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Worker shortage delays major highway expansion project in Austin

Worker shortage delays major highway expansion project...

Posted by Angela Thomas on Jul 15, 2015

Austin is the latest city in the U.S where contractors are concerned over the shortage of skilled construction workers. According to a ...

NAPA to hold silent auction at 2016 annual meeting to endow emergency benevolent fund

NAPA to hold silent auction at 2016 annual meeting to...

Posted by Chris Hill on Jul 15, 2015

The National Asphalt Pavement Association will hold a silent auction at its 2016 annual meeting to help fund and take ...

Photo of the canal with a rendering of how the bridge will be "printed."

World’s first 3D-printed steel bridge to be...

Posted by Bobby Atkinson on Jul 14, 2015

It seems like something out of science fiction: Robotic arms stretched over a canal creating a bridge seemingly out of nothing ...

Embankment collapse kills worker in trench on PennDOT bridge project

Embankment collapse kills worker in trench on PennDOT...

Posted by Wayne Grayson on Jul 14, 2015

A man working on a Pennsylvania Department of Transportation bridge rehabilitation project was killed last week when an embankment collapsed. According ...

NAPA presents Operational Excellence awards at midyear meeting

NAPA presents Operational Excellence awards at midyear...

Posted by Chris Hill on Jul 14, 2015

The National Asphalt Pavement Association (NAPA) presented its 2014 Operational Excellence Awards in five categories during the associations first general ...

USDOT releases road and bridge condition details for each state to highlight Highway Trust Fund needs

USDOT releases road and bridge condition details for...

Posted by Chris Hill on Jul 13, 2015

To highlight the dwindling amount of time left in providing for the Highway Trust Fund, which ends July 31 without ...

Senate committee set to vote on “comprehensive” transportation reform Wednesday

Senate committee set to vote on...

Posted by Bobby Atkinson on Jul 13, 2015

U.S. Senator John Thune (R-South Dakota) announced the Senate Committee on Commerce, Science and Transportation will consider and vote on ...

Bipartisan House group wants to use “Queen of the Hill” rule to make gains on transportation bill

Bipartisan House group wants to use “Queen of the...

Posted by Bobby Atkinson on Jul 13, 2015

A group of 10 members of the House of Representatives have had enough of the back-and-forth that has plagued and ...

Kansas DOT approves $73.4 million in state highway projects

Kansas DOT approves $73.4 million in state highway...

Posted by Chris Hill on Jul 13, 2015

The Kansas Department of Transportation approved $73.4 million in bids for state highway construction and maintenance projects in its June ...

Cameras going up on Arizona freeway to monitor commercial trucks

Cameras going up on Arizona freeway to monitor...

Posted by Bobby Atkinson on Jul 10, 2015

Motorists traveling on the freeways in Arizona can rest assured those new cameras going up along Interstate 10 aren't monitoring them. ...

Larsen co-sponsors bill calling for 15-cents-per-gallon gas tax increase for transportation funding

Larsen co-sponsors bill calling for 15-cents-per-gallon...

Posted by Chris Hill on Jul 10, 2015

Representative Rick Larsen (D-Washington) has cosponsored H.R. 680, the UPDATE Act, which would raise the gas tax by 15 cents ...

McConnell: “We’re not going to raise the gas tax”

McConnell: “We’re not going to raise the gas...

Posted by Bobby Atkinson on Jul 10, 2015

Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Kentucky) said transportation legislation could be on the floor next week as the July 31 ...

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