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Automated Vehicle Development News July 27, 2016
The state of Michigan will spend a $17 million loan for design and construction of research facilities at the proposed autonomous and connected vehicle center in Willow Run.   The Michigan Strategic Fund approved the investment today, one week after green lighting $1.2 million to purchase 311 acres...
Road Construction News July 27, 2016
Yesterday, the U.S. Department of Transportation (U.S. DOT) approved a $10 million federal transportation grant that will improve access to the Great Smoky Mountains National Park.   The money will help complete a 16-mile section of the Foothills Parkway in Blount and Sevier counties, improving...
Traffic Safety Products July 26, 2016
Solar Technology, manufacturer of solar-powered traffic safety equipment, offers flashing arrow boards that include a built-in modem, GPS and free cellular service. The cellular connection will enable users to locate the board via GPS, as well as check battery voltage and change arrow patterns...
Equipment Products July 26, 2016
The Fill-Rite RD Series is a portable, UL-listed, DC-powered transfer pump for use with gasoline and other fuels. Two models deliver fluids at up to 8 or 12 GPM and may be foot mounted, hand held or bung mounted. 
Snow / Ice Removal Chemicals Products July 26, 2016
ClearLane enhanced deicer from Cargill Deicing Technology helps fight icy winter roadways faster and more effectively. ClearLane is a pre-wet sodium chloride made from a patented liquid magnesium chloride formula and mixing process. It offers greater residual effects, less scatter, reduced clumping...
Bridge Construction News July 26, 2016
The Tappan Zee Bridge north of New York City reopened to traffic in both directions on Saturday, four days after a construction crane collapsed on the span, blocking all seven lanes of traffic.   N.Y. Gov. Andrew Cuomo said the bridge reopened around 6 p.m. EST Saturday. Cuomo said state employees...
Transit News July 26, 2016
A New York subway tunnel that was severely damaged by Superstorm Sandy will be closed for 18 months starting January 2019 for repairs, shutting down of one of the system's most crowded lines, officials said Monday.   The Metropolitan Transportation Authority (MTA) announced the decision to close...
Bus Rapid Transit (BRT) News July 25, 2016
The Central Ohio Transit Authority (COTA) plans to begin construction for its Cleveland Avenue bus rapid-transit project (Cmax) in Columbus in early August.   The contractor will install 18-ft and 12-ft lighted pylons that display real-time arrival information at the line’s downtown stops on High...
Transportation Management Products July 25, 2016
DeviceMaster RTS products from Comtrol connect RS-232/422/485 serial devices to the network using existing software applications and Comtrol’s PortVisionDX web configuration and management software. The RTS products range from 1-port models for single-device networking to 32-port models for high-...
Traffic Management Products July 25, 2016
The VectorSense tire sensor suite from International Road Dynamics (IRD) is a new in-road sensor technology that provides vehicle position and individual tire footprint information for use in traffic data collection programs, commercial vehicle operations and toll road operations. The advanced...
Transportation Management Products July 25, 2016
The RocketLinx ES8509-XT from Comtrol is part of a series of industrial Ethernet and power over Ethernet switches designed to meet demands of traffic and transportation applications. Products in this line feature remote reboot, powerful web configuration, and Comtrol’s PortVision DX Software to...
Bridge Construction Videos July 25, 2016
In Michigan’s Bay Region, the Michigan Department of Transportation has a unique project involving replacing two bridges at both the Flint River and the Birch Run Outlet, and building approximately 3,800 ft of new roadway. The new Flint River Bridge is 272 ft longer and 6 ft higher, while the...
Bridge Construction News July 25, 2016
The New Jersey Department of Transportation (NJDOT) has approved a $1 million emergency project to replace a U.S. Route 202 bridge in Bernardsville damaged by recent heavy rains and flooding.   The work is taking place despite the suspension of Transportation Trust Fund projects on July 8 that...
Bridges News July 25, 2016
The deadline to submit your top road project for consideration for the 2016 Roads & Bridges Top 10 Bridges list has been extended to August 5. Created in 2000, this list recognizes the top bridge projects in North America each year. To nominate your project, click here. Past winners are not...
Traffic Management Products July 22, 2016
The TR-100 transport platform from from Laird is designed to provide location, vehicle diagnostics and operation status to a server via a cellular data connection. The platform features real-time vehicle tracking and monitoring enabled with 3G cellular connectivity and high-accuracy GPS. With on-...
Traffic Management Products July 22, 2016
The MG Squared (MG2) camera lowering device allows maintenance for ITS surveillance systems to be performed on the ground by one technician without the need for bucket trucks, associated cone crews or lane closures. Providing less system downtime, cost savings and a more efficient system, the...
V2X Products July 22, 2016
The advanced capabilities of the BlueTOAD Spectra from TrafficCast International include tracing anonymous Bluetooth signals from mobile devices in vehicles to determine travel times, road speeds and vehicle movements. BlueTOAD is able to detect devices that are in non-discoverable mode, and offers...
Intelligent Transportation Systems Software Products July 22, 2016
The Pitstop mobile application is an all-in-one connected maintenance platform that sends real-time alerts on service reminders, recall notices and vehicle diagnostic reports. This app provides predictive analytics, where vehicle data is analyzed to predict and alert users and service centers of...
Intelligent Transportation Systems ITS Products July 22, 2016
Spectrum, from Miovision, is an intelligent transportation system (ITS) solution hub that integrates with a city’s traffic signal infrastructrue, providing remote monitoring and data insights required to better understand and manage the traffic signal network. Spectrum provides traffic agencies...
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