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VIDEO: Remembering Maya Angelou for her contribution to transportation

Amanda Bayhi - May 29, 2014

VIDEO: Remembering Maya Angelou for her contribution to transportation

Maya Angelou, best known for her books and poetry, died on Wednesday. While many people recount her literary works, it is also worth remembering Angelou for her contribution to transportation. At age 16, Angelou was the first African-American woman to operate a ...

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Digital highway signs warn San Francisco drivers of ‘Godzilla attack’

Amanda Bayhi - May 19, 2014

Digital highway signs warn San Francisco drivers of ‘Godzilla attack’

A highway message board in San Francisco recently warned drivers of a “Godzilla attack” and urged drivers to “turn back,” NBC Bay Area reports. Despite the timeliness of the messages, the signs were not part of a campaign for the new ...

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Potholes cost drivers more than $700 annually in five cities with roughest roads

Amanda Bayhi - Nov 18, 2013

Potholes cost drivers more than $700 annually in five cities with roughest roads

In the five cities with the roughest roads, potholes and other poor road conditions cost drivers more than $700 each year, our sister site, Aggregates Manager, reports. The information comes from The Road Information Program’s (TRIP) annual report, “Bumpy Roads Ahead: ...

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Caltrans wins Pavement Pioneer Award for Perpetual Pavement projects

Amanda Bayhi - Oct 31, 2013

Caltrans wins Pavement Pioneer Award for Perpetual Pavement projects

The California Department of Transportation (Caltrans) has received a national Pavement Pioneer Award for the long-life asphalt pavement projects recently constructed on Interstate 5 in Northern California. Caltrans Director Malcolm Dougherty received the award on behalf of the agency at the ...

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Oakland Bay Bridge: Open Again—and Finally Done!

Tina Grady Barbaccia - Sep 05, 2013

Oakland Bay Bridge: Open Again—and Finally Done!

The main thoroughfare to get across the bay from San Francisco to Oakland, California, had been completely closed since Wednesday, August 28, so the final touches could be finished on the new 2.2-mile span from Oakland to Yerba Buena Island ...

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Top 5 Cities for Electric Cars

Lauren Heartsill Dowdle - Aug 26, 2013

Top 5 Cities for Electric Cars

Some of the cities on this list are probably obvious, but I was surprised about a few of the cities on this “Top 5” list from Clean Technica. Here are the five cities where you’re most likely to see someone charging ...

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NRMCA hosts 2013 Concrete Sustainability Conference

Amanda Bayhi - Apr 22, 2013

NRMCA hosts 2013 Concrete Sustainability Conference

The National Ready Mixed Concrete Association (NRMCA), along with several other sponsors, is hosting the eighth annual International Concrete Sustainability Conference (ICSC) May 6-8 in San Francisco, California. The conference is aimed at educating researchers, academics, students, engineers, architects, contractors, public ...

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Caltrans: 111 public transit, air quality projects get $63.3 million in funding

Tina Grady Barbaccia - May 13, 2010

Caltrans today announced it has awarded $63.3 million to fund 111 public transit and air quality projects across California to upgrade transit service and purchase eco-friendly buses. All of the funding comes from Proposition 1B, the 2006 transportation bond, which ...

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