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Maintenance Case Studies March 27, 2015

The brine maker with advanced technology.

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Workers in Wisconsin load the briner maker.

A few years ago, the City of Wauwatosa implemented a brine program for anti-icing and pre-wetting salt. As a pilot program, city officials were cautious when it came to investing in the upfront costs for an in-house brine maker without first seeing the results. Rather than batch their own brine,...
Traffic Management News March 27, 2015
Plans to build a centralized hub that would span two city blocks in downtown Charlotte, N.C. are moving forward.  The Metroplitan Transit Commission (MTC) approved the revised municipal agreement between the city of Charlotte and the North Carolina Department of Transportation (MCDOT), originally...
Funding News March 27, 2015
As lawmakers search for solutions to pay for a new transportation bill by May 31, state leaders such as Sen. Mike Lee (R-Utah) want to make sure that raising the federal gas tax is not the fix.   Lee plans to introduce an amendment to the Senate’s budget resolution that would increase the threshold...
Bridge Rescue News March 26, 2015
A bridge carrying traffic over I-35 in central Texas has collapsed after a semi-truck hit a beam. The beam fell on passing vehicles, and Fox 4 News out of Austin is reporting one fatality.   Traffic in both directions on I-35 in Salado, Texas, was at a standstill. The Texas Department of...
Traffic Management News March 25, 2015
The Michigan Department of Transportation (MDOT) is looking to replace the aging passenger cars on its three Amtrak routes between Detroit and Chicago. The proposed plan to purchase new cars has been met with criticism based on a prior unused purchase of another set of cars.   A state audit last...
Funding News March 25, 2015
Four states have cancelled or delayed $780 million in transportation improvement projects and another nine say more than $1.8 billion are at risk because of continued uncertainty in Congress over what do about the Highway Trust Fund (HTF).   The HTF currently funds 52 percent of all highways and...
Forklifts Products March 24, 2015
Designed for road and bridge repair, the Vacuworx Octapad lifts and removes deteriorated concrete slabs from roadways and bridge decks leaving the sub-base undisturbed for the subsequent patch pour. Using vacuum technology, the 8-pad system allows individual vacuum to be shut off for areas of the...
Air Compressors Products March 24, 2015
Kaeser Compressor’s M114 produces 375 cfm at 100 psig and is built to withstand demanding job sites. With its over-sized fuel tank, power-saving Sigma Profile rotary screw airend and heavy duty Interim Tier 4 Deutz diesel engine, it can provide more than eight hours of uninterrupted operation.
Maintenance Products March 24, 2015
Attack the pothole epidemic with the DuraPatcher Spray Injection Patching method proven to be up to 10 times more effective than other patch repairs. Potholes are permanently patched in minutes and can be driven over immediately with the DuraPatcher 4-step process delivered through one nozzle:...
Concrete Products March 24, 2015
The Concrete Buster 6600 robot from NLB removes bad concrete quickly without damaging rebar, so bridge deck, parking deck and other projects are finished faster.  Its rotating water jets (20,000 psi, convertible to 40,000 psi) work more consistently than oscillating jets or mechanical methods and...
Products March 24, 2015
Gilson Company Inc.'s new website features an improved design, which makes searching for products easier. The site also has added product information not previously available, and included options to share products via email and social media. 
Safety Products March 24, 2015
Eliminate claims and lower costs with American Highway Products’ Safety Ramps. The ramps allow smooth, safe passage for motorists over transverse milled edges, steel utility plates, end of day joints and bridges. Eliminate heavy equipment and operator cost to install and remove asphalt ramps....
News March 24, 2015
Lawmakers in Minnesota are at odds over how to bump up transportation spending.   On March 23, Republicans raised the curtain on a plan that would generate $7 billion over the next 10 years without increase the state gas tax. Instead, the idea calls for the state to hand over a small portion of a $...
Snow / Ice Removal Chemicals Products March 24, 2015
The Hi-Way Xzalt delivers a 70:30 ratio of dry/liquid material, reducing salt usage while accelerating ice melt. The mixed material delivered produces less material bounce and improves adhesion to the road, virtually eliminating over-application on roadside shoulders. Featuring a directional...
Maintenance Products March 24, 2015
When it comes to winter maintenance, Cargill Deicing Technology offers deicing and anti-icing solutions that are easier on the environment. The product line includes granular deicers, automated and semi-automated brine-making systems and additives, and pavement overlay solutions for vehicle and...
Public Transportation News March 24, 2015
According to recent findings disclosed by the American Public Transportation Association (APTA), the portion of the Washington D.C. streetcar line that describes a 2.2-mile route along H Street and Benning Road NE bears “no fatal flaws” that would prevent it’s opening to passengers.   The APTA...
Asphalt Pavers Videos March 23, 2015
Jasper, Ind., Street Commissioner and IACT 2014 Ivan H. Brinegar Municipal Management Award winner Raymie Eckerle discusses the performance of SealMaster’s Liquid Road in the city’s pavement preservation program.
Funding News March 23, 2015
The Colorado Department of Transportation (CDOT) revealed its multi-year plan for the state’s highway system, which focuses on finding and securing resources between now and 2040.   The Statewide Transportation Plan aims to increase mobility, and enhance safety and economic needs. One obstacle that...
Bridges Case Studies March 23, 2015
Most transportation agencies now use construction cameras to capture project views, keeping their teams and the public up-to-date in real time. As webcams evolve, each new version introduces higher-quality, more versatile tools. Project teams are realizing the benefits of using panoramic...
Safety News March 20, 2015
According to statistics released by the Texas Department of Transportation (TxDOT), Texas had 19,393 crashes statewide last year in roadside construction zones, producing 146 deaths.   In effort to assuage further disasters and to educate the general public about safety in work zones, Texas law...

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