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Bridge Construction News June 29, 2016
The North Carolina House Transportation Committee approved a bill yesterday that would keep the state’s Department of Transportation (NCDOT) from creating new corridor maps and eliminating current maps, an action that would essentially end any new major highway construction plans on the books, if...

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High-Speed Rail News June 29, 2016
This week, Amtrak cut the ribbon on a new, exclusive “Metropolitan Lounge” in Chicago’s Union Station. The $7 million comfort zone is intended (and reserved for) riders traveling in sleeping cars or in business class, as well as those in the top two tiers of Amtrak's Guest Rewards program only.  ...
Profilograph Profiler Products June 28, 2016
International Cybernetics’ road profilers give accurate real-time smoothness results. The system collects accurate and repeatable road profile data at speeds up to 75 mph. The data can be used for estimating, design build, post-construction or final acceptance. ICC’s system can report any required...
News June 28, 2016
The deadline to submit your top road project for consideration for the 2016 Roads & Bridges Top 10 Roads list has been extended to July 8. Created in 2000, this list receives national media attention every year and is one of the best sections produced by the No. 1 magazine in the marketplace....
Light Rail Transit (LRT) News June 28, 2016
The proposed South Coast rail project in Massachusetts to extend commuter service to New Bedford and Fall River could cost $1 billion more than expected and take at least six years longer than scheduled to construct, state transportation officials revealed on Monday.   The long-discussed plan once...
Accelerated Construction News June 28, 2016
Fourteen bridges in Beaver County, Pa., are to be replaced by the end of 2017, with three of those projects to commence in July.   The three bridges have been in use for a combined 240 years, which underscores the need for immediate repairs and upgrades to those structures.   The projects are a...
Transit News June 27, 2016
Service improvements are on the way for commuters on the L.A. Metro Gold Line starting today as Metro makes key schedule changes as a result of requests from the riding public.   All Gold Line trains will now run to the APU/Citrus College station every seven minutes in the morning and afternoon...
Highway Construction News June 27, 2016
Alabama Gov. Robert Bentley joined other state and local officials recently in Birmingham to mark the completion of the final section of Interstate 22, a 213-mile highway linking that city with Memphis, Tenn., along the US 78 corridor.   The governor and officials cut a ribbon for the I-22...
Bridge Inspection Products June 24, 2016
Sensefly's Albris can switch between capturing video, still and thermal imagery during the same flight without the need for landing to change cameras. Featuring five dual-sensor modules, the albris provides the situational awareness required to operate close to structures and surfaces, achieving...
Equipment Products June 24, 2016
The MSKT from Road Systems, Inc. is an energy-absorbing tangent terminal that is MASH TL-3 compliant, features an improved impact head and anchorage system, is easily installed, and saves on inventory costs. The impact head can be used on existing in-place SKT systems for maintenance repairs. 
Truck Parts Products June 24, 2016
IAS portable, all-aluminum, OSHA-friendly work platforms are ideal for extending a truck trailer’s surface, and providing safe, efficient trailer access while loading and unloading at any work site. The 4-in. and 8-in. platforms are ANSI rated and are designed for flatbeds to improve loading...
Concrete Products June 24, 2016
CS Unitec’s Trelawny MHS11 concrete scabbler is a demolition tool for quick concrete removal. Eleven piston heads supply 24,200 total BPM and a cutting width of 10 in. Applications include laitance removal, keying concrete, bridge deck preparation for waterproofing and gentle, effective scabbling...
News June 24, 2016
Los Angeles County is looking to expand its transit line and pump more money into road and bridge projects, but not everyone is looking to dig into the plan currently sitting on the table.   Officials want to increase the sales tax by a half of a cent, and will allow the voters to decide in...
Pothole Patching Products June 24, 2016
DuraHook pothole patcher by Durapatcher rolls on in minutes for higher utilization of truck chassis. Self contained with 6-yd aggregate bin, 250-gal emulsion tank and 74-hp Deere diesel. Spray-injection patching is a proven permanent solution to potholes with labor savings over hot-mix patching. 
Traffic Management News June 24, 2016
The Pennsylvania Department of Transportation (PennDOT) on Thursday announced a slew of traffic restrictions and alternate plans for the Philadelphia region as a result of security concerns for the Democratic National Convention in July.   Most notably, the state agency announced that commercial...
Highway Construction News June 24, 2016
The Indiana Department of Transportation (INDOT) joined with Governor Mike Pence as well as state and local leaders to officially kick off construction on a $92 million project to modernize Interstate 69 in Hamilton and Madison counties.   The project, as part of the governor’s Major Moves 2020...
Safety Products June 23, 2016
It is difficult to forecast how many accidents a highway construction or maintenance jobsite might see through completion of a project. Site-Safe is available to rent, lease or sell TMA attenuator trucks to provide enhanced safety for motorists and workers. 
Autonomous Vehicle Systems News June 23, 2016
Faraday Future plans to begin testing prototype self-driving electric vehicles on California roads later this year after winning approval from the state.   The Los Angeles-based startup plans to begin building and selling electric vehicles next year in the United States. A spokesperson from the...
Highway Construction News June 23, 2016
The Texas Department of Transportation (TxDOT) is planning to put between $4.2 billion and $4.5 billion toward easing traffic on the highly congested Interstate 35.   At this stage, however, only $300 million has gone to the project.   Seven of the new I-35 projects are already funded, and two...
Highway Maintenance Case Studies June 22, 2016
As the main U.S. highway along the East Coast, Interstate 95 is one of the busiest and most important in the country. Like many others, it requires constant maintenance and oversight that can be troublesome for many state departments of transportation. One such problem arose on the I-95 South...
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