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Bridges News July 31, 2015
As little as $1 million, which would double the federal government’s present funding for railroad bridge inspectors could go a long way toward preventing “catastrophic” derailments, U.S. Sen. Bob Casey (D.-Scranton) said this week.   The Federal Railroad Administration employs six bridge inspectors... more
Smart & Resilient Cities News July 31, 2015
Uber Technologies Inc. has announced its intent to invest $1 billion in India with the goal of expanding into more cities. The company means to hit 1 million trips per day in the next six to nine months.   The money, according to Uber, will go toward developing new products and payment solutions,... more
Bridges Case Studies July 31, 2015

Weekend job on bridge construction alleviates traffic congestion.

Ontario’s Highway 407 East project, designed to help relieve traffic congestion at the eastern edge of the greater Toronto area, began construction in 2015. The two-phase, multiyear project is expected to be complete by 2020. In Phase 1, which is scheduled for completion by the end of this calendar... more
Funding News July 30, 2015
The U.S. Senate passed its long-term highway bill today with a 65-34 decision. The six-year bill funds federal highway and infrastructure projects.    Democrats were split on the measure, with most of the caucus’s leadership voting against the bill negotiated by Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-... more
Crack Sealing Case Studies July 30, 2015

Two operators rout the existing cracks prior to sealing.

Late winters in 2013 and 2014 has Morrison County in central Minnesota, keeping up with maintenance of their 728 miles of roads. “Our goal is to preserve and extend the life of the roadways,” explains John Schelonka, maintenance superintendent for the county. He says they work towards a 20-year... more
Funding News July 30, 2015
The House of Representatives easily passed a three-month extension of the federal surface transportation programs that would keep funds flowing to the states through October 29.    The measure would generate $8 billion in new Highway Trust Fund (HTF) revenues to prevent the U.S. Department of... more
Safety News July 30, 2015
In an announcement made this week, U.S. Transportation Secretary Anthony Foxx granted more than $7.1 million from the Federal Highway Administration’s (FHWA) Accelerated Innovation Deployment (AID) Demonstration program to fund nine projects in Florida, Kansas, Montana, New Hampshire, Rhode Island... more
Paving Products July 29, 2015
The Magma in three sizes -150, 230, 410-gal - with operator features for efficient crack sealing. AutoStart informs of ready-to-seal status with three green lights. Digital flow control provides smooth, even material flow. New “no drip” ergonomic sealant wand eliminates drips between crack sealing... more
Bridges Products July 29, 2015
The Island in Pigeon Forge, Tenn., is a popular tourist hub located just five miles north of the Great Smokey Mountains National Park. Federal and State regulations required that the bridge entrance over the Little Pigeon River to The Island had to be a clear span and not disrupt the waterway. The... more
Bridges Products July 29, 2015
The City of Temecula can be found in the heart of Southern California wine country. In 2010, the city built a new City Hall and commercial area, which was separated from the rest of Old Town Temecula. In order to reconnect the two sides of the city, a clear span 152 ft x 47 ft U.S. Bridge Cambridge... more
Funding News July 29, 2015
The U.S. House of Representatives will vote today on a three-month highway-spending bill, paving the way for Congress to enjoy a six-week recess without a lapse in federal transportation funding. Senate leaders have indicated their intent to approve the three-month extension before the end of this... more
Safety Products July 29, 2015
Trinity Highway’s QuadGuard M10 is the first MASH compliant crash cushion on the market.  Consisting of an engineered steel nose and energy-absorbing crushable cartridges surrounded by a framework of steel Quad-Beam panels, the system is MASH Test Level 2 and Test Level 3 compliant as a re-... more
Products July 29, 2015
Gregory’s TTMA-100 is a superior alternative to bulky truck-mounted attenuators. Patented tube-bursting technology uses the trailer frame as the energy absorber, eliminating the need for separate energy-absorbing material. This simplifies the design and reduces costs. The end result is an... more
Ice Control Products July 29, 2015
ClearLane enhanced deicer helps fight icy winter roadways faster and more effectively. Providing better performance at lower temperatures, ClearLane enhanced deicer offers greater residual, less scatter, reduced clumping and a PNS-corrosion inhibitor in a non-leaching formula. The U.S. EPA... more
Concrete High Performance Products July 29, 2015
For concrete repair or restoration projects requiring fast strength gain, high durability and low shrinkage, use Rapid Set Concrete Mix. Concrete Mix is a high-performance blend of Rapid Set hydraulic cement and quality aggregates.  Concrete Mix is ideal for repair and construction of pavements,... more
Funding News July 28, 2015
Even though the transportation bill is considered a “must pass” legislative measure, House Majority Leader Kevin McCarthy said he would not accept the Senate’s $350 billion transportation bill.   "We're not taking up the Senate bill," McCarthy said in a public statement, adding that the House... more
Funding News July 28, 2015
The U.S. Senate’s six-year $350-billion proposed transportation bill has taken on miasmatic qualities, as lawmakers persist in altering its terms in advance of a vote. This has, however, lead to what could potentially be a boon to the public transit sector, as lawmakers shifted more funds to... more
Bridges News July 27, 2015

