Alabama’s Deteriorating Roads Cost Drivers $5.3 billion a Year, Report Says

Roads Highway interchange near Birmingham, Ala. (Jay Reeves/Associated Press)

Alabama’s roads and bridges have deteriorated to such an extent that it costs each resident $5.3 billion a year, according to a report by a nonprofit transportation research organization.

Alabama Media Group
February 25, 2019

Construction Supply Group Acquires Three Companies

Construction Supply Group, a distributor of specialty construction materials, accessories and tools, has acquired All-Tex Supply, Masonpro Inc. and Titan Construction Supply. The additions will help to expand the company’s presence in the Texas, Oklahoma, Michigan and Nevada markets.

Transport Topics
December 10, 2018
Business, Technology, Equipment, Autonomous, TCA

Could Self-Driving Bulldozers Help Fix A Housing Shortage?

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As the yellow and black bulldozer-like machine zoomed around the construction site preparing the ground for 700 new houses, all that was missing was someone in the driver’s seat.

Marisa Kendall | The Mercury News (San Jose, Calif.)
April 23, 2018

Construction Spending Grows Just 0.1% in February


Spending on U.S. construction projects ticked up a mere 0.1% in February from the prior month, a sign that a growing economy is doing little to spur a more rapid pace for building homes, hospitals and highways.

Josh Boak | The Associated Press
April 2, 2018
Government, Logistics

Nebraska TIGER Grant Will Ease Truck Traffic in Lincoln Area

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Nebraska’s Lincoln South Beltway project, partially supported through a recent round of federal grants, is projected to ease traffic by diverting trucks around the city rather than through it.

Eleanor Lamb | Staff Reporter
March 13, 2018

Housing Starts Reach Highest Level in More Than a Year

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U.S. new-home construction rose in January to the highest level since October 2016, helped by a surge in apartment building, as momentum in the housing market continues into 2018, government figures showed Feb 16.

Sho Chandra | Bloomberg News
February 16, 2018

NCDOT Plans to Fully Reopen Stretch of I-40 by Christmas

I-40 in North Carolina TT File Photo

Travelers using Interstate 40 to pass through Raleigh, N.C., can expect lanes that have been under construction for the past few years to be restored by Christmas, according to North Carolina Department of Transportation Spokesman Steve Abbott.

Eleanor Lamb | Staff Reporter
November 22, 2017

Drop in September Home Starts Reflects Slump in South

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A larger-than-forecast decline in U.S. new- home construction reflected the weakest pace of building in the South since October 2015, showing the fallout from hurricanes Harvey and Irma, according to government figures Oct. 18.

Sho Chandra | Bloomberg News
October 18, 2017

Homebuilders Gauge at Five-Month High Shows Storm Recovery

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A rebound in homebuilders’ confidence to a five-month high indicates concern over fallout from major hurricanes has been alleviated, according to data Oct. 17 from the National Association of Home Builders/Wells Fargo.

Agnel Philip | Bloomberg News
October 17, 2017
Business, Technology, Autonomous

Driverless Cars Will Open the Door to a Building Spree

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Even as reclaimed parking spaces fuel a downtown building boom, autonomous vehicles will encourage builders to push deeper into the exurban fringe, confident that homebuyers will tolerate longer commutes now that they don’t have to drive, according to the report, sponsored by a unit of Capital One Financial Corp.

Patrick Clark | Bloomberg News
October 17, 2017