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Building an America that lasts...with recycled pavement
U.S. Department of Transportation Fastlane    Share    Share on FacebookTwitterShare on LinkedinE-mail article
When you hear DOT talk about approaches to transportation that are environmentally friendly, you might think about fuel-efficient cars, public transit, or even the new solar panels at Chattanooga Metropolitan Airport. But, you probably don't think about road work. Recently, Secretary of Transportation Ray LaHood met a group of people who would like to change your mind — the Asphalt Recycling and Reclaiming Association. More



House passes bridge bill after an earmark debate
The New York Times    Share    Share on FacebookTwitterShare on LinkedinE-mail article
The House overwhelmingly approved legislation March 1, to allow construction of a new $700 million bridge between Minnesota and Wisconsin, a project that has drawn comparisons to earmarks and required a Congressional exemption from a landmark environmental law. More

Theme and kickoff event announced for 2012 National Work Zone Awareness Week
Federal Highway Administration    Share    Share on FacebookTwitterShare on LinkedinE-mail article
Each year in April, National Work Zone Awareness Week is held to bring national attention to motorist and worker safety and mobility issues in work zones. The theme for this year's National Work Zone Awareness Week is "Don't Barrel Through Work Zones! Drive Smart to Arrive Alive." NWZAW will be held April 23-27, with the national kickoff held at the Route 141 relocation project in Chesterfield, Mo. More

Sherman Minton Bridge reopens early: A story of leadership and hard-working Americans
U.S. Department of Transportation Fastlane    Share    Share on FacebookTwitterShare on LinkedinE-mail article
One community that appreciates the value of a good bridge is the area surrounding Louisville, Ky., and New Albany, Ind. Since last September, area residents have endured the shutdown of the Sherman Minton Bridge, a major artery spanning the Ohio River to connect the two towns. Now, thanks to the dedication of hard-working men and women, supported by the leadership of Indiana Governor Mitch Daniels and Kentucky Governor Steve Beshear, that bridge has reopened for use. More

Shallow agreement
National Journal Transportation    Share    Share on FacebookTwitterShare on LinkedinE-mail article
Roads are good. Bridges are good. Construction projects are good. Infrastructure is good. That is the message that politicians around the country are repeating to whatever audience they happen to be addressing. If everyone agrees on these basic points and wants to create jobs, they plead, why can't Congress actually accomplish something and pass the long overdue highway bill? More

1st phase of Houston's conversion of reversible HOV lanes to HOT lanes completed
Rebuilding America's Infrastructure    Share    Share on FacebookTwitterShare on LinkedinE-mail article
Houston's Metropolitan Transit Authority of Harris County, working with prime contractor TransCore, commissioned the first of five reversible High Occupancy Toll lane corridors at a recent ribbon-cutting ceremony. One of the most substantial undertakings of its kind to date in the United States, METRO's conversion of High Occupancy Vehicle lanes to HOT lanes will increase utilization of the HOV system and subsequently relieve congestion in the general purpose freeway lanes. More

Avoid common cold mix patching failures
Better Roads Magazine    Share    Share on FacebookTwitterShare on LinkedinE-mail article
To do something the right way, it helps to know how to do it the wrong way. Pothole patching is not an exception to the rule. More

Thousands cheer new Trinity River bridge
WFAA-TV    Share    Share on FacebookTwitterShare on LinkedinE-mail article
After a decade of waiting, the Margaret Hunt Hill bridge is now a reality, as people from around the world gather in Dallas to celebrate the newest icon of the city's eclectic skyline. It is also the city's first new span over the Trinity River in decades. More

The USA's 150 scenic byways could soon lose federal funding
USA Today    Share    Share on FacebookTwitterShare on LinkedinE-mail article
Tourism and conservation officials are protesting pending federal legislation that would repeal the National Scenic Byways Program, which since 1992 has helped lure tourists and their dollars off freeways and into communities along back roads. More
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