State/Local Government

Funding for Missouri transportation projects jumps 4.5% over projections

Funding for Missouri transportation projects jumps 4.5% over projections

Fiscal year 2015 revenue from state taxes and fees used for funding transportation projects in Missouri increased by 4.5 percent compared to projections, resulting in ...

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Equipment

Volvo CE set up a working lab in a Skanska quarry to study how to make fully-electric equipment a reality

Volvo CE set up a working lab in a Skanska quarry to study how to make fully-electric equipment a reality

Volvo Construction Equipment is partnering with multinational construction firm Skanska Sweden and the Swedish Energy Agency on a nearly $25 million research project that will ...

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Business

Navistar to launch new line of severe duty work trucks once split with Cat is complete

Navistar to launch new line of severe duty work trucks once split with Cat is complete

With Caterpillar's announcement this morning that it would begin designing and building vocational trucks on its own, Navistar, Cat's partner in the work truck business up to ...

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Better Roads News

Construction worker protects woman during escape from abductor in Virginia work zone

Construction worker protects woman during escape from abductor in Virginia work zone

Kevin Huntington, a construction crewmember who does work along Interstate 95 in Virginia, offered temporary sanctuary to a young woman allegedly being harassed and pursued ...

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Better Roads News

Senators continue policy games with transportation funding bill as July 31 deadline looms

Senators continue policy games with transportation funding bill as July 31 deadline looms

While the Senate’s DRIVE Act, H.R. 22, is being lauded for the potential it brings for the first long-term transportation funding option in years, it ...

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State/Local Government

Cigarettes are causing roadside fires in Washington almost daily

Cigarettes are causing roadside fires in Washington almost daily

Cigarette-sparked fires are becoming a daily occurrence in Washington, and the problem has worsened to the point that the state's Department of Transportation has issued a warning. According to ...

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State/Local Government

Illinois awards $106 million in contracts related to Tri-State Tollway rebuilding project

Illinois awards $106 million in contracts related to Tri-State Tollway rebuilding project

The Illinois Tollway awarded $106 million in contracts last week in order to get planning underway for a project to rebuild the central portion of ...

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Better Roads News

Two dump trucks rear ended in same Kansas DOT work zone 2 days in a row (PHOTOS)

Two dump trucks rear ended in same Kansas DOT work zone 2 days in a row (PHOTOS)

A construction zone on Interstate 470 has been unlucky for Kansas Department of Transportation dump trucks this week. Two KDOT dump trucks were crashed into two ...

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Bridges

VIDEO: ‘Knee-high’ swarm of mayflies causes bridge in Iowa to close

VIDEO: ‘Knee-high’ swarm of mayflies causes bridge in Iowa to close

It took snow plows to clear an Iowa bridge of the unending swarm of mayflies that covered and eventually closed the bridge on July 18. Sabula ...

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Better Roads News

FHWA provides $2 million in emergency relief funds for I-10 bridge repair

FHWA provides $2 million in emergency relief funds for I-10 bridge repair

The Federal Highway Administration (FHWA) has provided immediately $2 million in emergency relief funds for repairs to the Interstate 10 Tex Wash Bridge near Desert ...

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Equipment

Why are larger, 35- to 50-ton excavator sales up? Machine’s evolution, industry’s recovery are factors

Why are larger, 35- to 50-ton excavator sales up? Machine’s evolution, industry’s recovery are factors

It’s more ripple than tsunami, but there’s been an increase in sales of excavators toward the upper end of the midsize category. Why? No one’s ...

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Business

Refocused by military service, New Jersey contractor rebuild’s company culture, transforms his business

Refocused by military service, New Jersey contractor rebuild’s company culture, transforms his business

While most people deal with work as one of life’s harsh necessities, Jason Ciavarro not only puts in the hours, he relishes them. "Work is where I find my ...

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Equipment

Extended life coolants: Long life? Yes. Maintenance free? No.

Extended life coolants: Long life? Yes. Maintenance free? No.

Extended life coolants (ELCs) started gaining traction in the heavy-duty trucking and construction equipment industry about a decade ago. These coolants are so good they ...

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Better Roads News

Roadway Reinforcement: Geosynthetics require attention to project design and installation

Roadway Reinforcement: Geosynthetics require attention to project design and installation

A failed pavement isn’t a welcome sight, particularly during our current uncertain transportation funding. So it’s increasingly important that road builders use methods that can ...

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