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Traffic Management News October 20, 2014
The Mississippi Department of Transportation (MDOT) has won the Best New Innovative Practice – Partnership Deployment award in the Intelligent Transportation Systems (ITS) America’s “Best of ITS Awards,” honoring the most innovative, effective and influential achievements in the ITS industry.  ... more
Asphalt Recycling News October 20, 2014
According to a report issued by the Virginia Department of Transportation (VDOT), the results of a 2011 project to rehabilitate a southbound section of I-81, near Staunton, Va., showed a conclusively positive outcome of the unique use of multiple forms of recycled materials to repair and recreate... more
Traffic Management News October 17, 2014
Officials in the city of Jacksonville, N.C., began operation of a new $5 million intelligent transportation system (ITS) Oct. 16, with 210 traffic detectors, 41 traffic cameras and nine digital-message signs. Operations will be handled remotely until the brand-new Center for Public Safety is ready... more
News October 17, 2014
According to the New York Times, William J. Ronan, the architect and first chairman of the Metropolitan Transportation Authority, died on Wednesday, Oct. 15, at his home in West Palm Beach, Fla. He was 101.   A former dean of New York University, Ronan was instrumental in the 1968 creation of the... more
Accelerated Construction Case Studies October 17, 2014

Accelerated construction from 17 to 13 days was achieved by the contractor’s hour-by-hour construction plan and 24-hour work schedule.

The Rte. 6 Bridge Deck Replacement Project Team took a hard look at a range of traffic-mitigation scenarios from full closure to a one-lane road with alternating traffic. After assessing cost of delay up to $80,000 per day, an addition of up to 60 minutes of travel time and potential for 3- to 4-... more
News October 17, 2014
U.S. Transportation Secretary Anthony Foxx recently commented to American University Radio (WAMU 88.5) that the imminent lame duck session of the U.S. Congress is an ample opportunity for a dynamic funding bill to be passed, effectively precluding the Highway Trust Fund from insolvency.   Echoing... more
Traffic Management News October 16, 2014
The Metropolitan Transportation Authority Bridges & Tunnels (MTA B&T) has selected TransCore to deploy the agency’s first all-electronic tolling (AET) system. This system will be implemented on the historic Henry Hudson Bridge.   Built in 1936, the Henry Hudson Bridge provides passage for... more
News October 15, 2014
Rural bridges do not get as much traffic, but they still can generate plenty of noise when they become structurally deficient.   Kansas is responding by offering up $10 million to repair 77 rural bridges across the state which are in desperate need of repair.   “These bridges might have low traffic... more
News October 14, 2014
Senate Environment and Public Works Committee Chair Barbara Boxer (D-Calif.) wants Rep. Dave Camp (R-Mich.) to send over some bullet points.   Boxer has been asking the House Ways and Means chairman for a list of ways to beef up the Highway Trust Fund so Congress could pass a multiyear highway bill... more
News October 12, 2014
The Louisiana Department of Transportation and Development (DOTD) recently received $41.4 million in additional federal highway funding after successfully obligating the full amount of its federal funding during the 2013-2014 federal fiscal year. This marks the 14th consecutive year that the... more
Winter Maintenance Case Studies October 10, 2014

An application vehicle at MRDC prepares for a run.

