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Massachusetts House passes act financing municipal road and bridge improvements

Posted by Chris Hill on March 27, 2015

Massachusetts House passes act financing municipal road and bridge improvements

The Massachusetts House passed H. 3187, a provision backed by Governor Charlie Baker, that provides for $200 million for financing municipal road and bridge projects in fiscal year 2016. The bill ...

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Kansas, Minnesota, Ohio cities to receive Excellence in Snow and Ice Control awards

Posted by Chris Hill on March 27, 2015

Kansas, Minnesota, Ohio cities to receive Excellence in Snow and Ice Control awards

The American Public Works Association (APWA) will present three city public works agencies with its 2015 national Excellence in Snow and Ice Control Awards at the North American Snow Conference April ...

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Multiple states delaying or canceling transportation projects over highway funding uncertainty

Posted by Chris Hill on March 26, 2015

Multiple states delaying or canceling transportation projects over highway funding uncertainty

The American Road & Transportation Builders Association reports that four states have canceled or delayed transportation improvement projects due to inaction by Congress in providing for the Highway Trust Fund ...

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Transportation funding solution still elusive during infrastructure forum

Posted by Chris Hill on March 26, 2015

Transportation funding solution still elusive during infrastructure forum

The need for updating and maintaining U.S. infrastructure work is a clear, agreed-upon issue, but the means of providing funds is still divisive, as evidenced by a recent infrastructure forum ...

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TRB to hold webinar on “creative ways” to fund transportation

Posted by Chris Hill on March 26, 2015

TRB to hold webinar on “creative ways” to fund transportation

The Transportation Research Board is planning a webinar April 15 to discuss potential new means for funding transportation infrastructure projects, such as cooperative ownership models, roadway usage charges, and transportation utility ...

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Silica/Asphalt Milling Machine Partnership officials release 2 new silica exposure control guides

Posted by Chris Hill on March 26, 2015

Silica/Asphalt Milling Machine Partnership officials release 2 new silica exposure control guides

Members of the Silica/Asphalt Milling Machine Partnership recognized the culmination of the group’s 10-year effort to improve worker safety with a ceremony during the World of Asphalt in Baltimore and ...

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Senate rejects amendment seeking to fund infrastructure by closing corporate tax loophole

Posted by Chris Hill on March 25, 2015

Senate rejects amendment seeking to fund infrastructure by closing corporate tax loophole

A $478 billion transportation funding amendment to the 2016 budget put forth by Independent Vermont Sen. Bernie Sanders was struck down March 24, according to a report by The Hill. In ...

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Pledging push for more funding, mayors group calls transportation key to fighting inequality

Posted by Chris Hill on March 25, 2015

Pledging push for more funding, mayors group calls transportation key to fighting inequality

Members of the U.S. Conference of Mayors (USCM) Cities of Opportunity Task Force, have pledged to work together in urging Congress to pass a transportation bill not only for national infrastructure ...

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Charles Luck IV named NSSGA chairman

Posted by Chris Hill on March 25, 2015

Charles Luck IV named NSSGA chairman

The National Stone, Sand and Gravel Association (NSSGA) named Charles Luck IV, president and CEO of Luck Companies, as its chairman of the board during the group’s recent convention in ...

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Holcim-Lafarge merger back on track

Posted by Chris Hill on March 25, 2015

Holcim-Lafarge merger back on track

The short-lived hold on the Holcim-Lafarge merger has ended, with the cement companies jointly stating they have “reached an agreement on revised terms for the merger of equals between both ...

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DRIVE Act aims to support Highway Trust Fund by limiting spending to roads and bridges

Posted by Chris Hill on March 24, 2015

DRIVE Act aims to support Highway Trust Fund by limiting spending to roads and bridges

Five Republican congressmen have proposed a legislative effort to support the Highway Trust Fund (HTF) without increasing gas taxes primarily by limiting spending only to federal highway and bridge projects. Congressman ...

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Move Seattle pushes for $900 million to fund city transportation projects

Posted by Chris Hill on March 24, 2015

Move Seattle pushes for $900 million to fund city transportation projects

Move Seattle, a 10-year transportation plan encompassing transit, walking, biking, and freight, will require a $900 million levy paid through property taxes, according Seattle Mayor Ed Murray’s “vision” proposal. “Move Seattle ...

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Colorado DOT sets strategic blueprint for the next 25 years

Posted by Chris Hill on March 24, 2015

Colorado DOT sets strategic blueprint for the next 25 years

The Colorado Department of Transportation (CDOT) March 19 officially adopted the 2040 Statewide Transportation Plan (STP)—a plan officials say outlines the department's “needs and strategic actions” during the next 10 and ...

