State/Local Government

Michigan DOT considers using drones for road condition monitoring

Michigan DOT considers using drones for road condition monitoring

The Michigan Department of Transportation (MDOT) has been researching the use of drones for investigating road conditions in an effort to speed up such inspections ...

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Better Roads News

Bill would support Highway Trust Fund by adjusting Obamacare Medicaid match rates

Bill would support Highway Trust Fund by adjusting Obamacare Medicaid match rates

A bill filed by Rep. Bruce Westerman (R-Arkansas), would apply an estimated $15 billion each year to the Highway Trust Fund (HTF) by adjusting the percentage ...

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Better Roads News

Highway worker dies after being struck by minivan in Wisconsin

Highway worker dies after being struck by minivan in Wisconsin

A worker was killed Tuesday inside a Wisconsin work zone after being hit by a minivan. According to a report from the Wausau Daily Herald, Derek Stempa, ...

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Workforce

Construction worker wins $7 million jackpot in Georgia

Construction worker wins $7 million jackpot in Georgia

A lottery ticket that runs $30 a pop might be more gamble than most are willing to make, but the bet paid off big time ...

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State/Local Government

Texas lawmakers cross the aisle on plan to raise the state’s road budget by $3 billion

Texas lawmakers cross the aisle on plan to raise the state’s road budget by $3 billion

The Texas House of Representatives Transportation chairman and his counterpart in the state’s Senate have reached a deal to inject the transportation budget with $3 ...

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State/Local Government

North Carolina DOT reaches deal on $648 million I-77 project

North Carolina DOT reaches deal on $648 million I-77 project

The North Carolina Department of Transportation closed on a deal with Cintra Infraestructuras for a $648 million project on Interstate 77. The project is set to ...

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Business

John Deere sees slight uptick in construction sales but profits fall 30% as ag slowdown continues

John Deere sees slight uptick in construction sales but profits fall 30% as ag slowdown continues

Construction and forestry equipment sales are the only bright spot for John Deere, albeit a dim one, as the heavy equipment manufacturer continues to see ...

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State/Local Government

Damage to Big Bertha worse than previously thought

Damage to Big Bertha worse than previously thought

Now that crews are well into the process of dismantling her front-end for necessary repairs, it's clear that damage to Big Bertha, the world's largest ...

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Better Roads News

Senate passes transportation funding patch

Senate passes transportation funding patch

Over the weekend, the Senate passed a patch to extend transportation funding through July. In a Saturday voice vote just before the Senate broke for the ...

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Workforce

Construction worker shot in robbery on NYC sidewalk

Construction worker shot in robbery on NYC sidewalk

While operating a jackhammer on a New York City street corner, a construction worker was shot last week. According to a report from the New York Daily ...

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Equipment

FLEET PROFILE: The top equipment and brands financed by sewer/water contractors in the last 5 years

FLEET PROFILE: The top equipment and brands financed by sewer/water contractors in the last 5 years

Sewer/water contractors finance a wealth of equipment, but typically favor excavators, backhoes and wheel loaders, according to information from Equipment Data Associates. Here are the ...

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Business

“Hiring for character, training for skill,” New York’s Lawrence Merle is our 2015 Contractor of the Year

“Hiring for character, training for skill,” New York’s Lawrence Merle is our 2015 Contractor of the Year

Before taking his first construction job, the only knowledge Larry Merle had of the industry was “Mike Mulligan and His Steam Shovel,” a classic children’s ...

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Equipment

What you need to know before renting an air compressor

What you need to know before renting an air compressor

Compressed air tools offer a number of advantages in many construction applications. They are powerful and versatile and you can use them in conditions where ...

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Better Roads News

Sustainable pavement methods mature, but the future calls for more measurable results

Sustainable pavement methods mature, but the future calls for more measurable results

Discussing sustainability in most industries usually elicits one of a couple of responses: either groans, rolling eyes and shuffling feet; or zombie-like stares off in ...

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