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Traffic Management News December 17, 2014
Technology companies from all over the world converged on the Walt Disney Speedway in Orlando, Fla., this week to demonstrate the latest in self-driving vehicle technology at the second annual Florida Automated Vehicles Summit.   While the likes of Google, Audi and other auto manufacturers have... more
Soil Stabilization News December 17, 2014
On Dec. 10, Roads & Bridges reported on a halt in the operations to excavate a tunnel down to the boring machine known colloquially as “Bertha,” in order to perform repairs that would allow the machine to once more begin tunneling for the S.R. 99 project.   State engineers had voiced concerns... more
Traffic Management News December 16, 2014
While ride-sharing is just now achieving widespread popularity in the U.S., the city of Bremen, Germany has been taking the concept to the next level for several years by integrating it with the established public transportation system. More recently, the city has begun building car-sharing ports... more
News December 16, 2014
Iowa Gov. Terry Branstad believes there is a bucket full of solutions for his state’s road and bridge funding woes, and he is determined find one that will receive bipartisan support. You could call it Iowa’s Bucket Challenge of 2015.   “My goal is to see if we can get both caucuses in both parties... more
Safety News December 15, 2014
In this instructional video, WorkSafeBC shows equipment operators what to do in the event of a compactor rollover.  
News December 15, 2014
The theory that all things are subtlety connected gained a sliver of credence recently in the state of Utah, as Gov. Gary Herbert unveiled a proposed budget for fiscal 2016 in which approximately $94 million earmarked for transportation development and maintenance would be shifted over to... more
News December 12, 2014
Interstate 95/395, which stretches along northern Virginia, is set to open 29 miles of express lane driving, effectively linking the 495 express lanes, themselves two years old, to form a tollway network of more than 40 miles that reaches up to Tysons Corner, a metropolitan region presently under... more
News December 11, 2014
In effort to assuage the dependence on gas tax revenue for road infrastructure funding, the Washington State Transportation Commission is expected to approve a pilot project designed to charge drivers for every mile they travel on public roads. The Road Usage Charge would replace the gas tax in the... more
Traffic Management News December 10, 2014
Drivers competing for parking spots in the greater Boston area will soon have a slew of smartphone apps to help them in their search, with three new applications set to debut in the coming months.   The first of the new slate is called Veer and is already available for iPhone users. After they... more
Equipment Products December 10, 2014
Calbrite has created the industry’s first stainless steel UNY (Union) explosion-proof fitting and has launched the GUAT and EYS series. All configurations are suitable for hazardous locations, are available in ¾-in. trade sizes and are manufactured in the U.S. in type 316 stainless steel. Explosion... more
News December 10, 2014
  Beneath downtown Seattle, one of the world’s largest tunnel boring machines continues to sit dormant, as officials determine whether work can proceed further—and if so, when. The Hwy. 99 tunnel that will run beneath downtown Seattle has had to shut down construction operations, due to the fact... more
News December 09, 2014
The 2015 Bottom Line Report on transportation investment needs, released Dec. 9 by the American Association of State Highway & Transportation Officials and the American Public Transportation Association, estimates that to meet current demand it will require an annual capital investment over six... more
Traffic Management News December 09, 2014
The U.S. House of Representatives overwhelmingly voted last week to raise the mass transit tax benefit that was cut in half at the beginning of 2014 back to $250—but only for this year, leaving the current reduced rate going forward.   Commuters’ wallets took a major hit when the tax benefit... more
Bridges Article December 08, 2014
Florida continues to invest in its transportation system to ensure that the infrastructure can meet the needs of residents, visitors and businesses.   While Floridians and the nearly 100 million tourists that visit our state each year actually experience this infrastructure, others throughout the... more
News December 08, 2014
Former U.S. transportation secretary Ray LaHood recently told the 64th annual Maine Transportation Conference that unless the gas tax is raised the country will become “one big pothole.” Despite such a remark’s flirtation with hyperbole, this has been LaHood’s post-appointment stump speech for some... more
News December 05, 2014
According to a forecast released this week by American Road & Transportation Builders Association (ARTBA) chief economist Dr. Alison Premo Black, the U.S. transportation construction market will grow 3.1% from $185.9 billion in 2014 to $191.7 billion in 2015. This is slightly above anticipated... more
Bridge Rescue Case Studies December 05, 2014

Deck removal totalled more than 22,000 linear ft of cut reinforced concrete.

