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Products August 24, 2016
Construction companies and safety managers can keep worker training records up to date and accurate with Credential Verification Service's (CVS) mobile app. The app lets trainers automatically record attendees who have completed courses. It also can help foremen or administrators to track...
Road Construction News August 24, 2016
Lieutenant Governor Eric Holcomb (R-Ind.) joined state transportation officials to announce that 102 Central Indiana cities, towns, and counties are receiving a combined $47 million to improve local roads and bridges through the State’s Community Crossings matching grant fund.   The Town of Avon is...
Highway Construction News August 24, 2016
The U.S. Department of Transportation is weighing whether it should move ahead with new performance standards that would require transportation projects to track, measure and reduce carbon pollution.   In tens of thousands of public comments delivered last week, environmental groups, business...
Bridges News August 23, 2016
Officials in New Hampshire and Maine will decide this week whether they will make repairs to the Sarah Mildred Long Bridge or leave it in the up position.   The historic bridge became stuck on Sunday at approximately 11 a.m. EST, and workers could not raise it to allow for boats to pass. At 10 p.m...
Traffic Management News August 23, 2016
New data released yesterday by the U.S. Department of Transportation’s (U.S. DOT) Federal Highway Administration (FHWA) show that U.S. driving reached 1.58 trillion miles in the first six months of 2016, beating the previous record of 1.54 trillion miles set last year.   The new data, published in...
Light Rail Transit (LRT) News August 22, 2016
Ten new trains will bolster Muni’s fleet thanks to a $45 million grant from California’s cap-and-trade fund.   More than 40 agencies applied for the funds, 14 of which were awarded, according to the California State Transportation Agency.   The San Francisco Municipal Transportation Agency (SFMTA)...
Storm Water News August 22, 2016
Visit our homepage and take this week's poll, which discusses FEMA's response to recent flooding in Louisiana.
Storm Water News August 22, 2016
Heavy rains and historic flooding of swollen rivers and creeks closed hundreds of roads in southern Louisiana over the past week—including sections of interstate highways—leading to on-road rescues and many drivers abandoning their vehicles.   Several days after the floods began, a reported 30,000...
Autonomous Vehicle Systems News August 19, 2016
Uber will offer customers in Pittsburgh rides in self-driving vehicles starting this month, according to a report from Bloomberg yesterday.   Customers in the city's downtown will be randomly matched with one of the company’s self-driving cars, a modified Volvo sport utility vehicle, when they hail...
Maintenance News August 19, 2016
California motorists are hit with $53.6 billion per year in additional costs due to congested roads and deteriorating road conditions, according to a recent report by The Road Improvement Program (TRIP).   The report finds that rough roads are responsible for $18.3 billion (34.14%) of the total...
Road Maintenance Videos August 18, 2016
Learn how flexible, durable Concrete Cloth can help simplify complex, costly infrastructure challenges such as culvert rehabilitation, ditch lining, erosion control and more.
Transit News August 18, 2016
A report issued Wednesday by the Southwest Energy Efficiency Project and the CoPIRG Foundation calls for the state of Colorado to invest $1.05 billion annually in transit, bicycle and pedestrian improvements for the next quarter century.   The recommendations in the report include spending more...
Road Construction News August 18, 2016
With lawmakers in New Jersey at an impasse over transportation funding, Gov. Chris Christie on Wednesday ordered officials to use the state’s general fund to pay for “essential” transportation projects until the crisis is resolved.   In an executive order, Mr. Christie said the state’s...
Highway Maintenance Case Studies August 17, 2016
As a result of periodic culvert inspections, the Virginia Department of Transportation (VDOT) identified an existing triple-barrel steel-plate culvert south of Richmond, Va., as requiring a repair. Since the roadway above the existing culvert had just been repaved and new guardrail had been...
Equipment Case Studies August 17, 2016
Central Hudson Gas & Electric in New York State was working on the OR, EM & PX Line Project, performing several miles of line maintenance and repair. Seasonal rains saturated the ground and elevated the water level in the nearby Hudson River. Central Hudson Gas & Electric needed a way...
Bridge Inspection News August 17, 2016
The Ohio Turnpike and Infrastructure Commission in September will complete its first bridge inspection using an unmanned aircraft system (UAS), or drone.   The drone will be used to inspect the Sandusky River Bridge, a 970-ft-long bridge in Sandusky County some time in mid-September.   The turnpike...
Traffic Safety News August 16, 2016
The Montana Department of Transportation (MDT) has a plan with the ultimate goal of eliminating fatalities and injuries on Montana highways. As a response to the hundreds of traffic deaths per year in the state, the department is implementing the Vision Zero campaign, which is part of a nationwide...
Public Transportation News August 16, 2016
The U.S. Department of Transportation’s (U.S. DOT) Federal Transit Administration (FTA) announced an opportunity to apply for $7 million in federal funding for projects that demonstrate innovative approaches to improve safety for public transportation workers and passengers. The Safety Research...
Traffic Management News August 15, 2016
Virginia recently took a step toward integrating communication between the state’s five traffic management centers.   Along with creating a more cohesive traffic and emergency communication network, the upgraded Advanced Traffic Management System at some point is supposed to allow for automated,...
Highway Construction News August 15, 2016
A $29.4 million road project along Interstate 75 in northern Saginaw County, Mich., is set to begin today.   The construction project is expected to stretch through November 2017, according to a press release from the Michigan Department of Transportation.   Drivers on I-75 should be aware of a...
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