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Traffic Management News January 30, 2015
As Oregon prepares to launch the nation’s first large-scale road usage charge (RUC) program, the state DOT announced Verizon, Azuga and Sanef as its primary vendors on the project. All three companies must still receive official ODOT certification before the project gets underway.   Sanef, a French... more
News January 30, 2015
The sons of a woman who died after smoke filled a Washington subway train are suing the Metro transit agency for $50 million. Attorney Patrick Regan filed the lawsuit Friday on behalf of Marcus and Anthony Glover, the adult sons of Carol Glover. The lawsuit accuses Metro of negligence that led... more
News January 30, 2015
On Jan. 22, under the chairmanship of the FNTP, the international Intermat Innovation Awards were bestowed in Paris, France. Rewarding innovative accomplishment in machinery, techniques, services and products that contribute to the progress of the construction and construction materials industries... more
Culvert Repair / Rehabilitation Case Studies January 30, 2015

Workers prepare the Snap-Tite HDPE pipe for slip-insertion.

Aging culverts across the United States are failing at an alarming rate. The cost and inconvenience of digging out and replacing these systems is often unrealistic. In Kansas, the Department of Transportation (KDOT) and Johnson County embarked on a multimillion-dollar highway improvement project... more
News January 29, 2015
Florida Gov. Rick Scott announced that the Florida Department of Transportation (FDOT) would receive $9.9 billion in the “Keep Florida Working” budget to make strategic transportation investments statewide. The governor’s proposed budget follows this year’s record funding of $10.1 billion to... more
News January 28, 2015
Last week, South Carolina Governor Nikki Haley put forth a set of proposals aimed at addressing the state’s widespread roads and bridges deterioration in light of concomitant funding limitations. In short, the governor’s plan advises a 10-cent raise in the gasoline tax over the next three years, in... more
Traffic Management News January 27, 2015
Transportation research companies received a total of $5.7 billion in venture investments in 2014, eclipsing the combined 2012 and 2013 totals by more than double, according to Forbes. Looking ahead to 2015 and beyond, Brook Porter, Michael Linse and Zach Barasz—investors with the Green Growth Fund... more
News January 27, 2015
  The state of Utah presently has a 24.5-cents-per-gallon tax on gasoline, a figure that has remained static for nearly two decades. But now, in the face of overwhelming infrastructure problems and a dubious source of federal funding over the next several years, some state lawmakers, including... more
Traffic Management News January 26, 2015
New smart parking meters coming to the streets of Sacramento, Calif., will allow drivers to pay for their spots via smartphone. Deployment has already begun in Old Sacramento, according to Government Technology, and will expand into downtown and midtown through the month of February.   The upgrade... more
News January 26, 2015
At a news conference held at Louisville’s Waterfront Park, Ky. Governor Steve Beshear announced that construction of the new I-65 bridge that will link Louisville with Jeffersonville, Ind., will be traffic-ready by January 2016, more than three months ahead of initial estimates.   "Just a year from... more
Traffic Management News January 23, 2015
Chicago-area transit agency Pace sent a proposal for a $2.3 billion regional bus rapid transit (BRT) system to Congress this week in the hopes of securing federal funding for the ambitious project.   The central idea behind the Rapid Transit Network is faster, uninterrupted travel in Chicago and... more
Bridges Case Studies January 23, 2015

The limestone-textured blocks matched the aesthetic look of the existing bridge pier, and fit in with the natural look of the environment.

