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TRIP: Oklahoma significantly improves infrastructure, but HTF insolvency ‘threatens further progress’

Amanda Bayhi - Jun 26, 2014

TRIP: Oklahoma significantly improves infrastructure, but HTF insolvency ‘threatens further progress’

Oklahoma has significantly improved its roads, bridges and highway safety since 2005, but “uncertainty about future federal funding threatens further progress,” according to a report released Thursday by national transportation research group TRIP. The report, “Modernizing Oklahoma's Transportation System: Progress and ...

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Oklahoma Legislature cuts transportation budget by $28.5 million

Amanda Bayhi - Jun 04, 2014

Oklahoma Legislature cuts transportation budget by $28.5 million

The Oklahoma Department of Transportation (ODOT) will experience $28.5 million in cuts in its fiscal year 2015 budget, Tulsa World reports. The cuts amount to a 5.5-percent reduction -- a loss of about $11 million in revenue from gas taxes. The total ...

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Oklahoma DOT looks to Caltrans for bridge assessment advice

Amanda Bayhi - Apr 22, 2014

Oklahoma DOT looks to Caltrans for bridge assessment advice

Bridges across the nation are aging, with many now well past their projected life spans. Oklahoma’s bridges are among those aging structures. In the "Better Bridges 2013 Bridge Inventory," Better Roads reported that 14 percent of the state’s 7,664 bridges were either ...

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Fun With Road Signs

Tina Grady Barbaccia - Sep 03, 2013

Fun With Road Signs

While running the Emerald City Half Marathon in Dublin, Ohio, in late August, I managed to pass the miles by reading the amusing signs spectators made to cheer on friends and family – and the funny signs that some runners ...

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BOMAG to end Kewanee operations, relocate to southern U.S.

Amanda Bayhi - Aug 29, 2013

BOMAG to end Kewanee operations, relocate to southern U.S.

BOMAG Americas will discontinue manufacturing operations at its Kewanee, Illinois, plant by the end of 2014 and relocate to somewhere in the southern United States, according to a report from our sister site, Equipment World. The new location has not yet ...

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Cat dealers continue to aid in Oklahoma tornado recovery effort

Amanda Bayhi - Aug 28, 2013

Cat dealers continue to aid in Oklahoma tornado recovery effort

Warren Cat, a Caterpillar dealer that helped first responders after a tornado flattened Moore, Oklahoma, on May 20, has continued to help with recovery efforts in the area, according to a report from our sister site, Total Landscape Care. Immediately following ...

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Do something for Moore

Amanda Bayhi - May 28, 2013

Do something for Moore

Our sister site, Equipment World, has shared some advice for helping Moore, Oklahoma, in its tornado recovery efforts: “Just do something.” Equipment World Executive Editor Tom Jackson pointed out that something as simple as handing out cold bottles of water, giving ...

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Moore officials open additional roads, police remove check-in points

Amanda Bayhi - May 24, 2013

Moore officials open additional roads, police remove check-in points

Moore officials stated on Twitter that several roads have been opened in addition to those that were opened on Wednesday. The city announced yesterday that Interstate 35 and Interstate 44 are “open but highly congested.” Moore street also opened yesterday, but ...

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Oklahoma DOT helps tornado recovery efforts

Amanda Bayhi - May 23, 2013

Oklahoma DOT helps tornado recovery efforts

Oklahoma Department of Transportation (ODOT) crews have traveled from all over the state to help with recovery efforts in Moore. ODOT has posted several updates, including photos, to Twitter over the past couple of days about the agency’s crews and equipment ...

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Moore roads open with restrictions

Amanda Bayhi - May 22, 2013

Moore roads open with restrictions

The City of Moore, Oklahoma, announced on Twitter today that roads are opening after 3 p.m. today. Residential access is limited to light vehicle and pedestrian traffic. The city’s Twitter feed notes that no large trucks will be allowed in neighborhoods. ...

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Doosan Portable Power names Pioneer Equipment Rental as authorized dealer

Tina Grady Barbaccia - Jun 22, 2010

Pioneer Equipment Rental and Sales of Ponca City, Okla., is now an authorized retail dealer of Doosan Portable Power's line of air compressors and light construction equipment. Pioneer Equipment Rental has previously offered Ingersoll Rand-branded air compressors on a rental basis. ...

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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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