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FHWA releases $232 million for emergency road and bridge repairs

FHWA releases $232 million for emergency road and...

Posted by Chris Hill on Feb 20, 2015

Twenty-six states and Puerto Rico are set to receive $232 million in Emergency Relief funds from the Federal Highway Administration for ...

Georgia drivers pay extra $8 billion annually due to deficient roads TRIP report finds

Georgia drivers pay extra $8 billion annually due to...

Posted by Chris Hill on Feb 19, 2015

Deficient roads in Georgia costs the state’s motorists nearly $8 billion in additional vehicle operating costs and expenses related to safety ...

North Carolina bill proposes gas tax increase for road construction funding

North Carolina bill proposes gas tax increase for road...

Posted by Chris Hill on Feb 18, 2015

North Carolina Senate bill S20, passed February 12, would increase the minimum motor fuel excise tax by 67 percent, while raising the ...

The 3 things needed right now to repair our nation’s bridges, according to 12 DOTs

The 3 things needed right now to repair our...

Posted by Equipment World Staff on Feb 17, 2015

The nation’s infrastructure system can be likened to an economic circulatory system – giving us freedom, opportunity and mobility—and this ...

Maryland DOT orders bridge inspections in response to overpass dropping debris into traffic

Maryland DOT orders bridge inspections in response to...

Posted by Chris Hill on Feb 16, 2015

Acting Maryland Transportation Secretary Pete Rahn has ordered the State Highway Administration (SHA) and the Maryland Transportation Authority (MDTA) to inspect all ...

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 ...

Bill introduced to SC House seeks to increase gas tax while another wants to halt all road construction for 5 years

Bill introduced to SC House seeks to increase gas tax...

Posted by Chris Hill on Feb 13, 2015

Members of the South Carolina House of Representatives have filed two bills with very different agendas. If either were to ...

Deteriorating bridge drops debris on passing motorist in Maryland

Deteriorating bridge drops debris on passing motorist...

Posted by Chris Hill on Feb 12, 2015

In another example of how the nation’s bridges are suffering from reduced maintenance due to limited highway funding, portions of an ...

Sanders says his $1 trillion infrastructure bill would cost less than Iraq War

Sanders says his $1 trillion infrastructure bill would...

Posted by Chris Hill on Feb 11, 2015

Sen. Bernie Sanders says his 5-year $1 trillion infrastructure bill would cost less than the estimated cost of the “Bush/Cheney ...

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 ...

Missouri approves budget-reduced road and bridge construction plan

Missouri approves budget-reduced road and bridge...

Posted by Chris Hill on Feb 09, 2015

The Missouri Highways and Transportation Commission has approved the Missouri Department of Transportation’s “325 System” plan, which will focus on maintenance rather ...

Obama proposes 6-year, $478 billion highway bill; industry groups voice support

Obama proposes 6-year, $478 billion highway bill;...

Posted by Brian Ethridge on Feb 02, 2015

As part of his new, $3.99 trillion budget released Monday, President Barack Obama has proposed $478 billion to fund the country’s ...

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