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Seismic tech shift led by Apple, Google and Tesla will rock transportation and the commercial truck market

Posted by Jack Roberts on March 04, 2015

Seismic tech shift led by Apple, Google and Tesla will rock transportation and the commercial truck market

  If you follow me on Twitter you know I tweet out stories I run across that highlight new technology in the automotive industry, in addition to more trucking-specific content. Every now and ...

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Minnesota DOT creates bridge deck deterioration timelines to predict needed repairs

Posted by Chris Hill on March 04, 2015

Minnesota DOT creates bridge deck deterioration timelines to predict needed repairs

Minnesota Department of Transportation (MnDOT) researchers are using a database of historical bridge deck inspection and construction reports to help determine estimated times when current bridges need to be repaired. MnDOT ...

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Report identifies areas of improvement for Utah’s roads and bridges

Posted by Wayne Grayson on March 04, 2015

Report identifies areas of improvement for Utah’s roads and bridges

Despite getting a B+ grade from the American Society of Civil Engineers for the condition of its roads and bridges, Utah still needs improvements to prevent economic growth from being stifled, ...

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Asphalt mix producer survey to determine sustainable product usage

Posted by Chris Hill on March 04, 2015

Asphalt mix producer survey to determine sustainable product usage

The National Asphalt Pavement Association (NAPA) and the Federal Highway Administration (FHWA) are conducting their annual survey of asphalt mix producers to determine the level of recycled or reclaimed materials ...

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FHWA creates education grants for SHRP2

Posted by Chris Hill on March 04, 2015

FHWA creates education grants for SHRP2

The Federal Highway Administration has launched a grant program for the second Strategic Highway Research Program (SHRP2) titled SHRP2 Education connection. It is designed to “introduce SHRP2’s proven innovations and technologies ...

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Can John Oliver’s stand on U.S. infrastructure do for highway funding what “Last Week Tonight” did for net neutrality? (VIDEO)

Posted by Chris Hill on March 03, 2015

Can John Oliver’s stand on U.S. infrastructure do for highway funding what  “Last Week Tonight” did for net neutrality? (VIDEO)

John Oliver, on the latest episode of his HBO program “Last Week Tonight”, aimed his comedic wit at the issue of the need for infrastructure spending in the U.S., much in ...

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There are 90 transportation funding bills awaiting action across the U.S.

Posted by Chris Hill on March 03, 2015

There are 90 transportation funding bills awaiting action across the U.S.

The American Road & Transportation Builder’s Association, through its Transportation Investment Advocacy Center (TIAC), reports that 26 state legislatures have a total of 90 introduced measures between them that would ...

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Wirtgen launches Tier 4 interim SP 25i slipform paver

Posted by Chris Hill on March 02, 2015

Wirtgen launches Tier 4 interim SP 25i slipform paver

Wirtgen America's new SP 25i slipform paver offers Tier 4 interim-compliant emissions, an update for the current SP 25 line. The new model features a 154-hp Deutz TCD 4.1 L4 engine, ...

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Ohio DOT approves $2.5 billion in construction projects

Posted by Chris Hill on March 02, 2015

Ohio DOT approves $2.5 billion in construction projects

The Ohio Department of Transportation’s Transportation Review Advisory Council (TRAC) has approved roughly $2.5 billion in transportation plan projects and associated jobs over the next 11 years, according a release from ...

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Iowa’s 10-cents-per-gallon gas tax signed into law

Posted by Chris Hill on March 02, 2015

Iowa’s 10-cents-per-gallon gas tax signed into law

Iowa Gov. Terry Branstad’s signature approved a state fuel tax increase of 10 cents a gallon, beginning March 1, that will bring in an estimated $200 million or more per ...

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Fahrner Asphalt, Hispanic Chamber of Commerce team up to offer road construction training in Wisconsin

Posted by Chris Hill on March 02, 2015

Fahrner Asphalt, Hispanic Chamber of Commerce team up to offer road construction training in Wisconsin

Fahrner Asphalt Sealers and the Hispanic Chamber of Commerce of Wisconsin (HCCW) have partnered to offer road construction and repair job training, according to a report by the Milwaukee Business Journal. "The HCCW ...

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Illinois Tollway to invest $1.63 billion for transportation infrastructure in 2015

Posted by Chris Hill on February 27, 2015

Illinois Tollway to invest $1.63 billion for transportation infrastructure in 2015

Illinois Tollway plans to spend $1.63 billion on transportation infrastructure improvements in 2015 as part of its $12 billion capital program, Move Illinois: The Illinois Tollway Driving the Future, the organization announced February ...

