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Former DOT Sec. LaHood: “We need a big pot of money” to fix America’s roads and bridges

Former DOT Sec. LaHood: “We need a big pot of...

Posted by Marcia Gruver Doyle on Oct 30, 2014

Continuing his “America is one big pothole” theme, former U.S. Department of Transportation Secretary Ray LaHood used an appearance at ...

The LA Sheriff’s Dept. melted thousands of guns to recycle them as road construction material (VIDEO)

The LA Sheriff’s Dept. melted thousands of guns...

Posted by Equipment World Staff on Aug 28, 2014

Thousands of handguns, rifles and other weapons have been destroyed to eventually be used in construction of roads and bridges. Nearly ...

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 ...

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 ...

Semi truck collides with bridge under construction on I-215 in California; causes falsework to collapse

Semi truck collides with bridge under construction on...

Posted by Equipment World Staff on Jul 18, 2014

A semi truck hauling sand hit a bridge currently under construction on Interstate 215 in Perris, California, earlier this week ...

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 ...

White House, transportation leaders push Congress to find a long-term highway funding solution sooner rather than later

White House, transportation leaders push Congress to...

Posted by Amanda Bayhi on Jul 09, 2014

The White House, Transportation Secretary Anthony Foxx and several industry associations are urging Congress to find a highway funding solution ...

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 ...

VIDEO: How a beaten-up 1949 Hudson barely made it across the country to spread the Gospel of Infrastructure

VIDEO: How a beaten-up 1949 Hudson barely made it...

Posted by Tom Jackson on Feb 26, 2014

What's more American than a round-the-country road trip in a vintage vehicle? Fifth-generation roadbuilder Dan McNichol has been driving a rusty, ...

Dire States: Former road builder drives rust bucket across America to demonstrate the sorry state of infrastructure

Dire States: Former road builder drives rust bucket...

Posted by Tom Jackson on Sep 20, 2013

What do a 1949 Hudson Commodore and America's infrastructure have in common? They're both old, neglected and in need of refurbishment. Inspired ...

Surveys find Americans willing to support 10-cent fuel tax increase to maintain roads

Surveys find Americans willing to support 10-cent fuel...

Posted by Staff Report on Aug 01, 2013

Ever wonder why some research studies show substantial public support for increased fuel taxes and other studies show the opposite? It ...

Dutch scientists engineer smog-eating street that reduces air pollution up to 45%

Dutch scientists engineer smog-eating street that...

Posted by Wayne Grayson on Jul 11, 2013

For a large number of Americans, driving is an absolute necessity. Unfortunately it's one of the main contributors to air ...

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