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Report: Apple is working on an electric car to take on Tesla

Report: Apple is working on an electric car to take on...

Posted by Wayne Grayson on Feb 17, 2015

After rumors began swirling last week about a potential foray by Apple into the car business, the Wall Street Journal is now ...

Maryland DOT orders bridge inspections in response to overpass dropping debris into traffic

Maryland DOT orders bridge inspections in response to...

Posted by Chris Hill on Feb 16, 2015

Acting Maryland Transportation Secretary Pete Rahn has ordered the State Highway Administration (SHA) and the Maryland Transportation Authority (MDTA) to inspect all ...

Deteriorating bridge drops debris on passing motorist in Maryland

Deteriorating bridge drops debris on passing motorist...

Posted by Chris Hill on Feb 12, 2015

In another example of how the nation’s bridges are suffering from reduced maintenance due to limited highway funding, portions of an ...

Florida DOT begins service patrols in preparation for I-4 “Ultimate” improvement project

Florida DOT begins service patrols in preparation for...

Posted by Chris Hill on Feb 12, 2015

The Florida Department of Transportation has launched service vehicle patrols on the Interstate 4 corridor in Orlando to “assist with maintenance ...

Sanders says his $1 trillion infrastructure bill would cost less than Iraq War

Sanders says his $1 trillion infrastructure bill would...

Posted by Chris Hill on Feb 11, 2015

Sen. Bernie Sanders says his 5-year $1 trillion infrastructure bill would cost less than the estimated cost of the “Bush/Cheney ...

Changes were made to demolition plans hours before Cincinnati bridge collapse

Changes were made to demolition plans hours before...

Posted by Chris Hill on Feb 11, 2015

Kokosing Construction Company Inc., whose employee Brandon Carl was crushed and killed in January while working atop a bridge crossing Interstate ...

NAPA launches asphalt plant “Diamond” best practices recognition program

NAPA launches asphalt plant “Diamond” best...

Posted by Chris Hill on Feb 10, 2015

The National Asphalt Pavement Association has created the Diamond Terminal Commendation program to help asphalt terminal operations to “demonstrate their commitment to ...

Georgia DOT to spend $1 billion on Atlanta interchange updates in most expensive project in state history

Georgia DOT to spend $1 billion on Atlanta interchange...

Posted by Chris Hill on Feb 10, 2015

The busy interchange at Atlanta’s Interstate 285 and Georgia State Route 400 will receive $1 billion worth of lane and fly-over ...

Historic Gasconade River Bridge on Route 66 to remain closed amid Missouri budget shortfalls

Historic Gasconade River Bridge on Route 66 to remain...

Posted by Chris Hill on Feb 10, 2015

In a statement released Feb. 9, the Missouri Department of Transportation says it’s planning to keep closed “indefinitely” the outer road ...

Transportation sector loses 8,600 jobs in January

Transportation sector loses 8,600 jobs in January

Posted by Equipment World Staff on Feb 10, 2015

Although the U.S. economy as a whole beat employment expectations, the transportation sector lost 8,600 jobs in January, according to ...

Making the work zone less of a war zone

Making the work zone less of a war zone

Posted by Tom Kuennen on Feb 10, 2015

Even though highway work zone fatalities have been on a big decline for the past 10 years, the highway work ...

Texas DOT saves nearly $1 billion over next decade through historic bond deal

Texas DOT saves nearly $1 billion over next decade...

Posted by Equipment World Staff on Feb 09, 2015

The Texas Department of Transportation recently announced that it had achieved the largest savings on a single bond deal in ...

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