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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. ...

2 construction workers killed in Arkansas logging truck wreck

2 construction workers killed in Arkansas logging truck...

Posted by Wayne Grayson on Jun 04, 2014

Two construction workers on a bridge construction site died Tuesday in a sudden logging truck accident in Clinton, Arkansas. According to a ...

Can cutting Postal Service spending save highway construction funding? House GOP moves forward with controversial plan

Can cutting Postal Service spending save highway...

Posted by Amanda Bayhi on Jun 04, 2014

House Republican leaders are moving forward with a plan to fund the Highway Trust Fund (HTF) with savings from cutting ...

Woman hit by flying buzzsaw in New York City construction accident (VIDEO)

Woman hit by flying buzzsaw in New York City...

Posted by Wayne Grayson on May 29, 2014

A three-foot buzzsaw blade became detached on a New York City road construction site Tuesday and went airborne, eventually hitting ...

President Obama, VP Biden treat 4 construction workers to burgers and fries

President Obama, VP Biden treat 4 construction workers...

Posted by Wayne Grayson on May 21, 2014

The President and Vice President took their lunch outside the White House on Friday and treated four construction workers to ...

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