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New York Transportation Commissioner McDonald: Transportation is ‘sustainability issue,’ ‘economic development issue’

Amanda Bayhi - Mar 24, 2014

New York Transportation Commissioner McDonald: Transportation is ‘sustainability issue,’ ‘economic development issue’

What is the best way to get people interested in transportation infrastructure? New York Transportation Commissioner Joan McDonald says the answer lies in showing them transportation is about more than just transportation. During a forum on congestion pricing, McDonald explained that getting ...

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Financial District

Better Roads Staff - Sep 06, 2012

Financial District

Industry changes demand careful, strong responses.   By Brian Moore     Changes in the construction industry are resulting in a wider variety of delivery methods and changes in the qualifications of who can compete. Whether evolutionary or revolutionary in nature, these forces have the ...

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Highway Contractor

Better Roads Staff - Jun 09, 2012

Highway Contractor

Green as the Driven Snow Alternative fuels can power your winter operations fleet Can you fight the white with the green? As the push to make fleets greener continues to build up steam, alternative fuel power options are coming under increased scrutiny. Questions are ...

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Highway Contractor

Better Roads Staff - Dec 04, 2011

The Greening of America's Highways Words like sustainability, carbon footprint and environmental stewardship have dominated the construction industry for the past half-decade, driving some highway engineers to protest the buzz and beg their information sources to go back to covering advances ...

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ACPA Section

Better Roads Staff - Oct 03, 2011

ACPA Section

What About Overlays? Agencies looking for dollar value balanced with road quality are looking at concrete overlays By Daniel C. Brown More than ever before, state departments of transportation (DOTs) and other roadbuilding agencies are choosing concrete overlays as a way to rehabilitate ...

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Lattatudes

Brooke Wisdom - May 09, 2011

Lattatudes

Now is the Moment When you are the person at the very top of the ladder, the world looks has to look different. That’s why Harry Truman had his The Buck Stops Here sign on his Oval Office desk. Transportation Secretary Ray ...

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NAPA changes 2011 Annual Meeting dates to Feb. 6-9

Tina Grady Barbaccia - May 03, 2010

The National Asphalt Pavement Association (NAPA) has changed its 2011 Annual Meeting dates to better accommodate the program schedule. The revised information is listed below: WHAT: NAPA’s 2011 Annual Meeting WHEN: Feb. 6–9, 2011 WHERE: Waldorf Astoria Orlando and Hilton Orlando Bonnet Creek, Florida WHY: ...

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Caterpillar offsets CO2 emissions from Bauma 2010 Stand

Tina Grady Barbaccia - Apr 21, 2010

Caterpillar today announced that it offset the 1,182 metric tons of carbon dioxide (CO2) emissions created by the 9,500 meters squared Caterpillar Zeppelin stand at bauma. Carbon offsets represent the reduction of greenhouse gases in one location - such as through a ...

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Sustainability tip: Where should contractors start on emissions compliance?

Tina Grady Barbaccia - Mar 11, 2010

Emissions regulations are a complex and dynamic subject. Between federal and state regulations, contractors can feel like they’re chasing a moving target. To help gain a little perspective, let’s quickly review how emission tiers for new diesel engines and equipment all ...

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Greenroads: Version 1.0 of rating system for roadway design, construction released

Tina Grady Barbaccia - Feb 18, 2010

The University of Washington and CH2M Hill have jointly released a sustainability performance metric, or "rating system," for roadway design and construction. The Greenroads system was unveiled at the Transportation Research Board (TRB) meeting last month in Washington, D.C.,and  on Jan. ...

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NAPA releases asphalt sustainability report

Tina Grady Barbaccia - Oct 20, 2009

The National Asphalt Pavement Association (NAPA) has published what it's calling the asphalt industry’s first-ever sustainability report. In announcing this publication, NAPA President Mike Acott commented in a written statement: “Most people probably do not give much thought to asphalt, even though it is ...

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