MRDC Operations Corp. (MRDC), a private enterprise responsible for maintaining and rehabilitating a 121-mile highway connecting the cities of Fredericton and Moncton in New Brunswick, Canada, began manufacturing and using salt brine several years ago for pre-wetting road salt during deicing... more
News October 10, 2014
When the U.S. Dept. of Transportation released its Projects of National and Regional Significance Survey on May 29, 2014, the expectation during its one month period of availability was widespread response across all the 50 states as to what those states’ respective departments of transportation... more
Bridges Videos October 09, 2014
A new span of the I-91 Brattleboro Bridge in Brattleboro, Vermont, replaces structurally deficient and functionally obsolete twin steel truss bridges that were built in 1958. 
Traffic Management News October 09, 2014
London’s Tube system is set to undergo a renaissance with the debut of designs this week for new automated underground trains. The city expects the first of the new trains to go into service on four lines  in 2020, with a full automated fleet by the middle of the decade.   The new trains come... more
Funding News October 09, 2014
On Nov. 4, Texas residents will decide whether to approve a state constitutional amendment known as Proposition 1, which would effectively earmark monies derived from oil and gas production taxes for a transportation fund aimed at bolstering the state’s cash-poor department of transportation.   The... more
Traffic Management News October 08, 2014
The Florida Department of Transportation hosted a gathering of state transportation officials at its Traffic Engineering Research Laboratory in Tallahassee in October to demonstrate its latest vehicle-to-vehicle (V2V) and vehicle-to-infrastructure (V2I) applications.    FDOT staff performed two V2V... more
News October 08, 2014
The state of Georgia has more to manage these days.   Gov. Nathan Deal helped make the first digs on another managed lanes project in Georgia. Officials were on hand to cut the ribbon, which included the ceremonial dirt toss, for the I-75 corridor project. When completed in 2017, the 12-mile... more
Traffic Management Article October 08, 2014
    You may never have to stand on a street corner again.   Not with the way the public transportation industry has been transforming over the last several years thanks to technological advances that make hailing a cab or catching a bus as simple as tapping your phone screen. This new wave of on-... more
Traffic Management Article October 08, 2014
In spite of limited new federal funding in recent years, high-speed rail (HSR) projects are moving forward in many of the nation’s 11 designated HSR corridors as states are using a mixture of existing federal funding and state and private funding sources in order to advance projects.   While there... more
Traffic Management Article October 08, 2014
    At signalized intersections, daily fluctuations in demand can be handled by the amount of green time allocated to the movement.   As traffic increases over time and the demand cannot be handled by signal-timing changes, the resulting congestion can be handled by adding lanes to the problematic... more
Traffic Management News October 20, 2014
The Mississippi Department of Transportation (MDOT) has won the Best New Innovative Practice – Partnership Deployment award in the Intelligent Transportation Systems (ITS) America’s “Best of ITS Awards,” honoring the most innovative, effective and influential achievements in the ITS industry.  ...
Asphalt Recycling News October 20, 2014
According to a report issued by the Virginia Department of Transportation (VDOT), the results of a 2011 project to rehabilitate a southbound section of I-81, near Staunton, Va., showed a conclusively positive outcome of the unique use of multiple forms of recycled materials to repair and recreate...
Traffic Management News October 17, 2014
Officials in the city of Jacksonville, N.C., began operation of a new $5 million intelligent transportation system (ITS) Oct. 16, with 210 traffic detectors, 41 traffic cameras and nine digital-message signs. Operations will be handled remotely until the brand-new Center for Public Safety is ready...
News October 17, 2014
According to the New York Times, William J. Ronan, the architect and first chairman of the Metropolitan Transportation Authority, died on Wednesday, Oct. 15, at his home in West Palm Beach, Fla. He was 101.   A former dean of New York University, Ronan was instrumental in the 1968 creation of the...
Accelerated Construction Case Studies October 17, 2014

Accelerated construction from 17 to 13 days was achieved by the contractor’s hour-by-hour construction plan and 24-hour work schedule.

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RoadQuake is a series of portable transverse rumble strips that alert distracted drivers with auditory and vibratory sensation that they are entering a caution zone.

