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USDOT launches local hiring pilot program

USDOT launches local hiring pilot program

Posted by Chris Hill on Mar 05, 2015

The U.S. Department of Transportation is introducing a one-year pilot program through the Federal Highway Administration that allows local hiring ...

Ohio DOT approves $2.5 billion in construction projects

Ohio DOT approves $2.5 billion in construction projects

Posted by Chris Hill on Mar 02, 2015

The Ohio Department of Transportation’s Transportation Review Advisory Council (TRAC) has approved roughly $2.5 billion in transportation plan projects and associated ...

Michigan DOT doesn’t hold contractors to project warranties, audit finds

Michigan DOT doesn’t hold contractors to project...

Posted by Chris Hill on Feb 24, 2015

The Michigan Department of Transportation (MDOT) isn’t holding roadwork contractors properly accountable for warranties on their projects, which puts the cost of ...

NAPA to hold environmental, health and safety conference at World of Asphalt 2015

NAPA to hold environmental, health and safety...

Posted by Chris Hill on Feb 19, 2015

The National Asphalt Pavement Association (NAPA) has scheduled its Beyond Compliance: Achieving EH&S Excellence conference near the start of the World ...

Wisconsin road building debt to increase under governor’s proposal

Wisconsin road building debt to increase under...

Posted by Chris Hill on Feb 18, 2015

Gov. Scott Walker’s current $1.3 billion road construction borrowing proposal would up state borrowing for road projects to a point that ...

Kokosing CEO admits demolition plan was flawed in deadly bridge collapse

Kokosing CEO admits demolition plan was flawed in...

Posted by Wayne Grayson on Feb 16, 2015

The demolition plan for a bridge that crossed over Interstate 75 near Cincinnati was flawed and has been found to ...

DOT Chief Foxx touring 5 states to promote $478 billion Grow America Act

DOT Chief Foxx touring 5 states to promote $478 billion...

Posted by Chris Hill on Feb 13, 2015

Transportation Secretary Anthony Foxx will wind his way through Florida, Georgia, South Carolina, North Carolina, and Virginia on a four-day bus ...

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 ...

GOMACO next-gen Commander III emphasizes connectivity, features high-tech controls, Tier 4 engines (PHOTOS)

GOMACO next-gen Commander III emphasizes connectivity,...

Posted by Chris Hill on Feb 06, 2015

Performance, safety, and visibility are key to GOMACO’s Next Generation Commander III which debuted this week at the World of Concrete in ...

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 ...

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, ...

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