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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...
Concrete Products August 25, 2015
DOT Concrete Mix contains corrosion inhibitor and matches the color of portland cement concrete. With extended working time, DOT Concrete Mix is ready for traffic and loading in two hours. Use for partial and full-depth general and structural concrete repair, highway repair, dowel bar retrofit,...
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...
Funding News August 25, 2015
On the heels of the ongoing M1-RAIL project that is reintroducing light rail service to he city’s downtown area, Detroit will now receive more than $1 million toward the opening of a public bike share program, one of 14 projects tapped to get federal funding in the region, according to the...
Traffic Management News August 25, 2015
Sacramento Regional Transit celebrated the opening of the Blue Line light rail extension this week. The 4.3-mile extension added four new stations, two pedestrian bridges and more than 2,700 park-and-ride spaces to the system, according to Regional Transit.   Regional Transit officials have stated...
Winter Maintenance News August 24, 2015
Today is the last day to take Roads & Bridges Winter Maintenance Survey and win an $100 AmEx gift card. Give us your input on what you anticipate the 2015 winter to be like for maintenance crews at the state, county, city and township levels. Click here to fill out the survey. 
Maintenance News August 24, 2015
The Maryland Department of Transportation's State Highway Administration has issued a summer update on its 2015 construction program that provides information about which projects are on time, new schedules for those that are delayed plus information on newly added projects.   The online brochure,...
Cement Videos August 21, 2015
Rapid Set Low-P Cement Concrete opens up to traffic in one to three hours. Long-life durability in harsh freeze-thaw conditions.
Safety News August 21, 2015
Starting Aug. 27, motorists may see a new alert message on Washington’s electronic highway signs.   The new Silver Alert messages will be for endangered missing people who are 60 years or older. Previously, those messages were handled as Endangered Missing Person alerts, which are for anyone who...

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