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News August 20, 2014
U.S. Transportation Secretary Anthony Foxx announced more than $4 million in grants from the Federal Highway Administration (FHWA) designed to accelerate innovation in highway project delivery. The funds, which offset the cost of demonstration projects, will help to get roads and bridges repaired... more
Traffic Management News August 19, 2014
The U.S. Department of Transportation’s (DOT) National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) has released an advance notice of proposed rulemaking (ANPRM) and a comprehensive research report on vehicle-to-vehicle (V2V) communications technology. The report will include analysis of the... more
News August 19, 2014
If you think public-private partnerships are a promising alternative, then Project Neon just lost some of its luster.   Due to affordability, the Nevada Department of Transportation (NDOT) decided to reject the idea of using public-private financing for work to be done on I-15, which is being... more
Maintenance Products August 19, 2014
The Crafco spray injection patcher is designed to patch potholes and other pavement distresses.  It cleans the distress, applies a tack coat, applies aggregate coated with hot asphalt emulsion and finally applies a dry topcoat of aggregate—all in one easy, fast and continuous operation.  Government... more
Equipment News August 18, 2014
The mood was generally upbeat in an end-user survey conducted earlier this year by the Association of Equipment Manufacturers (AEM) to give its members a snapshot-look at market perceptions. According to the AEM Snapshot Survey, respondents overall plan to increase fleet sizes and staff levels, and... more
Traffic Management News August 18, 2014
The Massachusetts Department of Transportation awarded Raytheon Co. a $130 million contract for an All Electronic Tolling System (AETS). Raytheon and a team of Massachusetts-based companies will convert and replace all manual cash and electronic toll collection systems with an advanced system that... more
Traffic Management News August 18, 2014
TriMet in Portland, Oregon, hopes to add electric buses to its local routes, eliminating loud motors and exhaust smells. The mass transit agency is currently looking at vehicles from two different manufacturers.   An electric bus from BYD, a Chinese manufacturer, operated alongside other buses... more
Traffic Management News August 15, 2014
Ride-sharing services are in a new “non-luxury limousines” category in Hillsborough County, Florida. Services such as Uber and Lyft can operate if they charge customers a minimum of $30 and require riders to book a half-hour in advance.   Neither company has responded to these restrictions, which... more
Traffic Management News August 15, 2014
Leaders in Phoenix, Arizona, have formed a citizen committee in order to plan proposed light rail expansion and city bus and street improvements. This comes after Phoenix mayor Greg Stanton said he wants to triple light rail mileage in the next 30 years.   Currently there are 20 miles of light rail... more
News August 15, 2014
Pennsylvania Gov. Tom Corbett announced that the State Transportation Commission, building on the Act 89 transportation plan, has updated Pennsylvania’s 12-Year Transportation Program with a sizeable boost in much-needed transportation improvements. The new plan anticipates $63.2 billion being... more
News August 13, 2014
Michigan DOT crews are still trying to clear major interstates leading in and out of Detroit due to flooding, leaving motorists without a clear shot to their destination.   Traffic has been forced to use alternate routes to get around sections of I-696, I-75, I-94 and S.R. 39, which remain... more
Traffic Management News August 12, 2014
Thanks to a new partnership between BMW and technology company JustPark, Mini drivers in the U.K. can now access the JustPark parking locator app from their vehicle dashboards. BMW hopes to have the app integrated across its full lineup by the end of this year.   JustPark allows drivers to search... more
News August 12, 2014
The taxpayers have spoken, and now the politicians are stuttering.   A few days after a proposal to raise the sales tax three-fourths of one cent was defeated loud and clear in Missouri, those in power were not sure what next step to take. The increase would have generated $5.4 billion over the... more
Case Studies August 12, 2014
The Challenge   The Carroll Canyon Road Bridge crosses I-805 just 20 miles north of the Mexican/U.S. border of Otay Mesa — California’s busiest commercial border crossing, facilitating 1.4 million truck crossings each year. As just one phase of an area-wide, $607 million, four-phase project, the... more
News August 11, 2014
The widening is coming along nicely.   The North Dakota Department of Transportation (NDDOT) cut the ribbon on the first phase of the U.S. 85 road-widening project. The job consists of three phases in order to convert a two-lane highway into a four-lane divided highway with a median. It took just a... more
Concrete News August 08, 2014
Decades of heavy use have taken a toll on I-5 north of Seattle. The concrete is cracked, chipped and bumpy in many places. Now a new highway preservation project will address some of the worst areas between Northgate and Shoreline.   On Monday, Aug. 11, contractor crews from Granite Construction Co... more
Retaining Walls Case Studies August 07, 2014

A Cobblestone texture was required for retaining walls in the parking lot and the emergency entrance; the former was 9 ft high and the latter was 15 ft high.

