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Texas awards first batch of Prop 1 contracts totaling more than $52 million

Texas awards first batch of Prop 1 contracts totaling...

Posted by Chris Hill on Mar 30, 2015

The Texas Transportation Commission awarded contracts for nine projects in seven Texas Department of Transportation’s (TxDOT) districts, representing more than ...

Construction worker arrested after attacking co-worker with forklift in Texas

Construction worker arrested after attacking co-worker...

Posted by Wayne Grayson on Mar 26, 2015

A worker on a Texas jobite was fortunate to have survived an attack last week after an apparent disagreement led ...

Texas toll road fight proves how badly we need a gas tax hike

Texas toll road fight proves how badly we need a gas...

Posted by Tom Jackson on Mar 11, 2015

When push comes to shove, Texans can get more than a little rowdy. Of late, their cantankerous streak has flared ...

Texas Senate will vote on using portion of vehicle taxes for highway funding

Texas Senate will vote on using portion of vehicle...

Posted by Chris Hill on Feb 27, 2015

The Texas Senate Transportation Committee approved a bill that would dedicate a portion of motor vehicle taxes to road and bridge ...

Worker rescued from 20-foot trench after being buried chest deep in concrete in San Antonio

Worker rescued from 20-foot trench after being buried...

Posted by Wayne Grayson on Feb 17, 2015

A construction worker in San Antonio survived a brush with death Monday night after he became buried chest deep in ...

Texas DOT saves nearly $1 billion over next decade through historic bond deal

Texas DOT saves nearly $1 billion over next decade...

Posted by Equipment World Staff on Feb 09, 2015

The Texas Department of Transportation recently announced that it had achieved the largest savings on a single bond deal in ...

One worker dead, another injured after wall collapses into scissor lift in Texas

One worker dead, another injured after wall collapses...

Posted by Wayne Grayson on Jan 30, 2015

One construction worker is dead and another received minor injuries while doing demolition work atop a scissor lift in Midland, Texas. According ...

Falling oil prices could slow Texas construction industry

Falling oil prices could slow Texas construction...

Posted by Wayne Grayson on Jan 16, 2015

Construction equipment manufacturer Caterpillar has already taken a hit from falling oil prices and a new report from the Washington Post cautions ...

A drive on a Texas high-speed toll road: Is this how everybody will drive in the future? I hope not.

A drive on a Texas high-speed toll road: Is this how...

Posted by Tom Jackson on Jan 08, 2015

Over the holidays I had the opportunity to travel south on the newest Texas toll road, otherwise known as State ...

Texas tops list of most U.S. traffic deaths in construction work zones

Texas tops list of most U.S. traffic deaths in...

Posted by Amy Materson on Jan 07, 2015

The National Work Zone Safety Information Clearinghouse has released the latest data tally of deaths in motor vehicle traffic crashes in construction ...

Bricklayers rescue man from burning car near Houston

Bricklayers rescue man from burning car near Houston

Posted by Wayne Grayson on Jan 05, 2015

A crew of bricklayers near Houston didn't hesitate to drop their trowels and shovels last week and run toward a ...

Blind spider inflates San Antonio highway project cost by $30 million

Blind spider inflates San Antonio highway project cost...

Posted by Wayne Grayson on Dec 12, 2014

A construction project at one of San Antonio's most congested areas of traffic that has been delayed for the past ...

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