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Atlanta Bridgescape Competition has begun

Posted by Brian Ethridge on Jan 13, 2015

The Central Atlanta Progress (CAP) and the Midtown Alliance have announced the Atlanta Bridgescape Competition. The design competition hopes to receive a broad range of proposals for conceptual designs to reconceive and enhance two existing Interstate bridges – one in Midtown at ...

Equipment

PHOTOS: How Bridgestone builds giant off-road tires at its South Carolina plant

Posted by Amy Materson on Dec 02, 2014

Bridgestone’s Aiken County, South Carolina, location will now be the home of the company’s North American giant off-road radial tire production, as the company opened a new 1.5-million-square-foot facility purpose-built to manufacture the company’s largest tires. Previously manufactured only at Bridgestone’s ...

Better Roads

What causes the most damage to our nation’s bridges?

Posted by Tina Grady Barbaccia on Nov 25, 2014

We surveyed all 50 state Departments of Transportation (DOT) and the District of Columbia’s DOT for the Better Roads Annual Bridge Inventory. In doing so, we took a look at what causes the most damage to bridges. Here’s what the ...

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Report: Just 6 Percent of 2013 federal-aid funding went into new roads & bridges

Posted by Brian Ethridge on Nov 17, 2014

States used just under six percent of the contract authority received on construction projects to build new roads or bridges, according to a detailed breakdown of 2013 federal highway funding obligations by the Government Accountability Office. The largest portion of the federal-aid went into ...

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Ray LaHood: ‘We need a big pot of money’ to fix America’s roads and bridges

Posted by Marcia Gruver Doyle on Oct 31, 2014

Continuing his “America is one big pothole” theme, former U.S. Department of Transportation Secretary Ray LaHood used an appearance at a Caterpillar press event Wednesday night to lambast the present direction of U.S. transportation policy. Calling the 2-year transportation bill passed ...

Business

Former DOT Sec. LaHood: “We need a big pot of money” to fix America’s roads and bridges

Posted by Marcia Gruver Doyle on Oct 30, 2014

Continuing his “America is one big pothole” theme, former U.S. Department of Transportation Secretary Ray LaHood used an appearance at a Caterpillar press event Wednesday night to lambast the present direction of U.S. transportation policy. Calling the 2-year transportation bill passed ...

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California drivers paying the price for deficient roads and bridges

Posted by Brian Ethridge on Sep 12, 2014

Deficient roads and bridges in California cost each local driver $2,500 annually, and $44 billion statewide, according to a new report released by TRIP, a Washington, DC based national transportation organization. The high cost is due to higher vehicle operating costs, traffic ...

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How robot designed for Disney could extend lives of bridges

Posted by Wayne Grayson on Sep 04, 2014

  A new robot dubbed C2D2 developed by a team of Swiss researchers is able to move atop, underneath and across any surface, checking structural integrity as it roves, and could greatly extend the lives of bridges. Both de-icing salt and CO2 ...

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Firefighters plea for better roads and bridges

Posted by Brian Ethridge on Aug 29, 2014

The Missouri State Council of Fire Fighters are pleading with state officials to focus on the safety of state's transportation system. The organization, which represents over 6,000 professional firefighters across the state, has released an open letter to the state. "There are ...

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Roads and bridges in Pennsylvania fail to make the grade

Posted by Brian Ethridge on Aug 27, 2014

Long story short: Pennsylvania's roads and bridges need a lot of work. According to the American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE), the state has the worst transportation infrastructure in America. ASCE gave the state a D-minues grade, the worst of any other ...

Tech

How a robot designed for Disney could extend the lives of bridges by fighting corrosion

Posted by Wayne Grayson on Aug 27, 2014

A new robot dubbed C2D2 developed by a team of Swiss researchers is able to move atop, underneath and across any surface, checking structural integrity as it roves, and could greatly extend the lives of bridges. Both de-icing salt and CO2 ...

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Poll: Americans want good roads & bridges, disagree on how

Posted by Brian Ethridge on Aug 07, 2014

The majority of Americans understand the importance of good highways and bridges, and they understand the benefits of good transportation outweigh the cost to taxpayers. However, not many Americans can agree on how to pay for new roads and repairs. According ...
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