When the Maine General Hospital started construction on the Alfond Center for Health, they had some unique challenges to face.   The hilly site required 23,000 sq ft of retaining walls to create level areas for buildings and roads. “There was 50 ft of grade difference across the site. This required... more
Funding News August 07, 2014
Transportation Secretary Anthony Foxx addressed the nation yesterday in a virtual town hall meeting.   “While I certainly appreciated the opportunity to make the case for a long-term transportation bill that truly funds our nation's needs and provides states, counties and cities the certainty they... more
Traffic Management News August 06, 2014
Researchers at Virginia Tech recently completed a 17-week test of new connected-vehicle technology that would determine if drivers should stop or yield at an intersection based on current traffic levels. Though still in the proof-of-concept stage, the technology could eventually reduce the need for... more
Funding News August 06, 2014
Lawmakers in Missouri will have to go back to the drawing board to fund transportation improvements such as rebuilding I-70. Voters in the state rejected a proposed sales-tax increase yesterday, the Kansas City Star reported. The new sales tax, in the form of a proposed constitutional amendment,... more
News August 20, 2014
U.S. Transportation Secretary Anthony Foxx announced more than $4 million in grants from the Federal Highway Administration (FHWA) designed to accelerate innovation in highway project delivery. The funds, which offset the cost of demonstration projects, will help to get roads and bridges repaired...
Traffic Management News August 19, 2014
The U.S. Department of Transportation’s (DOT) National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) has released an advance notice of proposed rulemaking (ANPRM) and a comprehensive research report on vehicle-to-vehicle (V2V) communications technology. The report will include analysis of the...
News August 19, 2014
If you think public-private partnerships are a promising alternative, then Project Neon just lost some of its luster.   Due to affordability, the Nevada Department of Transportation (NDOT) decided to reject the idea of using public-private financing for work to be done on I-15, which is being...
Maintenance Products August 19, 2014
The Crafco spray injection patcher is designed to patch potholes and other pavement distresses.  It cleans the distress, applies a tack coat, applies aggregate coated with hot asphalt emulsion and finally applies a dry topcoat of aggregate—all in one easy, fast and continuous operation.  Government...
Traffic Management News August 18, 2014
The Massachusetts Department of Transportation awarded Raytheon Co. a $130 million contract for an All Electronic Tolling System (AETS). Raytheon and a team of Massachusetts-based companies will convert and replace all manual cash and electronic toll collection systems with an advanced system that...
Equipment News August 18, 2014
The mood was generally upbeat in an end-user survey conducted earlier this year by the Association of Equipment Manufacturers (AEM) to give its members a snapshot-look at market perceptions. According to the AEM Snapshot Survey, respondents overall plan to increase fleet sizes and staff levels, and...
Traffic Management News August 18, 2014
TriMet in Portland, Oregon, hopes to add electric buses to its local routes, eliminating loud motors and exhaust smells. The mass transit agency is currently looking at vehicles from two different manufacturers.   An electric bus from BYD, a Chinese manufacturer, operated alongside other buses...