The Rte. 6 Bridge Deck Replacement Project Team took a hard look at a range of traffic-mitigation scenarios from full closure to a one-lane road with alternating traffic. After assessing cost of delay up to $80,000 per day, an addition of up to 60 minutes of travel time and potential for 3- to 4-...
News October 17, 2014
U.S. Transportation Secretary Anthony Foxx recently commented to American University Radio (WAMU 88.5) that the imminent lame duck session of the U.S. Congress is an ample opportunity for a dynamic funding bill to be passed, effectively precluding the Highway Trust Fund from insolvency.   Echoing...
Traffic Management News October 16, 2014
The Metropolitan Transportation Authority Bridges & Tunnels (MTA B&T) has selected TransCore to deploy the agency’s first all-electronic tolling (AET) system. This system will be implemented on the historic Henry Hudson Bridge.   Built in 1936, the Henry Hudson Bridge provides passage for...
News October 15, 2014
Rural bridges do not get as much traffic, but they still can generate plenty of noise when they become structurally deficient.   Kansas is responding by offering up $10 million to repair 77 rural bridges across the state which are in desperate need of repair.   “These bridges might have low traffic...
News October 14, 2014
Senate Environment and Public Works Committee Chair Barbara Boxer (D-Calif.) wants Rep. Dave Camp (R-Mich.) to send over some bullet points.   Boxer has been asking the House Ways and Means chairman for a list of ways to beef up the Highway Trust Fund so Congress could pass a multiyear highway bill...
News October 12, 2014
The Louisiana Department of Transportation and Development (DOTD) recently received $41.4 million in additional federal highway funding after successfully obligating the full amount of its federal funding during the 2013-2014 federal fiscal year. This marks the 14th consecutive year that the...
Winter Maintenance Case Studies October 10, 2014

An application vehicle at MRDC prepares for a run.

,

Loaded with salt and ready to batch brine.

MRDC Operations Corp. (MRDC), a private enterprise responsible for maintaining and rehabilitating a 121-mile highway connecting the cities of Fredericton and Moncton in New Brunswick, Canada, began manufacturing and using salt brine several years ago for pre-wetting road salt during deicing...
News October 10, 2014
When the U.S. Dept. of Transportation released its Projects of National and Regional Significance Survey on May 29, 2014, the expectation during its one month period of availability was widespread response across all the 50 states as to what those states’ respective departments of transportation...
Bridges Videos October 09, 2014
A new span of the I-91 Brattleboro Bridge in Brattleboro, Vermont, replaces structurally deficient and functionally obsolete twin steel truss bridges that were built in 1958. 
Traffic Management News October 09, 2014
London’s Tube system is set to undergo a renaissance with the debut of designs this week for new automated underground trains. The city expects the first of the new trains to go into service on four lines  in 2020, with a full automated fleet by the middle of the decade.   The new trains come...
Funding News October 09, 2014
On Nov. 4, Texas residents will decide whether to approve a state constitutional amendment known as Proposition 1, which would effectively earmark monies derived from oil and gas production taxes for a transportation fund aimed at bolstering the state’s cash-poor department of transportation.   The...
Traffic Management News October 08, 2014
The Florida Department of Transportation hosted a gathering of state transportation officials at its Traffic Engineering Research Laboratory in Tallahassee in October to demonstrate its latest vehicle-to-vehicle (V2V) and vehicle-to-infrastructure (V2I) applications.    FDOT staff performed two V2V...
News October 08, 2014
The state of Georgia has more to manage these days.   Gov. Nathan Deal helped make the first digs on another managed lanes project in Georgia. Officials were on hand to cut the ribbon, which included the ceremonial dirt toss, for the I-75 corridor project. When completed in 2017, the 12-mile...
Traffic Management Article October 08, 2014
    You may never have to stand on a street corner again.   Not with the way the public transportation industry has been transforming over the last several years thanks to technological advances that make hailing a cab or catching a bus as simple as tapping your phone screen. This new wave of on-...
Traffic Management Article October 08, 2014
In spite of limited new federal funding in recent years, high-speed rail (HSR) projects are moving forward in many of the nation’s 11 designated HSR corridors as states are using a mixture of existing federal funding and state and private funding sources in order to advance projects.   While there...
Traffic Management Article October 08, 2014
    At signalized intersections, daily fluctuations in demand can be handled by the amount of green time allocated to the movement.   As traffic increases over time and the demand cannot be handled by signal-timing changes, the resulting congestion can be handled by adding lanes to the problematic...
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