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
Bridge Inspection News August 17, 2016
The Ohio Turnpike and Infrastructure Commission in September will complete its first bridge inspection using an unmanned aircraft system (UAS), or drone.   The... more
Traffic Safety News August 16, 2016
The Montana Department of Transportation (MDT) has a plan with the ultimate goal of eliminating fatalities and injuries on Montana highways. As a response to... more
Public Transportation News August 16, 2016
The U.S. Department of Transportation’s (U.S. DOT) Federal Transit Administration (FTA) announced an opportunity to apply for $7 million in federal funding for... more
Traffic Management News August 15, 2016
Virginia recently took a step toward integrating communication between the state’s five traffic management centers.   Along with creating a more cohesive... more
Highway Construction News August 15, 2016
A $29.4 million road project along Interstate 75 in northern Saginaw County, Mich., is set to begin today.   The construction project is expected to stretch... more
Equipment Products August 12, 2016
The solar power units to support construction cameras from OxBlue have been recently enhanced to be smaller, lighter and easier to install, with panels at... more
Highway Construction News August 12, 2016
The Illinois Department of Transportation (IDOT) put out the call Thursday morning for private partners to help develop the Interstate 55 (Stevenson Expressway... more

Work on the westbound auxiliary lane on I-290 in the early summer.

Highway Construction Article August 11, 2016
Live near any major city and you’re inevitably going to deal with a few unpleasant things, primary of which, for anyone who holds down a job or attends school... more
Road Design Article August 11, 2016
They will still make you stand and wait in Phoenix, but the chances of being offered a cool breeze are increasing by the year.   The southwestern city is... 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.   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...
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...
Transportation Management News July 28, 2016
With buses, ferries and travel lanes all clogged along the Bay Bridge corridor, Bay Area transportation officials are hoping a $40 million suite of programs, approved Wednesday, can offer commuters some short-term relief.   The Metropolitan Transportation Commission's (MTC) plan focuses on...
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