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North Carolina DOT holds regional student bridge building contest

North Carolina DOT holds regional student bridge...

Posted by Chris Hill on Apr 06, 2015

The North Carolina Department of Transportation (NCDOT) recently held the four regional competitions for its 16th annual Model Bridge Building ...

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

DRIVE Act aims to support Highway Trust Fund by...

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 ...

Highway Trust Fund inaction would cost Mississippi jobs, long-term road and bridge projects

Highway Trust Fund inaction would cost Mississippi...

Posted by Chris Hill on Mar 23, 2015

As part of a growing list of fallout amid uncertainty about the Highway Trust Fund, the Mississippi Department of Transportation ...

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

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

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 ...

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

The 3 things needed right now to repair our...

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 ...

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 ...

Tolls impede the American spirit of the open road

Tolls impede the American spirit of the open road

Posted by Tom Jackson on Feb 02, 2015

Jack Kerouac would weep, were he alive today. The author famous for making road trips a rite of passage would be ...

U.S. Chamber of Congress, AAA and ATA urge Congress to raise gas tax to fund long-term highway bill

U.S. Chamber of Congress, AAA and ATA urge Congress to...

Posted by Chris Hill on Jan 27, 2015

With the Highway Trust Fund (HTF) inching ever so closer to insolvency, organizations are redoubling efforts to ensure Congress is ...

Design error causing Fort Lauderdale bridges to be built too high

Design error causing Fort Lauderdale bridges to be...

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 ...

AASHTO 2015 Bottom Line Report: $120 billion annual road investment needed to keep up with demand

AASHTO 2015 Bottom Line Report: $120 billion annual...

Posted by Marcia Gruver Doyle on Dec 23, 2014

Next year will be a critical year for America’s surface transportation infrastructure, says a just released report from the American ...

Man arrested for damaging bridge under construction

Man arrested for damaging bridge under construction

Posted by Brian Ethridge on Dec 04, 2014

A man in Bunnell, Florida, has been arrested for allegedly damaging a bridge under construction. The man, identified as Charles “Skeeter” ...

Construction worker survives crane collapsing on top of him thanks to safety emergency plan

Construction worker survives crane collapsing on top of...

Posted by Wayne Grayson on Dec 04, 2014

Some careful safety planning by a contractor's safety manager was key in saving the life of a construction worker at ...

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