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DOT in Crisis News September 01, 2015
State of good repair backlogs have plagued state departments of transportation for decades, and it seems that the issue, despite marginal signs of progress in some corners of the nation, is nonetheless persisting and doing so with vigor. The city of Boston is an unfortunate example.   According to... more
DOT in Crisis News September 01, 2015
Just two-and-a-half years after the completion of the most intense bridge program in the state’s history, the number of critical-condition bridges in Missouri is growing again.   After the latest round of bridge inspections, the number of bridges in critical need of attention has risen to 641—50... more
Bridges News September 01, 2015
The Rhode Island Department of Transportation (RIDOT) completed the accelerated inspection of 230 structurally deficient bridges by the promised mid-August timeframe. The program resulted in the emergency closure and accelerated reconstruction of the Park Avenue Bridge in Cranston; emergency lane... more
Asphalt Videos August 31, 2015
What is Strata Systems? What can Strata do for you?
Asphalt Videos August 31, 2015
Do you have a grade change, poor subgrade or soil reinforcement problem? Strata can help solve it.
Public Transportation News August 31, 2015
According to a statement made by Michigan Department of Transportation (MIDOT) officials earlier this week, the agency has reached a tentative agreement to cease its lease payments in rail cars that are not presently in service.   The details of the arrangement with the Great Lakes Central Railroad... more
Highway Construction News August 31, 2015
A $494 million road-widening project for I-5 near a Washington state military base was approved by the state Legislature. Much of the project will be funded by an 11.9-cent-per-gallon gas tax increase.   The expansion project will take place near Washington’s largest workplace, the Joint Base Lewis... more
Public Transportation News August 28, 2015
Hawaii County is making its transit system compliant with the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) as part of the settlement of a lawsuit filed by a Maui resident who claimed the county denied him equal access to public transportation.   The claimant employs an electric scooter to get around, and... more
Bridge Inspection News August 28, 2015
The Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) has approved the first ever toy powered paper airplane to fly commercially in U.S. airspace.   A Section 333 Exemption, which endows a specific person or entity to operate an unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV) in open airspace, was granted to Peter Sachs, a... more
Case Studies August 27, 2015

RoadQuake TPRS alerts truckers on I-29, Summit S.D. The work zone saw heavy truck traffic

Plastic Safety Systems introduced the first RoadQuake Temporary Portable Rumble Strip (TPRS) in 2009. RoadQuake TPRS is a transverse rumble strip that alerts drivers, especially distracted drivers, to changing road conditions, like upcoming work zones or lane closures. RoadQuake is designed to... 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... 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
DOT in Crisis News September 01, 2015
Just two-and-a-half years after the completion of the most intense bridge program in the state’s history, the number of critical-condition bridges in Missouri is growing again.   After the latest round of bridge inspections, the number of bridges in critical need of attention has risen to 641—50...
DOT in Crisis News September 01, 2015
State of good repair backlogs have plagued state departments of transportation for decades, and it seems that the issue, despite marginal signs of progress in some corners of the nation, is nonetheless persisting and doing so with vigor. The city of Boston is an unfortunate example.   According to...
Bridges News September 01, 2015
The Rhode Island Department of Transportation (RIDOT) completed the accelerated inspection of 230 structurally deficient bridges by the promised mid-August timeframe. The program resulted in the emergency closure and accelerated reconstruction of the Park Avenue Bridge in Cranston; emergency lane...
Asphalt Videos August 31, 2015
What is Strata Systems? What can Strata do for you?
Asphalt Videos August 31, 2015
Do you have a grade change, poor subgrade or soil reinforcement problem? Strata can help solve it.
Public Transportation News August 31, 2015
According to a statement made by Michigan Department of Transportation (MIDOT) officials earlier this week, the agency has reached a tentative agreement to cease its lease payments in rail cars that are not presently in service.   The details of the arrangement with the Great Lakes Central Railroad...
Highway Construction News August 31, 2015
A $494 million road-widening project for I-5 near a Washington state military base was approved by the state Legislature. Much of the project will be funded by an 11.9-cent-per-gallon gas tax increase.   The expansion project will take place near Washington’s largest workplace, the Joint Base Lewis...
Public Transportation News August 28, 2015
Hawaii County is making its transit system compliant with the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) as part of the settlement of a lawsuit filed by a Maui resident who claimed the county denied him equal access to public transportation.   The claimant employs an electric scooter to get around, and...
Bridge Inspection News August 28, 2015
The Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) has approved the first ever toy powered paper airplane to fly commercially in U.S. airspace.   A Section 333 Exemption, which endows a specific person or entity to operate an unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV) in open airspace, was granted to Peter Sachs, a...
Case Studies August 27, 2015

RoadQuake TPRS alerts truckers on I-29, Summit S.D. The work zone saw heavy truck traffic

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Installing RoadQuake TPRS on I-29, Summit S.D., June 2015

Plastic Safety Systems introduced the first RoadQuake Temporary Portable Rumble Strip (TPRS) in 2009. RoadQuake TPRS is a transverse rumble strip that alerts drivers, especially distracted drivers, to changing road conditions, like upcoming work zones or lane closures. RoadQuake is designed to...
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...
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