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

Posted by Chris Hill on February 27, 2015

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

The Texas Senate Transportation Committee approved a bill that would dedicate a portion of motor vehicle taxes to road and bridge construction and maintenance. Senate Bill 5, one of two bills addressing the ...

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18 states and D.C. use variable-rate gas tax for highway, bridge projects

Posted by Chris Hill on February 27, 2015

18 states and D.C. use variable-rate gas tax for highway, bridge projects

The latest report from the Transportation Investment Advocacy Center (TIAC) shows that 18 states and the District of Columbia use variable-rate gas taxes to fund highway and bridge improvement projects. Such taxes adjust to ...

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Indiana DOT offers engineering scholarships

Posted by Chris Hill on February 27, 2015

Indiana DOT offers engineering scholarships

The Indiana Department of Transportation (INDOT) is offering scholarships for full-time students seeking in undergraduate and graduate civil engineering programs at colleges or universities in the state. Scholarship recipients will have ...

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Civil engineers give Utah roads and bridges “B+” grade

Posted by Chris Hill on February 26, 2015

Civil engineers give Utah roads and bridges “B+” grade

In its “2015 Report Card for Utah’s Infrastructure” report, The American Society of Civil Engineers gave the state a B+ grade for the condition of roads and bridges there. Roughly 83 percent of ...

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California’s gas tax cut will reduce highway funding, won’t mean cheaper pump prices

Posted by Chris Hill on February 26, 2015

California’s gas tax cut will reduce highway funding, won’t mean cheaper pump prices

The California State Board of Equalization voted to reduce the state's gasoline tax to 30 cents per gallon from 36 cents, a change set to be implemented in July, according to an ...

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South Dakota’s roads and bridges face significant deterioration in next decade if current funding levels hold

Posted by Chris Hill on February 26, 2015

South Dakota’s roads and bridges face significant deterioration in next decade if current funding levels hold

South Dakota suffers from a list of transportation issues, including nationally ubiquitous deteriorated bridges and roads and low funding, in addition to rural traffic fatalities and crowded roads, according to a new ...

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The top 10 transportation challenges facing New Mexico

Posted by Chris Hill on February 25, 2015

The top 10 transportation challenges facing New Mexico

New Mexico’s roads, highways, and bridges are plagued by needed improvements to critical routes including inadequate capacity, deficient bridges, pavement deterioration, and inadequate safety features, according to a new report from The Road ...

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PennDOT asks residents for help in attacking potholes on state roadways

Posted by Chris Hill on February 25, 2015

PennDOT asks residents for help in attacking potholes on state roadways

The Pennsylvania Department of Transportation is asking motorists to report potholes and other “roadway concerns” by calling it’s toll-free hotline 1-800-FIX ROAD (1-800-349-7623). PennDOT says the hotline “connects callers directly to their respective county maintenance ...

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NAPA webinar to cover asphalt pavement outlook for 2015

Posted by Chris Hill on February 25, 2015

NAPA webinar to cover asphalt pavement outlook for 2015

The National Asphalt Pavement Association’s (NAPA) Asphalt Pavement Industry 2015 Business Outlook webinar, set for March 2, will cover figures for asphalt pavement tonnages, the impact of low oil prices on asphalt ...

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TCC applauds bipartisan congressional letter supporting long-term transportation bill, Highway Trust Fund

Posted by Chris Hill on February 25, 2015

TCC applauds bipartisan congressional letter supporting long-term transportation bill, Highway Trust Fund

Transportation Construction Coalition (TCC) leadership called a recent bipartisan letter from nearly 300 House of Representatives members calling for action on funding transportation improvements a “broad consensus” that a long-term highway and transit bill ...

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Obama vetoes Keystone XL pipeline construction; bill heads back to Congress

Posted by Wayne Grayson on February 24, 2015

Obama vetoes Keystone XL pipeline construction; bill heads back to Congress

Citing a contempt for the national interest on the part of Congress, President Barack Obama vetoed a bill that would have cleared the way for construction of the Keystone XL oil ...

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Michigan DOT doesn’t hold contractors to project warranties, audit finds

Posted by Chris Hill on February 24, 2015

Michigan DOT doesn’t hold contractors to project warranties, audit finds

The Michigan Department of Transportation (MDOT) isn’t holding roadwork contractors properly accountable for warranties on their projects, which puts the cost of repairs to such projects squarely on the state’s shoulders, according ...

