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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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California drivers paying the price for deficient roads and bridges

Brian Ethridge - Sep 12, 2014

California drivers paying the price for deficient roads and bridges

Deficient roads and bridges in California cost each local driver $2,500 annually, and $44 billion statewide, according to a new report released by TRIP, a Washington, DC based national transportation organization. The high cost is due to higher vehicle operating costs, traffic ...

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GOP senators predict Highway Trust Fund solution

Brian Ethridge - Sep 02, 2014

GOP senators predict Highway Trust Fund solution

  Senators John Boozman (R-Ark.) and James Inhofe (R-Okla.) have predicted a long-term solution to the Highway Trust Fund (HTF). They predict lawmakers will come up with an idea to fund U.S. transportation projects beyond the gas tax. “Coming up between now and ...

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Firearms to be used for road construction

Brian Ethridge - Aug 19, 2014

Firearms to be used for road construction

Thousands of handguns, rifles and other weapons have been destroyed to eventually be used in construction of roads and bridges. The weapons were melted and converted into steel rebar as part of the Los Angeles County Sheriff Department’s 21st annual ...

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Bursting bubble of big tobacco financing gives glimpse of road building’s future without a gas tax increase

Tom Jackson - Aug 13, 2014

Bursting bubble of big tobacco financing gives glimpse of road building’s future without a gas tax increase

Last week I wrote about how states that engage in public-private partnerships (P3s) and other types of debt and bond financing would create short term gains and long term disaster for the road building industry. This weekend I read an article on ...

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21 states receiving millions to repair storm-damaged roads

Brian Ethridge - Aug 11, 2014

21 states receiving millions to repair storm-damaged roads

The Department of Transportation announced $334 million in emergency funds will be used to help 21 states repair roads and bridges damaged by storms and floods. Colorado will be getting $130 million, which is by far the more than any other ...

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Poll: Americans want good roads & bridges, disagree on how

Brian Ethridge - Aug 07, 2014

Poll: Americans want good roads & bridges, disagree on how

The majority of Americans understand the importance of good highways and bridges, and they understand the benefits of good transportation outweigh the cost to taxpayers. However, not many Americans can agree on how to pay for new roads and repairs. According ...

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Illinois Governor signs $1B plan for road repairs

Brian Ethridge - Jul 23, 2014

Illinois Governor signs $1B plan for road repairs

Illinois Gov. Pat Quinn has signed a $1 billion capital spending plan, intended to create jobs and help repair the state's roads and bridges. Transportation officials claim the money will go toward "shovel ready" road projects scheduled to take place this ...

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What state has the worst roads and bridges in the country?

Brian Ethridge - Jul 16, 2014

What state has the worst roads and bridges in the country?

Ever wonder what state has the worst roads and bridges in the nation? A new “It’s Time to Rebuild America” report from the White House gives that unfortunate title to Rhode Island. The report claims that 41 percent of Rhode Island’s ...

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VIDEO: Grad student creates waterproof concrete that could increase road, bridge life to 120 years

Wayne Grayson - May 06, 2014

VIDEO: Grad student creates waterproof concrete that could increase road, bridge life to 120 years

A new concrete developed by a graduate student and professor at the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee could greatly increase the lifespan of heavily traveled roads and bridges. Related: Inflatable, just-add-water, concrete tent The formula, known as Superhydrophobic Engineered Cementitious Composite (SECC), was developed by ...

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Behind the Design of Colombia’s First Four-Lane Road

Contributed - Apr 11, 2014

Behind the Design of Colombia’s First Four-Lane Road

Mario Huertas Corporation won a $400 million, five-year highway contract to design and build this major part of the country’s infrastructure. With a $20 billion strategy geared toward revamping Colombia’s limited transport infrastructure, the country is tackling a number of ambitious ...

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What your agency needs to know about how this year’s cold and snow might affect spring weather

Tina Grady Barbaccia - Mar 10, 2014

What your agency needs to know about how this year’s cold and snow might affect spring weather

I don’t know about you, but I’m ready for spring weather. Sure, I love winter sports and playing in the snow with my kids, but this winter has been particularly rough with extreme winter weather. It has certainly done a ...

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