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Traffic Safety News August 27, 2015
The Insurance Institute for Highway Safety tested collision-avoidance systems on 19 new auto models and granted its highest rating of “superior” to 14 of them. The remaining five were considered “advanced,” which is the institute’s second-highest designation.   “We've seen an uptick in the number... more
Safety News August 27, 2015
The Virginia Department of Transportation (VDOT) plans to conduct testing of the ET Plus manufactured by Trinity Highway Products, a controversial guardrail system. The manufacturer of the guardrail system said it passed all safety standards by the Federal Highway Administration (FHWA).   In 2014,... more
Funding News August 27, 2015
The issue of enacting a tax increase to boost infrastructure investment has been settled in at least one area of the country. Voters in Phoenix, Ariz., this week approved, by a return of 55% to 45%, Proposition 104, which stipulates a sales tax increase that will benefit transportation funding for... more
Editorial/Commentary News August 26, 2015
The U.S. Departments of Transportation, Education, and Labor released a joint report entitled “Strengthening Skills Training and Career Pathways across the Transportation Industry.” The report details the future growth areas or employment “hot spots” in transportation by industry subsectors,... more
Smart & Resilient Cities News August 26, 2015
The first driverless vehicle to hit U.S. highways is going to be a truck, not a car, and it is expected to hit construction sites in Florida later this year. Developed by Royal Truck & Equipment, a specialty vehicle manufacturer based near Bethlehem, Penn., the trucks will be fitted with... more
Products August 26, 2015
A staircase ladder that provides safe trailer access, durability, and convenient mounting, the Trucker I (part #6900) ladder gives the user three points of contact. Featuring an ANSI 375 lb. Special Duty rating, slip-resistant tread and two folding handrails, this ladder is safety engineered to... more
Snow / Ice Removal Equipment Products August 25, 2015
Cargill Deicing Technology offers two brine-making options to suit the needs and budgets of winter maintenance professionals. The AccuBatch brine maker and the AccuBrine automated brine maker can help municipalities and contractors save on time, costs and labor.   · Automated salinity concentration... more
Safety Products Products August 25, 2015
Safence is the high-tension cable barrier by Gregory Industries. Approved by NCHRP 350 TL-3 and TL-4, Safence is a tensioned wire rope cable barrier system that provides controlled impact protection when used as a center roadway barrier, side barrier or slope barrier. Available in 4:1, 6:1 or... more
Bridges News August 25, 2015
Work on an $18 million replacement of three Columbia, Mo., bridges over I-70 began. The Missouri Department of Transportation, Columbia contractor Emery Sapp and Sons, and Parsons Transportation Group collaborated on the design and planning for months leading up to construction.   Emery Sapp and... more
Funding News August 25, 2015
On the heels of the ongoing M1-RAIL project that is reintroducing light rail service to he city’s downtown area, Detroit will now receive more than $1 million toward the opening of a public bike share program, one of 14 projects tapped to get federal funding in the region, according to the... more
Traffic Management News August 25, 2015
Sacramento Regional Transit celebrated the opening of the Blue Line light rail extension this week. The 4.3-mile extension added four new stations, two pedestrian bridges and more than 2,700 park-and-ride spaces to the system, according to Regional Transit.   Regional Transit officials have stated... more
Maintenance News August 24, 2015
The Maryland Department of Transportation's State Highway Administration has issued a summer update on its 2015 construction program that provides information about which projects are on time, new schedules for those that are delayed plus information on newly added projects.   The online brochure,... more
Cement Videos August 21, 2015
Rapid Set Low-P Cement Concrete opens up to traffic in one to three hours. Long-life durability in harsh freeze-thaw conditions.
DOT in Crisis News August 21, 2015
In a speech given at the recently held Irving Transportation and Water Summit, Texas Department of Transportation (TxDOT) executive director Joe Weber told a room full of government officials and industry representatives that his agency would not stand as an advocate for rail transit or other mass... more
Safety News August 21, 2015
Starting Aug. 27, motorists may see a new alert message on Washington’s electronic highway signs.   The new Silver Alert messages will be for endangered missing people who are 60 years or older. Previously, those messages were handled as Endangered Missing Person alerts, which are for anyone who... more
Maintenance Videos August 20, 2015
In late July major thunderstorms dropped half a foot of rain in a matter of hours over a small location in central Vermont. Streams quickly rose, moving woody debris downstream where it clogged culverts and bridges. The resulting floods caused substantial damage to both roads and bridges in two... more
Tolling News August 20, 2015
The Washington Department of Transportation (WSDOT) is launching an interactive map of the tolling lanes along I-405, set to be released by the end of August. The online map offers users a point-and-click view the new I-405 Express Toll Lanes, which will be open to traffic in September.   The... more
Bridges News August 19, 2015
Environmental groups represented by the Southern Law Center dropped lawsuits against the North Carolina Department of Transportation (NCDOT), which aimed to stop construction of a replacement bridge parallel to the Herbert C. Bonner Bridge.   The 52-year-old bridge carries N.C. 12 over the Oregon... more
Road Construction News August 18, 2015
The U.S. 301 toll road is on schedule for a January 2016 construction start and projected project completion date of December 2018.  A $211.3 million federal loan will cover roughly a third of the overall $643 million project, with construction costs expected to total $471 million.   U.S. 301 would... more
Funding News August 18, 2015
The following has been slightly adapted from a report released by the Associated Press:   About one-third of U.S. states have taken action this year to boost funding for transportation or shore up their road and bridge funds against excepted declines in tax revenues. What follows is a brief summary... more
Traffic Safety News August 27, 2015
The Insurance Institute for Highway Safety tested collision-avoidance systems on 19 new auto models and granted its highest rating of “superior” to 14 of them. The remaining five were considered “advanced,” which is the institute’s second-highest designation.   “We've seen an uptick in the number...
