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Texas Two-Step: D.C. reauthorization first, then Austin

John Latta - Jul 30, 2013

Texas Two-Step: D.C. reauthorization first, then Austin

As we begin to close in on the fall 2014 date for the reauthorization of federal surface transportation legislation in Washington, keep in mind that states have to do their own transportation legislation. And like D.C. politicians, Austin politicians face ...

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Texas lawmakers agree to tap Rainy Day Fund for transportation

Amanda Bayhi - Jul 29, 2013

Texas lawmakers agree to tap Rainy Day Fund for transportation

Texas’ House and Senate reached an agreement on Friday to increase road and bridge funding in the state, according to a report from The News & Observer and the Associated Press. Senator Robert Nichols (R-Texas) authored the measure that would divert ...

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Texas county tries “mechanical concrete”

John Latta - Jul 23, 2013

Texas county tries “mechanical concrete”

A major Texas county is trying out a road bed system that uses old tires. Thousands of them, not chewed up into small pieces but basically intact. Once the worn out tires come off a vehicle and head to used ...

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Transportation spending bill passes Texas House, moves to Senate

Amanda Bayhi - Jul 19, 2013

Transportation spending bill passes Texas House, moves to Senate

The Texas House on Thursday voted to pass a bill that would raise about $800 million in transportation funding, moving the legislation to the state Senate, according to a report from the Texas Tribune. The bill, House Joint Resolution 2 (HJR2), ...

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ProPickup Truck Expo to join Construction Symposium in Dallas

Amanda Bayhi - Jul 16, 2013

ProPickup Truck Expo to join Construction Symposium in Dallas

In the days following our Construction Symposium, our sister site, ProPickup, will host its second annual ProPickup Truck Expo at the Dallas Convention Center. The tradeshow, which will take place August 22-24, will focus on full-sized pickup trucks and accessories. The show ...

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Texas Senate, House propose differing transportation funding plans

Amanda Bayhi - Jul 12, 2013

Texas Senate, House propose differing transportation funding plans

The Texas Senate and House have radically different ideas about how to raise funds for highway spending, the Austin American-Statesman reported. The Texas Senate on Thursday passed Senate Joint Resolution 1 (SJR1), which proposes earmarking a portion of the severance taxes ...

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Texas transportation funding proposal heads to second special session

Amanda Bayhi - Jul 09, 2013

Texas transportation funding proposal heads to second special session

Texas lawmakers are getting a third chance to vote on state transportation funding with a special session that began Monday, according to Dallas Business Journal. Texas Governor Rick Perry called for the special session after confusion over whether votes had been ...

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Chevy kicks off 2014 Silverado “Strong” campaign July 4 (VIDEO)

Amanda Bayhi - Jul 03, 2013

Chevy kicks off 2014 Silverado “Strong” campaign July 4 (VIDEO)

Chevrolet’s marketing for its 2014 Silverado kicks off this month with its latest campaign, featuring an original song called Strong, written and performed by country recording artist Will Hoge. Chevrolet says the ad, which is set to air July 4 in ...

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Contributed Story: Fort Worth’s gateway bridge project

Contributed - May 27, 2013

Contributed Story: Fort Worth’s gateway bridge project

City of Fort Worth, Texas DOT, Sundt Construction collaboratively redesign West 7th Street Bridge The West 7th Street Bridge in Fort Worth, Texas, is handling its heaviest loads ever as a dozen 300-ton arches are moved into place as part of ...

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Join us at the 2013 Construction Symposium

Amanda Bayhi - May 27, 2013

Join us at the 2013 Construction Symposium

Better Roads, along with Equipment World and Aggregates Manager, will produce the 2013 Construction Symposium at the Omni Hotel in Dallas, Texas, August 20-22. This event offers educational and networking opportunities, as well as a chance to visit Ranger's Ballpark. Registration is ...

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Perrymandering a Rainy Day Fund

John Latta - Apr 15, 2013

Perrymandering a Rainy Day Fund

Change the boundaries of an electoral district and you get the person you want heading into office. Ah, the power of Gerrymandering. Change the rules for cashing in a Rainy Day Fund and suddenly you have found money for favorite/pet/essential ...

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Kobelco USA opens North American headquarters in Houston

Amanda Bayhi - Apr 11, 2013

Kobelco USA opens North American headquarters in Houston

Kobelco Construction Machinery USA has opened its new North American headquarters in Houston, Texas. This comes on the heels of the termination of a 10-year agreement with CNH in December. The company will begin directly marketing Kobelco excavators in the United ...

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