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Road Construction News August 08, 2016
Visit our homepage and take this week's poll, which ponders what DOTs should focus on heading into winter.

The Jane Byrne flyover will rise above the interchange and intersect with westbound I-290 just past Halsted Street.

Transportation Management Article August 03, 2016
Chicago natives are no strangers to traffic. Growing numbers of cars and trucks throughout the region have caused an increase in traffic delays, leading to excessive travel times and congestion. That’s why the Illinois Department of Transportation (IDOT) had to think boldly and reach deep in...
Transportation Management Article August 03, 2016
In cities across the nation, Americans are increasingly choosing to relocate to the urban core for smaller spaces, convenience, entertainment options, proximity to nearby restaurants, shopping and employment opportunities. A critical challenge for urban living spaces in many cities is...
Transportation Management Article August 03, 2016
The term Big Data (BD) has become ambiguous, confusing and often misused in the transportation industry. It is a broad term that has become as much a marketing strategy and industry buzzword as anything else. There’s big money in BD, but what’s all the hype about? Is it really something that the...
Funding News August 01, 2016
Drop by our homepage and take this week's poll question, which considers miles-traveled taxation as a potential boon to state revenue.
Transportation Management News July 28, 2016
With buses, ferries and travel lanes all clogged along the Bay Bridge corridor, Bay Area transportation officials are hoping a $40 million suite of programs, approved Wednesday, can offer commuters some short-term relief.   The Metropolitan Transportation Commission's (MTC) plan focuses on...
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-...
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...
Transportation Management News July 18, 2016
The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) said its preliminary data for 2015 show that motor vehicle traffic deaths increased 7.7% from 2014, resulting in an estimated 35,200 deaths last year.   NHTSA said although the data is preliminary and requires additional analysis, its early...
Transportation Management Products July 05, 2016
The desktop video wall from Vizzion is designed for operation centers to watch images and video of live traffic, incidents and weather. The turnkey Windows application features current viewpoint detection, automatic image enhancement and automatic intelligent cropping. 
Transportation Management Products July 05, 2016
NEXCOM and AuroLED collaborated to offer an on-bus intelligent transportation system (OBITS) solution that brings security surveillance, fleet management, bus driver console and passenger information systems (PIS) applications aboard public buses. The OBITS solution covers multiple applications...
Transportation Management News June 30, 2016
The town of Wiscasset, Maine, has voted to support a plan by the Maine Department of Transportation (MDOT) to help reduce summertime traffic backups.   Wiscasset residents approved the plan by a wide margin, after which several selectmen added their support. MDOT says the way to control traffic is...
Transportation Management Products June 20, 2016
IO-Link is a standardized, bi-directional communication protocol supported on sensors or actuators, which are connected through a master. This gives the user/integrator more information about devices and allows them to have remote access. IO-Link is a complimentary technology to an existing PLC,...
Transportation Management Products June 20, 2016
Matrox Mura IPX Series 4K capture and IP encoder/decoder cards let OEMs and AV system builders deliver advanced video wall controllers featuring high-quality low-bitrate, multi-channel 4K or HD encoding and decoding over standard IP. Mura IPX packs 4K capture plus high-density encode and decode...
Bridge Construction News June 13, 2016
The time has come to submit nominations for the Top 10 Bridge projects for 2016.    Created in 2000, Roads & Bridges' Top 10 Bridges awards recognize the top bridge projects in North America each year. Nominations are submitted to the R&B editorial staff, who determine the Top 10 list based...
Transportation Management News June 08, 2016
In a move to make travel on Interstate 10 safer and more efficient, the transportation leaders in four states have created a coalition supporting innovation along the corridor.   An agreement establishing the voluntary I-10 Corridor Coalition, proposed by Arizona Department of Transportation...
Funding News May 31, 2016
The House Appropriations Committee advanced a spending bill for the 2017 budget year starting Oct. 1 that funds the U.S. Department of Transportation's (USDOT) highway and transit formula programs at levels consistent with the five-year FAST Act Congress passed in December.   It also includes $19.2...
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...
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