Safety News August 27, 2015
The Virginia Department of Transportation (VDOT) plans to conduct testing of the ET Plus manufactured by Trinity Highway Products, a controversial guardrail system. The manufacturer of the guardrail system said it passed all safety standards by the Federal Highway Administration (FHWA).   In 2014,...
Funding News August 27, 2015
The issue of enacting a tax increase to boost infrastructure investment has been settled in at least one area of the country. Voters in Phoenix, Ariz., this week approved, by a return of 55% to 45%, Proposition 104, which stipulates a sales tax increase that will benefit transportation funding for...
Smart & Resilient Cities News August 26, 2015
The first driverless vehicle to hit U.S. highways is going to be a truck, not a car, and it is expected to hit construction sites in Florida later this year. Developed by Royal Truck & Equipment, a specialty vehicle manufacturer based near Bethlehem, Penn., the trucks will be fitted with...
Editorial/Commentary News August 26, 2015
The U.S. Departments of Transportation, Education, and Labor released a joint report entitled “Strengthening Skills Training and Career Pathways across the Transportation Industry.” The report details the future growth areas or employment “hot spots” in transportation by industry subsectors,...
Products August 26, 2015
A staircase ladder that provides safe trailer access, durability, and convenient mounting, the Trucker I (part #6900) ladder gives the user three points of contact. Featuring an ANSI 375 lb. Special Duty rating, slip-resistant tread and two folding handrails, this ladder is safety engineered to...
Snow / Ice Removal Equipment Products August 25, 2015
Cargill Deicing Technology offers two brine-making options to suit the needs and budgets of winter maintenance professionals. The AccuBatch brine maker and the AccuBrine automated brine maker can help municipalities and contractors save on time, costs and labor.   · Automated salinity concentration...
Safety Products Products August 25, 2015
Safence is the high-tension cable barrier by Gregory Industries. Approved by NCHRP 350 TL-3 and TL-4, Safence is a tensioned wire rope cable barrier system that provides controlled impact protection when used as a center roadway barrier, side barrier or slope barrier. Available in 4:1, 6:1 or...
Concrete Repair Maintenance News August 25, 2015
The new Magma for efficient crack sealing has a low loading height, faster heat-up and material recirculation for even heating and better visibility. Digital flow control for smooth, even material flow. New “no drip” ergonomic sealant wand. Fuel efficiency and fume control standard. Optional air...
Concrete Products August 25, 2015
DOT Concrete Mix contains corrosion inhibitor and matches the color of portland cement concrete. With extended working time, DOT Concrete Mix is ready for traffic and loading in two hours. Use for partial and full-depth general and structural concrete repair, highway repair, dowel bar retrofit,...
Bridges News August 25, 2015
Work on an $18 million replacement of three Columbia, Mo., bridges over I-70 began. The Missouri Department of Transportation, Columbia contractor Emery Sapp and Sons, and Parsons Transportation Group collaborated on the design and planning for months leading up to construction.   Emery Sapp and...
Funding News August 25, 2015
On the heels of the ongoing M1-RAIL project that is reintroducing light rail service to he city’s downtown area, Detroit will now receive more than $1 million toward the opening of a public bike share program, one of 14 projects tapped to get federal funding in the region, according to the...
Traffic Management News August 25, 2015
Sacramento Regional Transit celebrated the opening of the Blue Line light rail extension this week. The 4.3-mile extension added four new stations, two pedestrian bridges and more than 2,700 park-and-ride spaces to the system, according to Regional Transit.   Regional Transit officials have stated...
Winter Maintenance News August 24, 2015
Today is the last day to take Roads & Bridges Winter Maintenance Survey and win an $100 AmEx gift card. Give us your input on what you anticipate the 2015 winter to be like for maintenance crews at the state, county, city and township levels. Click here to fill out the survey. 
Maintenance News August 24, 2015
The Maryland Department of Transportation's State Highway Administration has issued a summer update on its 2015 construction program that provides information about which projects are on time, new schedules for those that are delayed plus information on newly added projects.   The online brochure,...
Cement Videos August 21, 2015
Rapid Set Low-P Cement Concrete opens up to traffic in one to three hours. Long-life durability in harsh freeze-thaw conditions.
Safety News August 21, 2015
Starting Aug. 27, motorists may see a new alert message on Washington’s electronic highway signs.   The new Silver Alert messages will be for endangered missing people who are 60 years or older. Previously, those messages were handled as Endangered Missing Person alerts, which are for anyone who...
DOT in Crisis News August 21, 2015
In a speech given at the recently held Irving Transportation and Water Summit, Texas Department of Transportation (TxDOT) executive director Joe Weber told a room full of government officials and industry representatives that his agency would not stand as an advocate for rail transit or other mass...
Maintenance Videos August 20, 2015
In late July major thunderstorms dropped half a foot of rain in a matter of hours over a small location in central Vermont. Streams quickly rose, moving woody debris downstream where it clogged culverts and bridges. The resulting floods caused substantial damage to both roads and bridges in two...
Tolling News August 20, 2015
The Washington Department of Transportation (WSDOT) is launching an interactive map of the tolling lanes along I-405, set to be released by the end of August. The online map offers users a point-and-click view the new I-405 Express Toll Lanes, which will be open to traffic in September.   The...
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