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When the Cold Storms Come

Better Roads Staff - Jun 05, 2013

When the Cold Storms Come

Winter road maintenance gets ready for the toughest season   By John Latta     Winter work on our transportation infrastructure is (a) essential and (b) expensive. But just how much pressure does winter bring to bear on the people who care for our highways ...

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The roads to First Manassas, then and now.

John Latta - Mar 26, 2013

The roads to First Manassas, then and now.

The things we do in the name of progress. Progress is one of those wonderfully vague words that can be used in any number of contexts, often by diametrically opposed sides of the same debate in support of their cause. It's meaningless ...

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America’s roads and bridges ‘not crumbling’ – report

John Latta - Feb 21, 2013

A new report from the Reason Foundation concludes, after  examining 20 years of state highway data, that the condition of America’s state-controlled roads has improved in seven key areas including deficient bridges and pavement condition. “There are still plenty of problems ...

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President pushes transportation construction speed-up in TV meetings

John Latta - Feb 20, 2013

President pushes transportation construction speed-up in TV meetings

President Obama is set to sit down today for interviews with half a dozen television stations from major cities to push a plan that will speed up transportation construction projects. This has been a clearly-stated and much publicized goal of ...

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So, how are you guys splitting the tab?

John Latta - Nov 06, 2012

So, how are you guys splitting the tab?

It's not as if everyone sat around the table looking the other way when the waiter came with the bill. We know the size of the bill to fund what we must do for our transportation infrastructure and we know Johnny ...

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Recognize quality asphalt paving projects, deadline now Oct. 12

Staff Report - Oct 02, 2012

The deadline for nominating Quality in Construction Awards to the National Asphalt Pavement Association (NAPA) has been extended by one week to Friday, Oct. 12. NAPA's Quality in Construction Awards nationally recognizes superior asphalt paving projects around the nation.   The awards ...

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Parsons appoints VP, MENA+ talent management

Tina Grady Barbaccia - Apr 28, 2012

Parsons appoints VP, MENA+ talent management

Daniel L. “Dan” Garbutt has assumed the position of vice president, MENA+ Talent Management at Parson. In his new role, Garbutt will be responsible for leading Parsons’ human capital initiatives and programs in the MENA+ region, which includes the ...

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The link that is not missing, and Shakespeare 116

John Latta - Mar 21, 2012

So extension number nine appears inevitable. House Transportation and Infrastructure committee chairman John Mica says its likely to be a three month extension. It will allow the House Republicans to come up with a bill of their own to pass the ...

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Senate passes two-year transportation bill

Tina Grady Barbaccia - Mar 19, 2012

Senate passes two-year transportation bill

In an overwhelming show of support, the U.S. Senate on March 14 voted to pass a two-year transportation bill valued at $109 billion. The Moving Ahead for Progress in the 21st Century (MAP-21) Act, passed in a generally bipartisan 74-22 vote, ...

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Civic Lessons

John Latta - Mar 01, 2012

Watching the reauthorization wheels go round and round remains one of the most frustrating occupations in our industry. The Senate Bill creeps ahead after some extraneous amendments have been hurdled. The House Republicans are now looking at a heavily reworked bill, ...

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Let ‘em have it this week!

John Latta - Feb 20, 2012

I'm repeating myself, I know, but I want to urge as many of you as possible to take advantage of this week's Congressional recess. Members are back in their districts and this is an election year. Put a little heat ...

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Mica’s Move is Made: Now let’s keep moving

John Latta - Feb 01, 2012

House Transportation and Infrastructure Committee Chairman John Mica and Members of the committee unveiled the American Energy an Infrastructure Jobs Act yesterday. I would like to think contractors, subs, agencies,equipment dealerships and OEMs are excited and getting ready to move quickly ...

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