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Road Construction Videos July 15, 2015
Mabey's interlocking, composite matting provides secure, flexible roadways to conform to challenging terrain and yet strong enough to support heavy construction equipment. See how…
Tunnels News July 15, 2015
The U.S. DOT’s Federal Highway Administration (FHWA) published the final rule for national tunnel inspection standards that will serve as the foundation of the nation’s first standardized tunnel inspection program. It will be modeled after the FHWA’s successful bridge program established nearly a...
Funding News July 14, 2015
Republicans in the U.S. House of Representatives unveiled H.R. 3038, an $8.1 billion plan to fund highway and rail transit projects through the end of 2015. The bill would be paid for by extending an airport security fee increase and various tax rule changes.   Congress faces a July 31 deadline to...
Smart & Resilient Cities News July 14, 2015
This week, TU-Automotive announced the release of its 40-page Automated Vehicle HMI Report, which explores the role of HMI in bridging the gap between fully autonomous vehicles and the driver.   While autonomous technology is far from ready to handle all driving conditions, understanding the Human...
DOT in Crisis News July 13, 2015
The U.S. DOT released a table ranking state road and bridge conditions.   Indiana ranks No.1 for the best road conditions, while Illinois and Connecticut are tied for last place.   The nation's poor road and bridge conditions cost each motorist an average of $300 annually. Nearly half the country's...
DOT in Crisis News July 13, 2015
Kentucky’s federal revenues are up 5%, totaling a $165.4 million surplus in the general fund, but the state’s road fund still has a $20 million deficit, according to a state revenue report.   Kentucky Gov. Steve Beshear didn't comment on the state of the Road Fund, which pays for highway and other...
Traffic Management News July 13, 2015
When the evening commute begins today, riders in select Colorado areas will have a new option to travel between some of Colorado’s biggest cities.  Bustang is a newly launched bus service aimed at connecting major cities and employment centers in the state. The service, which is Colorado’s first...
Manhole Risers Case Studies July 10, 2015

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Newport News, Va., has a population of approximately 183,000, making it the fifth most populous city in the state. Newport News Waterworks is a regional water provider, owned and operated by the City of Newport News that serves over 400,000 people in Hampton, Newport News, Poquoson, and portions of...
DOT in Crisis News July 10, 2015
According to infrastructure statistics on all 50 states that were released by the U.S. Department of Transportation beneath the fog of imminent expiration of national highway funding at month’s end, a quarter of Alabama's roads are in bad shape, a percentage that puts the state among the least...
News July 09, 2015
The Golden Gate Bridge will not be the golden ticket when it comes to traffic movement this weekend.   Crews will be shutting down Doyle Drive, part of Highway 101, to prep for the shift over to the new Presidio Parkway. The Parkway, a $1.1 billion job, consists of four tunnels and restored...
Smart & Resilient Cities News July 09, 2015
Google-owned traffic-monitoring app Waze has aided the city of Boston in cracking down on double parking and now it seems that city officials are hoping to leverage their data to tweak traffic lights and road signs in order to ease chronic traffic jams.   Waze monitors traffic problems by...
Funding News July 09, 2015
Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell ruled out raising the gas tax as a way to pay for the Highway Trust Fund, which will run out of money July 31.   “Let me just say we’re not going to raise the gas tax. We’re not going to raise the gas tax,” McConnell said. “The environment committee has come...
Bridges News July 08, 2015
Roads & Bridges is accepting nominations for 2015 Top 10 Bridges. Nominate your project here and check out last year's winners. Deadline to submit your nomination form is Monday, July 20. 
DOT in Crisis News July 08, 2015
The Missouri Department of Transportation (MoDOT) will not have enough funding to expand roads or build new interchanges.   MoDOT Chief Engineer Ed Hassinger said in a public statement that the agency's new five-year plan only envisions routine maintenance such as pavement repair or bridge deck...
Safety News July 08, 2015
I-10 between Casa Grande Valley and the Phoenix metropolitan area has recently been outfitted with a new series of camera towers—but it is not the speed-demons that they are looking to capture.   According to Arizona Department of Transportation spokesman Harold Sanders, the cameras are designed to...
Public Transportation News July 08, 2015
Following Washington state lawmakers approval of a 12-cent hike in the state gas tax for road projects statewide, Sound Transit was given the authority to raise $15 billion to extend light rail up and down the Puget Sound region.   “As you build a light rail network, the ridership grows...
Article July 07, 2015
Pavement-management systems (PMS) place an emphasis on concrete pavement-preservation (CPP) efforts, aiding governing bodies in staving off the need for extensive—and expensive—reconstruction, while maintaining a high standard of quality within the road network.   Several techniques are part of the...
Article July 07, 2015
When you take a project with a $500-per-minute liquidated damages clause ($864,000 per day), there is no room for error.   Once the trigger is pulled, and the paving is started, the thing that separates profit from loss is the extensive planning that has vetted all the worst-case scenarios and...
Article July 07, 2015
In 2010, the Texas Department of Transportation (TxDOT) started a $2 billion reconstruction of I-35 in central Texas.   The 96-mile corridor carries more than 100,000 vehicles per day, with two-thirds of those traveling to final destinations outside the corridor to the north or south. That’s more...
Article July 07, 2015
“Kick the can down the road, the can gets bigger.”   City of Joliet, Ill., roadways engineer Michael Eulitz was unequivocal in his summary appraisal of the present construction-industry funding crisis. “We’ve just been putting out fires these last six to seven years. We’d like to be proactive, but...

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