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Proposed rule broadens DBE Program inclusions, requires greater accountability from administering agencies

Tina Grady Barbaccia - May 07, 2010

Small businesses would benefit from a proposed rule that would help more economically and socially disadvantaged businesses participate in federal highway, transit and airport construction projects, while making the states and agencies that run the Disadvantaged Business Enterprise (DBE) Program ...

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Safety is in the numbers for pothole patching crews

Tina Grady Barbaccia - Mar 30, 2010

If a main street, highway or expressway is in need of a pothole patching job, a crew of between six and 10 workers may be required to safely get the job done, according to the Illinois Department of Transportation (IDOT) ...

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The feast and famine of road repairs

Tina Grady Barbaccia - Mar 30, 2010

It’s either feast or famine. After several years of minimal maintenance and street resurfacing in the Chicago area because of state funding shortfalls, dozens of projects were carried out last year because of stimulus funding. And about 45 miles of road ...

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Asphalt Pavement Alliance announces new campaign, industry unity at World of Asphalt

Tina Grady Barbaccia - Feb 23, 2010

The Asphalt Pavement Alliance announced at the World of Asphalt (WOA) Show and Conference, held Feb. 15-19 in Cincinnati, Ohio,  the launch of its new campaign in support of asphalt pavements. “This is a great partnership between the State Asphalt Pavement ...

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New sample bill will aid states in banning texting while driving

Tina Grady Barbaccia - Feb 22, 2010

U.S. Transportation Secretary Ray LaHood today unveiled sample legislation to be used as a starting point for states crafting new laws to prohibit texting while behind-the-wheel, the latest step in the campaign against distracted driving. The sample state law, prepared by ...

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Cook County (Illinois) Highway Department named 'Public Agency of the Year'

Tina Grady Barbaccia - Feb 09, 2010

Cook County (Illinois) Highway Department named 'Public Agency of the Year'

WEST COXSACKIE, N.Y. – (Feb. 9, 2010) – The International Grooving and Grinding Association (IGGA) – a non-profit organization dedicated to serving as the leading promotional and technical resource for acceptance and proper use of diamond grinding and grooving as ...

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Intelligent transportation, intelligent investment

Tina Grady Barbaccia - Dec 08, 2009

Investment in intelligent transportation is critical as Congress works toward developing a jobs bill to address the current unemployment level. That's the sentiment of Scott Belcher, CEO and president, Intelligent Transportation Society of America, in The Hill's Congress Blog. Belcher is spot ...

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The Top 50 'Smart Transportation Solutions'

Tina Grady Barbaccia - Nov 12, 2009

From the seven North Carolina bridges replaced in 45 days to the Utah highway that reduced commuters’ drive time from 42 to 16 minutes, a new report released by the American Association of State Highway and Transportation Officials (AASHTO) highlights ...

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What's your favorite road?

Tina Grady Barbaccia - Nov 11, 2009

Now motorists can show off and discuss their favorite roads and fond memories that go along with trips down those roads. The Asphalt Institute's publication, Asphalt magazine, is launching a new project, FavoriteRoad.com. The new Web site that showcases photos and stories ...

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Asphalt Pavement Alliance refutes claims that asphalt prices now match concrete costs

Tina Grady Barbaccia - Nov 11, 2009

The Asphalt Pavement Alliance (APA) is refuting claims by the concrete industry that the cost of asphalt pavements has risen to match the cost of concrete. “Asphalt pavement is the buy of the year," said asphalt producer/contractor Larry Lemon, speaking on ...

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Texas Transportation Institute’s Teens in the Driver Seat (TDS) program receives award from FHWA and Roadway Safety Foundation

Tina Grady Barbaccia - Nov 11, 2009

The Texas Transportation Institute’s Teens in the Driver Seat (TDS) program has been honored with a Roadway Safety Award sponsored by the Federal Highway Administration (FHWA) and the Roadway Safety Foundation (RSF). This is the third national award for TDS, the ...

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Caltrans honored for Strategic Highway Safety Plan

Tina Grady Barbaccia - Nov 10, 2009

The Roadway Safety Foundation and the Federal Highway Administration (FHWA) has recognized the California Department of Transportation (Caltrans) for its Strategic Highway Safety Plan (SHSP), a plan to reduce highway fatalities by 20 percent. The SHSP proactively identifies and establishes priorities ...

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