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Autonomous Vehicle Systems News July 20, 2016
U.S. Transportation Secretary Anthony Foxx said Tuesday that he wants government regulators and the auto industry to work more closely together to test self-driving technology before people entrust their vehicle's steering and brakes to a robot.   Foxx told about 1,200 people at a self-driving...
Road Construction News July 20, 2016
The superstreet project for U.S. Route 35 in Beavercreek Township, Ohio, has received a $5 million commitment in state funding.   The funding, which comes by way of the Ohio Department of Transportation’s (ODOT) Highway Safety Improvement Program, represents nearly half the estimated cost for the...

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Bridge Construction News July 19, 2016
A large crane being used to construct the new Tappan Zee Bridge in New York collapsed Tuesday, blocking all lanes on the span it is replacing, closing the traffic artery indefinitely and injuring five people.   Digital traffic signs as far back as Interstate 95 in New Jersey advised drivers of the...

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Road Construction News July 19, 2016
An $800,000 construction project is now underway to turn one of the most dangerous intersections in New Albany, Ind., into a much safer route.   The intersection of Spring Street and Silver Street has been ranked one of the highest prone to accidents in southern Indiana. A recent study shows over a...
Intelligent Transportation Systems ITS News July 19, 2016
Dr. Peter Sweatman   This October 10–14, thousands of transportation leaders from around the world will descend on Melbourne, Australia for one of the most exciting and prestigious gatherings of the year, the 23rd World Congress on Intelligent Transport Systems.   Among those leaders will be Dr....
Bridges Case Studies July 18, 2016
With thousands of bridge construction projects under its belt, and with the largest fleet of crawler cranes in North America, the ALL Family of Companies has become a trusted partner for complex jobs. Dawes Rigging & Crane Rental, ALL’s four-location presence in Wisconsin, is providing five big...
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...
Funding News July 18, 2016
A San Mateo Highway 101 carpool study jeopardized by a lack of state funding is expected to move forward as regional transportation officials seek federal dollars to fill in the gap.   Express lanes are being eyed to ease the commute on the San Mateo County stretch of the increasingly clogged...
Traffic Safety News July 18, 2016
Visit our homepage to take this week's poll question, which questions the value of driver-assist technology in light of new NHTSA fatality data.
High-Speed Rail News July 15, 2016
The prospect of a high-speed rail system remains elusive despite a $10 billion federal investment, lawmakers said Thursday.   Even after the big buy-in from the government, the project that is closest to being completed could still be a decade away, while only 300 miles on four lines in the U.S....
Road Construction News July 15, 2016
As traffic worsens in east Orange County, Fla., the region's two biggest road-building agencies are quarreling over how to address the problem.   The Florida Department of Transportation (FDOT), which is currently widening a 5-mile stretch of State Road 50 between Dean Road and Old Cheney Highway,...
Highway Construction Videos July 14, 2016
The I-290 Interchange project and the Illinois Route 390 project are part of the Illinois Tollway's Elgin-O'Hare Western Access Project. Scheduled to be complete in 2017, the I-290 Interchange project will include 17 ramps and 15 new bridges in the interchange area, and will create direct access...
Bridges News July 14, 2016
Gov. Nathan Deal (R-Ga.) today announced a partnership with South Carolina for an estimated $75 million project to replace existing Interstate 20 bridges over the Savannah River and the Augusta Canal, and add lanes on I-20 to Exit 1 in South Carolina. The project will enhance safety and operations...
Bridge Construction Case Studies July 13, 2016
New York’s Tappan Zee Bridge is a vital component of the state’s infrastructure system. On average, it bears the load of 138,000 vehicles each day, helping commuters cross the Hudson River at one of its widest points; but the bridge, which opened to traffic in 1955, was originally designed to last...
Bus Rapid Transit (BRT) News July 13, 2016
The Northern Virginia Transportation Commission has bestowed its seal of approval on a proposal to run bus rapid transit (BRT) 11 miles between Tysons Corner and Alexandria, mostly along Route 7.   The commission—comprised of state legislators, local-government officials and business leaders—...
Bridges News July 13, 2016
Governor Andrew M. Cuomo (D-N.Y.) today announced the availability of $200 million in enhanced assistance for local governments over the next two years to rehabilitate and replace bridges and culverts statewide.   The funding, provided through the Governor's BRIDGE NY initiative, is being...
Road Construction Videos July 12, 2016
The Utah Department of Transportation (UDOT) provides construction updates for the month of July, including project information on the Bargerter Highway 600 West Interchange, the Mountain View Corridor project in West Valley City, and the resurfacing of SR-210 (Wasatch Blvd.) between Big and Little...
Safety Products Products July 12, 2016
CRIB Cargo Carrier is designed for the transport, deployment and retrieval of RoadQuake 2F Temporary Portable Rumble Strips. The CRIB reduces deployment and removal time, keeping workers less exposed to traffic and acting as a solution to manual handling of the rumble strips.    For more...
Safety Products Products July 12, 2016
The BoardWalk temporary pedestrian modular ramp provides accessible, safe guidance wherever alternate pedestrian pathways cross curbs or other obstacles. The ramp can be installed perpendicular to the street, across a curb, and to a temporary crosswalk. The ramp and platform can be installed...
Safety Products Products July 12, 2016
Nite Beams' high-vision LED safety vests emit lighted beams into darkness, visible up to 1/4 mile in each direction. The vests are powered by 1 oz. USB rechargeable battery packs, operating up to 40 hours on full charge. A variety of LED colors are available. 
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