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Illinois DOT suspending non-emergency road construction this weekend

Tina Grady Barbaccia - Aug 31, 2012

The Illinois Department of Transportation (IDOT) is suspending non-emergency road construction where possible to reduce congestion and improve traffic flow because of the high volume of travel expected this Labor Day weekend. IDOT also provided advance notice of lane closures that ...

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'MAP'ing out the future of highway funding

Tina Grady Barbaccia - Aug 30, 2012

'MAP'ing out the future of highway funding

Now that the much-anticipated new highway bill has been passed, Congress and the transportation construction and equipment industries should be resting easier with guaranteed funding through the end of September 2014. The $105 billion, 27-month legislation, Moving Ahead for Progress in ...

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A video discussion with VSS Macropaver's Doug Hogue about its Slurry Transfer Vehicle

Tina Grady Barbaccia - Aug 30, 2012

A video discussion with VSS Macropaver's Doug Hogue about its Slurry Transfer Vehicle

I had the opportunity to speak with with Doug Hogue, P.E., of VSS Macropaver about its VSS Slurry Transfer Vehicle. The vehicle can be run continuously without creating seams. It can also be used with any brand of truck-mounted slurry machine. For a ...

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Live from APWA: VSS Slurry Transfer Vehicle runs continuously (plus video)

Tina Grady Barbaccia - Aug 28, 2012

Doug Hogue, P.E., of VSS Macropaver, took time yesterday to talk with me at the American Public Works Association (APWA) 2012 in Anaheim, Calif., about the company's VSS Slurry Transfer Vehicle.   The SVT uses the technology of the Material Transfer Vehicles ...

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Bergkamp’s introduces InPave System on Flameless Pothole Patcher

Tina Grady Barbaccia - Aug 27, 2012

Bergkamp’s introduces InPave System on Flameless Pothole Patcher

At the American Public Works Association (APWA) 2012 Show in Anaheim, Calif., Bergkamp Inc. rolled out its InPaveSystem as an option on its Flameless Pothole Patcher to help government agencies and contractors better monitor and manage pothole patching performance. (For ...

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The construction industry is 'Built to Last' with Big, Hairy, Audacious Goals

Tina Grady Barbaccia - Aug 20, 2012

The construction industry is 'Built to Last' with Big, Hairy, Audacious Goals

How awesome is this? I just learned that well-known book author Jim Collins is one of the keynote speakers at the 2013 National Asphalt Pavement Association (NAPA) Annual Meeting set for Feb. 9-13, 2013. Collins is known for the books "From ...

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Will EPA give operations a two-year reprieve with air-quality standards?

Tina Grady Barbaccia - Aug 09, 2012

Will EPA give operations a two-year reprieve with air-quality standards?

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) may give operations a reprieve with its proposed amendments to air quality rules that the agency set in 2010 to regulate cement manufacturing. In late June, the EPA proposed delaying implementation of the rules of ...

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Mike Rowe: Skilled tradesman, TV star and pizza deliveryman

Tina Grady Barbaccia - Aug 07, 2012

Mike Rowe: Skilled tradesman, TV star and pizza deliveryman

How cool would it be to have someone famous deliver your pizza? Mike Rowe of "Dirty Jobs" fame delivered pizza to and ate lunch with with the employees of Dudley Construction Inc. of Florence, Ky., on Aug. 2 as part of Caterpillar's "Say ...

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Is highway infrastructure better than we think?

Tina Grady Barbaccia - Jul 19, 2012

Is highway infrastructure better than we think?

Is highway infrastructure in better shape than we think? According to a new report from the National Center for Policy Analysis (NCPA), America’s highways are getting safer and smoother. However, despite heavy subsidies, public transportation infrastructures are falling apart. The report found that only 11 percent ...

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Nebraska releases 2013 Surface Transportation Program

Tina Grady Barbaccia - Jul 10, 2012

Nebraska Department of Roads’ Director Monty Fredrickson, on July 9 released the state's fiscal year 2013 Surface Transportation Program. The 2013 State Highway System program is published at $372 million and is funded from state and federal highway user taxes and ...

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Obama signs $105 billion highway bill

Tina Grady Barbaccia - Jul 05, 2012

President Obama on July 6 signed into law a combined transportation, student loan and flood insurance bill at a White House event. The House and Senate on June 29 passed a new two-year $105 billion surface transportation reauthorization bill, Moving Ahead for ...

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The Hill: Obama to sign highway bill Friday

Tina Grady Barbaccia - Jul 05, 2012

President Obama on Friday will sign the combined transportation, student loan and flood insurance bill at a White House event, according to a July 3 report by Keith Laing in The Hill. The House and Senate on June 29 passed a new ...

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