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Senate passes transportation funding patch

Senate passes transportation funding patch

Posted by Bobby Atkinson on May 26, 2015

Over the weekend, the Senate passed a patch to extend transportation funding through July. In a Saturday voice vote just before ...

Grass tax instead of gas tax for road funding? Michigan lawmaker calls to legalize “pot for potholes”

Grass tax instead of gas tax for road funding? Michigan...

Posted by Bobby Atkinson on May 25, 2015

A lawmaker in Michigan thinks that marijuana could provide some relief for the state’s ailing roads. Rep. Brandon Dillon (D-Grand Rapids) ...

Process Heating’s storage tank immersion heater provides efficient asphalt heating

Process Heating’s storage tank immersion heater...

Posted by Chris Hill on May 25, 2015

Process Heating’s Lo-Density Unitized Storage Tank Heater provides highly efficient electric heating for asphalt tanks, a feature the company says can help ...

Nearly 450 bridges in Connecticut are structurally deficient

Nearly 450 bridges in Connecticut are structurally...

Posted by Bobby Atkinson on May 25, 2015

Connecticut’s 12 million daily drivers probably find themselves on a bridge that’s not exactly on par with construction standards. The state ...

Missouri DOT sets date for Youth Transportation Conference

Missouri DOT sets date for Youth Transportation...

Posted by Chris Hill on May 25, 2015

The Missouri Department of Transportation (MoDOT) has scheduled its 2015 Youth Transportation Conference, an event that provides students with aspirations ...

This Dutch bike path could be the precursor to solar energy-capturing roads everywhere

This Dutch bike path could be the precursor to solar...

Posted by Bobby Atkinson on May 22, 2015

A bike path in the Netherlands that’s shorter than a football field could be the future of energy and travel. Engineers ...

Lafarge announces rural road solution as a low-cost alternative to asphalt

Lafarge announces rural road solution as a low-cost...

Posted by Bobby Atkinson on May 22, 2015

Lafarge announced recently a new concrete solution to reduce the costs of rural roads up to 55 percent over a ...

Without long-term road funding, a Minnesota group has resorted to duct tape

Without long-term road funding, a Minnesota group has...

Posted by Bobby Atkinson on May 21, 2015

Duct tape is a go-to problem solver in many situations. But it’s usually a temporary fix. No one is going ...

National Public Works Week kicks off with “low and slow” infrastructure tour

National Public Works Week kicks off with “low and...

Posted by Chris Hill on May 21, 2015

Author Dan McNichol, who has driven a 1949 Hudson across the country to bring attention to road and bridge conditions, ...

This bridge is made of thousands of sheets of paper, took 3 years to design (PHOTOS)

This bridge is made of thousands of sheets of paper,...

Posted by Bobby Atkinson on May 20, 2015

An artist from the United Kingdom completed a project that proves once and for all that paper beats rock. Well, ...

House passes transportation funding patch

House passes transportation funding patch

Posted by Chris Hill on May 20, 2015

The U.S. House of Representatives has approved HR 2353, the Highway Transportation Funding Act of 2015 in a 387-35 vote. The ...

Report finds current road, bridge conditions are impairing economic growth in rural areas

Report finds current road, bridge conditions are...

Posted by Chris Hill on May 20, 2015

Research by The Road Improvement Program (TRIP) finds that 15 percent of major rural roads in the U.S. are in poor ...

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