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Nevada obligates all $201 million stimulus funds

Tina Grady Barbaccia - Feb 09, 2010

The Nevada Department of Transportation has obligated all $201 million of its American Recovery and Reinvestment Act Highway Funds, one month ahead of schedule. Of the $201 million that Nevada received as part of the federal ARRA highway funding, all 17 ...

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MoDOT has obligated all recovery act funds a month ahead of schedule

Tina Grady Barbaccia - Feb 08, 2010

JEFFERSON CITY , Mo.– The Missouri Department of Transportation has obligated all of the $524.6 million it received in American Recovery and Reinvestment Act funds for MoDOT administered projects, meeting the required deadline a month ahead of schedule. State departments of ...

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CNN report: Firms that broke the law still get stimulus money

Tina Grady Barbaccia - Feb 04, 2010

The federal stimulus program is funding roadway construction in many Massachusetts towns. But more than one-half of the companies that have received taxpayer dollars to perform the work have a history of breaking the law. According to an investigation by Boston University's ...

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Missouri receives $31 million for high-speed rail projects

Tina Grady Barbaccia - Jan 29, 2010

Missouri was awarded $31 million for high-speed rail projects under the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act (ARRA), a.k.a. "the stimulus." “We are very pleased. This is the best news we could have hoped for given the extreme competition for rail funding,” ...

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2009 a difficult year but ‘devastating’ to the construction industry

Tina Grady Barbaccia - Jan 21, 2010

It's no secret that it's rough out there. It's been that way for a while now. But in the construction industry, we've been one of the hardest hit job sectors. While only 5 percent of the U.S. workforce, construction workers shouldered ...

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AASHTO says Associated Press economic stimulus analysis ‘flawed’

Tina Grady Barbaccia - Jan 20, 2010

According to the American Association of State Highway and Transportation Officials (AASHTO), the Associated Press released a flawed analysis of the results of the economic stimulus spending on roads and bridges. Its authors overlooked the 210,000 direct on-project transportation jobs the ...

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AASHTO says Associated Press economic stimulus analysis ‘flawed’

Tina Grady Barbaccia - Jan 20, 2010

According to the American Association of State Highway and Transportation Officials (AASHTO), the Associated Press released a flawed analysis of the results of the economic stimulus spending on roads and bridges. Its authors overlooked the 210,000 direct on-project transportation jobs the ...

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Association of Modified Asphalt Producers annual conference planned for Feb. 1-3 in Savannah, Ga.

Tina Grady Barbaccia - Jan 15, 2010

The Association of Modified Asphalt Producers (AMAP), a St. Louis-based international association dedicated to the development, production and use of modified asphalts has announced that it will host its 11th annual conference, Feb. 1-3, in Savannah, Ga., at the Hyatt ...

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California Transportation Commission allocates $463 million to create jobs, improve aging transportation infrastructure

Tina Grady Barbaccia - Jan 14, 2010

The California Transportation Commission (CTC) yesterday allocated $463 million to 87 transportation projects statewide. The money awarded includes $346 million from Proposition 1B, the $19.9 billion transportation bond championed by Governor Schwarzenegger and approved by voters in 2006, and $3.3 ...

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Granite Construction awarded $24M stimulus-funded reconstruction project

Tina Grady Barbaccia - Dec 10, 2009

Fear has arisen that the economy will continue to stall, especially in the transportation sector, as much of the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act (ARRA), a.k.a. "the stimulus” funding has already been awarded. Although there was talk of a second stimulus ...

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Case offers year-end promotion for contractors to gear up for 2010 stimulus projects

Tina Grady Barbaccia - Nov 19, 2009

Racine, Wis.-based Case Construction Equipment today announced a “buy now, pay later” promotion that offers customers up to six months’ delay on payments and interest for new equipment purchased before Dec. 31, 2009. “The six-month no-payment offer will help our customers ...

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The good news: Transportation stimulus projects reach 10K; The bad news: We’re still without a highway bill and guaranteed funding

Tina Grady Barbaccia - Nov 12, 2009

The Department of Transportation has jumpstarted more than 10,000 transportation projects across the United States with stimulus dollars, U.S. Vice President Joe Biden and Transportation Secretary Ray LaHood announced today. As of the announcements, state agencies reported a total of 10,041 ...

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