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Safety Case Studies December 02, 2016
The Massachusetts Department of Transportation (MassDOT) tested PSS RoadQuake 2F Temporary Portable Rumble Strip (TPRS) during the week of Oct. 31, 2016. MassDOT wanted to test the product in a live work zone, as part of their approval process.       MassDOT conducted the tests to resolve, in live...

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Asphalt Maintenance News December 02, 2016
The Colorado Department of Transportation (CDOT) has identified $9 billion worth of unfunded priority project, including the widening of I-25 between Monument and Castle Rock, but is faced with a $1.41 billion budget for 2017, a budget which is at present over-burdened with maintenance requests.  ...

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Highway Construction News December 01, 2016
The Martin Luther King Freeway Extension, a new elevated roadway that connects the Midtown and Downtown tunnels in Portsmouth, Va., has opened a month ahead of its scheduled opening date.   Signs at each ramp and along Interstate 264 were uncovered Tuesday evening in preparation.   Construction of...
Intelligent Transportation Systems ITS News December 01, 2016
The State of Ohio is investing $15 million to install advanced highway technology along its "Smart Mobility Corridor"—a 35‑mile stretch of U.S. 33 northwest of Columbus. It was used Wednesday, Nov. 30 for a demonstration run by Otto, a developer of self-driving vehicle technology.   Gov. John...

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Highway Construction News November 30, 2016
A $6 billion project aimed at enhancing the environment and reducing traffic congestion along the I-5 corridor between Solana Beach and Carlsbad in California kicked off Tuesday.   The California Department of Transportation (Caltrans) and the San Diego Association of Governments (SANDAG), along...
Road Construction News November 29, 2016
President-elect Donald Trump continues to fill his cabinet, and he picked one that has had a long shelf life as his next Transportation Secretary.   Elaine Chao was named to that position late Tuesday, Nov. 29. Chao served as Secretary of Labor under George W. Bush from 2001-2009, and also was...
Saws Products November 29, 2016
The Husqvarna FS 3500 G is a self-propelled 37-hp flat saw that is lightweight, low-profiled, easy-to-maneuver and service. The Poly-V bladeshaft belt drive system and automatic tensioner reduces vibrations and increases production. It is designed for patch repair and service work.
Automated Vehicles News November 29, 2016
A self-driving truck will begin traveling on two Ohio roads next week after state officials announce details of new investments to support innovative transportation technology.   A vehicle from self-driving truck maker Otto will travel a 35-mile stretch of U.S. Route 33 on Monday in central Ohio...
Asphalt Paving News November 29, 2016
The drought in Mississippi this year is not only affecting recreational activities such as bonfires and camping, but is also affecting the state’s highways, according to the Mississippi Department of Transportation (MDOT).   “Our roads have suffered the effects of extreme loss of rainfall...

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Bridges News November 28, 2016
Amidst a tight budget environment, Idaho Transportation Department (ITD) engineers stretched resources to perform a needed replacement of an old bridge in the small, eastern town of Mud Lake. The project review also will reduce traffic impact during the four-month-long project starting next fall...
Construction Planning News November 28, 2016
Visit our homepage and take this week's poll, which concerns the apparent backpedaling of President-elect Trump's promises on infrastructure funding.
Intelligent Transportation Systems ITS News November 28, 2016
In an unfortunate scenario over the recent Thanksgiving weekend, hackers apparently breached San Francisco’s mass transit system, forcing the agency to shut down its light-rail ticketing machines and point-of-payment systems and allowing passengers to ride for free.   A message reading “You hacked...
Safety News November 23, 2016
The Colorado Department of Transportation (CDOT) is halfway through a statewide inspection of highway guardrails and has thus far found 144 sections that may not absorb the energy of a crash, putting drivers in danger.   Of the 120,000 crashes in Colorado per year, CDOT executive director Shailen...
Intelligent Transportation Systems ITS News November 22, 2016
Developers of what is billed as a world-class testing facility for driverless vehicles, along with Michigan Gov. Rick Snyder, are breaking ground on the American Center for Mobility in Ypsilanti Township. The new facility will test new automotive technology, including driverless cars.   “Michigan...
Bridge Construction News November 22, 2016
A crew in Coeur d’Alene, Idaho, leveraged creation of a sliding girder installer to complete repairs to the 56-year-old I-90 Pennsylvania Avenue Bridge in just three weeks this spring, saving about $161,000 and shaving three months off the closure.   The work was recognized with a department...
Bridge Construction News November 22, 2016
A Maryland board voted Monday to build a new, $765 million Gov. Harry W. Nice Bridge over the Potomac River connecting Maryland and Virginia.   Under the plan approved by the Maryland Transportation Authority Board, construction is to begin in fiscal year 2020. The current bridge, which carries...
Traffic Safety News November 22, 2016
Seat belt use in the U.S. has reached its highest level since the federal government began regular national surveys in 1994, according to a study released by the U.S. Department of Transportation’s National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA).   “The best way folks can protect themselves...
Safety News November 21, 2016
The Occupational Health and Safety Administration (OSHA) has issued final revised rules for its walking-working surfaces and fall protection standards, a change the agency estimated will affect 112 million workers at 7 million job sites.   The agency said the biggest change is that employers will...
Safety News November 21, 2016
With more than 125,000 people in the technical workforce trained, TC3’s training can impact you and your organization. Both of these courses are available at no cost and are a part of TC3’s 120-course curriculum.   Guardrail Series: Guardrail Basics This is the first course in the Guardrail Series...
Intelligent Transportation Systems ITS News November 21, 2016
Startup company nuTonomy, which has already hit public streets with robot taxis, will begin trying out autonomous vehicles in the city of Boston by year’s end.   The company, financed in part by Ford Motor Co. Executive Chairman Bill Ford’s venture fund, announced a deal with the city of Boston and...
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