$3.54 billion proposed for N.J. DOT

August 1, 2010  |  News

The New Jersey Department of Transportation (NJDOT) has proposed a transportation capital program for NJDOT and NJ TRANSIT in the amount of $3.54 billion for the fiscal year starting July 1, 2010. The FY11 spending plan includes a $200 million state-funded local aid component and approaches last yea…
$600 million now available in TIGER II grants

August 1, 2010  |  News

Following on the success of the U.S. DOT’s TIGER (Transportation Investment Generating Economic Recovery) Discretionary Grant Program, it has announced the availability of $600 million in TIGER II grants for capital investment in surface transportation projects. TIGER II grants will be awarded…
$22 million for Caltrans project

August 1, 2010  |  News

Granite Construction Co. has been awarded a $22 million contract by the California DOT (Caltrans) for the widening of Highway 46 near Bakersfield. Scope of the work includes the construction and widening of the existing two-lane highway to a four-lane expressway, including the placement of aggregate…
House votes to add $521 million to federal highway program

August 1, 2010  |  News

The U.S. House of Representatives approved legislation in May that provides $521 million in additional highway funding, increasing allocations for 37 states, according to the AASHTO Journal. This allocation is contained in a tax-extenders bill, HR 4213, the American Jobs and Closing Tax Loopholes Ac…
Propex emerging, diversifying

August 1, 2010  |  News

After several years of uncertainty, company leaders and employees at Chattanooga-based Propex Inc. say they are glad to be back on a stable economic track. A major corporate merger on the eve of a recession-headed economy eventually led the geosynthetics manufacturing giant to enter Chapter 11 in Ja…
Tribute for service: Pete and Rosemary Stevenson

August 1, 2010  |  News

This collection of photos shows Pete and Rosemary at different events through their many years of service with the International Geosynthetics Society. Pete Stevenson was one of the founding members of the International Geosynthetics Society (IGS) in 1983. He served as IGS treasurer for 10 years fro…
Award-winning landfill cap in Colorado

August 1, 2010  |  Case Studies

Project description Phase 1: Construction of an RCRA cap/cover system over the triple-lined enhanced hazardous waste landfill at the U.S. Army CERCLA (“Superfund”) Rocky Mountain Arsenal Site in Commerce City, Colo. Construction included a multilayered landfill cover system for a 26-acre…
Green geosynthetic-reinforced soil walls

August 1, 2010  |  Case Studies

An option for ecological and environmental projects. By Guerra Escobar and Roberto Madriz For some projects, the environmental and landscaping requirements have obliged engineers and architects to look for novel methods of constructing retaining walls and slopes. Thus, the advent of “green&rdq…
The High Line

August 1, 2010  |  Case Studies

An urban promenade for the 21st century, the High Line’s linear roof garden offers sophisticated drainage and planting solutions. By Frank Edgerton Martin The reborn High Line is one of the first places in New York City that really has a 21st century feel. The irony is that the High Line&rsquo…
Proven geosolutions for Florida landfill expansion

August 1, 2010  |  Products

Introduction The combined efforts of industry experts make it possible to complete large, complex projects on time, on budget, and with the highest regard to quality. In 2009, the 62-acre expansion of the Sarasota Municipal Landfill was the state of Florida’s largest single landfill installati…