PANAMAX-sized ships are one of the ways goods from across the world are transported to consumers in the U.S. It is very important these container ships arrive safely into our ports. Unfortunately, the Bayonne Bridge roadway in Staten Island, N.Y. was not high enough to allow these massive ships to... more
Maintenance Article December 04, 2014
As Larry Gescher tries to end a game of communication hopscotch in the state of Oregon, he is tossing more than one pebble out into the construction marketplace.   His new firm would probably prefer to work out of the square offering bridge construction and rehab, but he’ll also take more unique... more
Safety Article December 04, 2014
Humans and wildlife interact in some form or another on a daily basis.   If you are one of the many people that enjoy viewing wildlife, sightings can be exciting, but when traveling at high speeds, close encounters can be dangerous or even fatal. In the 1990s, the number of vehicular accidents... more
Trucks News December 04, 2014
With roads seemingly crumbling everywhere, the demand placed on those roads is a logical bone of contention—notably in the state of Michigan, where lawmakers have decided that truck weight restrictions are just fine the way they are.   A bill introduced by State Sen. Steve Bieda (D-Warren) called... more
Traffic Management News December 17, 2014
Technology companies from all over the world converged on the Walt Disney Speedway in Orlando, Fla., this week to demonstrate the latest in self-driving vehicle technology at the second annual Florida Automated Vehicles Summit.   While the likes of Google, Audi and other auto manufacturers have...
Soil Stabilization News December 17, 2014
On Dec. 10, Roads & Bridges reported on a halt in the operations to excavate a tunnel down to the boring machine known colloquially as “Bertha,” in order to perform repairs that would allow the machine to once more begin tunneling for the S.R. 99 project.   State engineers had voiced concerns...
Traffic Management News December 16, 2014
While ride-sharing is just now achieving widespread popularity in the U.S., the city of Bremen, Germany has been taking the concept to the next level for several years by integrating it with the established public transportation system. More recently, the city has begun building car-sharing ports...
News December 16, 2014
Iowa Gov. Terry Branstad believes there is a bucket full of solutions for his state’s road and bridge funding woes, and he is determined find one that will receive bipartisan support. You could call it Iowa’s Bucket Challenge of 2015.   “My goal is to see if we can get both caucuses in both parties...
Safety News December 15, 2014
In this instructional video, WorkSafeBC shows equipment operators what to do in the event of a compactor rollover.  
News December 15, 2014
The theory that all things are subtlety connected gained a sliver of credence recently in the state of Utah, as Gov. Gary Herbert unveiled a proposed budget for fiscal 2016 in which approximately $94 million earmarked for transportation development and maintenance would be shifted over to...
Article December 12, 2014
BRIDGE RESCUE: Delaware DOT shuts down I-495 bridge Four columns tilted as much as 4% out of vertical alignment. Read the report.   BRIDGE RESCUE: DelDOT comes up with a game plan for I-495 bridge Agency’s goal is to open the span as quickly as possible. Read the report.   BRIDGE RESCUE: DelDOT...
Article December 12, 2014
BRIDGE RESCUE: A new lease on life Though over 100 years old and structurally deficient, Harrisburg, Pa.’s Mulberry Street Bridge is getting a second chance with a two-year, $12.2 million rehabilitation. Read the report.   BRIDGE RESCUE: Like a good neighbor Ohio DOT working with county engineers...
News December 12, 2014
Interstate 95/395, which stretches along northern Virginia, is set to open 29 miles of express lane driving, effectively linking the 495 express lanes, themselves two years old, to form a tollway network of more than 40 miles that reaches up to Tysons Corner, a metropolitan region presently under...
News December 11, 2014
In effort to assuage the dependence on gas tax revenue for road infrastructure funding, the Washington State Transportation Commission is expected to approve a pilot project designed to charge drivers for every mile they travel on public roads. The Road Usage Charge would replace the gas tax in the...
Traffic Management News December 10, 2014
Drivers competing for parking spots in the greater Boston area will soon have a slew of smartphone apps to help them in their search, with three new applications set to debut in the coming months.   The first of the new slate is called Veer and is already available for iPhone users. After they...
Equipment Products December 10, 2014
Calbrite has created the industry’s first stainless steel UNY (Union) explosion-proof fitting and has launched the GUAT and EYS series. All configurations are suitable for hazardous locations, are available in ¾-in. trade sizes and are manufactured in the U.S. in type 316 stainless steel. Explosion...
News December 10, 2014
  Beneath downtown Seattle, one of the world’s largest tunnel boring machines continues to sit dormant, as officials determine whether work can proceed further—and if so, when. The Hwy. 99 tunnel that will run beneath downtown Seattle has had to shut down construction operations, due to the fact...
News December 09, 2014
The 2015 Bottom Line Report on transportation investment needs, released Dec. 9 by the American Association of State Highway & Transportation Officials and the American Public Transportation Association, estimates that to meet current demand it will require an annual capital investment over six...
Traffic Management News December 09, 2014
The U.S. House of Representatives overwhelmingly voted last week to raise the mass transit tax benefit that was cut in half at the beginning of 2014 back to $250—but only for this year, leaving the current reduced rate going forward.   Commuters’ wallets took a major hit when the tax benefit...
Bridges Article December 08, 2014
Florida continues to invest in its transportation system to ensure that the infrastructure can meet the needs of residents, visitors and businesses.   While Floridians and the nearly 100 million tourists that visit our state each year actually experience this infrastructure, others throughout the...
News December 08, 2014
Former U.S. transportation secretary Ray LaHood recently told the 64th annual Maine Transportation Conference that unless the gas tax is raised the country will become “one big pothole.” Despite such a remark’s flirtation with hyperbole, this has been LaHood’s post-appointment stump speech for some...
News December 05, 2014
According to a forecast released this week by American Road & Transportation Builders Association (ARTBA) chief economist Dr. Alison Premo Black, the U.S. transportation construction market will grow 3.1% from $185.9 billion in 2014 to $191.7 billion in 2015. This is slightly above anticipated...
Bridge Rescue Case Studies December 05, 2014

Deck removal totalled more than 22,000 linear ft of cut reinforced concrete.

,

JP Hogan utilized Husqvarna products to disassemble the old Bayonne Bridge.

PANAMAX-sized ships are one of the ways goods from across the world are transported to consumers in the U.S. It is very important these container ships arrive safely into our ports. Unfortunately, the Bayonne Bridge roadway in Staten Island, N.Y. was not high enough to allow these massive ships to...
Maintenance Article December 04, 2014
As Larry Gescher tries to end a game of communication hopscotch in the state of Oregon, he is tossing more than one pebble out into the construction marketplace.   His new firm would probably prefer to work out of the square offering bridge construction and rehab, but he’ll also take more unique...
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