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2012-01-19 07:10:00

LONG BEACH, Calif., Jan. 19, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Barnhart Crane & Rigging, provider of innovative solutions for complex lifting and transportation challenges faced by heavy industry, announces the addition of WesTrac Transportation System to its extensive and innovative equipment inventory. Barnhart's engineers designed WesTrac together with German company Goldhofer - a new class of dual-lane transporter with unique new features. "Extremely heavy loads on public roads and across bridges...

2012-01-11 09:30:00

WASHINGTON, Jan. 11, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- A new Transportation TV video released today by the American Association of State Highway and Transportation Officials, Innovation in Motion, Utah DOT's I-15 CORE Project, showcases the Utah Department of Transportation's cutting-edge solutions to deliver a 24-mile, $1.725 billion interstate improvement faster, safer, and cheaper. The video highlights four key innovative solutions being used by UDOT beginning with Fixed-Price,...

2011-12-08 10:26:00

ARLINGTON, Va., Dec. 8, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- American Trucking Associations President and CEO Bill Graves urges policymakers to avoid jumping to conclusions based on highway fatality figures released today by the Department of Transportation. (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20100129/ATALOGO) "Every fatality on our highways is a tragedy, and the uptick in the 2010 preliminary report concerns us deeply. Without more information and analysis, though, it is difficult to...

2011-12-07 16:30:00

ARLINGTON, Va., Dec. 7, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- With the Obama administration currently weighing unnecessary changes to the current hours-of-service rules, American Trucking Associations President and CEO Bill Graves said the focus on this area by advocacy groups and the current leadership at the Department of Transportation has prevented progress on a number of other, more pressing safety concerns. (Logo: <font size="2"...

2011-11-14 13:18:00

SAN ANTONIO, Nov. 14, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- The Texas Department of Transportation (TxDOT) has awarded Interlex a major contract for advertising, marketing and public relations. The agency plans to consolidate its advertising, marketing and PR efforts under its new contracts (including Interlex and several other Texas firms) over the course of the coming year. Notable TxDOT campaigns include "Don't Mess With Texas," "Click It or Ticket," and "Drive Clean Across Texas." Interlex President...

2011-11-14 12:00:00

COLUMBIA, S.C., Nov. 14, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Southern Strategy Group is pleased to announce former S.C. Secretary of Transportation H.B. "Buck" Limehouse is joining the governmental affairs team. Southern Strategy Group is located in Columbia and Charleston and enjoys a successful governmental affairs portfolio throughout the country. Limehouse brings a long-time career of public and private sector experience to the firm, where he will act as Senior Advisor on national and international...

2011-10-18 07:00:00

DETROIT, Oct. 18, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The American Association of State Highway and Transportation Officials Board of Directors voted at its annual meeting in Detroit Monday to elect Michigan Transportation Director Kirk Steudle as the association's president for the next year. Rhode Island Transportation Director Michael Lewis was elected AASHTO vice president. As president, Steudle will emphasize the implementation of new transportation technologies to reduce costs and...

2011-10-17 07:30:00

$10,000 Prizes Awarded for Congestion Management & Interstate Interchange DETROIT, Oct. 17, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The people have spoken, casting more than 100,000 votes in the fourth annual America's Transportation Awards competition. Holding tight onto an early lead, the Washington State Department of Transportation claimed the People's Choice Award for its Operation I-5 Partnership Project. A panel of transportation experts also weighed in on its favorite project in...

2011-10-13 16:45:00

ATLANTA and TEMPE, Ariz., Oct. 13, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Delta Air Lines (NYSE: DAL) and US Airways (NYSE: LCC) welcome the decision by the Department of Transportation on Oct. 10, 2011, to approve the proposed slot transaction at New York-LaGuardia and Washington-Reagan National airports, subject to certain conditions. The DOT's final order represents a clear recognition by the Obama Administration that the slot transaction is in the public interest because of the service benefits and...

2011-10-13 13:43:00

Mineta Transportation Institute provides evening classes through interactive live streaming at Caltrans, other locations SAN JOSE, Calif., Oct. 13, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Enrollment is open until Tuesday, November 1, throughout California for Master of Science in Transportation Management (MSTM) classes that start in January 2012. The degree is offered through the Mineta Transportation Institute (MTI) at San Jose State University, which uses the California Department of...