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Headlines from around the Web, Wednesday, December 1, 2010
From The Wall Street Journal: Calif. engineers sue over highway to Golden Gate Bridge
From Wray set to return as Ohio transportation director
From U.S. DOT: LaHood comments on federal street sign regulations
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ARTBA webinar to answer pointed questions about future of transportation
WASHINGTON, D.C. — With no new multi-year highway/transit investment bill in place, is the transportation construction market in danger of heading over a cliff in 2011? What are the current market conditions at the state level? And how are the transportation infrastructure investments in the stimulus impacting the market?
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Headlines from around the Web, Tuesday, November 30, 2010
From Oklahoma to keep Ridley as secretary of transportation
From Vermont chooses Searles as trans secretary
From Maine’s roads on verge of failure
From Mass transit expands in L.A.
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MoDOT sweeps statewide recycling awards
JEFFERSON CITY, MO. — Via the Missouri State Recycling Program, the Missouri Department of Transportation (MoDOT) has received individual and state agency recycling awards for outstanding contributions made in the areas of recycling collection and waste reduction.
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Headlines from around the Web, Monday, November 29, 2010
From MDOT continues investigation of bridge span mishap
From China Global Times: Overpass collapse due to neglect
From Q&A with former trans secretary Norm Mineta
From Infrastructure bonds topped $150B through October
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LaHood calls for added input on compliance dates for key traffic regulations
WASHINGTON, D.C. — U.S. Secretary of Transportation Ray LaHood has called for additional public input on compliance dates for a number of federal traffic control regulations, ranging from road sign reflectivity to crosswalk timing.
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300th Safe & Sound Bridge opens to traffic
JEFFERSON CITY, MO. — When the Route Z bridge over Drainage Ditch No. 2 in Scott County opened it became the 300th bridge completed through the Missouri Department of Transportation's Safe & Sound Bridge Improvement Program.
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DelDOT announces social media initiative
DOVER, DEL. — As evolving communications tools continue to expand and become a driving force behind current communication, the Delaware Department of Transportation (DelDOT) has launched a new social media initiative, which it said will expand the department's ability to communicate with the public.
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Georgia Transportation Board acts to create and preserve jobs
ATLANTA — The State Transportation Board has voted to begin as much as $350 million in new spending on statewide infrastructure projects to bolster job creation and preservation in Georgia’s struggling transportation construction industry.
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Headlines from around the Web, Monday, November 22, 2010
From The Wall Street Journal: Financial woes threaten Northeast transportation
From Arkansas commission endorses tax increase for highways
From Georgia to use contingency funds for transportation
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Council to advise MoDOT on inclusion in employment and business practices
JEFFERSON CITY, MO. — The Missouri Department of Transportation (MoDOT) has created a new council to work closely with the agency to promote greater diversity and inclusion in the areas of employment, procurement and construction.
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Idaho Transportation Department director announces realignment of agency
BOISE, IDAHO — Idaho Transportation Department Director Brian W. Ness has announced a realignment of the agency that he said will improve customer service, efficiency and accountability, and save a minimum of $1.5 million over the next two years.
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Recycled products help TxDOT reduce waste, cut costs
AUSTIN, TEXAS — With an agency goal of improving air quality and a desire to reduce waste, cut costs and improve efficiency, the Texas Department of Transportation (TxDOT) and their contractors have concluded that the use of recycled or reclaimed materials, such as asphalt shingles or rubber tire scrap, in road building is one way to accomplish that goal.
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Headlines from around the Web, Thursday, November 18, 2010
From Report shows U.S. lags in reducing traffic fatalities
From Roads & Bridges: California unveils traffic management center
From Crumbling roads, bridges cost Texas motorists big bucks
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WSDOT Flickr site grabs 10 million views
OLYMPIA, WASH. — Washington State Department of Transportation (WSDOT) has announced that its home on Flickr has hit a milestone with 10 million views since its creation in April 2007.
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ARTBA president issues statement on transportation proposal
WASHINGTON, D.C. — ARTBA President Pete Ruane has issued a statement on a preliminary report from the National Commission on Fiscal Responsibility & Reform.
