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Using cheese to clear roads

Tina Grady Barbaccia - Sep 20, 2013

Using cheese to clear roads

Where’s the cheese? It’s on the road! Wisconsin is known for its tasty cheese and its football fans wearing large, foam cheese hats -- making them “cheese heads.” But now the state is taking its love of cheese and using it ...

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Randall-Reilly publications finalists for multiple ASBPE awards

Amanda Bayhi - Jun 17, 2013

Randall-Reilly publications finalists for multiple ASBPE awards

Better Roads and sister publications Aggregates Manager, Commercial Carrier Journal and Overdrive--all Randall-Reilly publications--last week were named finalists for a combined total of eight Digital and Print Azbee Awards from the American Society of Business Press Editors (ASBPE). Better Roads is ...

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Ritchie Bros. sells $55+ million at March auction

Tina Grady Barbaccia - Mar 14, 2013

In the first 2013 Edmonton, AB, Canada, unreserved public auction of Ritchie Bros., the industrial auctioneer sold more than 3,500 heavy equipment items and trucks – including large selection of mining equipment bringing in $55+ million (CA$57 million). The auction took place March 7-8, ...

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No budget until April??

Tina Grady Barbaccia - Mar 11, 2013

No budget until April??

So our president is delaying the budget once again. According to a March 8 report from The Hill which cites Congressional sources, the Obama Administration won’t be releasing its 2014 budget until April 8 — more than two months late. By law, ...

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Residential construction positioned for expansion, nonresidential will ‘limp along’

Tina Grady Barbaccia - Mar 04, 2013

Residential construction positioned for expansion, nonresidential will ‘limp along’

The Associated Builders and Contractors (ABC) reports that nonresidential construction spending fell 3.3 percent in January, with outlays decreasing to a seasonally adjusted annual rate of $572.1 billion, citing a March 1 report by the U.S. Census Bureau. Year over year, ...

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Poor pavement costs Md. residents about $6.2 billion each year - report

Staff Report - Mar 01, 2013

More than two-fifths of Maryland’s major locally and state-maintained roads are in either poor or mediocre condition, one-quarter of bridges are in need of repair or replacement, and the state’s drivers experience increasingly worsening congestion, according to the report, Maryland ...

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L.A.'s new 14 miles of tolls won't solve infrastructure problem

Tina Grady Barbaccia - Feb 28, 2013

L.A.'s new 14 miles of tolls won't solve infrastructure problem

The Los Angeles Times reports that 14 miles of new tolled "HOT lanes" (high-occupancy travel lanes) have opened opened on the San Bernardino Freeway as part of a trial program to see if letting drivers traveling alone will pay to ...

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'If you look after the pennies, the dollars will look after themselves'

Tina Grady Barbaccia - Feb 22, 2013

'If you look after the pennies, the dollars will look after themselves'

Pennies DO matter! In a recent conversation with Shane Buchanan, asphalt performance manager with Oldcastle Materials Group’s Asphalt Performance Team, about mix-design optimization, he told me how watching your pennies can save your operation millions. But it’s not about cutting corners to ...

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Shuster: U.S. has ‘significant long-term infrastructure needs that must be addressed and responsibly paid’

Tina Grady Barbaccia - Feb 21, 2013

Committee on Transportation and Infrastructure Chairman Bill Shuster (R-Pa.) released statement on Wednesday following the release of additional details on President Obama’s infrastructure plan. In his statement, Shuster pointed out that he is “encouraged” by the need to reduce “red tape ...

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Does a drop in foreclosures mean we're on the rebound?

Tina Grady Barbaccia - Feb 19, 2013

Does a drop in foreclosures mean we're on the rebound?

Foreclosure filings are down, but does it really mean we're on the rebound? Dow Jones reports that the number of U.S. properties with foreclosure filings fell 28 percent in January from a year earlier, while foreclosure starts fell to a six-year ...

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Are you guilty of a new trend: 'Stretching' your heavy equipment?' Better Roads talks with Case

Tina Grady Barbaccia - Feb 13, 2013

Are you guilty of a new trend: 'Stretching' your heavy equipment?' Better Roads talks with Case

In a sit-down conversation at World of Concrete 2013 with Rob Marringa, North American brand marketing manager for wheel loaders and heavy excavators at Case Construction Equipment, he talked with me about trends in the heavy equipment industry. The current challenging ...

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Want to know what Illinois drivers think about its state transportation? Check out this video

Tina Grady Barbaccia - Feb 11, 2013

Want to know what Illinois drivers think about its state transportation? Check out this video

Want to know what Illinois drivers had to say about transportation in 2012? I am an Illinois driver, but I'll keep my opinion to myself (mostly) – except that the traffic is still a HUGE problem. (I know, I should really be ...

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