I-5 temporary span opens to traffic
The Washington State Department of Transportation (WSDOT) announced this morning that the Interstate 5 temporary span is now open to traffic, though the bridge has some restrictions.
June 19, 2013 – Better Roads
OSHA focuses on crane safety in Northwest
US regulator OSHA has launched a programme aimed at reducing serious injuries and fatalities associated with the operation of cranes in construction, general industry and maritime operations for employers under federal OSHA jurisdiction in Idaho, Alaska, Washington and Oregon.
June 18, 2013 – Cranes Today
Renewable Fuels Group Says 'Don't Mess with the RFS'
The American Petroleum Institute Friday called on the Obama Administration to use its waiver power to lower ethanol mandates the group says are "unsafe."
June 18, 2013 – Farm Futures
U.S. Transportation Secretary LaHood Announces $11.5 Million in Emergency Relief Funds for Six States
U.S. Transportation Secretary Ray LaHood announced June 10, 2013, that the U.S. Department of Transportation is providing $11.5 million in emergency relief funds from the Federal Highway Administration (FHWA) to help six states cover the costs of repairing roads and bridges damaged by a variety of natural disasters in the last year.
June 17, 2013 – AED
Study Shows No Direct Correlation Between RFS, Rising Food Prices
BF Economics released a detailed analysis showing no direct correlation between the Renewable Fuel Standard (RFS) and the overall increase in food prices.
June 14, 2013 – AgriMarketing.com
NAPA Endorses GAO Call For Support for LCCA Cost-Estimating Practices
The National Asphalt Pavement Association (NAPA) backs the recommendations released by the Government Accountability Office (GAO) regarding the need for federal support to the states in their use of life-cycle cost analysis (LCCA) for federal-aid highway projects.
June 13, 2013 – forconstructionpros.com
List of Improving Housing Markets Rises to 263 Metros in June
The number of U.S. housing markets on the mend rose by five to a total of 263 in June, according to the National Association of Home Builders (NAHB)/First American Improving Markets Index (IMI). The list includes entrants from 49 states and the District of Columbia.
June 12, 2013 – Compact Equipment Online
Montana Has $438M for Highway, Bridge Projects
The Montana Department of Transportation has more than $400 million to spend on highway and bridge repair projects this year - work that could create more than 12,000 jobs.
June 12, 2013 – Construction Equipment Guide