Light Rail Transit (LRT) News August 26, 2016
Launching four years earlier than originally planned, officials say the $383 million South 200th Link Extension spanning 1.6 miles in the Seattle area will... more
Bridge Construction News August 26, 2016
The Wisconsin Department of Transportation (WisDOT) unveiled replacement work at two Dodge County bridges on Thursday to showcase a new bridge construction... more
Tires Products August 26, 2016
Earthmax SR 22, G2/L2 all-steel radial tires are designed for motor graders and loaders operating in snow and ice. Whether you are working on paved surfaces,... more
Safety Case Studies August 25, 2016
To improve both work-zone and worker safety, the Pennsylvania Turnpike Commission tested temporary portable rumble strips (TPRS, or rumble strips) in September... more
Automated Vehicle Development News August 25, 2016
Ford has announced a plan to have a ride-sharing service featuring high-volume, fully autonomous vehicles in commercial operation by 2021.   To get there, the... more
Traffic Safety News August 25, 2016
Traffic fatalities were up 9% in the first six months of this year compared with the same period last year, continuing a surge in deaths that began two years... more
Products August 24, 2016
Construction companies and safety managers can keep worker training records up to date and accurate with Credential Verification Service's (CVS) mobile app.... more
Road Construction News August 24, 2016
Lieutenant Governor Eric Holcomb (R-Ind.) joined state transportation officials to announce that 102 Central Indiana cities, towns, and counties are receiving... more
Highway Construction News August 24, 2016
The U.S. Department of Transportation is weighing whether it should move ahead with new performance standards that would require transportation projects to... more
Bridges News August 23, 2016
Officials in New Hampshire and Maine will decide this week whether they will make repairs to the Sarah Mildred Long Bridge or leave it in the up position.  ... more
Traffic Management News August 23, 2016
New data released yesterday by the U.S. Department of Transportation’s (U.S. DOT) Federal Highway Administration (FHWA) show that U.S. driving reached 1.58... more
Light Rail Transit (LRT) News August 22, 2016
Ten new trains will bolster Muni’s fleet thanks to a $45 million grant from California’s cap-and-trade fund.   More than 40 agencies applied for the funds, 14... more
Storm Water News August 22, 2016
Heavy rains and historic flooding of swollen rivers and creeks closed hundreds of roads in southern Louisiana over the past week—including sections of... more
Autonomous Vehicle Systems News August 19, 2016
Uber will offer customers in Pittsburgh rides in self-driving vehicles starting this month, according to a report from Bloomberg yesterday.   Customers in the... more
Maintenance News August 19, 2016
California motorists are hit with $53.6 billion per year in additional costs due to congested roads and deteriorating road conditions, according to a recent... more
Road Maintenance Videos August 18, 2016
Learn how flexible, durable Concrete Cloth can help simplify complex, costly infrastructure challenges such as culvert rehabilitation, ditch lining, erosion... more
Transit News August 18, 2016
A report issued Wednesday by the Southwest Energy Efficiency Project and the CoPIRG Foundation calls for the state of Colorado to invest $1.05 billion annually... more
Road Construction News August 18, 2016
With lawmakers in New Jersey at an impasse over transportation funding, Gov. Chris Christie on Wednesday ordered officials to use the state’s general fund to... more
Highway Maintenance Case Studies August 17, 2016
As a result of periodic culvert inspections, the Virginia Department of Transportation (VDOT) identified an existing triple-barrel steel-plate culvert south of... more
Equipment Case Studies August 17, 2016
Central Hudson Gas & Electric in New York State was working on the OR, EM & PX Line Project, performing several miles of line maintenance and repair.... more
Highway Construction News August 24, 2016
The U.S. Department of Transportation is weighing whether it should move ahead with new performance standards that would require transportation projects to track, measure and reduce carbon pollution.   In tens of thousands of public comments delivered last week, environmental groups, business...
Highway Construction News August 24, 2016
The U.S. Department of Transportation is weighing whether it should move ahead with new performance standards that would require transportation projects to track, measure and reduce carbon pollution.   In tens of thousands of public comments delivered last week, environmental groups, business...
Bridges News August 23, 2016
Officials in New Hampshire and Maine will decide this week whether they will make repairs to the Sarah Mildred Long Bridge or leave it in the up position.   The historic bridge became stuck on Sunday at approximately 11 a.m. EST, and workers could not raise it to allow for boats to pass. At 10 p.m...