Northern Rail Extension - Phase 1 (Tanana River)

One week remains to submit a nomination for the 2015 Top 10 Bridges awards. Nominate your project here and check out last year's award winners. 
Funding News July 27, 2015
The Senate voted to advance a proposal to extend the U.S. Export-Import Bank’s charter as part of highway funding legislation, a move the sparked a heated debate on between the House and Senate.     In a 67-26 vote, the Senate voted to end debate on Sen. Mark Kirk's amendment reauthorizing the 81-... more
Safety News July 27, 2015
Fiat Chrysler has issued a safety recall affecting 1.4 million vehicles in the U.S., after security researchers were able to demonstrate that one of its cars could be hacked. Last Tuesday, Wired magazine showed that hackers could take control of a Jeep Cherokee via its Internet-connected... more
Bridges News July 31, 2015
As little as $1 million, which would double the federal government’s present funding for railroad bridge inspectors could go a long way toward preventing “catastrophic” derailments, U.S. Sen. Bob Casey (D.-Scranton) said this week.   The Federal Railroad Administration employs six bridge inspectors...
Smart & Resilient Cities News July 31, 2015
Uber Technologies Inc. has announced its intent to invest $1 billion in India with the goal of expanding into more cities. The company means to hit 1 million trips per day in the next six to nine months.   The money, according to Uber, will go toward developing new products and payment solutions,...
Bridges Case Studies July 31, 2015

Weekend job on bridge construction alleviates traffic congestion.

Ontario’s Highway 407 East project, designed to help relieve traffic congestion at the eastern edge of the greater Toronto area, began construction in 2015. The two-phase, multiyear project is expected to be complete by 2020. In Phase 1, which is scheduled for completion by the end of this calendar...
Funding News July 30, 2015
The U.S. Senate passed its long-term highway bill today with a 65-34 decision. The six-year bill funds federal highway and infrastructure projects.    Democrats were split on the measure, with most of the caucus’s leadership voting against the bill negotiated by Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-...
Crack Sealing Case Studies July 30, 2015

Two operators rout the existing cracks prior to sealing.

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Crack sealing with the Cimline Magma 230.

