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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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Yet more states are thinking outside the public funding box

John Latta - Sep 20, 2010

Wanna buy a road? Two more states are reacting to the inevitable. They must have money for roads but the usual sources are inadequate. Privatization and tolling are coming up again and again as the default option. As Congress leads the ...

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Massachusetts safety group wants more highway safety standards

Tina Grady Barbaccia - Sep 16, 2010

A Massachusetts group is promoting worker safety after a state highway inspector was killed on the job Sept. 14, according to a Sept. 16 report in the Associated General Contractors of America (AGC) SmartBrief newsletter. Gregory Vilidnitsky, 57, was struck and ...

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We’ll drive further per gallon – but on what?

John Latta - Sep 08, 2010

So you know this story by heart. It goes like this: The Highway Trust Fund relies primarily on income from fuel taxes. Its hopelessly short of funds because the gas tax is too low and politicians won't raise it. And of ...

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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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Roads flooded, motorists stranded in Oklahoma

Tina Grady Barbaccia - Jun 14, 2010

Flash flooding across the Oklahoma City area stranded motorists on their morning commutes Monday, prompting at least a half-dozen rescues and at least three interstate closures, authorities said in an Associated Press report. No injuries were immediately reported but drivers were being ...

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Iowa DOT approves $2.3 billion road-widening project

Tina Grady Barbaccia - Jun 10, 2010

The Iowa Transportation Commission on June 8 approved a five-year state highway program that includes $110 million to widen Interstate Highway 35 in West Des Moines from four lanes to six lanes, the Des Moines Register (Iowa) reports. The Iowa Department ...

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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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NHTSA Awards recognize efforts to make roadways safer

Tina Grady Barbaccia - Apr 16, 2010

The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) presented awards on April 12 that honored 19 individuals and one organization for exemplary achievements in promoting highway safety. One of the 19, New Mexico Governor Bill Richardson, was given the Safety Champion award ...

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Illinois governor unveils six-year, $12.84 billion road plan

Tina Grady Barbaccia - Apr 16, 2010

The Illinois Department of Transportation (IDOT) officials and Illinois Gov. Pat Quinn yesterday unveiled a $12.84 billion Multi-Year Highway Improvement Program for Fiscal Years 2011-2016. The proposed program includes a $30.8 million bridge rehabilitation and interchange reconstruction project at I-55 ...

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ESRI developing highway maintenance, linear referencing solution

Tina Grady Barbaccia - Apr 05, 2010

Redlands, Calif.-based ESRI has announced plans to develop a comprehensive highway data maintenance and linear referencing solution scheduled for release in the fourth quarter of 2010. Aimed at highway departments, state departments of transportation, and national roadway administrations, it will provide ...

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Tennessee DOT accepting biofuel corridor grant applications

Tina Grady Barbaccia - Apr 01, 2010

The Tennessee Department of Transportation (TDOT) is now accepting applications for the next round of Green Island Biofuel Corridor Network grants. The deadline to apply for the grants is April 30, 2010. The Green Island grant program is a competitive funding ...

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