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Construction worker rolled over by equipment and killed while laying asphalt in Arkansas

Construction worker rolled over by equipment and killed...

Posted by Equipment World Staff on Aug 19, 2014

A worker in Batesville, Arkansas was killed earlier this month when he was rolled over by a piece of equipment. John ...

Bursting bubble of big tobacco financing gives glimpse of road building’s future without a gas tax increase

Bursting bubble of big tobacco financing gives glimpse...

Posted by Tom Jackson on Aug 12, 2014

Last week I wrote about how states that engage in public-private partnerships (P3s) and other types of debt and bond ...

Mud in Your Mouth: How Rex’s Outrageous developed Road Crew Crunch, a line of construction-themed snacks

Mud in Your Mouth: How Rex’s Outrageous developed...

Posted by Marcia Gruver Doyle on Aug 04, 2014

Blame it on Grandma. “My grandmother had a snack mix she called Gravel,” relates Daren Rexroad (but please call him “Rex”), ...

Toll roads, P3s and creative financing will bring short-term gain, long-term disaster for the road building industry

Toll roads, P3s and creative financing will bring...

Posted by Tom Jackson on Aug 01, 2014

For the last half-century gas and diesel taxes collected at the pump have been the primary source of funding for ...

Congressional showdown ends with Senate passing House’s $10.8 billion highway funding patch

Congressional showdown ends with Senate passing...

Posted by James Jaillet on Aug 01, 2014

The Senate on Thursday passed a 10-month funding bill that will prevent the Highway Trust Fund from going broke until ...

Senate passes highway bill with reduced funding; sends vote back to House with pressure for long-term solution

Senate passes highway bill with reduced funding; sends...

Posted by Wayne Grayson on Jul 30, 2014

On Tuesday the Senate voted to pass a bill that would stave off the looming insolvency of the Highway Trust Fund ...

3 tips for staying safe inside road construction work zones

3 tips for staying safe inside road construction work...

Posted by Amy Materson on Jul 24, 2014

Although many types of construction work can be considered hazardous, few tasks are more dangerous than those conducted in road ...

Conductive “sensing skin” paint could stop cracks in bridges, concrete structures before it’s too late

Conductive “sensing skin” paint could stop...

Posted by Wayne Grayson on Jul 22, 2014

A new paint-on "sensing skin" would allow officials to retrofit bridges and other concrete structures with the ability to detect ...

House passes $10.8 billion quick fix as highway construction funding nears insolvency

House passes $10.8 billion quick fix as highway...

Posted by Wayne Grayson on Jul 16, 2014

The House on Tuesday passed a nearly $11 billion quick fix that would stave off the looming insolvency of the ...

It’s so hot at Yellowstone National Park the roads are melting

It’s so hot at Yellowstone National Park the...

Posted by Amanda Bayhi on Jul 11, 2014

What the road crew at Yellowstone National Park has on its hands is not a routine patch job. A 3.3-mile loop ...

House panel’s proposed $10.5 billion stopgap for highway funding meets disapproval of Senators, AEM

House panel’s proposed $10.5 billion stopgap for...

Posted by Amanda Bayhi on Jul 10, 2014

The House Ways and Means Committee has proposed a stopgap to fund transportation projects for eight months, but Sens. Barbara ...

Western Pennsylvania road builders launch “virtual apprenticeship” video game for recruiting teens (VIDEO)

Western Pennsylvania road builders launch...

Posted by Tom Jackson on Jul 01, 2014

The Constructors Association of Western Pennsylvania has come up with a promising way to attract more recruits to the industry. ...

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Hauling headaches: Know your load limits when trailering equipment

One-man machines: The operator should be the only person on a wheel loader

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