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Florida’s budget calls for big infrastructure investment

Feb 25, 2013

Florida’s budget calls for big infrastructure investment

The state’s proposed $9.1 billion budget includes plans for an 11-percent increase in transportation spending as the state tries to increase jobs, build more roads, and get the state’s ports ready for the Panama Canal expansion. According to the Bradenton Herald, ...

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Transportation and Infrastructure Committee to set ground rules

Jan 17, 2013

On Jan. 23,at 10 a.m.,  the Transportation and Infrastructure Committee will hold its organizational meeting, Committee Chairman Bill Shuster (R-Pa.) announced. The meeting will be held in 2167 Rayburn House Office Building. "I look forward to getting to work to improve ...

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Parsons appoints VP, MENA+ talent management

Apr 28, 2012

Parsons appoints VP, MENA+ talent management

Daniel L. “Dan” Garbutt has assumed the position of vice president, MENA+ Talent Management at Parson. In his new role, Garbutt will be responsible for leading Parsons’ human capital initiatives and programs in the MENA+ region, which includes the ...

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Senate passes two-year transportation bill

Mar 18, 2012

In an overwhelming show of support, the U.S. Senate voted to pass a two-year transportation bill valued at $109 billion. The Moving Ahead for Progress in the 21st Century (MAP-21) Act, passed in a generally bipartisan 74-22 vote, reauthorizes federal highway ...

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ARTBA: Salary, wage information benchmarked

Oct 03, 2011

The 2011 U.S. Highway, Street & Bridge Construction Salary & Hourly Wage Guides from the American Road & Transportation Builders Association (ARTBA) benchmarks salary and wage information for 112 occupations in the transportation design and construction industry, including management, engineering, ...

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Massachusetts safety group wants more highway safety standards

Sep 16, 2010

A Massachusetts group is promoting worker safety after a state highway inspector was killed on the job Sept. 14, according to a Sept. 16 report in the Associated General Contractors of America (AGC) SmartBrief newsletter. Gregory Vilidnitsky, 57, was struck and ...

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TRIP: Show N.H. the money to fix failing bridges, roads

Jun 21, 2010

One-third of New Hampshire’ major roads are deteriorated, 32 percent of the state’s bridges are structurally deficient or functionally obsolete, and more than half of the state’s roads are congested during peak travel times, but the state lacks adequate funding ...

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Illinois governor unveils six-year, $12.84 billion road plan

Apr 16, 2010

The Illinois Department of Transportation (IDOT) officials and Illinois Gov. Pat Quinn yesterday unveiled a $12.84 billion Multi-Year Highway Improvement Program for Fiscal Years 2011-2016. The proposed program includes a $30.8 million bridge rehabilitation and interchange reconstruction project at I-55 ...

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ESRI developing highway maintenance, linear referencing solution

Apr 05, 2010

Redlands, Calif.-based ESRI has announced plans to develop a comprehensive highway data maintenance and linear referencing solution scheduled for release in the fourth quarter of 2010. Aimed at highway departments, state departments of transportation, and national roadway administrations, it will provide ...

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Biden announces 10,000 stimulus-funded transportation projects underway in all 50 states

Mar 19, 2010

Vice President Joe Biden today announced that 10,000 transportation projects are now under way in all 50 states and the District of Columbia thanks to the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act (ARRA), a.k.a. "the stimulus." Projects are considered under way when ...

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Senate votes to move ahead with ‘jobs bill’; final vote March 17

Mar 16, 2010

The U.S. Senate voted 61 to 30 on March 15 to end debate on the amended version of the “jobs bill” H.R. 2847 and proceed to a final vote on the measure Wednesday, March 17at 9:30 a.m. EDT, according to ...

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June 2009 – State & Province News

Jun 01, 2009

by Therese Dunphy, Editor-in-Chief   Alaska Alaska Railroad officials say they are gearing up for a busy gravel-hauling season. According to the Alaska Journal of Commerce, the railroad expects to haul 2.5 million tons of gravel from three different locations in the Mat-Su ...

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