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Headlines from around the Web, Wednesday, November 17, 2010
From ARC Tunnel alternative surfaces
From Oberstar says goodbye
From U.S. DOT: LaHood announces distracted driving awareness campaign
From Road funding options emerge for Arkansas
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EPA orders Caltrans to improve stormwater discharges
SAN FRANCISCO — The U. S. Environmental Protection Agency has ordered the California Department of Transportation (Caltrans) to upgrade its statewide stormwater management program, and exert stronger controls over stormwater discharges from its road construction and maintenance sites.
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Transportation projects in nine states receive top national awards
WASHINGTON, D.C. — The National Partnership for Highway Quality (NPHQ) has announced its "Making a Difference" awards for 2010 honoring projects that exemplify highway quality, safety,
and service.
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Headlines from around the Web, Monday, November 15, 2010
From Route 52 causeway — an engineering marvel
From Nanotechnology to prevent ice buildup on roads
From Outlook for highway funding uncertain
From Roads & Bridges: Arkansas set to release highway funding strategy
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FHWA approves oversight of Nebraska highway projects
LINCOLN, NEB. — Federal Highway Administrator Victor Mendez has announced the start of a three-year pilot program developed in partnership with the Nebraska Department of Roads (NDOR) to improve state oversight of federal-aid highway projects administered by local public agencies (LPAs).
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Headlines from around the Web, Thursday, November 11, 2010
From Roads & Bridges: Seattle ‘smart signs’ to reduce crashes
From Va. governor diverts money to roads
From LaHood says ‘no’ on shifting rail grants
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LaHood to states: Proceed with rail projects or give up stimulus funds
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Michigan counties to benefit from Transportation Enhancement grants
The Michigan Department of Transportation (MDOT) has announced that the state is awarding $2,671,457 in federal Transportation Enhancement (TE) grants to fund projects in Alger, Lenawee, Muskegon, Washtenaw, and Wayne counties. The grants will help to fund the construction of 7.5 miles of non-motorized trails and a half mile of streetscape improvements.
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ARTBA announces 2010 Hall of Fame class
WASHINGTON, D.C. — One of Florida’s leading association executives, a family of highway and bridge contractors from Virginia and a Wisconsin concrete paving pioneer, have been selected for induction into the nation’s highest place of honor in the transportation design and construction industry.
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Proposition 14 bonds to fund more transportation projects
AUSTIN, TEXAS — State transportation officials' efforts to address congestion and mobility continue with the action of approving $313 million in funding for additional projects through the Proposition 14 bond program.
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Headlines from around the Web, Tuesday, November 9, 2010
From I-5 expansion options vary
From Roads & Bridges: Teams compete for S.R. 520 contract
From University students test earthquake-resistant material
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Trimble field solution streamlines road tunnel construction
LAS VEGAS — Trimble has announced a new field solution designed to streamline the precision construction of road and railway tunnels. Using the new Trimble Tunnel Construction Solution, contractors can improve the efficiency and safety of production blasting while providing near real-time progress monitoring and reporting accurate as-built information for project sign-off.
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Transoft releases software for roadway intersection design
VANCOUVER, BC, CANADA — Transoft Solutions Inc. has launched NEXUS — CAD software for planning and developing roadway intersection designs for new construction and rehabilitation projects.
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Headlines from around the Web, Friday, November 5, 2010
From WSDOT experiment falls short
From The Wall Street Journal: Traffic roundabouts gaining momentum
From ARTBA: Voters approve $376M for transportation funding
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Headlines From Around The Web

N.C. DOT to cut 400 positions (Winston-Salem Journal)
Georgia DOT commissioner resigns (Atlanta Journal-Constitution)
Georgia DOT loses another top manager (Atlanta Journal-Constitution)
New Road Signs Will Now Wait (The New York Times)
WYDOT staffer wins national post (Billings Gazette)
Schneider named acting IDOT director (The State Journal-Register)
Selection of MDOT director delayed (Hattiesburg American)

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