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Cranes Products May 26, 2015
Mobile Barriers introduces new crane and bucket options for its MBT-1 barrier. The crane and bucket are easily installed on new or existing barriers. The crane shown has a 30 ft reach (9.15 m) and can be operated via wireless controls. The bucket can be rotated out of the way or removed when not in... more
Paving Products May 26, 2015
The Geoweb system is a low-cost option for creating stable and permeable aggregate access roads and pavements. Through confinement of infill and exceptional load distribution, this 3D confinement system allows a reduction in the aggregate cross section by as much as 50%. Geoweb permeable roadways... more
Vibratory Hammer Products May 26, 2015
Pile Driving Solutions Inc. presents the certified damper/isolator for the purpose of absorbing the vibration from a vibratory hammer and the stress that these hammers put on cranes. Pile Driving Solutions became the official distributor of the Tunkers vibratory damper and Tunkers high efficiency... more
Trucks Products May 26, 2015
Site Safe trucks include an International 4300 model chassis, NCHRP 350 TL-3 rated TMA, arrow board or full matrix message board, 20 and 24-ft beds available, stake racks, and optional GPS tracking hardware. Site and strobe lights are available.Site-Safe TMA Trucks have automatic transmissions, air... more
Manhole Risers Products May 26, 2015
American Highway’s “Pivoted Turnbuckle” manhole riser will reduce cost and streamline the adjusting of utilities when paving.  Once installed, its custom linkage ensures a pressed in bearing fit. The Pivoted Turnbuckle will contract and expand the manhole riser ½ in., giving a full 1 in. diametric... more
Winter Maintenance Products May 26, 2015
Cargill Deicing Technology offers GreenBlast, a deicing liquid brine additive enhanced with magnesium chloride. Using advanced technology, GreenBlast helps increase the anti-icing capabilities of salt brine by reducing the freezing point of water and increasing ice melting at colder temperatures.... more
Roadway Design News May 26, 2015
Bertha, the plagued tunnel-boring machine at the Alaskan Way Viaduct replacement project in Seattle, has been dismantled and has revealed more damage than was expected.   Grit made its way into the rubber bearing seals, steel casings around the seals broke apart and pinion gears and the teeth that... more
Public Transportation News May 26, 2015
Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel, in partnership with labor leaders, is scheduled to break ground on a new transit hub that will make it easier to get around O'Hare International Airport.   The aim of the facility is to provide a major access point for travelers to and from O’Hare. At present, the... more
Safety News May 22, 2015
The Michigan Department of Transportation (MDOT) is considering using drones to keep track of road conditions in order to improve safety for highway construction workers and drivers.   Fifty-six cameras are already being used to monitor traffic in West Michigan.   "MDOT thinks there's a lot of... more
Public Transportation News May 22, 2015
Not two weeks ago, Roads & Bridges reported on the launch of luxury bus service in the San Francisco area by Leap Transit, a move that was being greeted by commuters are both a welcome alternative and a divisive mode that seemed to segregate the wealthy from their blue-collar counterparts. Now... more
Winter Maintenance Case Studies May 22, 2015

Epoxy-aggregate helps provide traction and anti-icing.