Maintenance News August 19, 2016
California motorists are hit with $53.6 billion per year in additional costs due to congested roads and deteriorating road conditions, according to a recent report by The Road Improvement Program (TRIP).   The report finds that rough roads are responsible for $18.3 billion (34.14%) of the total...
Safety Article August 11, 2016
In recent years, economic, environmental and social forces have pushed bikesharing from a fringe innovation pioneered by several innovative Canadian and American cities to a mobility system now found within many major cities across North America.   Today, it continues its expansion to new regions...
Safety News August 10, 2016
Massachusetts state officials launched a campaign Tuesday to protect workers in roadway repair zones amid an alarming string of crashes in recent weeks involving suspected drunk drivers.   The effort combines public education against drunken driving with increased law enforcement at the work sites...
Road Construction News August 08, 2016
Visit our homepage and take this week's poll, which ponders what DOTs should focus on heading into winter.
Road Construction News August 08, 2016
Visit our homepage and take this week's poll, which ponders what DOTs should focus on heading into winter.
Safety News August 04, 2016
The Colorado Department of Transportation (CDOT) Dangerous Combinations campaign is a statewide effort to educate Coloradans on the dangers of driving while high on marijuana. To demonstrate what can happen if you get behind the wheel when impaired, a giant three-dimensional billboard has been...
Construction Planning News August 04, 2016
The Hawaii Department of Transportation (HDOT), in response to state lawmakers’ scuttling of a controversial gas tax proposal, has ceased work and planning on dozens of highway development and improvement projects.   According to State Highways Division Deputy Director Ed Sniffen, the state lacks...

The Jane Byrne flyover will rise above the interchange and intersect with westbound I-290 just past Halsted Street.

Transportation Management Article August 03, 2016
Chicago natives are no strangers to traffic. Growing numbers of cars and trucks throughout the region have caused an increase in traffic delays, leading to excessive travel times and congestion. That’s why the Illinois Department of Transportation (IDOT) had to think boldly and reach deep in...
Transportation Management Article August 03, 2016
In cities across the nation, Americans are increasingly choosing to relocate to the urban core for smaller spaces, convenience, entertainment options, proximity to nearby restaurants, shopping and employment opportunities. A critical challenge for urban living spaces in many cities is...
Transportation Management Article August 03, 2016
The term Big Data (BD) has become ambiguous, confusing and often misused in the transportation industry. It is a broad term that has become as much a marketing strategy and industry buzzword as anything else. There’s big money in BD, but what’s all the hype about? Is it really something that the...
Construction Planning News August 03, 2016
The Santa Cruz County Regional Transportation Commission tomorrow will consider its list of projects over the next two decades, in which its biggest expense likely will be road maintenance.   The draft 2040 Santa Cruz County Regional Transportation Plan has $6.1 billion worth of projects, ranging...
Asphalt Products August 02, 2016
The Volvo DD25B double-drum compactor is powered by a 3-cylinder engine that meets strict Tier 4 Final emissions regulations without the need for an after-treatment system. The new DD25B, designed with the Volvo D1.7A Tier 4 Final 25-hp engine, reduces particulate matter and nitrogen oxides (NOx)....
Asphalt Products August 02, 2016
Powered by a Volvo 235 hp Tier 4i-compliant D8 engine, the tracked P7110 and wheeled P7170 are more fuel efficient than previous models, with decreased engine emissions. The engine’s diesel particulate filter (DPF) and active, semi-automatic regeneration process work without interruption,...
Asphalt News August 01, 2016
The National Asphalt Pavement Association (NAPA) recently announced the winners of its 2015 Asphalt Operations Safety Innovation Award, as well as the winners and finalists of its Operational Excellence Awards. Both series of special recognition were made at a special ceremony during the...
Asphalt News August 01, 2016
The National Asphalt Pavement Association (NAPA) recently announced the winners of its 2015 Asphalt Operations Safety Innovation Award, as well as the winners and finalists of its Operational Excellence Awards. Both series of special recognition were made at a special ceremony during the...
Funding News August 01, 2016
Drop by our homepage and take this week's poll question, which considers miles-traveled taxation as a potential boon to state revenue.
Bridges News July 29, 2016
State and federal officials are investigating what caused a huge construction crane to collapse across the Tappan Zee Bridge north of New York City, an accident that somehow caused no serious injuries but added to a list of crane wrecks in recent years that have prompted initiatives to improve...
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