Chamber of Commerce: Raise gas tax to fix roads
The U.S. should raise federal gas taxes to help fix roads and bridges, according to an influential business group in Washington.
CNN Money – 10/21/2013
Olney to Leave Volvo CE
Pat Olney, currently President of Volvo Construction Equipment, has decided to leave his position to take up a new challenge in a non-competing, large engineering company based in the U.S.A. Pat Olney will remain in his present position until year end.
AED – 10/21/2013
Majority of Ontario Road Infrastructure Costs Paid by Motorists
Ontario drivers pay almost the full cost of the roads they use, according to a Conference Board of Canada report released Dec. 18, 2013.
AED – 10/21/2013
MPO committee OKs Illiana Expressway
The Metropolitan Planning Organization Policy Committee last night approved a proposal for a new $1.3 billion toll road between Illinois and Indiana, the Chicago Tribune reported.
Roads & Bridges – 10/18/2013
Ace Group Acquires Torwel Industries
ACE Group LLC, a manufacturer and distributor of equipment and wear parts for the asphalt industry, has completed acquisition of Torwel Industries, formerly a division of Sanweld Industries Inc.
forconstructionpros.com – 10/16/2013
Tenders opening for several key Brazilian highways
In Brazil the tender process is opening for the BR-060 highway. The BR-060 highway will be a substantial project as this is a 1,176km route connecting Brasilia with Goiania.
World Highways – 10/14/2013
Qatar is planning a huge investment in infrastructure
Qatar has plans to invest up to US$100 billion on infrastructure projects. This proposed spending plan forms part of Qatar's National Vision 2030 programme.
World Highways – 10/11/2013
ODOT's road and bridge projects will move forward several years
Oklahoma transportation officials renewed their long-term project plan on Monday, moving several road and bridge projects in the Tulsa area forward several years.
Tulsa World – 10/8/2013
America's Infrastructure Is Crumbling
America's infrastructure is the backbone of its economy. If not for the United States' networks of roads and bridges, its waterways and sanitation systems, its power plants and electric grids, and its airports and harbors, trade and transport would vanish.
Slate – 10/7/2013
LaHood Calls for Big Bold Vision
Kicking off the MIT Concrete Sustainability Hub Showcase event last week, former U.S. Secretary of Transportation Ray LaHood called for a "big bold vision" for infrastructure and transportation.
Rock Products – 10/7/2013