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Nov. 24, 2009
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Biden Praises U.S. DOT for Approving More Than 10,000 Improvements
from The AASHTO Journal
Vice President Joe Biden Commended the U.S. Department of Transportation for having jump started more than 10,000 transportation improvement projects nationwide using funding provided by the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act. More
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Sens. Boxer, Inhofe Make Push for Short-term Transportation Bill Extension
from The Hill
Two senators at odds on climate legislation are joining forces to push for a short-term extension of the highway bill. "One of the best ways to spur job creation and economic recovery is through infrastructure investment," Sens. Barbara Boxer, D-Calif., and James Inhofe, R-Okla., the chairwoman and ranking member of the Environment and Public Works Committee, respectively, wrote in a letter to Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid, D-Nev., and Minority Leader Mitch McConnell, R-Ky. More
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Evaluation of North Dakota's Fixed Automated Spray Technology Systems
from Transportation Research Board
The Upper Great Plains Transportation Institute at North Dakota State University has released a report that explores two roadway anti-icing systems installed on bridges. More
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Breaking Ground
from Portfolio
The economic-stimulus bill's funding for public projects and energy efficiency will likely be the only ray of sunshine for the construction industry for the near future. More
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Contractors Pessimistic on 2010 Prospects Unless Long-Term Bill Enacted
from The AASHTO Journal
A report issued late last week emphasized that many transportation contractors have laid off employees this year and a lot more job cuts are likely to take place in 2010 unless Congress enacts a robust authorization bill for highways, bridges, transit, and safety projects. More
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Top Five Most Innovative Green Bridges on the Planet
from inhabitat
Design and engineering innovations over the last two decades have had a dramatic impact on our ability to create beautiful, environmentally sensitive structures that help contribute to a more sustainable future. A dramatic example of the confluence of design, technology and environmental sustainability can be seen in the proliferation of innovative bridge designs around the world. We’ve put together a list of five of our favorites. Check them out and let us know what you think! More
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DeFazio Supports Using Transit Authorization Bill to Establish Safety Standards
from Mass Transit Magazine
A key lawmaker said Monday that the Obama administration's proposal for the federal government to take over safety regulation of public transit systems would fit perfectly in a multi-year surface transportation authorization bill. The White House announced a plan for the Federal Transit Administration to enforce minimum federal safety standards for all transit systems. In addition, the secretary of Transportation would create a safety certification program, which states could opt to participate in, to oversee the federal requirements themselves. States that participate would receive additional federal aid. More
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Flatiron Projects Win Awards for Design and Construction
from construction & maintenance
Flatiron, one of the largest bridge and infrastructure contractors in the U.S., has been recognized with eight industry awards for infrastructure projects, including the Best Overall Award from the Design-Build Institute of America for rebuilding the new I-35W Bridge in Minneapolis after the old bridge collapsed in 2007. More
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DPWH Wants to Build P23-M Weighbridge to Solve Overloading Highways
from Business Mirror
The Department of Public Works and Highways (DPWH) regional office for Bicol is pushing for the construction of a new weighbridge along the Maharlika Highway to address the problem on overloading, the main culprit in the rapid deterioration of the highway. More
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