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Traffic Management News October 23, 2014
Connected-vehicle technology was at the heart of many of the winning apps in AT&T's Connected Intersections Challenge, which encouraged contestants to develop mobile traffic-safety solutions for the New York City area. AT&T received submissions from 45 teams in 13 countries and 26 states,...
Funding News October 23, 2014
In a statement issued on Oct. 22, House Majority Leader Kevin McCarthy (R-Calif.) indicated that the GOP will use programs such as the fledgling 2012 highway funding bill to address what he characterized as “inefficient, ineffective, and incompetent federal agencies along with failed government...
News October 22, 2014
In response to a Texas court ordering Trinity Highway Products to pay $175 million in damages caused by one of its guardrails, FHWA Acting Administrator Gregory Nadeau is asking the manufacturer to provide a crash-testing plan for the ET-Plus System by Oct. 31.   Trinity submitted crash-test video...
Traffic Management News October 22, 2014
The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) closed the comment period Monday for a proposed ruling to mandate vehicle-to-vehicle (V2V) capability in all cars and light trucks in the future.   While the number of manufacturers and researchers investigating V2V technology is rapidly...
Road Construction News October 22, 2014
The $2.5 billion project to expand the New Jersey Turnpike between Interchanges 6 and 9 from six lanes to 12 is readying to open. According to Thomas Feeney, spokesperson for the turnpike authority, the project was slated for completion in mid-November, but the northbound lanes should be opened to...
Safety Videos October 21, 2014
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Traffic Management News October 21, 2014
California’s long-awaited, long-debated high-speed rail (HSR) received confirmation to begin construction on Monday when the state Supreme Court refused to hear an appeal of a lawsuit blocking the project. A second part of the suit still must be argued before a Sacramento County judge.   The...
Funding News October 21, 2014
News out of Springfield announced that Ill. Governor Pat Quinn (D) has authorized a $2.2 million resurfacing project in Will County that will see the resurfacing of 2nd Street to U.S. 45 in Manhattan and Wilton Townships. Gallagher Asphalt Corp. of Thornton, Ill. won the job.   This capital...
Traffic Management News October 20, 2014
The Mississippi Department of Transportation (MDOT) has won the Best New Innovative Practice – Partnership Deployment award in the Intelligent Transportation Systems (ITS) America’s “Best of ITS Awards,” honoring the most innovative, effective and influential achievements in the ITS industry.  ...
Asphalt Recycling News October 20, 2014
According to a report issued by the Virginia Department of Transportation (VDOT), the results of a 2011 project to rehabilitate a southbound section of I-81, near Staunton, Va., showed a conclusively positive outcome of the unique use of multiple forms of recycled materials to repair and recreate...
Traffic Management News October 17, 2014
Officials in the city of Jacksonville, N.C., began operation of a new $5 million intelligent transportation system (ITS) Oct. 16, with 210 traffic detectors, 41 traffic cameras and nine digital-message signs. Operations will be handled remotely until the brand-new Center for Public Safety is ready...
News October 17, 2014
According to the New York Times, William J. Ronan, the architect and first chairman of the Metropolitan Transportation Authority, died on Wednesday, Oct. 15, at his home in West Palm Beach, Fla. He was 101.   A former dean of New York University, Ronan was instrumental in the 1968 creation of the...
Accelerated Construction Case Studies October 17, 2014

Accelerated construction from 17 to 13 days was achieved by the contractor’s hour-by-hour construction plan and 24-hour work schedule.

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RoadQuake is a series of portable transverse rumble strips that alert distracted drivers with auditory and vibratory sensation that they are entering a caution zone.

The Rte. 6 Bridge Deck Replacement Project Team took a hard look at a range of traffic-mitigation scenarios from full closure to a one-lane road with alternating traffic. After assessing cost of delay up to $80,000 per day, an addition of up to 60 minutes of travel time and potential for 3- to 4-...
News October 17, 2014
U.S. Transportation Secretary Anthony Foxx recently commented to American University Radio (WAMU 88.5) that the imminent lame duck session of the U.S. Congress is an ample opportunity for a dynamic funding bill to be passed, effectively precluding the Highway Trust Fund from insolvency.   Echoing...
Traffic Management News October 16, 2014
The Metropolitan Transportation Authority Bridges & Tunnels (MTA B&T) has selected TransCore to deploy the agency’s first all-electronic tolling (AET) system. This system will be implemented on the historic Henry Hudson Bridge.   Built in 1936, the Henry Hudson Bridge provides passage for...
News October 15, 2014
Rural bridges do not get as much traffic, but they still can generate plenty of noise when they become structurally deficient.   Kansas is responding by offering up $10 million to repair 77 rural bridges across the state which are in desperate need of repair.   “These bridges might have low traffic...
News October 14, 2014
Senate Environment and Public Works Committee Chair Barbara Boxer (D-Calif.) wants Rep. Dave Camp (R-Mich.) to send over some bullet points.   Boxer has been asking the House Ways and Means chairman for a list of ways to beef up the Highway Trust Fund so Congress could pass a multiyear highway bill...
News October 12, 2014
The Louisiana Department of Transportation and Development (DOTD) recently received $41.4 million in additional federal highway funding after successfully obligating the full amount of its federal funding during the 2013-2014 federal fiscal year. This marks the 14th consecutive year that the...
Winter Maintenance Case Studies October 10, 2014

An application vehicle at MRDC prepares for a run.

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Loaded with salt and ready to batch brine.

MRDC Operations Corp. (MRDC), a private enterprise responsible for maintaining and rehabilitating a 121-mile highway connecting the cities of Fredericton and Moncton in New Brunswick, Canada, began manufacturing and using salt brine several years ago for pre-wetting road salt during deicing...
News October 10, 2014
When the U.S. Dept. of Transportation released its Projects of National and Regional Significance Survey on May 29, 2014, the expectation during its one month period of availability was widespread response across all the 50 states as to what those states’ respective departments of transportation...

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