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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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Two students take top honors in ARTBA video contest

Brian Ethridge - Sep 22, 2014

Two students take top honors in ARTBA video contest

A high school student from Pennsylvania and an undergraduate student from Florida Polytechnic Institute were named winners of the American Road & Transportation Builders Association’s (ARTBA) 4th annual “Student Transportation Video Contest.” The contest aimed to raise awareness about infrastructure issues by challenging students ...

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Roads and bridges in Pennsylvania fail to make the grade

Brian Ethridge - Aug 27, 2014

Roads and bridges in Pennsylvania fail to make the grade

Long story short: Pennsylvania's roads and bridges need a lot of work. According to the American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE), the state has the worst transportation infrastructure in America. ASCE gave the state a D-minues grade, the worst of any other ...

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Volvo expects 6,000 visitors in next year at new 20,000-square-foot North American Customer Center

Amy Materson - Jun 27, 2014

Volvo expects 6,000 visitors in next year at new 20,000-square-foot North American Customer Center

More than 6,000 customers, operators and dealers are expected to visit Volvo’s Shippensburg, Pa.-based Customer Center in its first year. The new facility on Monday hosted ribbon cutting ceremonies by Rep. Bill Shuster (R-Pa.), Rep. Lou Barletta (R-Pa.), Rep. Scott ...

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PHOTOS: LIUNA launches campaign to urge Congress to pass long-term highway bill

Amanda Bayhi - May 13, 2014

PHOTOS: LIUNA launches campaign to urge Congress to pass long-term highway bill

The Laborers’ International Union of North America (LIUNA) on Monday unveiled its new creative media campaign, which is created to urge Congress to pass a long-term, full-investment highway bill. The union unveiled the campaign at an Infrastructure Week briefing at the ...

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Texas leads U.S. with largest road repair debt

Amanda Bayhi - Apr 25, 2014

Texas leads U.S. with largest road repair debt

How much does your state need each year to fund necessary road repairs through 2017? Texas needs $4,636 million annually, making it the state with the highest amount of funding needed, according to a report from Bloomberg. Following close behind are North ...

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American Infrastructure wins Award of Excellence for Pennsylvania Turnpike new electronic interchange project

Amanda Bayhi - Nov 29, 2013

American Infrastructure wins Award of Excellence for Pennsylvania Turnpike new electronic interchange project

The Allan A. Myers division of American Infrastructure, a construction company and materials supplier, has won the the Associated Builders and Contractors (ABC) Eastern Pennsylvania Chapter’s Award of Excellence for its work with the Pennsylvania Turnpike new electronic interchange project ...

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Pennsylvania Governor Corbett signs five-year transportation funding bill

Amanda Bayhi - Nov 25, 2013

Pennsylvania Governor Corbett signs five-year transportation funding bill

Pennsylvania Governor Tom Corbett on Monday signed a five-year transportation funding bill for the state. The legislation is expected to generate an additional $242 million in fiscal year 2013, and it will add $1.6 billion to $1.8 billion in the fifth ...

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Beware of these 10 haunted roads in the U.S. and England

Amanda Bayhi - Oct 30, 2013

Beware of these 10 haunted roads in the U.S. and England

Around Halloween each year, talk of haunted sites seems to become more prevalent. Those haunted sites may involve haunted houses, haunted cemeteries, haunted asylums and more. Of course, we can’t forget about the haunted roads. Sure, you’ve probably heard of headless horseman ...

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Look Ma, No Hands: A car that drives itself

Tina Grady Barbaccia - Sep 09, 2013

Look Ma, No Hands: A car that drives itself

Oh, wouldn’t it be nice to have a car that drives without assistance? Sure, you can hire a chauffeur so you don’t have to drive, but I’m talking about a car that actually drives itself. No chauffeur needed. This idea is ...

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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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Ignore the potholes; re-elect me!

John Latta - Aug 02, 2013

Ignore the potholes; re-elect me!

Think of it as a NIMBP problem. As in a Not In My Back Pocket problem. Americans want more money to be spent on our roads and bridges. They just don’t want to be the ones who supply it. Pennsylvania is just ...

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