Late winters in 2013 and 2014 has Morrison County in central Minnesota, keeping up with maintenance of their 728 miles of roads. “Our goal is to preserve and extend the life of the roadways,” explains John Schelonka, maintenance superintendent for the county. He says they work towards a 20-year...
Funding News July 30, 2015
The House of Representatives easily passed a three-month extension of the federal surface transportation programs that would keep funds flowing to the states through October 29.    The measure would generate $8 billion in new Highway Trust Fund (HTF) revenues to prevent the U.S. Department of...
Safety News July 30, 2015
In an announcement made this week, U.S. Transportation Secretary Anthony Foxx granted more than $7.1 million from the Federal Highway Administration’s (FHWA) Accelerated Innovation Deployment (AID) Demonstration program to fund nine projects in Florida, Kansas, Montana, New Hampshire, Rhode Island...
Paving Products July 29, 2015
The Magma in three sizes -150, 230, 410-gal - with operator features for efficient crack sealing. AutoStart informs of ready-to-seal status with three green lights. Digital flow control provides smooth, even material flow. New “no drip” ergonomic sealant wand eliminates drips between crack sealing...
Bridges Products July 29, 2015
The City of Temecula can be found in the heart of Southern California wine country. In 2010, the city built a new City Hall and commercial area, which was separated from the rest of Old Town Temecula. In order to reconnect the two sides of the city, a clear span 152 ft x 47 ft U.S. Bridge Cambridge...
Bridges Products July 29, 2015
The Island in Pigeon Forge, Tenn., is a popular tourist hub located just five miles north of the Great Smokey Mountains National Park. Federal and State regulations required that the bridge entrance over the Little Pigeon River to The Island had to be a clear span and not disrupt the waterway. The...
Funding News July 29, 2015
The U.S. House of Representatives will vote today on a three-month highway-spending bill, paving the way for Congress to enjoy a six-week recess without a lapse in federal transportation funding. Senate leaders have indicated their intent to approve the three-month extension before the end of this...
Safety Products July 29, 2015
Trinity Highway’s QuadGuard M10 is the first MASH compliant crash cushion on the market.  Consisting of an engineered steel nose and energy-absorbing crushable cartridges surrounded by a framework of steel Quad-Beam panels, the system is MASH Test Level 2 and Test Level 3 compliant as a re-...
Products July 29, 2015
Gregory’s TTMA-100 is a superior alternative to bulky truck-mounted attenuators. Patented tube-bursting technology uses the trailer frame as the energy absorber, eliminating the need for separate energy-absorbing material. This simplifies the design and reduces costs. The end result is an...
Concrete High Performance Products July 29, 2015
For concrete repair or restoration projects requiring fast strength gain, high durability and low shrinkage, use Rapid Set Concrete Mix. Concrete Mix is a high-performance blend of Rapid Set hydraulic cement and quality aggregates.  Concrete Mix is ideal for repair and construction of pavements,...
Ice Control Products July 29, 2015
ClearLane enhanced deicer helps fight icy winter roadways faster and more effectively. Providing better performance at lower temperatures, ClearLane enhanced deicer offers greater residual, less scatter, reduced clumping and a PNS-corrosion inhibitor in a non-leaching formula. The U.S. EPA...
Funding News July 28, 2015
Even though the transportation bill is considered a “must pass” legislative measure, House Majority Leader Kevin McCarthy said he would not accept the Senate’s $350 billion transportation bill.   "We're not taking up the Senate bill," McCarthy said in a public statement, adding that the House...
Funding News July 28, 2015
The U.S. Senate’s six-year $350-billion proposed transportation bill has taken on miasmatic qualities, as lawmakers persist in altering its terms in advance of a vote. This has, however, lead to what could potentially be a boon to the public transit sector, as lawmakers shifted more funds to...
Article July 27, 2015
News analysts and political pundits often refer to “nation building” abroad as a way to protect national security here at home. As a retired U.S. Army noncommissioned officer, I couldn’t agree more. But as a current general manager and CEO of one of the country’s largest public transportation...
Traffic Management Article July 27, 2015
To assist the Texas Department of Transportation (TxDOT) in meeting the challenges of a $2 billion reconstruction of I-35 in central Texas, Texas A&M Transportation Institute (TTI) has designed, deployed and implemented an advanced construction traveler information system to keep the public...
Traffic Management Article July 27, 2015
While Phoenix-area residents eagerly await the completion of a major extension of the city’s light-rail system, known as the Northwest Extension, they can use an application developed by the project’s joint venture contractors to stay connected with local businesses and get project updates.    The...
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