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Tappan Zee bridge site welcomes humongous floating crane

Wayne Grayson - Oct 10, 2014

Tappan Zee bridge site welcomes humongous floating crane

One of the world’s largest floating cranes has officially reported for duty at the site of New York’s upcoming Tappan Zee Bridge replacement. The crane, dubbed the “Left Coast Lifter” for its role in the construction of the new eastern span of ...

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Nearly half of New York roads need work

Brian Ethridge - Oct 01, 2014

Nearly half of New York roads need work

Nearly half of New York's locally maintained roads are in need of rehabilitation, preservation or reconstruction, according to the latest TRIP report. Almost one-third of the state's locally maintained bridges are deficient and in need of corrective maintenance or rehabilitation. Unfortunately, ...

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Deadliest and safest places to drive in the United States

Brian Ethridge - Sep 05, 2014

Deadliest and safest places to drive in the United States

Road safety is always a concern, regardless of where you live. The good news is road fatalities across the United States are down 23 percent since 2005. The bad news: road fatalities still happen far too often. Michael Sivak, research professor ...

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Contractor must pay $5 million in back pay

Tina Grady Barbaccia - Jun 11, 2014

Contractor must pay $5 million in back pay

The U.S. Department of Labor (DOL) has secured nearly $5 million in back wages for about 500 workers on the federally assisted Grand Street Guild construction project in New York City’s Lower East Side, which involved the refurbishment and rehabilitation ...

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Obama, Biden call for infrastructure investment

Amanda Bayhi - May 15, 2014

Obama, Biden call for infrastructure investment

President Barack Obama and Vice President Joe Biden pushed for transportation infrastructure investment during their respective trips to New York’s Tappan Zee Bridge and Ohio’s Greater Cleveland Regional Transit Authority this week. While at the site of the $3.9 billion Tappan ...

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Find out which state leads the nation in construction job losses

Tina Grady Barbaccia - Apr 24, 2014

Find out which state leads the nation in construction job losses

After Superstorm Sandy wreaked havoc on the East Coast, pummeling the New Jersey shore in particular, businesses in 113 of 565 New Jersey municipalities experienced a combined total of $382 million in commercial property loss, according to Federal Emergency Management ...

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New York Transportation Commissioner McDonald: Transportation is ‘sustainability issue,’ ‘economic development issue’

Amanda Bayhi - Mar 24, 2014

New York Transportation Commissioner McDonald: Transportation is ‘sustainability issue,’ ‘economic development issue’

What is the best way to get people interested in transportation infrastructure? New York Transportation Commissioner Joan McDonald says the answer lies in showing them transportation is about more than just transportation. During a forum on congestion pricing, McDonald explained that getting ...

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Massive bridge-building crane floats into New York Harbor

Amanda Bayhi - Jan 31, 2014

Massive bridge-building crane floats into New York Harbor

A giant floating crane glided into the New York Harbor on Thursday morning, ready to serve its latest purpose: To help construct the Tappan Zee Bridge, The Journal News reports. Named for its first job on the San Francisco-Oakland Bay Bridge ...

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Metro-North derailment demonstrates need for infrastructure investment, says LaHood

Amanda Bayhi - Dec 05, 2013

Metro-North derailment demonstrates need for infrastructure investment, says LaHood

A commuter train in New York derailed Sunday, and former U.S. Transportation Secretary Ray LaHood is pointing to the crash as an example of the need for investment in transportation infrastructure. The southbound Metro-North train, which was carrying about 150 passengers, ...

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Genie S-85 boom lift helps install Rockefeller Center Christmas tree

Amanda Bayhi - Nov 21, 2013

Genie S-85 boom lift helps install Rockefeller Center Christmas tree

A Genie S-85 telescopic boom aided in the installation of the Rockefeller Christmas tree earlier this month. The lift, provided by Genie dealer Tri Lift, allowed the rigging crew to place the necessary guy wires after a large crane raised the ...

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Trucking group sues New York Thruway Authority for misusing toll revenues

Amanda Bayhi - Nov 19, 2013

Trucking group sues New York Thruway Authority for misusing toll revenues

A group of trucking advocates has sued the New York State Thruway Authority for using toll revenues to fund canal maintenance, our sister site, Overdrive, reports. The American Trucking Association (ATA) filed a class-action suit on November 14. The association is ...

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DOT chief Foxx commends ongoing Superstorm Sandy recovery efforts

Amanda Bayhi - Oct 29, 2013

DOT chief Foxx commends ongoing Superstorm Sandy recovery efforts

One year after Superstorm Sandy hit the East Coast, crews are continuing to repair damages to transportation infrastructure in New York, New Jersey and other states affected by the storm. In a blog post today, Transportation Secretary Anthony Foxx notes that ...

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