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Technology News November 16, 2018
Beginning Dec. 2, the Regional Transportation Commission (RTC) of Southern Nevada will implement its annual transit service changes and improvements that include increased service on nine popular routes.   In addition to these service changes, the transit agency also has updated its rideRTC transit...
Industry and business news
Associations News November 16, 2018
    Allen Engineering promotes Don Gordon to vice president of operations Oct. 30, 2018—Allen Engineering Corp. recently announced that Don Gordon has been promoted to vice president of operations. Gordon has 20+ years of experience in operations, engineering, quality and supply chain management,...
NTSB FIU bridge investigation November update

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Bridge Design News November 16, 2018
The National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB) this week released an investigative update on the collapse of the Florida International University (FIU) pedestrian bridge in Sweetwater, Fla., revealing significant errors made in the design of the bridge that collapsed and killed six people back in...
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Crack Sealing Products November 16, 2018
Whether repairing utility cuts or patching an annoying pothole, Crafco HP Cold Patch products deliver quick, easy and long-lasting solutions for both asphalt and concrete. HP Asphalt and HP Concrete are specifically formulated to withstand wide temperature ranges and can be applied year-round to...
Real-time adaptive signals aiding traffic flow in Pima County, Az.
Road Traffic Safety News November 15, 2018
The Arizona Department of Transportation (ADOT) installed an adaptive signal timing system this past summer in Pima County to improve traffic flow on S.R. 77 (Oracle Road), the primary north-south route connecting Tucson and Oro Valley, which handles about 60,000 vehicles per day.   Thus far,...
Commerce Secretary Ross cites infrastructure as key to economy's success
Funding News November 15, 2018
This week, Commerce Secretary Wilbur Ross pointed to infrastructure as the primary component of a strong U.S. economy's continued success.   "Corporate earnings certainly have been very, very strong. there's no question about that. And it's also no question that market's job is to look ahead," Ross...
Missouri’s Proposition D gas tax boost fails
Funding News November 14, 2018
Hopes for a dedicated and long-term source of transportation funding came to a seeming end in Missouri, as a public referendum to increase the state’s gas tax was voted down by a margin of 54% to 46%.   Leaders in both transportation and legislature were surprised by the vote, which saw one of the...
Connecticut DOT opens rail discount program to boost ridership
Transit News November 14, 2018
The Connecticut Department of Transportation (CTDOT) has announced a new program that offers discounts and deals for rail riders at a variety of businesses in Connecticut and Western Massachusetts. The Transit Rewards Program will be aplied to riders that use the Hartford Line, the Shore Line East...
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Highway Construction News November 13, 2018
The Pennsylvania Turnpike Commission is ready to begin construction of an interchange on the Southern Beltway in the Pittsburgh area.   The commission last week awarded a $116.2 million contract to Trumbull Corp. for the 2.75-mile section of the $800 million toll road. Preliminary work to clear...
Editorial/Commentary Videos November 13, 2018
In the November issue, Roads & Bridges announces our 2018 Top 10 Bridge projects for North America. The list includes our number one bridge project of the year, the New Champlain Bridge in Montreal, Quebec, Canada. This issue also features stories on the design of the new North Washington...
smart shuttles
Automated Vehicles News November 13, 2018
A new line of low-speed, self-driving shuttle buses will begin operating in Columbus, Ohio, starting in December as part of citywide efforts to improve transportation.   The project comes from the combined work of DriveOhio, a new initiative within the Ohio Department of Transportation; Smart...
work-zone safety
Safety News November 12, 2018
The Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) recently announced their top 10 most-cited safety violations list for fiscal year 2018.   The list covers violations that OSHA issued between Oct. 1, 2017 through Sept. 30, 2018, but the data is preliminary. Patrick Kapust, deputy director of...
traffic safety
Traffic Safety News November 09, 2018
San Francisco-based Zendrive, an analytics firm, conducted a study dubbed the 2018 Distracted Driving Snapshot, which surveyed 7.1 billion miles and 4.5 million drivers from December 2017 through February 2018.   The study found that more than 60% of drivers—roughly 69 million—use their phones at...
Concrete Videos November 09, 2018
Rapid Set is an ideal solution when crews only have six to 10 hours for pavement removal and replacement.
Highway Construction Videos November 09, 2018
The Jones Branch Connector over I-495 project in Fairfax County, Va., is not much to look at in terms of size—but its importance to the area is immense. The booming population in the Tysons area needs improved infrastructure, and the Jones Branch Connector—when complete in November 2019—will...
Industry and business news
Associations News November 09, 2018
    Coretex and Marcotte Systems strike technology partnership October 30, 2018—Coretex, a leader in compliance and fleet management solutions, today announced a technology partnership with Marcotte Systems, a premier developer of process control and automation systems for the construction industry...
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Asphalt Paving Case Studies November 09, 2018
The Blue Ridge Parkway revels in its new autumn shades of yellow, orange and red that follow the road’s meandering, peaceful curves. Quickly, the brisk fall weather turns to biting winter cold, and the skies shift from clear blues to darker greys. The landscape becomes stark, quiet and still as the...
autonomous vehicle readiness
Technology News November 08, 2018
This year, KPMG released its 2018 Autonomous Vehicles Readiness Index (AVRI), a report which evaluates the preparedness of 20 countries globally for the introduction of self-driving vehicles, and highlights best practices to help countries accelerate AV adoption.   The AVRI examines where countries...
election results
Associations News November 08, 2018
The American Road & Transportation Builders Association's (ARTBA) government relations, economics and Transportation Investment Advocacy Center (TIAC) teams have produced two special reports to help better understand the impacts of the Nov. 6 election results on the transportation construction...
road funding
Funding News November 07, 2018
California voters rejected Proposition 6 at the polls on Tuesday, a measure to repeal a recent increase in the state’s gas tax, according to a report from The Mercury News.   The fate of Prop 6 was believed to determine the fate of California’s roads, bridges and transit, as the measure would have...
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