, highway safety, and transportation funding ...

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$17.6 billion 'jobs bill' passes Senate, transfers $19.5 billion into Highway Trust Fund

Tina Grady Barbaccia - Mar 17, 2010

St. Patrick's Day must be lucky for than the Irish. Looks like the transportation industry is in luck until at least the end of the year. The Senate voted 68-34 on March 17 to pass H.R. 2847, the $17.6 billion "jobs bill" known ...

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Hanson Pipe and Precast Replaces Collapsed Metal Culvert with Concrete on Major Canadian Highway

Tina Grady Barbaccia - Mar 15, 2010

Hanson Pipe & Precast provided 15 pieces of 2,400-mm diameter concrete pipe on March 2 for the eastbound lane of Highway 417, in Ottawa, Ontario, after road contractors filling potholes discovered the collapse of a deteriorating 30-year-old metal culvert beneath ...

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