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Texas leads U.S. equipment purchases in Q3, sales down 19 percent from 2013

Brian Ethridge - Nov 21, 2014

Texas leads U.S. equipment purchases in Q3, sales down 19 percent from 2013

If you believe everything is bigger in Texas, than it should come as no surprise that the state also needs the most road construction equipment. At 68 buyers during the third quarter of 2014, Texas construction companies financed the most ...

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Rollover accident caused from surprise gravel road

Brian Ethridge - Nov 20, 2014

Rollover accident caused from surprise gravel road

  Although the road in the picture looks like a gravel road, it's definitely not supposed to be. According to reports, a belly dump truck littered a massive amount of sand and gravel on Frontage Road in San Angelo, Texas, which ...

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Taking control of congestion on Tomball Parkway

Contributed - Oct 09, 2014

Taking control of congestion on Tomball Parkway

State Highway 249, also known as the Tomball Parkway, is one of the primary freeways serving the city of Tomball in Harris County, Texas. Running north and south, it is located in Commissioner R. Jack Cagle’s Precinct 4. The six-lane highway ...

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Ohio expands bridge partnership program

Brian Ethridge - Aug 22, 2014

Ohio expands bridge partnership program

Ohio's Local Bridge Partnership Program is adding 10 bridges to its plan that provides $120 million to local governments to make transportation safer. The program is already  fixing or replacing 220 bridges in local communities throughout Ohio. “This first-of-its-kind program is getting better because ...

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Toll roads, P3s and creative financing will bring short-term gain, long-term disaster for the road building industry

Tom Jackson - Aug 08, 2014

Toll roads, P3s and creative financing will bring short-term gain, long-term disaster for the road building industry

For the last half-century gas and diesel taxes collected at the pump have been the primary source of funding for almost all our highway infrastructure. But Congress hasn’t  increased the gas tax or adjusted it for inflation since 1992. Anti-tax advocates ...

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Highway worker killed in hit and run

Brian Ethridge - Aug 05, 2014

Highway worker killed in hit and run

A highway construction worker has been killed while working on President George Bush Turnpike in Grand Prairie, Texas. According to investigators, a construction convoy consisting of a large truck with a large blinking arrow and a pickup truck carrying a trailer, with one ...

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Texas HOV lanes could bring in transportation funds from single-passenger cars

Amanda Bayhi - Jun 25, 2014

Texas HOV lanes could bring in transportation funds from single-passenger cars

Transportation infrastructure in Texas could get a boost in revenue from single-passenger cars in certain high-occupancy vehicle (HOV) lanes. The Texas Department of Transportation (TxDOT) has proposed creating a partial toll in the HOV lanes on U.S. 75 from LBJ Freeway ...

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VIDEO: 1 million+ ‘standing down’ against falls in construction

Tina Grady Barbaccia - Jun 04, 2014

VIDEO: 1 million+ ‘standing down’ against falls in construction

More than 1 million workers from tens of thousands of businesses are expected to take part in the Occupational Health and Safety Administration’s (OSHA) National Fall Safety Stand Down this week. Throughout the week-long Stand-Down, employers and workers will pause during ...

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Long-awaited project on Texas State Highway 183 to begin this year

Amanda Bayhi - May 30, 2014

Long-awaited project on Texas State Highway 183 to begin this year

A long-anticipated overhaul project on State Highway 183 in Texas is slated to begin this year, The Dallas Morning News reports. The project, which is part of an $847.6 million contract the Texas Transportation Commission awarded Thursday to Southgate Mobility Partners, ...

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Two highway workers die in Texas work zone crash

Amanda Bayhi - May 12, 2014

Two highway workers die in Texas work zone crash

Two more highway construction workers are dead this week after a vehicle crashed into the construction zone in Texas where they were working. Related: AGC: Cars crashed into 45% of highway contractors’ work zones in 2013 The workers were performing construction work ...

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Texas leads U.S. with largest road repair debt

Amanda Bayhi - Apr 25, 2014

Texas leads U.S. with largest road repair debt

How much does your state need each year to fund necessary road repairs through 2017? Texas needs $4,636 million annually, making it the state with the highest amount of funding needed, according to a report from Bloomberg. Following close behind are North ...

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Texas has edge over California for high-speed rail

Tom Jackson - Apr 07, 2014

Texas has edge over California for high-speed rail

For the last few years, I’ve been critical of California’s attempts to link Los Angeles to San Francisco with a high-speed rail line. Related: California’s high-speed rail could fail to meet required trip time It’s not that I’m reflexively against passenger rail. ...

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