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$6B Silver Line on track despite construction issues | Dump Trucks Charlotte NC

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  • Despite persistent construction challenges at a new $290 million rail yard, a Metropolitan Washington Airports Authority Board project manager told members during a monthly cost and schedule update this week that the Metrorail's Silver Line service to Dulles International Airport and Ashburn, Virginia, will be ready for passengers around July 2020, according to WTOP.

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California bullet train officials issue RFQ worth $1.6B | Dump Trucks Charlotte NC

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  • The California High-Speed Rail Authority (CHSRA) approved this week the issuance of a Request for Qualifications (RFQ) for an estimated $1.6 billion worth of track and systems columbus oh dump truck company for a piece of the $20 billion Bakersfield-to-Merced bullet train, the Associated Press reported.

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Equipment Roundup: New graders balance simplicity with power; Diesel Chevy Silverado 1500 test drive; LiuGong’s new high-production loader; 8 landscaping attachments; Jarraff quad track trimmer | Dump Truck Company

Jarraff quad track tree trimmer delivers added capability, pinpoint precision in right of way work

Tree trimming is a challenging job in the best of circumstances and Jarraff Industries has introduced a new quad track model of its All-Terrain Tree Trimmer to make that charlotte nc dump truck company more productive.

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Big rig hits Caltrans paving machine in work zone | Dump Truck Company

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According to the California Highway Patrol (CHP), all lanes on southbound Highway 99 near Fruitridge Road in Sacramento were closed for a while June 20, after a big rig hit a California Department of Transportation (Caltrans) paving machine and overturned, spilling its load across the southbound lanes of the highway, KCRA reports.

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Federal study highlights dangers facing military construction contractors | Dump Trucks Charlotte NC

Onsite safety measures are nothing new for U.S. construction workers and for the columbus oh dump truck company that employ them. Private companies have instituted a wide range of initiatives to keep their workers as injury-free as possible, driven by both the financial benefits of a safer workplace and a desire to foster a columbus oh dump truck company culture that values its employees.

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Equipment Roundup: Spider excavator climbs rockslide; Maximus is a 1,000-hp Jeep Gladiator; Volvo intros EC200E excavator; ZF intros driver-assist features for heavy trucks; New Oshkosh concrete mixer | Dump Truck Company

New Oshkosh S-Series concrete mixer has better visibility, capacity and steering

McNeilus Truck and Manufacturing has updated its Oshkosh S-Series front discharge concrete mixer with increased hauling capacity and several improvements that make the mixer easier and more comfortable to operate.

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Burke Indictment Shows That 'Chicago Way' Is Still Alive | Columbus Ohio Dump Trucks

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Alderman Ed Burke leaves the Dirksen Federal Courthouse after being arraigned for corruption.

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Alderman Ed Burke, 75, the longtime chairman of the Chicago City Council’s powerful finance committee, was indicted June 4 on 14 counts of racketeering, attempted extortion, conspiracy and attempting to use interstate commerce to facilitate unlawful activity.

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FAA sees $17.7B proposed for 2020, allocates $840M grants | Dump Trucks Charlotte NC

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  • In two pieces of good news for U.S. airports this month, the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) has announced $840 million in Airport Improvement Program (AIP) grants, and President Donald Trump's proposed $17.1 billion fiscal 2020 budget for the FAA has made it through the House Appropriations Committee with $614 million more than requested, putting the new total for the FAA at $17.7 billion.

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Equipment Roundup: Bobcat intros powerful new UTVs; Case intros 2050M landfill dozer; Kobelco intros 2 new excavators; Latest wheel loader models doing more; Deutz to take over Sany engine production | Dump Truck Company

Deutz to take over production of Sany’s engine range in new joint venture

Germans take their carbon footprint seriously. The Chinese are doing everything they can to reduce air pollution. So it comes as no surprise that the German engine manufacturer Deutz and the Chinese charlotte nc dump trucks manufacturer Sany have entered a joint venture agreement for around 75,000 new diesel engines by 2022.

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Equipment Roundup: Chevy, GMC unveil 2020 1500 pickups; ASV debuts high-torque VT-70 CTL; Doosan intros three new mini excavators; Komatsu debuts PC290LCi-11 semi-auto excavator | Dump Truck Company

Komatsu expands semi-auto excavator lineup with new PC290LCi-11

Komatsu has added a new model to its lineup of excavators equipped with the company’s intelligent Machine Control sensor package.

The new 30-ton PC290LCi-11 is powered by a 6.69-liter Komatsu SAA6D107E-3 engine delivering 196 horsepower and Tier 4 Final compliance through these of diesel exhaust fluid (DEF) and a diesel particulate filter (DPF).

