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$3.00 ® Published Nationally “The Nation’s Best Read Construction Newspaper… Founded 1957.” Western Edition March 9, 2013 • Vol. IX • No. 5 • 470 Maryland Drive • Ft. Washington, PA 19034 • 215/885-2900 • Toll Free 800-523-2200 • Fax 215/885-2910 Inside TxDOT Oversees Lubbock Passage Project Brenda Ruggiero CEG CORRESPONDENT The Texas Department of Transportation (TxDOT) is currently overseeing a major project to improve the Quaker/Erskine interchange on northwest Loop 289 in Lubbock. The Loop will be widened from Slide Road to 1 mi. (1.6 km) east of Quaker Avenue, from a four-lane divided facility to a six-lane freeway facility. In addition, the Loop bridges will be rebuilt to span over Quaker Avenue and Erskine, and the frontage roads also will be rebuilt. Erskine will be extended under the Loop 289 bridge to connect with Texas Tech Parkway. The contract was awarded last summer to Haydon Vegas Plays Host to World of Concrete…8 see LUBBOCK page 26 Feds Obligate $7B in Highway Funds for 2013, So Far KP I-JCI Shine s on ‘Gol d Ru sh’. .. 22 Federal, state and local transportation departments of transportation (DOTs) have so far obligated $7 billion in federal funds during Fiscal Year (FY) 2013, which began last Oct. 1, according to the latest analysis of Federal Highway Administration (FHWA) data by the American Road & Transportation Builders Association (ARTBA). This is an increase of 56 percent over the FAE USA Hosts Tr aining, D emo...40 Table of Contents ....................4 Attachment Section ........13-17 Truck & Trailer Section ..27-29 Recycling Section ............33-43 Business Calendar ................47 Auction Section................47-59 Advertisers Index ..................58 Work began on Sept. 24, 2012, and is on schedule for completion in the spring of 2015. see FUNDS page 54 Equipment Lease Finance Industry Confident The Equipment Leasing & Finance Foundation (the Foundation) released the February 2013 Monthly Confidence Index for the Equipment Finance Industry (MCI-EFI) Feb. 22. Designed to collect leadership data, the index reports a qualitative assessment of both the prevailing business conditions and expectations for the future as reported by key executives from the $725 billion equipment finance sector. Overall, confidence in the equip- ment finance market is up for the third consecutive month at 58.7, an increase from the January index of 54.2, reflecting industry participants’ increasing optimism despite a wary eye on economic conditions and government manage- ment of fiscal policies. When asked about the outlook for the future, MCI survey respondent Anthony Cracchiolo, president and chief executive officer, Vendor Services, U.S. Bank FINANCE see page 54

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