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News April 08, 2016
Project Neon is about to light up the Las Vegas area with activity.   Officials gathered in Symphony Park to christen the start of the $1 billion project, which covers 3.7 miles on I-15 and will help lighten congestion on Las Vegas’ infamous Spaghetti Bowl.   “We need this,” Nevada Gov. Brian...
Bridges Article April 08, 2016
An important evacuation route and major link from the New Jersey mainland to the popular beach communities of Seaside Heights and Seaside Park, the 60-year-old Mathis Bridge carries three lanes of Rte. 37 eastbound over Barnegat Bay.   Constructed in 1950, this 66-span, 0.9-mile-long structure...
Asphalt Article April 08, 2016
From the semi-arid northern plains to the humid subtropical piney woods, Texas’ sprawling network of roads—nearly 700,000 lane-miles of them—span multiple climates.   The temperature and landscape variances over such a vast area can wreak havoc on roadway maintenance. Many shortcomings arise when...

Security in intelligent transportation requires sensible planning and implementation of a defense-in-depth strategy. The combination of constructive, operational and reactive strategies over the long term can create a robust defense, where overall security can be achieved in scales greater than the sum of its parts. 

Intelligent Transportation Systems ITS Article April 08, 2016
Many a traffic engineer is familiar with fiddling the door lock on a traffic controller cabinet.   Not too long ago, that was the only security task in maintaining traffic systems for technicians in the field. Security controls for these kinds of traffic management systems, in particular for older...
DOT in Crisis Article April 08, 2016
The transportation systems for highways and arterials in the U.S. have advanced from a collection of independently operating devices to highly interconnected, far-reaching and integrated systems.   These integrated systems require a reliable communication network that spans a broad geographical...
DOT in Crisis Article April 08, 2016
If you are caught in the middle of this sandstorm, don’t even think about blinking your eyes. One second is all a hacker needs to penetrate a firewall and drop a load of Armageddon on a department of transportation (DOT).   “At any given moment there are about 20,000 attacks [happening] on the...
Automated Vehicles News April 08, 2016
Google has deployed four modified Lexus SUVs in Phoenix, Ariz., to map its traffic markers. A Google executive told Reuters the company was interested in seeing how the sensors that help the cars operate react to desert driving. He also highlighted Arizona’s favorable regulatory treatment of self-...
Bridge Construction News April 08, 2016
The result of a recent audit of the South Carolina Department of Transportation (SCDOT) discovered that the agency had more than 150 separate priority lists for road and bridge repair projects; the reason for this, according to SCDOT head Christy Hall, is that a single statewide list of all road...
News April 07, 2016
It’s a rite of spring as routine as the return of the first robin: spring weight restrictions going into effect across the state of Michigan to protect roads during the thaw. What isn’t so routine is exactly when these restrictions, also known as “frost laws,” go into effect and how long they last...
News April 06, 2016
The Oregon DOT needs to prove itself if there is plans to improve the road and bridge system in the state.   Five months ago, Gov. Kate Brown called for officials to launch a performance review of the transportation agency, and so far nothing has been done.   State lawmakers have said if ODOT wants...
Concrete Case Studies April 06, 2016
A 31-mile stretch of I-70 near Richfield, Utah—from mile marker 18 to mile marker 49—was in serious need of repair. Two lanes in each direction of interstate concrete pavement had corner breaks, surface and joint spalls and panel-length cracking. In addition to heavy traffic, this area receives an...
Traffic Safety News April 06, 2016
This story is adapted from a statement issued by the Oregon Department of Transportation   An Oregon State Police vehicle totaled when a distracted driver’s car hit it last February took center stage on the Capitol Mall this week, showing what can happen when drivers are distracted for even a short...
News April 05, 2016
A worker is dead after a steel bridge beam on the I-90 project fell on Touhy Avenue in Des Plaines, Ill. Three others were hurt.   Crews were removing sections of the Touhy Ave. bridge early in the morning on April 5 when a beam rolled off pier support and came crashing down on the men. Steel...
News April 05, 2016
Florida Gov. Rick Scott has signed HB 7027 into law. This legislation will deliver transportation improvements quicker and more efficiently and creates a financing corporation that will build major projects more competitively and at lower interest rates.   FDOT’s legislative package (HB 7027) will...
Funding News April 05, 2016
According to Mississippi House Transportation Committee Chairman Charles Busby (R-Pascagoula) who was working during the past week on a broad-based plan to increase revenue for an infrastructure plan, members want to look for additional “efficiencies” in the Department of Transportation during the...
Intelligent Transportation Systems ITS News April 04, 2016
The Mississippi Department of Transportation (MDOT) is installing an Intelligent Traffic System in Jackson County. The $10 million project got underway this week with crews laying fiber-optic cable along I-10.   The purpose of the system is to deliver a modern driving experience that uses smart...
Asphalt Products April 04, 2016
Kold-Flo pourable crack filler is a modified asphalt emulsion crack filler and sealer that is suitable for repairing cracks in roads, pavements, driveways, concrete foundations, parking lots and other asphalt or concrete surfaces. It is a cost-effective and fast-curing asphalt crack repair solution...
Equipment Videos April 01, 2016
GeoTerra GTO mats provided site access and turf protection to Denver’s Park Department's heavy construction vehicles while protecting turf at a city baseball outfield.
Equipment Videos April 01, 2016
GeoTerra mats provide site access roads with minimal disturbance in Maryland’s environmentally sensitive area.
Equipment Videos April 01, 2016
The Geoweb 3D confinement system offered a base stabilization solution in a soft subgrade area of New Mexico highway.
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