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Road Construction News May 25, 2016
In an effort to bolster exposure of both large-scale and tighter, community-based road and bridge construction projects, the editors at Roads & Bridges are putting out a call for video submissions.   We invite construction professionals, DOT members and enthusiasts to submit videos showcasing...
Funding News May 23, 2016
Check out our homepage and take this week's poll question regarding the potential $2B+ Congressional funding rescission.
Transportation Management Article May 16, 2016
In an effort to reduce vehicular congestion on I-95, the Northern Virginia Regional Commission (NVRC) has signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MOUs) with northern Virginia’s military installations to offer transportation demand management (TDM) solutions to the hundreds of Department of Defense (...
Transportation Management Article May 16, 2016
The idea for a new, elevated pedestrian bridge along Lake Michigan in the heart of downtown Chicago was born more than 15 years ago out of a need to ease heavy pedestrian traffic at the entry point to Navy Pier, one of the city’s principle tourist sites.   Unfortunately, the project remained stuck...
Funding News May 16, 2016
Visit our homepage and take this week's poll, which concerns the burden of underinvestment of infrastructure on the American family.
Transportation Management News May 12, 2016
The Louisiana Department of Transportation and Development (LDOTD) and Baton Rouge City-Parish are teaming up with Waze, the free, real-time navigation app powered by the world’s largest community of drivers.   Through this free partnership, LDOTD and the City-Parish will join 65 other communities...

Building a bypass bridge off Highway 30 in Nebraska.

Road Construction Article May 09, 2016
America’s Great Plains states are largely, if not exclusively, agricultural. They literally feed the nation.   In this way, their economic health is inextricably tied to that of the country as a whole; though not a center of financial industry or global technological advancement, the Great Plains...
Road Construction News May 04, 2016
Once again, the time of year has come to submit nominations for the Top 10 Roads projects for 2016.    Created in 2000, Roads & Bridges' Top 10 Roads awards recognize the top road projects in North America each year. Nominations are submitted to the R&B editorial staff, who determine the...
Transportation Management News April 12, 2016
Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel unveiled a plan to build 50 miles of "better bike lanes" throughout Chicago over the next three years, a strategy that Chicago Department of Transportation Commissioner Rebekah Scheinfeld said will strengthen the "quality and connectivity of our bike network" by creating...
Highway Maintenance Article April 08, 2016
Among the public trusts that touch the lives of pretty much every American, by either circumstance or necessity, the highway and road infrastructure system is arguably the most crucial.   Its maintenance is therefore of the utmost importance to each state-level department of transportation. As such...
Funding News April 05, 2016
According to Mississippi House Transportation Committee Chairman Charles Busby (R-Pascagoula) who was working during the past week on a broad-based plan to increase revenue for an infrastructure plan, members want to look for additional “efficiencies” in the Department of Transportation during the...
Transportation Management News March 23, 2016
Construction started in 2014 on a $1.2 billion light-rail project near the University of North Carolina at Charlotte. Track work will begin in late May to early June and will run nearly 20 miles once the 9.3-mile extension is open by August 2017   The Blue Line Extension includes 11 new bridges and...
Transportation Management News March 22, 2016
The Federal Transit Administration (FTA) is launching a three-part “safety blitz” on D.C.’s Metro rail system.   “Starting today, the Federal Transit Administration (FTA) WMATA Safety Oversight Office is launching a three-part safety blitz focused on key areas of safety concern: red signal overruns...
Funding News March 21, 2016
Los Angeles Metro unveiled a $120 billion spending plan over the next 40 years on the city’s transportation infrastructure. The proposed measure and project list will be presented to the Los Angeles County Metropolitan Transportation Authority in June.   Initial projects included in the plan are...
Transportation Management News March 18, 2016
Transportation Secretary Anthony Foxx and Alphabet-owned Sidewalk Labs CEO Dan Doctoroff announced a partnership that will deploy the tech firm's new Flow transportation platform in the city that wins the U.S. DOT's Smart City Challenge.   The platform will collect data from mobility apps to help...
Transportation Management News March 17, 2016
Every 1,118th intersection in the U.S. is a roundabout, compared to France where at every 45th intersection motorists can expect to encounter the curved intersection. Research by the American Insurance Institute for Highway Safety found that roundabouts reduce injury by 75%.   The Washington...
Transportation Management News March 16, 2016
A new 3-mile segment of Seattle’s Link light rail is set to open Saturday, adding service from the University of Washington to downtown Seattle and Sea-Tac airport. Named the “University Link”, the extension opens six months ahead of schedule and $200 million under budget.   The line service will...
Transportation Management News March 15, 2016
A new report by INRIX, a road traffic data company, revealed U.S. cities led the world in having the worst traffic congestion—making up 50% of the top 10 metros areas with highest amount of traffic.   The cities are rated based on the average time wasted per commuter, and cities such as Los Angeles...
Transportation Management News March 14, 2016
At least 29 people have been taken to the hospital following an Amtrak train derailment in southwest Kansas. According to a statement, the train was traveling from Los Angeles to Chicago when it derailed approximately 20 miles west of Dodge City, Kan.   Kansas Highway Patrol communication...
Transportation Management News March 11, 2016
A report released from the Federal Highway Administration (FHWA) showed that the implementation of a Road Condition Reporting Application by the Wyoming DOT was successful.   Weather Responsive Traffic Management (WRTM) involves implementation of traffic advisory, control and treatment strategies...
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