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The Department of Justice and DOT's Office of Inspector announced the largest highway construction fraud settlement involving s The Department of Justice and DOT's Office of Inspector announced the largest highway construction fraud settlement involving substandard material in the history of…
January 23, 2001
The U //--> //--> The U.S. economy might have taken a stumble, but it's not going to hit the pavement. According to Dr. Lloyd Atkinson, former deputy assistant at the U.S. Congressional Budget Office in Washington, D.C., the sudden slowdown on Wall Street is "not going to be deep."…
January 19, 2001
The snow might be melting, but Illinois is knee-deep in bills The snow might be melting, but Illinois is knee-deep in bills. More than $32 million was spent for removing snow and ice from Illinois state highways Nov. 16 through Jan. 3. According to the Illinois Department of Transportation (…
January 19, 2001
For the most part, transportation issues faired well at the ballot box on Nov For the most part, transportation issues fared well at the ballot box on Nov. 7. Amendment No. 1 passed in Alabama. The legislation will set up a $350 million bond issue that will provide local-government match for…
November 14, 2000
Plastic pins are at the heart of a system for repairing and maintaining ramps, embankments and other slopes along U Plastic pins are at the heart of a system for repairing and maintaining ramps, embankments and other slopes along U.S. highways. The technique, developed by two civil engineers…
November 21, 2000
The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) announced that it will crash 113 vehicles next year, more than any p The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) announced that it will crash 113 vehicles next year, more than any previous year. The model year 2001…
November 21, 2000
Sometimes it's hard to get trucks to stand on a scale Sometimes it's hard to get trucks to stand on a scale. Using traditional methods usually creates long lines at weigh stations, making it difficult for truckers keeping a tight schedule. But technology is taking the pounds off in terms of…
November 22, 2000
Every time a space shuttle is about blast off into space, Cape Canaveral stages a dramatic scene Every time a space shuttle is about blast off into space, Cape Canaveral stages a dramatic scene. A giant clock located about a mile from the launchpad ticks down the time days prior to the event…
November 29, 2000
With a new computer system, a group of cranes at a jobsite could work faster and eliminate any danger of crashing into each other by exchanging real-time information about their position and orientation. The recently released communication and anti-collision system, called IP Crane, is the result…
December 01, 2000
The bean counters still favor Boston The bean counters still favor Boston. Bean Town recently received word that the Federal Highway Administration has approved a financial plan for funding of the Boston Central Artery/Tunnel project which estimates the total cost at $14 billion, with $8.5…
December 05, 2000
A report issued by the Surface Transportation Policy Project links "sprawl" in 28 metropolitan areas with higher than average t A report issued by the Surface Transportation Policy Project links "sprawl" in 28 metropolitan areas with higher than average transportation costs for residents.…
December 05, 2000
Republican presidential hopeful George W Republican presidential hopeful George W. Bush hasn't reached the White House yet, but there's speculation about the circle of colleagues that will be joining the Texas governor in the Oval Office. Wisconsin Governor Tommy Thompson, Kansas Governor…
December 05, 2000
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