In 2013, the town of North Haven, Maine, began construction on a very unique bridge project. The goal was to rebuild a deteriorating bridge that provided access to four seasonal homes and was an important wharf for the local lobster industry.   The town faced several challenges with this project... more
News January 22, 2015
The farmers might have it a little easier in Missouri, but some officials are worried about the increased plowing on state roads.   A bill in the Missouri Senate has been introduced and would eliminate any weight restrictions for trucks carrying livestock, grain and grain co-products. Currently... more
Bridges News January 21, 2015
When the old Hopple Street Bridge collapsed late Monday night, many said it would take days to reopen I-75 in Cincinnati. Wednesday morning, traffic was moving through the corridor and all of the debris from the accident was cleared from the scene.   The Cincinnati Police Department and the Ohio... more
Bridges News January 20, 2015
The Hopple Street Bridge over I-75 in Cincinnati has collapsed, killing one.   On Tuesday morning, officials were on the scene trying to determine exactly what went wrong during the demolition process of the northbound off-ramp, and the Occupational Safety and Health Administration has opened up an... more
Traffic Management News January 19, 2015
Members of Congress are scheduled to speak with the National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB) this week about its investigation into the deadly smoke release in a Washington, D.C. Metro tunnel last week that killed one passenger and hospitalized dozens more. The incident has raised questions... more
Traffic Safety News January 19, 2015
A Colorado radio station, controlled by the Colorado Department of Transportation (CDOT), launched this last Saturday morning, by which the general public could be kept up to speed on road and traffic conditions along I-70.   Part of CDOT’s “Change Your Peak Drive” campaign, the station is meant to... more
News January 16, 2015
With all of the recent, and one might suppose perpetual, news regarding road and bridge infrastructure funding, one state is attempting to maintain and improve its own roads and bridges while anticipating the curtailed resources with which it will be able to do so.   The Missouri Department of... more
Case Studies January 16, 2015

The advanced brine-making system.

Saving money on winter maintenance was a top priority for the City of Anderson and Madison County, Ind. After co-investing in a state-of-the-art automated brine maker, the two municipalities have done just that. What’s more, they’ve nearly recouped their investment in just one year.   “Looking at... more
News January 15, 2015
The Missouri Department of Transportation outlined its plan for taking care of roads and bridges with a severely reduced construction budget.    “Missouri’s 325 System” calls for MoDOT to focus its limited resources on approximately 8,000 miles of Missouri’s 34,000-mile state highway system. The 8,... more
Traffic Management News January 30, 2015
As Oregon prepares to launch the nation’s first large-scale road usage charge (RUC) program, the state DOT announced Verizon, Azuga and Sanef as its primary vendors on the project. All three companies must still receive official ODOT certification before the project gets underway.   Sanef, a French...
News January 30, 2015
The sons of a woman who died after smoke filled a Washington subway train are suing the Metro transit agency for $50 million. Attorney Patrick Regan filed the lawsuit Friday on behalf of Marcus and Anthony Glover, the adult sons of Carol Glover. The lawsuit accuses Metro of negligence that led...
News January 30, 2015
On Jan. 22, under the chairmanship of the FNTP, the international Intermat Innovation Awards were bestowed in Paris, France. Rewarding innovative accomplishment in machinery, techniques, services and products that contribute to the progress of the construction and construction materials industries...
Culvert Repair / Rehabilitation Case Studies January 30, 2015

Workers prepare the Snap-Tite HDPE pipe for slip-insertion.

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The culvert lining was able to fit through the entire length of the culvert with the aid of a fabricated reducer fitting.

