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Published Nationally Northeast Edition $3.00 ® “The Nation’s Best Read Construction Newspaper… Founded 1957.” 470 Maryland Drive • Ft. 2, W2013 ashington, PA•19034 • 215/885-2900 ToWashington, ll Free 800-523-2200 • Fax 215/885-2910 • January • Vol. XLIX No. 1 • 470 Maryland Drive ••Ft. PA 19034 • 215-885-2900 • Toll Free 800-523-2200 • Fax 215-885-2910 Inside Pittsburgh’s Fancourt Street Bridge Complete By Brenda Ruggiero CEG CORRESPONDENT Pa. Contractor Finds Success With Hyundai …8 The Pennsylvania Department of Transportation (PennDOT) job, which involved the Fancourt Street Bridge, called for the demolition of the existing deck, railing, sidewalk, structural steel girders, bearings and portions of the tops of the existing abutments and retaining walls. The scope of work also included the reconstruction of the tops of the retaining walls and abutments, installation of elastomeric bearings, erection of structural steel girders, placement of overfilled concrete steel grid deck, replacement of under bridge lighting and roadway lighting, and installation of new barrier railing. The $1,425,000 contract was awarded to Trumbull Corporation under the direction of John Nemmer. Federal funding was used for the job, which began Sept. 27, 2012, see FANCOURT page 22 More Than 2,300 B idder s Descend on Md. …118 ARTBA Unveils Funding Forecast for 2013 By Pete Sigmund CEG EDITORIAL CONSULTANT Ale x Lyon Hol ds Sale i n Atl anti c City …1 24 Table of Contents ................4 Truck & Trailer Section ........ ......................................57-63 Crushing, Screening & Recycling Section ........67-89 Attachment Section ..99-102 Parts Section ..........105-106 Auction Section ......111-128 Business Calendar ..........115 Advertisers Index............126 Federal funding was used for the job, which began Sept. 27, 2012, and was completed in mid-December. (A growing, vibrant highway and bridge program is one of the keys to economic recovery. The American Road and Transportation Builders Association (ARTBA) addressed important topics and questions pertaining to the infrastructure construction market in a recent “Webinar” forecast for Wall Street analysts and construction industry executives. Following are highlights of this presentation by David Bauer, ARTBA’s senior vice president, government affairs, and Dr. Alison Premo Black, ARTBA’s chief economist.) A recent “Webinar” by the American Road and Transportation Builders Association (ARTBA) in Washington, D.C., addressed a “status quo” stalemate in highway and bridge funding and highlighted the urgent need for shoring up Highway Trust Fund (HTF) revenues to stimulate activity, and spotlighted a broad range of infrastructure activity and needs. The ARTBA officials pointed out that MAP21 (Moving Ahead for Progress in the 21st see FUNDING page 14 Toll Hike Dropped; Tappan Zee Moves Ahead By Michael Gormley ASSOCIATED PRESS ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) New York on Dec. 17 dropped its proposal for a 45-percent increase in the state Thruway toll for truckers following pressure by an upstate business group, consumers and Republicans, while advancing a $3.14 billion replacement for the Tappan Zee Bridge in New York City’s northern suburbs. Gov. Andrew Cuomo praised the reversal on the toll proposal made in May by the Thruway Authority headed by Cuomo’s appointees. Cuomo had publicly distanced himself from the increase proposal, saying it had to be a last resort. Cuomo said Dec. 17 that no Thruway toll increase is expected to be part of the authority’s fiscal plans covering the next three years. Thruway Executive Director Thomas Madison said the toll increase was avoided by cutting hundreds of millions of dollars in expenses, passing some of it along to the state budget directly funded by taxpayers. That includes $60 million a year the Thruway had paid from its tolls since 1954 to pay for state police Troop T, which patrols the statewide highway. The patrols won’t change. The New York State Motor Truck Association said the toll increase would have hit all New Yorkers. “The hike would have devastated the entire state’s economy and nullified any attempts by the governor and the legislature to make New York ‘open for business,’” the association’s Kendra Hems said. The political fight was led by upstate Republican assemblymen, including James Tedisco of Schenectady County, who called the authority diabolical and accused it of operating as a secret government. see TAPPAN page 125

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