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Highway Trust Fund inaction would cost Mississippi jobs, long-term road and bridge projects

Posted by Chris Hill on March 23, 2015

Highway Trust Fund inaction would cost Mississippi jobs, long-term road and bridge projects

As part of a growing list of fallout amid uncertainty about the Highway Trust Fund, the Mississippi Department of Transportation (MDOT) says it will have to shift its focus to ...

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More than 1/3 of New York roads and bridges are in poor and deficient condition

Posted by Chris Hill on March 23, 2015

More than 1/3 of New York roads and bridges are in poor and deficient condition

The Road Improvement Program’s “Conditions and Safety of New York’s Roads and Bridges” report shows that 37 percent of the state’s major locally and state-maintained urban roads and highways are in ...

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Associations rally for long-term highway funding bill during World of Asphalt

Posted by Chris Hill on March 23, 2015

Associations rally for long-term highway funding bill during World of Asphalt

Leaders from five road and bridge building-related trade associations held a rally for World of Apshalt and AGG1 attendees pushing for more support and activism for a long-term highway funding ...

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PHOTOS: World of Asphalt 2015 a wealth of heavy equipment

Posted by Wayne Grayson on March 20, 2015

PHOTOS: World of Asphalt 2015 a wealth of heavy equipment

This year's World of Asphalt show wrapped up yesterday afternoon in Baltimore. The show floor was packed with any and all of the very best road construction equipment. Above is ...

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Atlas Copco intros CC1300 articulated compact roller (PHOTOS)

Posted by Chris Hill on March 20, 2015

Atlas Copco intros CC1300 articulated compact roller (PHOTOS)

Atlas Copco featured its small, articulated compact tandem rollers at World of Concrete in Baltimore this week, and used the show to introduce the Dynapac CC1300 model. Like the CC1100 and CC1200, ...

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Bomag spotlights BW120-SL high-frequency tandem vibratory roller at World of Asphalt

Posted by Chris Hill on March 20, 2015

Bomag spotlights BW120-SL high-frequency tandem vibratory roller at World of Asphalt

Bomag Americas used the World of Asphalt show in Baltimore to put the spotlight on its new BW120SL-5 tandem vibratory roller. The machine, first launched at The Rental Show in February in ...

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Michigan road conditions on downward spiral

Posted by Chris Hill on March 20, 2015

Michigan road conditions on downward spiral

A recent preliminary report by the Transportation Asset Management Council (TAMC) shows roads in Michigan are deteriorating at an accelerating pace. The data collected by the council, titled the PASER report, ...

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#FixTheTrustFund campaign aims to flood social media with infographics supporting a long-term highway bill

Posted by Chris Hill on March 20, 2015

#FixTheTrustFund campaign aims to flood social media with infographics supporting a long-term highway bill

The Transportation Construction Coalition this week launched a 12-day social media infographic campaign to “press Congress to find a permanent fix for the federal Highway Trust Fund (HTF)” before funding runs ...

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Bomag unveils drastically redesigned BW11RH-5 roller with seamless cab, new tire config (PHOTOS)

Posted by Chris Hill on March 19, 2015

Bomag unveils drastically redesigned BW11RH-5 roller with seamless cab, new tire config (PHOTOS)

Bomag Americas has launched its Tier 4 Final (T4F) BW11RH-5 roller at the World of Asphalt show in Baltimore, representing a machine with a dramatic redesign decades in the making. “This machine ...

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Atlas Copco launches new intelligent compaction system with touchscreen tablet

Posted by Chris Hill on March 19, 2015

Atlas Copco launches new intelligent compaction system with touchscreen tablet

Atlas Copco’s new intelligent compaction system presented at the World of Asphalt in Baltimore offers a touch screen tablet interface that’s wireless and is rated at 12 hours battery life. Atlas ...

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Crane sends pipe careening into Seattle bus on Highway 520 bridge followed by a crashing traffic sign

Posted by Wayne Grayson on March 19, 2015

Crane sends pipe careening into Seattle bus on Highway 520 bridge followed by a crashing traffic sign

Eight passengers on a bus traveling across the Highway 520 in Seattle were hospitalized Tuesday night after a construction accident resulted in a traffic sign toppling atop the bus. According to a ...

