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Senators continue policy games with transportation funding bill as July 31 deadline looms

Senators continue policy games with transportation...

Posted by Chris Hill on Jul 28, 2015

While the Senate’s DRIVE Act, H.R. 22, is being lauded for the potential it brings for the first long-term transportation ...

Cigarettes are causing roadside fires in Washington almost daily `

Cigarettes are causing roadside fires in Washington...

Posted by Bobby Atkinson on Jul 28, 2015

Cigarette-sparked fires are becoming a daily occurrence in Washington, and the problem has worsened to the point that the state's Department of ...

VIDEO: ‘Knee-high’ swarm of mayflies causes bridge in Iowa to close

VIDEO: ‘Knee-high’ swarm of mayflies causes...

Posted by Bobby Atkinson on Jul 27, 2015

It took snow plows to clear an Iowa bridge of the unending swarm of mayflies that covered and eventually closed ...

Georgia DOT awards two bridge projects from new $100 million bridge bond program

Georgia DOT awards two bridge projects from new $100...

Posted by Chris Hill on Jul 27, 2015

The Georgia Department of Transportation (GDOT) has awarded two bridge and approach construction contracts that will be funded from a ...

TRIP report shows 28% of U.S. major urban roads are in substandard or poor condition

TRIP report shows 28% of U.S. major urban roads are in...

Posted by Chris Hill on Jul 24, 2015

The Road Improvement Program’s (TRIP) recent report on major urban roads finds that 28 percent, including Interstates and freeways, are ...

U.S. drivers log 1.26 trillion miles through May, breaking record set 8 years ago

U.S. drivers log 1.26 trillion miles through May,...

Posted by Chris Hill on Jul 24, 2015

The Federal Highway Administration (FHWA) reports an estimated 1.26 trillion miles were traveled on U.S. roadways through May of this ...

Senate votes to carry on with 6-year transportation funding bill

Senate votes to carry on with 6-year transportation...

Posted by Chris Hill on Jul 23, 2015

The Senate DRIVE Act is out of limbo after a 62-36 vote late Wednesday evening that will allow the bill to move ...

Wyoming Transportation Commission awards $14.6 million in highway project contracts

Wyoming Transportation Commission awards $14.6 million...

Posted by Chris Hill on Jul 23, 2015

The Wyoming Transportation Commission awarded contracts for six highway projects totaling $14.6 million at its July meeting. The six projects range in ...

Portion of I-10 in California will reopen Friday while crews continue to work on bridge collapse

Portion of I-10 in California will reopen Friday while...

Posted by Bobby Atkinson on Jul 23, 2015

Traffic will resume on Interstate 10 on Friday, less than a week after the heavy rain caused serious damage to ...

Senate DRIVE Act is a 6-year transportation bill with 3-year Highway Trust Fund financing guarantee

Senate DRIVE Act is a 6-year transportation bill with...

Posted by Chris Hill on Jul 22, 2015

The future of a long-term transportation bill became a bit brighter after Sens. Mitch McConnell (R-Kentucky) and Barbara Boxer (D-California) ...

Beams rest atop an excavator following a pancake collapse of an overpass being prepared for demolition in Cincinnati. Credit: Liz Dufour/Cincinnati Enquirer

OSHA fines Kokosing Construction for violations related...

Posted by Chris Hill on Jul 22, 2015

The Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) has fined Kokosing Construction $14,000 for two safety violations related to its investigation ...

Big Bertha is set to start drilling again in November after extensive repairs, testing

Big Bertha is set to start drilling again in November...

Posted by Bobby Atkinson on Jul 21, 2015

The world's largest tunnel-boring machine is now scheduled to get back to work on November 23, nearly two years after it overheated ...

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