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Highway Trust Fund uncertainty to delay $1 billion in Arkansas projects

Posted by Chris Hill on February 24, 2015

Highway Trust Fund uncertainty to delay $1 billion in Arkansas projects

The cloud of doubt and uncertainty hovering over the Highway Trust Fund (HTF) could delay roughly $1 billion in Arkansas highway projects between now and 2017, according to a report from the ...

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Unique Paving Materials launches Ravel Check asphalt preservation product

Posted by Chris Hill on February 24, 2015

Unique Paving Materials launches Ravel Check asphalt preservation product

Unique Paving Materials says Ravel Check, its new liquid asphalt pavement preservation product can extend pavement life by 3 to 5 years. The company says the product is designed to “penetrate the ...

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U.S., Canada to move forward on $2 billion border-crossing bridge project

Posted by Chris Hill on February 23, 2015

U.S., Canada to move forward on $2 billion border-crossing bridge project

Canada and the U.S. have agreed on the construction, maintenance, and staffing of the New International Trade Crossing (NITC)/Detroit River International Crossing (DRIC) linking Detroit, Mich., and Windsor, Ontario. The project is expected ...

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Oregon names its voluntary pay-as-you-drive highway usage tax. Meet OreGo

Posted by Chris Hill on February 23, 2015

Oregon names its voluntary pay-as-you-drive highway usage tax. Meet OreGo

Oregon’s Road Usage Charge Program (RUC) is officially titled OreGo and will start implementation July 1 this year. Created by Oregon Senate Bill 810, the RUC allows the Oregon Department of Transportation to ...

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Idaho bill proposes increases to vehicle registration fees and fuel taxes to fund transportation efforts

Posted by Chris Hill on February 23, 2015

Idaho bill proposes increases to vehicle registration fees and fuel taxes to fund transportation efforts

Members of the Idaho House Transportation and Defense Committee have but forth a bill to provide nearly $200 million in transportation funds via large percentage increases in gasoline and diesel taxes and ...

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The Vacuworx Octapad lifts slabs faster with 8 seal points that adapt to imperfections

Posted by Marcia Gruver Doyle on February 20, 2015

The Vacuworx Octapad lifts slabs faster with 8 seal points that adapt to imperfections

Few concrete highway slabs slated for removal are pristine rectangles. Most are riddled with potholes, surface imperfections and of course, expansion joints, all of which make it hard to create ...

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FHWA releases $232 million for emergency road and bridge repairs

Posted by Chris Hill on February 20, 2015

FHWA releases $232 million for emergency road and bridge repairs

Twenty-six states and Puerto Rico are set to receive $232 million in Emergency Relief funds from the Federal Highway Administration for road and bridge repairs for weather and “unexpected events” damage, the ...

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Want half-off alignment at Sears? Publicly shame your city and its potholes on social media

Posted by Chris Hill on February 20, 2015

Want half-off alignment at Sears? Publicly shame your city and its potholes on social media

It’s said that admitting you have a problem is the first step toward recovery. If that is the case then we may be headed toward fixing the decaying road problem in ...

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Ground broken on Florida’s I-4 Ultimate project

Posted by Chris Hill on February 20, 2015

Ground broken on Florida’s I-4 Ultimate project

Florida Gov. Rick Scott officially kicked off the metropolitan Orlando Interstate 4 improvement project at a groundbreaking ceremony Feb. 17 in Maitland, according to a report by the Orlando Sentinel. Dubbed I-4 Ultimate, ...

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ACPA promotes Wathne to executive vice president

Posted by Chris Hill on February 20, 2015

ACPA promotes Wathne to executive vice president

Leif Wathne has been promoted to executive vice president of the American Concrete Pavement Association, the group announced. Wathne has been with the group for 10 years and most recently served as its vice president ...

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Big Bertha wakes from one-year nap, begins to chew her way into repair pit

Posted by Wayne Grayson on February 19, 2015

Big Bertha wakes from one-year nap, begins to chew her way into repair pit

For the first time in more than a year, Big Bertha actually bored. According to a report from the Seattle Times, the world's largest tunnel boring machine, dormant deep below Seattle since late January ...

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

Posted by Chris Hill on February 19, 2015

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

Deficient roads in Georgia costs the state’s motorists nearly $8 billion in additional vehicle operating costs and expenses related to safety and congestion, according to a report by The Road Improvement Program. TRIP ...

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