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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 ...

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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 ...

Better Roads

Why Functional Fibers in Pavement and Bridges are Important

Posted by Tom Kuennen on Aug 06, 2014

Steel and synthetic engineered fibers are enhancing performance in asphalt pavements and concrete.

Equipment

Truck hauling excavator collides with 5 bridges, taking a chunk out of each (PHOTOS)

Posted by Wayne Grayson on Jul 23, 2014

While being hauled by a truck traveling through Thurston County, Washington, last week, an excavator's boom collided with five different bridges before the driver finally pulled over. According to a report from The News Tribune in Tacoma, the Washington State Department of Transportation says ...

Innovations

Conductive “sensing skin” paint could stop cracks in bridges, concrete structures before it’s too late

Posted by Wayne Grayson on Jul 22, 2014

A new paint-on "sensing skin" would allow officials to retrofit bridges and other concrete structures with the ability to detect cracks or other weaknesses before they spread beyond repair. While many new structures today are built with strain sensors, this new ...

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5 freeway bridges in need of repair following accident

Posted by Brian Ethridge on Jul 18, 2014

A truck hauling an excavator caused some major problems for the Washington State Department of Transportation after colliding with five freeway overpasses. Cost of the repairs have not yet been determined, but all five bridges will need to be repaired. “It’s ...
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