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They cost how much! Are they worth it?

John Latta - Jun 27, 2011

Checking out some British road building news and came across an interesting commentary by the architecture correspondent of The Guardian newspaper. It came packaged with an online story about two new, short, roads in Britain. The first in Scotland cost ...

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Texas’ transportation funding nightmare

John Latta - Mar 10, 2011

Here is a very scary prediction: "By 2025, only 21 percent of Texas' roads will be in good or better condition." It's not my prediction, it comes from the Center for Transportation Research at the University of Texas, and its contained in ...

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Climate-controlled street and traffic lights

John Latta - Mar 09, 2011

It's Cornhusker common-sense. Nature is being called on to provide light at night for people using roads in Lincoln, Neb. The city is testing wind and solar power as a source of energy to power street and traffic lights. It's a ...

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Build now, pay later

John Latta - Jan 24, 2011

A $1.8 billion road project in Florida is being done for the state without the state itself paying a penny for it. Yet. The repair and widening of I-595 will be finished before the contractor gets paid. It's a public-private arrangement ...

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New highways create jobs. What if they are foreign?

John Latta - Dec 08, 2010

Uh oh. Is this something we are going to see more of? The case is among the first brought by a union to stop a public project being handled by private investors, an area that is growing in the U.S. ...

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It's this simple. Good roads cost us less.

John Latta - Nov 30, 2010

Here is a very simple observation made by a newspaperman after the release of a new report. He points out that it costs us more to have bad roads than to keep good ones in good shape. Pennsylvanians are spending ...

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TRIP: Show N.H. the money for failing bridges, roads

Tina Grady Barbaccia - Jun 21, 2010

One-third of New Hampshire’ major roads are deteriorated, 32 percent of the state’s bridges are structurally deficient or functionally obsolete, and more than half of the state’s roads are congested during peak travel times, but the state lacks adequate funding ...

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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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Iowa DOT approves $2.3 billion road-widening project

Tina Grady Barbaccia - Jun 10, 2010

The Iowa Transportation Commission on June 8 approved a five-year state highway program that includes $110 million to widen Interstate Highway 35 in West Des Moines from four lanes to six lanes, the Des Moines Register (Iowa) reports. The Iowa Department ...

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Lura offers screed system as free trial to DOTs

Tina Grady Barbaccia - Jun 10, 2010

Lura offers screed system as free trial to DOTs

Lura Enterprises, manufacturer of The Lightning Strike Concrete Screed System is offering DOT bridge and road maintenance crews the opportunity to try out its screed system for two weeks. For the cost of shipping – about $500 – participants will receive ...

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ARTBA: Senate climate bill 'shorts' transportation sector

Tina Grady Barbaccia - May 13, 2010

A majority of the revenue generated from a new transportation user fee included in a climate bill proposed in the U.S. Senate would be diverted to non-transportation purposes —- a departure from 54 years of federal policy, according to the ...

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Granite Construction joint venture team competing for projects in Guam

Tina Grady Barbaccia - May 13, 2010

Granite Construction Incorporated announced today that the joint-venture team composed of Granite, Hensel Phelps and Traylor Brothers is among seven teams of contractors awarded a $4 billion multiple award construction contract (MACC) by the Naval Facilities Engineering Command (NAVFAC), Pacific. ...

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