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Port of Alaska, short on cash, moving forward with portion of $2B modernization | Dump Trucks Charlotte NC

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  • Port of Alaska officials are moving forward with one portion of their $1.9 billion modernization plan — construction of a $223 million petroleum and cement terminal — and plan on using the $60 million they have on hand to fund one year's worth of columbus oh dump truck company while they look for other ways to fund the remainder, the Alaska Journal of Commerce reported.

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GDOT holds public meeting to discuss plans for new toll lanes on I-285 | Dump Truck Company

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The Georgia Department of Transportation (GDOT) held public meetings to discuss its plans to build new toll lanes along Interstate 285 to ease traffic congestion and link the region’s growing network of toll lanes around the Perimeter between Acworth and Buford, where GDOT spokeswoman Natalie Dale says, “A quarter of a million people use this roadway,” the Atlanta Journal-Constitution reports.

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Audit discovers billions in PennDOT road and bridge funds transferred to state police | Dump Truck Company

construction conesWhen the Pennsylvania Department of Transportation (PennDOT) was audited recently, Auditor General Eugene DePasquale discovered that more than $4.25 billion in Motor License Fund money that was supposed to go toward the repair, construction, reconstruction, and maintenance of roads and bridges had been transferred to the state police, beginning in the 2012-13 fiscal year, Transportation Today News reports.

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How to demolish the construction worker suicide epidemic | Dump Trucks Charlotte NC

The following is a guest post from Aaron Wilson, M.D., chief medical officer at Sierra Tucson, a treatment center in Tucson, Arizona.

In a profession where showing your vulnerabilitycould be condemned as a weakness, it easy to see how the country’s construction industry suicide epidemic has multiplied into what could be considered a modern-day behavioral health plague.

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Equipment Roundup: Autonomous dozers, excavators are here; Latest CTLs treading different paths; Hitachi debuts EX1200-7 excavator; Komatsu unveils PC1250-11 excavators; Mack debuts first electric truck | Dump Truck Company

With debut of its first electric truck, Mack not concerned about range, payload

While concerns have been repeatedly raised about the payload and range of all-electric trucks in general, Mack believes the refuse industry will prove to be a good fit for its first battery-powered truck.

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House Subcommittee proposes increasing FY 2020 budgets for MSHA, OSHA, NIOSH | Dump Truck Company

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Now that the House is controlled by Democrats, the House Labor, Health and Human Services, Education, and Related Agencies Appropriations Subcommittee approved a draft bill that proposes increased funding for the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA), the Mine Safety and Health Administration (MSHA), and the National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH), Safety + Health reports.

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Man steals bulldozer from Arizona gravel pit, tears up roads | Dump Truck Company

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An Arizona man recently led deputies on a slow-speed chase after allegedly stealing a bulldozer.

On Tuesday, April 30, 35-year-old Jeremy James Sterling was charged with stealing a bulldozer from the Mohave County Road Department gravel pit in Golden Valley, Arizona, and took patrol units and a helicopter on a wild and destructive chase, the Mohave Valley Daily News reports.

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Martin-Harris/Turner recommended for final phase of $1.4B Las Vegas Convention Center project | Dump Trucks Charlotte NC

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  • A Las Vegas Convention and Visitors Authority committee has recommended, according to the Las Vegas Review-Journal, that the third and final construction contract for its $1.4 billion convention center expansion and renovation project be awarded to the joint venture of Martin-Harris Construction and Turner Construction (Martin-Harris/Turner JV).

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Equipment Roundup: Deere intros backhoe for skid steers, CTLs; Roush unveils 2019 Super Duty trucks; Land-clearing attachment roundup; Manitowoc previews first mobile self-erecting crane; Wirtgen intros F-Series milling machines | Dump Truck Company

Wirtgen intros F-Series large milling machines

Offering milling widths from 1.5 to 2.5 meters (4.9 to 8.2 feet) and milling depths of up to 330 millimeters (13 inches), Wirtgen‘s new W 210 Fi, W 200 Fi and W 200 F models are equipped with engines rated up to 755 horsepower (563 kilowatts) and a high torque output at 1,300 rpm.

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Jacobs, AECOM, Tutor Perini Q1 earnings results hint at room for growth | Dump Trucks Charlotte NC

As U.S. columbus oh dump truck company deal with the rising costs of both material and labor, the latter of which is driven partially by a shortage of skilled workers, three of the country’s biggest construction industry players — AECOM, Tutor Perini and Jacobs Engineering Group — reported their most recent quarterly earnings this week, proving that despite these challenges, there are still plenty of opportunities.

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