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Associations News July 30, 2012
The American Association of State Highway & Transportation Officials (AASHTO) is supporting the National Forensic League during the 2012-13 school year, helping students to talk transportation.   More than 30,000 junior and senior high school students from more than 2,000 schools affiliated...
Electronic Toll Collection News July 27, 2012
The Los Angeles County Metropolitan Transportation Authority (Metro) and Caltrans announced that FasTrak transponders are now available for purchase in advance of the new Metro ExpressLanes debuting in the near future. The lanes along the I-110 Harbor Freeway are set to open in the fall while the...
Editorial/Commentary News July 27, 2012
A new project delivery method that reduced freeway construction time by nearly a year, a potential game-changer in port dredging material recycling and the creation of a temporary interstate bridge structure that improved safety for motorists and workers were recognized as models of innovation...
Funding News July 27, 2012
U.S. Transportation Secretary Ray LaHood announced the availability of up to $17 billion in loans for critical infrastructure projects across the country as a result of the recently enacted surface transportation bill. LaHood encouraged states and cities across the country to submit letters of...
Bridges News July 26, 2012
There is a divide when talking about the connection to the Poplar Street Bridge in St. Louis.   Officials on the Illinois side see the I-70 ramp which is linked to the historic span as a key component when it comes to moving commerce through the region. Leaders on the Missouri side, however, want...
Editorial/Commentary News July 25, 2012
The Colorado Department of Transportation (CDOT) along with Ames Granite, the design-build contractor for U.S. 36 Express Lanes, will be holding three public meetings along the U.S. 36 corridor to announce the start of construction and introduce the project team.   At each of these meetings, the...
Ice Control Products July 25, 2012
ClearLane enhanced deicer helps you fight icy winter roadways faster and more effectively. Providing better performance at lower temps, ClearLane enhanced deicer offers greater residual, less scatter, reduced clumping and a PNS-corrosion inhibitor in a non-leaching formula. What’s more, the U.S....
Saws Products July 25, 2012
FS8400 D 3-speed gearbox flat saw is a professional saw perfect for use on large jobs.  A Tier 3/Interim Tier 4 engine reduces emissions and the patented power transmission system transmits more power to the bladeshaft (72 hp), with optimum torque, than similar models in its class. The addition of...
Motor Graders Products July 25, 2012
Deere has revolutionized motor graders with its G-Series, offering users a choice of console-mounted industry standard controls or armrest-mounted industry standard fingertip controls, all while retaining the steering wheel that customers have asked for.  G-Series models, ranging from 185 to 275...
Transportation Management News July 24, 2012
Douglas County residents are preparing to vote on a transportation referendum next week that would help improve travel conditions and incident management on I-20.   The central focus of the referendum measures would allow for the creation of a county traffic control center in the administrative...
Transportation Management News July 24, 2012
The Washington State Department of Transportation unveiled the newly automated express lanes on I-5 in Seattle Monday, which engineers will now be able to reverse with the push of a button.   Prior to automation, switching the lanes could take up to an hour; with the new system in place, the lanes...
Funding News July 24, 2012
Lawmakers on Capitol Hill might have eliminated earmarks from MAP-21, but in Massachusetts the practice is making a comeback.   Both the state House and Senate have plastered a $1.39 billion transportation bond bill with earmarks in an effort to force Gov. Deval Patrick to spend a tight budget on...
Products July 24, 2012
GMS Gregory Mini Spacer Guardrail and Thrie Beam System is NCHRP 350 TL-3 and MASH approved and provides predictable and consistent release from a strong post every time. In addition to many safety advantages, the GMS (Gregory Mini Spacer) system eliminates the need for offset blocks and can be...
Manhole Risers Products July 24, 2012
No need to leave grates low leaving a pothole with grate bottom. Our Inlet/Catch Basin/Monument Box Risers will save time, lower cost, eliminate traffic control and/or liability of manual adjustments. Our riser heights start at ¾ in. rise, increase in ¼ in. increments, and are made to your job...
Excavators Products July 24, 2012
In Texas, they make no bones about it: today’s powerful Gradall excavators are designed to do the work of many machines, saving time, money and manpower. The Gradall boom swings, telescopes and tilts to do more work with more power, even when there isn’t much overhead room. Click to learn how they...
Pothole Patching Products July 24, 2012
Python 5000, the only one-person-operated pothole patcher that uses standard asphalt mixes–both hot and cold–to make permanent, compacted patches in two minutes. Fix potholes before they get to be a major problem, or repair long cracks. Use in all weather while operator stays safely in the cab....
Concrete Products July 24, 2012
Scott Rim Snaps are designed to hold thin bricks against a ver- tical concrete form. When concrete is poured into the form and hardens it captures the thin bricks as the core sample shows. The result is a hard rock concrete wall with integrally cast thin bricks for aesthetics. Check out...
Transportation Management News July 23, 2012
The city of Detroit and the tri-county Suburban Mobility Authority for Regional Transportation (SMART) announced it would be receiving $30 million in federal grant money for improvements to bus routes in the city and surrounding suburbs. More specifically, the money will help buy additional buses,...
Funding News July 23, 2012
The Pennsylvania Turnpike Commission this week approved a 2013 rate schedule that will result in overall toll-revenue growth of 3%. It entails a 10% toll increase for cash-paying customers and a 2% toll increase for those who pay with E-ZPass. With the increase, E-ZPass customers who currently see...
Bridges News July 20, 2012
The first six concrete pontoons to support a replacement S.R. 520 bridge in the state of Washington are ready to float out of a construction facility in Tacoma starting Monday, July 23, marking a major milestone toward replacing the aging and vulnerable floating bridge.   Crews will tow pairs of...
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