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Texas leads U.S. equipment purchases in Q3, sales down 19 percent from 2013

Brian Ethridge - Nov 21, 2014

Texas leads U.S. equipment purchases in Q3, sales down 19 percent from 2013

If you believe everything is bigger in Texas, than it should come as no surprise that the state also needs the most road construction equipment. At 68 buyers during the third quarter of 2014, Texas construction companies financed the most ...

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More states ban ET-Plus guardrail system

Brian Ethridge - Oct 24, 2014

More states ban ET-Plus guardrail system

The list of state department of transportations to have removed the controversial guardrail end-terminal model (ET-Plus) from its approved highway-products list continues to grow. Ten states (and counting)  have now removed the model, including Vermont, Hawaii, Colorado, Massachusetts, Mississippi, Missouri, New ...

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Connecticut leans on federal funding for transportation while others find alternatives

Tina Grady Barbaccia - Oct 06, 2014

Connecticut leans on federal funding for transportation while others find alternatives

Despite some states – and even some counties and municipalities – finding a way to fund transportation projects without relying on the federal government, the state of Connecticut isn’t one of them. (To read, “States Aren’t Waiting Around for Federal ...

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Firefighters plea for better roads and bridges

Brian Ethridge - Aug 29, 2014

Firefighters plea for better roads and bridges

The Missouri State Council of Fire Fighters are pleading with state officials to focus on the safety of state's transportation system. The organization, which represents over 6,000 professional firefighters across the state, has released an open letter to the state. "There are ...

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Missouri voters speak: Sales tax not the place for raising highway monies

Todd Dills - Aug 11, 2014

Missouri voters speak: Sales tax not the place for raising highway monies

Missouri voters in Tuesday’s (8/5) primary elections, as I wrote last week, were presented with a ballot measure that would have raised the state retail sales tax a fraction of a cent to help fund transportation projects — it would also, as ...

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Missouri could get $4.8 billion in transportation projects

Amanda Bayhi - Jul 09, 2014

Missouri could get $4.8 billion in transportation projects

The Missouri Highways and Transportation Commission on Wednesday approved $4.8 billion in transportation projects that could would go into effect if state voters approve a transportation-focused ballot measure at the polls next month, the Missouri Department of Transportation (MoDOT) announced ...

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Missouri's new sales tax hike expected to generate $534 million each year for transportation

Amanda Bayhi - Apr 30, 2014

Missouri's new sales tax hike expected to generate $534 million each year for transportation

The Missouri Senate on Tuesday passed a less than 1-cent sales tax increase aimed at improving transportation in the state, The Kansas City Star reports. If approved by legislature, the 3/4-cent sales tax hike would generate $534 million each year for ...

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PHOTOS, VIDEO: MoDOT employee finds a new way of transportation… skydiving

Tina Grady Barbaccia - Apr 21, 2014

PHOTOS, VIDEO: MoDOT employee finds a new way of transportation… skydiving

With the nation’s congested highway, one woman who works for the Missouri Department of Transportation’s (MoDOT) Southeast District has found another way to get around – by parachute! Doris Dumey, CAP-OM (pronounced Demi, like Demi Moore), is the executive assistant to ...

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Missouri DOT archaeologists find colonial artifacts near Poplar Street Bridge in St. Louis

Amanda Bayhi - Apr 02, 2014

Missouri DOT archaeologists find colonial artifacts near Poplar Street Bridge in St. Louis

What do French settlers have in common with St. Louis’ Poplar Street Bridge? Location, for one. Archaeologists with the Missouri Department of Transportation (MoDOT) have uncovered artifacts dating back to 1764, when French settlers founded the city, near the bridge, St. Louis ...

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‘Ice balloons’ from the TowPlow inventor (PHOTOS)

Tina Grady Barbaccia - Jan 29, 2014

‘Ice balloons’ from the TowPlow inventor (PHOTOS)

Bob Lannert, a retired Missouri Department of Transportation (MoDOT) official who worked for the agency for 34 years and inventor of the TowPlow, shared photos he took in February 2007 just south to the Morley, Missouri, TowPlow plant. Morley is near ...

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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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VIDEO: Rapid-set cement helps rehab seven overpasses, one bridge in St. Louis

Tina Grady Barbaccia - Dec 17, 2013

VIDEO: Rapid-set cement helps rehab seven overpasses, one bridge in St. Louis

  Here’s a look at the rehabilitation of seven overpasses in six locations and one bridge rehabilitation throughout the City of St. Louis. The video below explains how rapid-set cement was used in the rehabilitation and the process of how it was ...

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