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Real-time remote production reporting comes to Roadtec machines through Guardian telematics upgrade

Posted by Wayne Grayson on March 18, 2015

Real-time remote production reporting comes to Roadtec machines through Guardian telematics upgrade

Despite launching its Guardian telematics service three years ago, Roadtec still views the technology as an egg it is slowly aiming to crack. Marketing manager Eric Baker referred to telematics as an ...

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Atlas Copco intros Dynapac CC2200 roller, showcases entire CC lineup at World of Asphalt (PHOTOS)

Posted by Chris Hill on March 18, 2015

Atlas Copco intros Dynapac CC2200 roller, showcases entire CC lineup at World of Asphalt (PHOTOS)

Atlas Copco showcased its new Dynapac CC rollers at World of Asphalt in Baltimore that feature improved operator visibility design, open engine compartment design for easier maintenance, and new intelligent ...

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Caterpillar launches RM500B rotary mixer with Tier 4 Final engine, several enhancements

Posted by Wayne Grayson on March 18, 2015

Caterpillar launches RM500B rotary mixer with Tier 4 Final engine, several enhancements

Designed for both full-depth road reclamation projects and soil stabilization jobs, Caterpillar has launched an update to its RM500 rotary mixer with a Tier 4 Final engine and several new ...

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Roadtec showcases new Tier 4 Final paver, Shuttle Buggy MTV and cold planer at World of Asphalt

Posted by Wayne Grayson on March 18, 2015

Roadtec showcases new Tier 4 Final paver, Shuttle Buggy MTV and cold planer at World of Asphalt

At its World of Asphalt booth here in Baltimore, Roadtec  is showing attendees three new machines, all of which have been updated with Tier 4 Final engines. First up is the company's largest ...

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FHWA: Americans drove more than 3 trillion miles in 2014

Posted by Chris Hill on March 18, 2015

FHWA: Americans drove more than 3 trillion miles in 2014

The U.S. Department of Transportation’s Federal Highway Administration (FHWA) says Americans drove slightly more than 3 trillion miles last year, which represented the second-highest amount in the 79 years that ...

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Holcim board delays Lafarge merger over terms

Posted by Chris Hill on March 18, 2015

Holcim board delays Lafarge merger over terms

Holcim’s board of directors has determined that its merger with Lafarge will be delayed due to a disagreement of terms on the deal. The merger was announced last year. In a ...

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Ohio DOT launches construction season at Opportunity Corridor

Posted by Chris Hill on March 18, 2015

Ohio DOT launches construction season at Opportunity Corridor

The Ohio Department of Transportation began its construction season March 16 at the northern section of Opportunity Corridor that will connect Interstate 490 and University Circle near Cleveland, according to ...

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Volvo CE unveils first intelligent compaction system with real-time density, multitouch display (VIDEO)

Posted by Chris Hill on March 17, 2015

A Volvo CE DD110B roller equipped with the company's new Density Direct Intelligent Compaction system, seen in the inset.

Volvo Construction Equipment today introduced the industry’s first intelligent compaction (IC) system that measures density in real time at the World of Asphalt show in Baltimore. Dubbed Density Direct, the Android-based system’s ...

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Caterpillar brings its quick-heating screed system to two new pavers: the AP655F, AP600F

Posted by Wayne Grayson on March 17, 2015

Caterpillar brings its quick-heating screed system to two new pavers: the AP655F, AP600F

  At the World of Asphalt show in Baltimore today, Caterpillar introduced two new pavers equipped with its quick-heating screed system that cuts heating times by more than half. New screed platforms are ...

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Ground broken on Indiana’s $400 million “Major Moves 2020″ transportation projects

Posted by Chris Hill on March 17, 2015

Ground broken on Indiana’s $400 million “Major Moves 2020″ transportation projects

Indiana Gov. Mike Pence recently broke ground to symbolically begin work on the "Major Moves 2020" construction program, representing a $400 million bump in funds to expand lanes on certain sections ...

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Arizona DOT partners with college on Highway Construction Pre-Apprenticeship certification

Posted by Chris Hill on March 17, 2015

Arizona DOT partners with college on Highway Construction Pre-Apprenticeship certification

The Arizona Department of Transportation is partnering with Gateway Community College to offer a Highway Construction Pre-Apprenticeship certification program beginning March 23. The program is being offered through ADOT’s Business Engagement ...

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DOT crews begin process of patching winter’s wrath felt by Mississippi roads

Posted by Chris Hill on March 17, 2015

DOT crews begin process of patching winter’s wrath felt by Mississippi roads

Work is presently underway by Mississippi Department of Transportation to repair potholes in roads damaged by an unusual foe to highways in the south—winter weather. “Our crews will be working to ...

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