Tags: Better Roads

LaHood announces $1.58 billion for 27 major U.S. transit projects

Jun 28, 2011

U.S. Transportation Secretary Ray LaHood has announced $1.58 billion for 27 transit projects nationwide that will improve public transportation access for millions of Americans, while reducing our dependence on foreign oil and curbing air pollution. “Investing in a modern transportation network ...

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Dirty Jobs’ Rowe creates documentary focusing on importance of trade jobs

May 12, 2011

Although Mike Rowe, creator and host of the Discovery Channel’s Dirty Jobs, has been testifying before Congress the week of May 8 on issues related to bringing strength back to American manufacturing and asking Congress to focus on creating jobs ...

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Tennessee contractor wins ProPickup magazine’s Big Boss sweepstakes

May 10, 2011

Tennessee contractor wins ProPickup magazine’s Big Boss sweepstakes

Thomas Ferguson, a Knoxville, Tenn.-based contractor, thought the phone calls and e-mails confirming he was the winner of a customized and outfitted custom work truck, worth about $75,000, were part of an elaborate hoax. When Ferguson ...

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Cat unveils CT660 vocational truck

Mar 20, 2011

Cat unveils CT660 vocational truck

by Tina Grady Barbaccia LAS VEGAS–Caterpillar unveiled its CT660 vocational truck on March 20, 2011, at a pre-CONEXPO-CON/AGG 2011 press event. Editors from Randall-Reilly's Construction  Division magazines — Equipment World, Better Roads and Aggregates Manager — attended the event. George Taylor, director of ...

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LaHood ‘disappointed’ by Florida governor’s decline of high-speed rail dollars

Feb 16, 2011

U.S. Transportation Secretary Ray LaHood on Feb. 16 released an official statement regarding Florida Republican Gov. Rick Scott’s decision to decline high-speed rail dollars. U.S. Transportation Secretary Ray LaHood's statement is as follows: “We are extremely disappointed by Gov. Rick Scott’s decision ...

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Editorial

Feb 01, 2011

Bigger and Better By Therese Dunphy A mere 20 years ago, I began covering the aggregate industry. After about a year on the job, I was tapped to spearhead the show daily for the industry’s big show — Con/Agg. Not ConExpo-Con/Agg — ...

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Mica names T&I Committee Republicans

Jan 10, 2011

U.S. Rep. John L. Mica (R-Fla.), the chairman-designate of the Committee on Transportation and Infrastructure (T&I),  announced on Dec. 16 the new Republican members of the Committee for the 112th Congress. “The new members of the Committee will be rolling up ...

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Cemex develops carbon footprint tool

Dec 15, 2010

¹Cemex has developed a carbon footprint tool that allows the company to measure the greenhouse gas emissions of its cement, ready-mix, and aggregates products. The footprint tool, which Cemex says is the first of its kind in the building materials industry, ...

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Construction begins on Black River Bridge

Dec 14, 2010

Construction on a new Black River Bridge in Port Huron, Mich., can now begin thanks to a signed agreement between the U.S. Department of Transportation and the Michigan Department of Transportation for a $30 million American Recovery ...

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ABC promotes Jason R. Daisey to CFO

Dec 03, 2010

Associated Builders and Contractors (ABC) promoted Jason R. Daisey to CFO. Daisey was promoted from the vice president of finance position. Daisey will oversee and direct the finance, facilities management, and technology departments, as well as provide financial oversight for ABC-affiliated ...

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39K jobs added in November; 9.8 percent unemployment

Dec 03, 2010

Just as the Federal Reserve decided to add more money into the economy to stimulate growth, unemployment rates rose unexpectedly as employers added fewer jobs in November than originally forecast, according to a Bloomberg News report. However, the news agency surveyed ...

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Va. transportation investment to create 19K jobs

Dec 01, 2010

Nearly 19,000 new jobs will be created in Virginia with an increased investment in transportation construction, according to a new study issued Dec. 1. Additional transportation investment also will generate $162 million in new state tax revenues and boost the Commonwealth’s ...

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