Traffic Management News August 15, 2014
Ride-sharing services are in a new “non-luxury limousines” category in Hillsborough County, Florida. Services such as Uber and Lyft can operate if they charge customers a minimum of $30 and require riders to book a half-hour in advance.   Neither company has responded to these restrictions, which...
Traffic Management News August 15, 2014
Leaders in Phoenix, Arizona, have formed a citizen committee in order to plan proposed light rail expansion and city bus and street improvements. This comes after Phoenix mayor Greg Stanton said he wants to triple light rail mileage in the next 30 years.   Currently there are 20 miles of light rail...
News August 15, 2014
Pennsylvania Gov. Tom Corbett announced that the State Transportation Commission, building on the Act 89 transportation plan, has updated Pennsylvania’s 12-Year Transportation Program with a sizeable boost in much-needed transportation improvements. The new plan anticipates $63.2 billion being...
News August 13, 2014
Michigan DOT crews are still trying to clear major interstates leading in and out of Detroit due to flooding, leaving motorists without a clear shot to their destination.   Traffic has been forced to use alternate routes to get around sections of I-696, I-75, I-94 and S.R. 39, which remain...
Traffic Management News August 12, 2014
Thanks to a new partnership between BMW and technology company JustPark, Mini drivers in the U.K. can now access the JustPark parking locator app from their vehicle dashboards. BMW hopes to have the app integrated across its full lineup by the end of this year.   JustPark allows drivers to search...
News August 12, 2014
The taxpayers have spoken, and now the politicians are stuttering.   A few days after a proposal to raise the sales tax three-fourths of one cent was defeated loud and clear in Missouri, those in power were not sure what next step to take. The increase would have generated $5.4 billion over the...
Case Studies August 12, 2014
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The Challenge   The Carroll Canyon Road Bridge crosses I-805 just 20 miles north of the Mexican/U.S. border of Otay Mesa — California’s busiest commercial border crossing, facilitating 1.4 million truck crossings each year. As just one phase of an area-wide, $607 million, four-phase project, the...
News August 11, 2014
The widening is coming along nicely.   The North Dakota Department of Transportation (NDDOT) cut the ribbon on the first phase of the U.S. 85 road-widening project. The job consists of three phases in order to convert a two-lane highway into a four-lane divided highway with a median. It took just a...
Concrete News August 08, 2014
Decades of heavy use have taken a toll on I-5 north of Seattle. The concrete is cracked, chipped and bumpy in many places. Now a new highway preservation project will address some of the worst areas between Northgate and Shoreline.   On Monday, Aug. 11, contractor crews from Granite Construction Co...
Retaining Walls Case Studies August 07, 2014

A Cobblestone texture was required for retaining walls in the parking lot and the emergency entrance; the former was 9 ft high and the latter was 15 ft high.

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When the Maine General Hospital started construction on the Alfond Center for Health, they had some unique challenges to face.   The hilly site required 23,000 sq ft of retaining walls to create level areas for buildings and roads. “There was 50 ft of grade difference across the site. This required...
Funding News August 07, 2014
Transportation Secretary Anthony Foxx addressed the nation yesterday in a virtual town hall meeting.   “While I certainly appreciated the opportunity to make the case for a long-term transportation bill that truly funds our nation's needs and provides states, counties and cities the certainty they...
Traffic Management News August 06, 2014
Researchers at Virginia Tech recently completed a 17-week test of new connected-vehicle technology that would determine if drivers should stop or yield at an intersection based on current traffic levels. Though still in the proof-of-concept stage, the technology could eventually reduce the need for...
Funding News August 06, 2014
Lawmakers in Missouri will have to go back to the drawing board to fund transportation improvements such as rebuilding I-70. Voters in the state rejected a proposed sales-tax increase yesterday, the Kansas City Star reported. The new sales tax, in the form of a proposed constitutional amendment,...
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