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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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Jobless benefit claims fall, levels near second half of 2012

Tina Grady Barbaccia - Feb 08, 2013

In aBloomberg report, the news agency reports that claims for U.S. unemployment insurance payments fell in the week ended Feb. 2, which returns it to levels seen in the second half of 2012. Applications for jobless benefits dropped 5,000 to 366,000 ...

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VIDEO: Deere's John Chesterman talks with Better Roads about its new 644K Hybrid wheel loader

Tina Grady Barbaccia - Feb 08, 2013

VIDEO: Deere's John Chesterman talks with Better Roads about its new 644K Hybrid wheel loader

LAS VEGAS–John Chesterman, product marketing manager for wheel loaders at John Deere Forestry and Construction, talks with Tina Grady Barbaccia, an editor with Randall-Reilly Construction Media (Aggregates Manager, Better Roads, Equipment World and Total Landscape Care publications), about the new ...

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Vibco rolls out Stik-It concrete vibrator mounts + VIDEO

Tina Grady Barbaccia - Feb 08, 2013

Vibco rolls out Stik-It concrete vibrator mounts + VIDEO

  Vibco’s Stik-It concrete vibrator mounts, introduced at World of Concrete 2013 in Las Vegas, attaches to concrete forms without the need to weld, drill or perform other invasive work. [For a video of the Vibco Stik-It concrete vibrator mounts, go ...

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Dexter + Chaney project management software system integrates projects 'end-to-end'

Tina Grady Barbaccia - Feb 08, 2013

Dexter + Chaney project management software system integrates projects 'end-to-end'

LAS VEGAS--Seattle-based construction software developer Dexter + Chaney rolled out its new Spectrum Project Management software at the 2013 World of Concrete trade show this week in Las Vegas. Spectrum Project Management is available as part of the suite of applications ...

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VIDEO: Exclusive walkaround tour of Bobcat’s S590 at World of Concrete

Tina Grady Barbaccia - Feb 08, 2013

VIDEO: Exclusive walkaround tour of Bobcat’s S590 at World of Concrete

LAS VEGAS–Bobcat introduced  the seven medium-frame size skid-steer and compact track loader in its 500 Series back in late October 2012, after all seven models began limited production in September with full availability that began at dealerships in January. The new ...

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Deere’s bright ideas: Hybrid diesel-electric wheel loader, new line of skid steers and compact track loaders

Tina Grady Barbaccia - Feb 06, 2013

John Deere introduced its 644K Hybrid wheel loader at the World of Concrete 2013. The machine runs on diesel-electric

LAS VEGAS—John Deere Forestry and Construction showcased its latest “bright ideas” at a Feb. 5 World of Concrete 2013 press conference: the 644K Hybrid wheel loader and the new E Series line of skid steers and compact track loaders. The ...

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