Aging culverts across the United States are failing at an alarming rate. The cost and inconvenience of digging out and replacing these systems is often unrealistic. In Kansas, the Department of Transportation (KDOT) and Johnson County embarked on a multimillion-dollar highway improvement project...
News January 29, 2015
Florida Gov. Rick Scott announced that the Florida Department of Transportation (FDOT) would receive $9.9 billion in the “Keep Florida Working” budget to make strategic transportation investments statewide. The governor’s proposed budget follows this year’s record funding of $10.1 billion to...
News January 28, 2015
Last week, South Carolina Governor Nikki Haley put forth a set of proposals aimed at addressing the state’s widespread roads and bridges deterioration in light of concomitant funding limitations. In short, the governor’s plan advises a 10-cent raise in the gasoline tax over the next three years, in...
Traffic Management News January 27, 2015
Transportation research companies received a total of $5.7 billion in venture investments in 2014, eclipsing the combined 2012 and 2013 totals by more than double, according to Forbes. Looking ahead to 2015 and beyond, Brook Porter, Michael Linse and Zach Barasz—investors with the Green Growth Fund...
News January 27, 2015
  The state of Utah presently has a 24.5-cents-per-gallon tax on gasoline, a figure that has remained static for nearly two decades. But now, in the face of overwhelming infrastructure problems and a dubious source of federal funding over the next several years, some state lawmakers, including...
Maintenance Products January 26, 2015
The GL3000PMC Wing Plow-Tow Plow Guidance Laser reduces costly damages caused by wing strikes by 80-100%, greatly reducing downtime and improving safety. The GL3000PMC uses an ultra-bright green laser-spot to establish a wing plow or tow plows trailing edge location before you get there. The laser-...
Safety Products January 26, 2015
IAS is the OEM producer of The Trucker Series trailer access products. Trucker products are quality-designed and safety-engineered for fall protection and trucking productivity.   Our products are versatile to match any truck style and deliver practical features including three-points-of-contact...
Equipment Products January 26, 2015
No need to leave grates low leaving a pothole with grate bottom. Our Inlet/Catch Basin/Monument Box Risers will save time, lower cost, eliminate traffic control and/or liability of manual adjustments. Our riser heights start at ¾-in. rise, increase in ¼-in. increments and are made to your job...
Safety Products January 26, 2015
Site-Safe Truck Sales offers rugged, contractor-proven quality TMA trucks.   Trucks include an International 4300 model chassis, NCHRP 350 TL-3 rated TMA, MUTCD compliant arrow board or full matrix message board, 24-ft bed, stake racks and GPS tracking hardware. Site & strobe lights available...
Safety Products January 26, 2015
Retro-Rail is a low-cost concept for upgrading the length of need of low-height w-beam guardrail systems. The system utilizes proven cable technology to easily upgrade existing guardrail performance to meet MASH Test Level 3 criteria. Retro-Rail is currently accepted for use on guardrail systems...
Equipment Products January 26, 2015
State DOTs and transportation authorities are turning to EarthCam to document their accelerated bridge construction projects. When looking for a camera system that keeps up with the fast-paced environment of a rapid build, agencies like Connecticut DOT and Rhode Island DOT depend on the Mobile...
Bridges Products January 26, 2015
LEAP Bridge Steel is a comprehensive 3-D steel bridge design and rating program that offers advanced physical 3-D bridge modeling, design, analysis and load rating of everyday steel bridges, following AASHTO LRFD standards. Bentley’s LEAP Bridge Steel provides an intuitive user interface and...
Traffic Management News January 26, 2015
New smart parking meters coming to the streets of Sacramento, Calif., will allow drivers to pay for their spots via smartphone. Deployment has already begun in Old Sacramento, according to Government Technology, and will expand into downtown and midtown through the month of February.   The upgrade...
News January 26, 2015
At a news conference held at Louisville’s Waterfront Park, Ky. Governor Steve Beshear announced that construction of the new I-65 bridge that will link Louisville with Jeffersonville, Ind., will be traffic-ready by January 2016, more than three months ahead of initial estimates.   "Just a year from...
Traffic Management News January 23, 2015
Chicago-area transit agency Pace sent a proposal for a $2.3 billion regional bus rapid transit (BRT) system to Congress this week in the hopes of securing federal funding for the ambitious project.   The central idea behind the Rapid Transit Network is faster, uninterrupted travel in Chicago and...
Bridges Case Studies January 23, 2015

The limestone-textured blocks matched the aesthetic look of the existing bridge pier, and fit in with the natural look of the environment.

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These blocks were unique in that they required flat tops and bottoms with no shear knob or groove.

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Using a GRS-IBS solution allowed installers to beat the construction schedule.

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The goal was to rebuild a deteriorating bridge that provided access to four seasonal homes and was an important wharf for the local lobster industry.

In 2013, the town of North Haven, Maine, began construction on a very unique bridge project. The goal was to rebuild a deteriorating bridge that provided access to four seasonal homes and was an important wharf for the local lobster industry.   The town faced several challenges with this project...
News January 22, 2015
The farmers might have it a little easier in Missouri, but some officials are worried about the increased plowing on state roads.   A bill in the Missouri Senate has been introduced and would eliminate any weight restrictions for trucks carrying livestock, grain and grain co-products. Currently...
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