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Ground broken on Florida’s I-4 Ultimate project

Ground broken on Florida’s I-4 Ultimate project

Posted by Chris Hill on Feb 20, 2015

Florida Gov. Rick Scott officially kicked off the metropolitan Orlando Interstate 4 improvement project at a groundbreaking ceremony Feb. 17 in ...

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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

Sens. Paul and Boxer reach across the aisle, propose corporate tax holiday to boost infrastructure funding

Sens. Paul and Boxer reach across the aisle, propose...

Posted by Brian Ethridge on Feb 01, 2015

Senators Rand Paul (R-Ky.) and Barbara Boxer (D-Calif.) have proposed a corporate tax holiday to fund U.S. infrastructure projects. The proposal ...

Astec’s Ben Brock: “Best shot we’ve had in 10 years” to get out of highway funding dead end

Astec’s Ben Brock: “Best shot we’ve...

Posted by Marcia Gruver Doyle on Jan 30, 2015

All the talk about the upcoming highway bill reauthorization—now in an extension until May—had a familiar ring to Ben Brock, ...

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 ...

Road worker crushed and killed by falling concrete lane barrier in Maryland

Road worker crushed and killed by falling concrete lane...

Posted by Wayne Grayson on Jan 20, 2015

A construction worker was killed in an odd and tragic accident last week in Maryland when he was killed by ...

States must take the initiative in environmental streamlining

States must take the initiative in environmental...

Posted by Equipment World Staff on Jan 07, 2015

Even as the green movement expands its war against fossil fuels, it’s losing ground in its ability to use federal ...

Worker has leg amputated following freak accident

Worker has leg amputated following freak accident

Posted by Brian Ethridge on Dec 29, 2014

A worker who slipped and fell into an auger at a highway construction site in November was forced to have ...

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