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Bridge Construction News September 19, 2016
Work will soon begin on rehabilitating a historic bridge crossing the Mississippi River in Winona, Minn.   The Minnesota Department of Transportation (MnDOT) has approved the second-to-last work package for the bridge for $38.9 million.   Ames Construction was awarded the contract. MnDOT said the...
Editorial/Commentary News September 16, 2016
Bill Malkes   Bill Malkes is part of a rare breed in the intelligent transportation industry. As he heads to Australia for the 23rd World Congress on Intelligent Transport Systems in Melbourne this October 10-14, he will share the story of GRIDSMART, the company he co-founded in 2007 with a core...
Road Construction News September 16, 2016
The Pennsylvania Department of Transportation’s (PennDOT) mobile construction app was demonstrated yesterday at an Interstate 83 construction site, in an effort to display that use of the mobile technology by field staff is helping save money and meeting the administration’s GO-TIME challenge for...
Transit News September 15, 2016
The San Diego Trolley extension to the University of California, San Diego (UCSD) received a $1 billion grant Wednesday from the U.S. Department of Transportation in what was described as the largest public transit project in the history of the region.   The Federal Transit Administration (FTA)...

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Bridge Construction News September 15, 2016
Skanska USA has signed a $398.5 million contract with the Florida Department of Transportation (FDOT) to rebuild the Pensacola Bay Bridge in Escambia and Santa Rosa Counties, Fla.   The 3.7-mile long project will replace the existing four-lane bridge—built in the 1960s—with two new, three-lane...
Safety News September 15, 2016
TC3 has trained more than 125,000 people in the technical workforce and is now offering two courses at no charge through October 2016. Both of these courses are a part of the newly launched Flexible Pavement Preservation Treatment Series.   Introduction to Pavement Preservation This one-hour course...
Erosion Control and Soil Stabilization Videos September 15, 2016
A geosynthetically reinforced steep slope (GRSS) can be a crucial aspect to the success of your project. This instructional video illustrates the installation of a GRSS.
Asphalt Videos September 14, 2016
By simply adding water, Unique High Performance Fast Set can be placed from featheredge to 6 in. deep while lasting through 300 freeze/thaw cycles.
Traffic Management Case Studies September 14, 2016
Situated between San Francisco Bay and Northern California, Sonoma County is home to almost half a million residents. The county is over 1500 sq miles of natural resources, wineries and tourist destinations. Over 26 departments provide a full range of services to the community.   The county manages...
Autonomous Vehicle Systems News September 14, 2016
The Wyoming Department of Transportation (WYDOT) announced this week that it had received a grant to continue its deployment of connected vehicle technology, which the agency will use to help prevent crashes on the Interstate 80 corridor.   The technology uses short-range communication, and...
Highway Construction News September 14, 2016
Work started this year on a $743 million 183 South Expressway project in Austin, Texas, which will widen U.S. 183 between U.S. 290 and SH 71 into a 12-lane superhighway. The project was started in April and is expected to be complete in 2020.   The 8-mile stretch of highway currently carries about...
Joint Sealing Machines Videos September 13, 2016
Easy operation, low emissions and operator-friendly features are all part of the long-standing tradition of Cimline's Magma melter/applicator efficiency for pavement preservation.
Highway Construction Case Studies September 13, 2016
Interstate 95 passes through more states than any other interstate highway—15 total from New England to Florida—making it the longest north-south interstate in North America. A major stretch of Florida’s leg of I-95 is undergoing a multiyear, multimillion-dollar expansion project to widen it from...
Bridge Construction News September 13, 2016
Construction of the new Tappan Zee Bridge remains on budget and on schedule after three years, according to the New York State Thruway Authority’s chief engineer for the $3.9 billion project.   Jamey Barbas, the engineer, said 15 more of the 192 cable stays that will support the decks of the twin...
Automated Vehicles News September 13, 2016
Securing America’s Future Energy (SAFE) announced the creation of a Commission on Autonomous Vehicle Testing and Safety, a project of the organization’s Autonomous Vehicles Task Force.   The Commission will study and recommend best practices for industry and other parties for testing and early...
Traffic Safety News September 12, 2016
Officials with GEICO insurance joined with representatives from the New York State Department of Transportation (NYSDOT) Sept. 1 in opening the first GEICO Text Stop in the state at the Northway rest stop in Clifton Park.   The insurance company will contribute $1.3 million over the next five years...
Transit News September 09, 2016
The U.S. Department of Transportation’s Federal Transit Administration (FTA) today announced the selections for its Bus and Bus Facilities Grant Program that will help provide more modern, reliable bus service for transit riders across the country.   Sixty one projects in 41 states, the Virgin...
Highway Construction News September 09, 2016
The U.S. Department of Transportation (U.S. DOT) put the final touches on a $60 million grant Wednesday, Sept. 7, to repave and add a third lane to a 15-mile stretch of I-10 between the Atchafalaya Floodway bridge and the Interstate 49 interchange in Lafayette, La.   Louisiana's congressional...
Traffic Safety News September 08, 2016
A new study conducted by the American Public Transportation Association (APTA) found that the chance of being in an accident decreases by more than 90% when taking public transit instead of driving.   That makes public transportation about 10 times safer per mile than commuting by car, the study...
Highway Construction News September 08, 2016
Secretary of Transportation Anthony Foxx announced on Sept. 7 that almost $800 million in inaugural FASTLANE federal grants has been awarded to 18 transportation infrastructure projects in 15 states and the District of Columbia.   Foxx said the grants will be combined with other funding from...
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