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Better Roads News

DRIVE Act aims to support Highway Trust Fund by limiting spending to roads and bridges

Posted by Chris Hill on Mar 24, 2015

Five Republican congressmen have proposed a legislative effort to support the Highway Trust Fund (HTF) without increasing gas taxes primarily by limiting spending only to federal highway and bridge projects. Congressman Thomas Massie (R-Ky.), Congressman Jim Jordon (R-Ohio), Congressman Justin Amash ...

State/Local Government

More than 1/3 of New York roads and bridges are in poor and deficient condition

Posted by Chris Hill on Mar 23, 2015

The Road Improvement Program’s “Conditions and Safety of New York’s Roads and Bridges” report shows that 37 percent of the state’s major locally and state-maintained urban roads and highways are in poor condition, and 39 percent of the locally and state-maintained ...

Success Stories

Whether changing light bulbs or building timber bridges, agile diversification has been key to this Florida contractor’s success

Posted by Wayne Grayson on Mar 11, 2015

You could say that as Don Facciobene climbed to a height of around 200 feet in the air just to change a light bulb, he had reached the lowest point in his career. After starting his construction company in 1987 in ...

State/Local Government

Report identifies areas of improvement for Utah’s roads and bridges

Posted by Wayne Grayson on Mar 04, 2015

Despite getting a B+ grade from the American Society of Civil Engineers for the condition of its roads and bridges, Utah still needs improvements to prevent economic growth from being stifled, according to a report from The Road Improvement Program. In its ...

State/Local Government

Civil engineers give Utah roads and bridges “B+” grade

Posted by Chris Hill on Feb 26, 2015

In its “2015 Report Card for Utah’s Infrastructure” report, The American Society of Civil Engineers gave the state a B+ grade for the condition of roads and bridges there. Roughly 83 percent of Utah’s interstates are in good condition, with only 1 percent being ...

State/Local Government

South Dakota’s roads and bridges face significant deterioration in next decade if current funding levels hold

Posted by Chris Hill on Feb 26, 2015

South Dakota suffers from a list of transportation issues, including nationally ubiquitous deteriorated bridges and roads and low funding, in addition to rural traffic fatalities and crowded roads, according to a new report from The Road Improvement Program. In its report “South Dakota’s Top ...

State/Local Government

Deficient roads and bridges cost Iowa drivers an extra $2 billion each year

Posted by Chris Hill on Feb 19, 2015

  Twenty-seven percent of Iowa’s major urban roads and highways are in poor condition, and 21 percent of the state’s bridges are structurally deficient, according to a report from The Road Improvement Program (TRIP). On Wednesday TRIP released “Iowa’s Top Transportation Challenges: Meeting the State’s ...


More Maryland bridges found to be crumbling upon ordered inspections

Posted by Chris Hill on Feb 18, 2015

After inspecting nearly 70 bridges, Maryland State Highway Administration (SHA) workers removed loose concrete from five bridges Feb. 14-15, according to a report by the news station WTOP. The actions follow a recent incident involving falling bridge debris striking a passing motorist’s vehicle in ...


The 3 things needed right now to repair our nation’s bridges, according to 12 DOTs

Posted by Equipment World Staff on Feb 17, 2015

The nation’s infrastructure system can be likened to an economic circulatory system – giving us freedom, opportunity and mobility—and this should not be taken for granted, said former Kansas Gov. Bill Graves during a recent infrastructure conference. “We should never ...

Better Roads

With Better Roads integration, Equipment World expands transportation coverage to road building, bridges, DOTs and more

Posted by Wayne Grayson on Feb 17, 2015

For those who frequent this site, it's a change you have probably already noticed. But just in case you haven't, or in the case that you're new here, I did want to drop a quick note to highlight our recent integration ...

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Ohio worker’s death creates urgency on inspecting NJ bridges

Posted by Contributed on Jan 26, 2015

Aging infrastructure issues are well-known topics across the political landscape, as President Obama alluded to in his recent State of the Union address. Unfortunately, it takes a tragic incident such as the death of an Ohio construction worker in an overpass ...

Better Roads News

Design error causing Fort Lauderdale bridges to be built too high

Posted by Brian Ethridge on Jan 13, 2015

Two new bridges in Fort Lauderdale are currently being built too high due to a design error. In order to fix the error, the state may be forces to raise a portion of Las Olas Boulevard, according to the Sun Sentinel. State officials are ...