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Funding News March 23, 2015
The Colorado Department of Transportation (CDOT) revealed its multi-year plan for the state’s highway system, which focuses on finding and securing resources between now and 2040.   The Statewide Transportation Plan aims to increase mobility, and enhance safety and economic needs. One obstacle that...
Bridges Case Studies March 23, 2015
Most transportation agencies now use construction cameras to capture project views, keeping their teams and the public up-to-date in real time. As webcams evolve, each new version introduces higher-quality, more versatile tools. Project teams are realizing the benefits of using panoramic...
Safety News March 20, 2015
According to statistics released by the Texas Department of Transportation (TxDOT), Texas had 19,393 crashes statewide last year in roadside construction zones, producing 146 deaths.   In effort to assuage further disasters and to educate the general public about safety in work zones, Texas law...
Public Transportation News March 20, 2015
The Chicago Transit Authority this week has disheartening news for Chicago-area commuters in light of Governor Bruce Rauner’s proposed plan to cut $170 million from mass transit by 2016. The CTA provides 81% of transit rides in the metropolitan area, according to the Regional Transportation...
Safety Case Studies March 20, 2015

N-Line crew installs an array of RoadQuake 2F Folding Temporary Portable Rumble Strips.

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Mike Jones, N-Line area flagging supervisor, discusses benefits of TPRS arrays in work zones.

In the last few years, the Texas Department of Transportation (TxDOT) has implemented several safety initiatives to enhance safety in work zones for both drivers and workers.   As one of those safety initiatives, TxDOT added temporary portable rumble strips (TPRS) to lane closures, effective with...
Funding News March 19, 2015
This week, House Transportation and Infrastructure Committee chairman Rep. Bill Shuster (R-Pa.) stated, on the topic of ongoing transportation funding talks, that Congress will not pass any bill that increases the federal gas tax.   The present at-the-pump tax of 18.4 cents per gallon, which has...
Funding News March 18, 2015
Salt Lake City Mayor Ralph Becker delivered a message before the U.S. House Transportation & Infrastructure Committee, which stressed treating roads and bridges projects as a national concern.   Becker urged Congress to pass the Obama administration's $317 billion highway and transportation...
Traffic Management News March 18, 2015
The fate of streetcar systems is losing steam as many cities are abandoning building plans.  Most recently, Arlington, Va., decided revitalizing its streetcar system was not worth the expense.    The faltering support has stalled larger cities from accelerating plans to revitalize citywide trolley...
Safety News March 17, 2015
Roads & Bridges recently reported that Trinity Industries Inc.’s guardrail system passed a second round of government crash tests, even as skeptics have maintained that the system may still lock up when hit and spear crashing cars instead of slowing them. State transportation officials have...
Maintenance News March 17, 2015
Now that winter looks to be finally on the wane, the Rhode Island Department of Transportation (RIDOT) is left with the task of assessing and addressing the state of its state-maintained roads and bridges—this coming after what has been characterized as the second-snowiest winter season in Rhode...
Bridges News March 16, 2015
In last week's annual update given by the Missouri Department of Transportation (MoDOT) to highway commissioners, MoDOT reported nearly 600 state bridges that are in serious or poor condition.   However, state transportation officials said that bridges classified as being in poor condition are...
News March 16, 2015
Dr. Abba G. Lichtenstein, P.E., recipient of the John A. Roebling Medal for Lifetime Achievement, and former President of A.G. Lichtenstein & Associates, has died.   Mr. Lichtenstein had more than 45 years of experience in the design, inspection, and rating of bridges and waterfront structures...
Safety News March 13, 2015
At least 117 workers have been injured working on the Alaskan Way Viaduct project in downtown Seattle since work began in 2012.  At the end of 2014, worker compensation claims hit nearly $1 million, according to data collected by the state Division of Occupational Safety and Health. The report did...
Snow / Ice Removal Chemicals Case Studies March 13, 2015

The deicer flows freely without clumping.

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Loading up an application vehicle with deicer.

While it may encompass just 25 lane miles, Rutland Township takes its winter maintenance responsibilities seriously. That’s why Jay Schultz, highway commissioner for the western Chicago suburb, made finding the right road deicer a top priority.   “I’ve tried spraying salt with calcium chloride, I’...
Public Transportation News March 13, 2015
The Connecticut Department of Transportation’s (CDOT) Fastrak program, a $600 million bus line, was put through a trial run this week, which began in the town of New Britian.   The Fastrak buses are equipped with free WiFi and GPS tracking, which will allow riders to pinpoint exactly where the...
Road Construction Videos March 12, 2015
The S.R. 951/ U.S. 41 Road-Widening Project in Naples, Fla. is expanding from two lanes to six lanes. The project is expected to be completed in 2016.
News March 12, 2015
The American Road & Transportation Builders Association (ARTBA) outlined a detailed proposal it believes could end the political impasse over how to fund future federal investments in state highway, bridge and transit capital projects. The “Getting Beyond Gridlock” plan would marry a 15-cents-...
Asphalt Case Studies March 12, 2015
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The Nicollet County (Minn.) Highway Department needed to repair transverse cracks on County Road 13. This two-lane road has annual traffic of 302,950 vehicles, including large tractor-trailers. In addition to traffic, the fluctuating Minnesota weather plays a factor in creating pavement distresses...
Asphalt Products March 12, 2015
The Crafco Mastic One is designed to treat distresses in asphalt cement pavement (ACP) such as cracking; patching and potholes; surface deformation; surface defects; and miscellaneous distresses. Mastic One is a black-colored, hot-applied, highly adhesive, flexible mastic sealant composed of highly...
Maintenance Videos March 11, 2015
Check out aerial footage taken by a drone over the S.R. 951/U.S. 41 Road Project in Naples, Fla.

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