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Tolling News August 20, 2015
The Washington Department of Transportation (WSDOT) is launching an interactive map of the tolling lanes along I-405, set to be released by the end of August. The online map offers users a point-and-click view the new I-405 Express Toll Lanes, which will be open to traffic in September.   The...
Bridges News August 19, 2015
Environmental groups represented by the Southern Law Center dropped lawsuits against the North Carolina Department of Transportation (NCDOT), which aimed to stop construction of a replacement bridge parallel to the Herbert C. Bonner Bridge.   The 52-year-old bridge carries N.C. 12 over the Oregon...
Road Construction News August 18, 2015
The U.S. 301 toll road is on schedule for a January 2016 construction start and projected project completion date of December 2018.  A $211.3 million federal loan will cover roughly a third of the overall $643 million project, with construction costs expected to total $471 million.   U.S. 301 would...
Public Transportation News August 18, 2015
The Federal Railroad Administration has announced its intention to look into how Amtrak could better serve the Midwest with interstate passenger rail transit. Leaders in Ohio have expressed optimism that this investigation could take Cincinnati one step closer toward daily rail service to Chicago...
Funding News August 18, 2015
The following has been slightly adapted from a report released by the Associated Press:   About one-third of U.S. states have taken action this year to boost funding for transportation or shore up their road and bridge funds against excepted declines in tax revenues. What follows is a brief summary...
Safety Videos August 17, 2015
We're running this video again as a way to announce that we now have an FHWA Acceptance Letter, WZ-336, for LaneGard 3. LaneGard 3 is a unique, one-piece Type III Barricade that folds for transport and storage, unfolds for quick deployment and use. Call us now for a demonstration at 800-662-...
Funding News August 17, 2015
The Federal Highway Administration (FHWA) and the American Association of State Highway and Transportation Officials (AASHTO) said the second Strategic Highway Research Program (SHRP2) has awarded more than $6.4 million in implementation assistance funding to 34 new transportation projects using...
Safety News August 17, 2015
This past week, the state of Louisiana, under the direction of Go. Bobby Jindal’s administration, began installing tracking devices in each and every vehicle the entire state government’s fleet.   Some 10,543 vehicles are owned by state government agencies, and now each of them will feature a...
Funding News August 14, 2015
The Nebraska Department of Roads (NDOR) has announced the availability of funds through its Transportation Alternatives Program (TAP) and is requesting proposals for projects which fit criteria intended to augment the state’s Toward Zero Deaths initiative and curb the steady and ongoing degradation...
Smart & Resilient Cities News August 14, 2015
The dream of solar-based, renewable energy driven mass transit may be taking a leap forward for select east coast cities. According to a recent report by the Boston Globe, city officials are considering the adoption of something called JPods, an above-ground rapid transit system that acts not...
Bridges News August 13, 2015
87 years is rather a long time. For the Champ Clark Bridge in Louisiana, Mo., those years have taken more than their toll. At present it is under restriction; oversized vehicles are prohibited from crossing it. Missouri transportation officials estimate it will take $60 million to replace the...
Bridges News August 13, 2015
The county seat of Williamson County now has boasting rights to an Illinois first: a  diverging diamond interchange. Planning for the project, which opened yesterday to traffic, dates back to 2003.   Moreover, the recently renamed The Hill Avenue, formerly Morgan Avenue, was widened to satisfy...
DOT in Crisis News August 13, 2015
Maryland’s Red Line project was meant to be a 14.1-mile east-west corridor from Woodlawn to the Johns Hopkins Bayview Medical Center campus, punctuated by 19 stations. It would have served areas in western Baltimore County/City and downtown Baltimore, including Woodlawn, Edmondson Village, West...
DOT in Crisis News August 12, 2015
The four candidates for governor of Louisiana are being goaded toward making transportation infrastructure a major issue of their respective 2015 campaigns. The Louisiana Good Roads and Transportation Association (LGRTA), which is comprised of former state transportation leaders, has issued a white...
Bridge Rescue News August 11, 2015
Indiana officials still aren’t sure when northbound lanes on the I-65 bridge over Wildcat Creek will be reopened.   The Indiana DOT closed the area to traffic after the bridge dropped 9 in. while construction crews worked on a widening project. Soil conditions, an underground artesian spring and...
Public Transportation News August 11, 2015
The town of Dwight, Ill., will today be the site of a significant groundbreaking that is being characterized as the first step toward the fulfillment of the promise of high-speed rail connecting the metropolises of Chicago and St. Louis.   The official groundbreaking event is expected to bring Sen...
Bridges News August 10, 2015
  The Federal Aviation Administration this past week approved 1,000 applications for nonmilitary drone flights, exemptions granted under a section of federal law that allows the U.S. Transportation Department to wave requirements for FAA approval for drone flights that are operated outside of...
News August 07, 2015
The Nevada Department of Transportation (NDOT), in coordination with the Federal Highway Administration, Regional Transportation Commission of Southern Nevada, and Clark County, broke ground on the $47 million U.S. 95/215 Beltway interchange, or “Centennial Bowl,” in northwest Las Vegas. Las Vegas...
DOT in Crisis News August 07, 2015
According to a recently released national TRIP report on urban roads, road conditions in Utah are costing drivers up to $640 more per year than if roads were in decent shape.   In a statement to Utah Public Radio, Abby Albrecht, executive director of the Utah Transportation Coalition, said the TRIP...
Retaining Walls Case Studies August 06, 2015
THE CHALLENGE   In September 2013, floods ripped through Boulder County, Colo., massively damaging the roads—leaving many of them in very dangerous conditions for travelers heading into the mountains.   The stream bank parallel to Lee Hill Road had seriously eroded and was threatening the stability...

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