The Colorado Department of Transportation (DOT) wanted to protect their bridge decks, exit ramps and overpasses from corrosion. The seepage that can occur from applying deicing and anti-icing chlorides can also cause contamination and corrosion, and the DOT wanted to be proactive. Rather than... more
DOT in Crisis News May 21, 2015
  TRIP, the national non-profit transportation research group, has conducted research into the road conditions of all 50 states, releasing periodic reports cataloging and analyzing the state of road and bridges. According to a recent report, only seven states ranked higher than Maine in poor road... more
Funding News May 20, 2015
The House approved a two-month extension of funding for transportation projects. The extension, which passed 387-35 will continue funding for the Highway Trust Fund through July 31. The bill now goes to the Senate for approval.   Rep. Steny H. Hoyer of Maryland, the No. 2 Democrat in the House,... more
Funding News May 19, 2015
Connecticut may be one of the few states that won't have to enter panic mode if a sharp drop in transportation funds occurs if Congress does not pass a long-term solution to transportation funding.    Connecticut Department of Transportation spokesman Judd Everhart said, "We have all funding in... more
Bridges Case Studies May 19, 2015
Getting a crane in position to help do repairs on a major highway requires a lot of planning and the right machine capacity and configuration to get the job done—all in a tight space and on a tight timeline. When it happened near Toronto, ALL Canada Crane Rental was ready to help.   On Thursday,... more
Public Transportation News May 19, 2015
Passenger rail service Amtrak was recently ordered by federal regulators to immediately improve safety along its Northeast Corridor from Washington to Boston; this demand comes in the wake of the disastrous derailment of Northeast Regional Train 188, which had been traveling at greater than twice... more
Public Transportation News May 18, 2015
Earlier today, Roads & Bridges reported on Illinois Governor Bruce Rauner’s intent to cut funding for transportation the his state over the next six years. Almost as though karma were spring-loaded for action, a major artery of citywide public transit answered—and answered with vigor.   Late... more
DOT in Crisis News May 18, 2015
Illinois Gov. Rauner proposed the first multi-year highway improvement plan that would continue to tighten spending on roads and bridges.   The fiscal 2016-2021 statewide construction plan would spend approximately $8.4 billion over a six-year period, according to the Illinois Department of... more
Smart & Resilient Cities News May 18, 2015
The warm California sun will shine this summer on a technologic breakthrough, according to officials at Google. The latest version of the tech giant’s self-driving car prototype will take to public roadways soon. The vehicle, which is described as a pod-like two-seat carrier that operates sans gas... more
Cranes Products May 26, 2015
Mobile Barriers introduces new crane and bucket options for its MBT-1 barrier. The crane and bucket are easily installed on new or existing barriers. The crane shown has a 30 ft reach (9.15 m) and can be operated via wireless controls. The bucket can be rotated out of the way or removed when not in...
Paving Products May 26, 2015
The Geoweb system is a low-cost option for creating stable and permeable aggregate access roads and pavements. Through confinement of infill and exceptional load distribution, this 3D confinement system allows a reduction in the aggregate cross section by as much as 50%. Geoweb permeable roadways...
Trucks Products May 26, 2015
Site Safe trucks include an International 4300 model chassis, NCHRP 350 TL-3 rated TMA, arrow board or full matrix message board, 20 and 24-ft beds available, stake racks, and optional GPS tracking hardware. Site and strobe lights are available.Site-Safe TMA Trucks have automatic transmissions, air...
Vibratory Hammer Products May 26, 2015
Pile Driving Solutions Inc. presents the certified damper/isolator for the purpose of absorbing the vibration from a vibratory hammer and the stress that these hammers put on cranes. Pile Driving Solutions became the official distributor of the Tunkers vibratory damper and Tunkers high efficiency...
Winter Maintenance Products May 26, 2015
Cargill Deicing Technology offers GreenBlast, a deicing liquid brine additive enhanced with magnesium chloride. Using advanced technology, GreenBlast helps increase the anti-icing capabilities of salt brine by reducing the freezing point of water and increasing ice melting at colder temperatures....
Manhole Risers Products May 26, 2015
American Highway’s “Pivoted Turnbuckle” manhole riser will reduce cost and streamline the adjusting of utilities when paving.  Once installed, its custom linkage ensures a pressed in bearing fit. The Pivoted Turnbuckle will contract and expand the manhole riser ½ in., giving a full 1 in. diametric...
Roadway Design News May 26, 2015
Bertha, the plagued tunnel-boring machine at the Alaskan Way Viaduct replacement project in Seattle, has been dismantled and has revealed more damage than was expected.   Grit made its way into the rubber bearing seals, steel casings around the seals broke apart and pinion gears and the teeth that...
Public Transportation News May 26, 2015
Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel, in partnership with labor leaders, is scheduled to break ground on a new transit hub that will make it easier to get around O'Hare International Airport.   The aim of the facility is to provide a major access point for travelers to and from O’Hare. At present, the...
Safety News May 22, 2015
The Michigan Department of Transportation (MDOT) is considering using drones to keep track of road conditions in order to improve safety for highway construction workers and drivers.   Fifty-six cameras are already being used to monitor traffic in West Michigan.   "MDOT thinks there's a lot of...
Public Transportation News May 22, 2015
Not two weeks ago, Roads & Bridges reported on the launch of luxury bus service in the San Francisco area by Leap Transit, a move that was being greeted by commuters are both a welcome alternative and a divisive mode that seemed to segregate the wealthy from their blue-collar counterparts. Now...
Winter Maintenance Case Studies May 22, 2015

Epoxy-aggregate helps provide traction and anti-icing.

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Treacherous icy bridges can benefit from an overlay.

The Colorado Department of Transportation (DOT) wanted to protect their bridge decks, exit ramps and overpasses from corrosion. The seepage that can occur from applying deicing and anti-icing chlorides can also cause contamination and corrosion, and the DOT wanted to be proactive. Rather than...
DOT in Crisis News May 21, 2015
  TRIP, the national non-profit transportation research group, has conducted research into the road conditions of all 50 states, releasing periodic reports cataloging and analyzing the state of road and bridges. According to a recent report, only seven states ranked higher than Maine in poor road...
Funding News May 20, 2015
The House approved a two-month extension of funding for transportation projects. The extension, which passed 387-35 will continue funding for the Highway Trust Fund through July 31. The bill now goes to the Senate for approval.   Rep. Steny H. Hoyer of Maryland, the No. 2 Democrat in the House,...
Funding News May 19, 2015
Connecticut may be one of the few states that won't have to enter panic mode if a sharp drop in transportation funds occurs if Congress does not pass a long-term solution to transportation funding.    Connecticut Department of Transportation spokesman Judd Everhart said, "We have all funding in...
Bridges Case Studies May 19, 2015
Getting a crane in position to help do repairs on a major highway requires a lot of planning and the right machine capacity and configuration to get the job done—all in a tight space and on a tight timeline. When it happened near Toronto, ALL Canada Crane Rental was ready to help.   On Thursday,...
Public Transportation News May 19, 2015
Passenger rail service Amtrak was recently ordered by federal regulators to immediately improve safety along its Northeast Corridor from Washington to Boston; this demand comes in the wake of the disastrous derailment of Northeast Regional Train 188, which had been traveling at greater than twice...
Public Transportation News May 18, 2015
Earlier today, Roads & Bridges reported on Illinois Governor Bruce Rauner’s intent to cut funding for transportation the his state over the next six years. Almost as though karma were spring-loaded for action, a major artery of citywide public transit answered—and answered with vigor.   Late...
DOT in Crisis News May 18, 2015
Illinois Gov. Rauner proposed the first multi-year highway improvement plan that would continue to tighten spending on roads and bridges.   The fiscal 2016-2021 statewide construction plan would spend approximately $8.4 billion over a six-year period, according to the Illinois Department of...
Smart & Resilient Cities News May 18, 2015
The warm California sun will shine this summer on a technologic breakthrough, according to officials at Google. The latest version of the tech giant’s self-driving car prototype will take to public roadways soon. The vehicle, which is described as a pod-like two-seat carrier that operates sans gas...
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