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Equipment Videos April 01, 2016
The Geoweb 3D confinement system provided a stable, permeable and low-maintenance surface at the heavy trafficked High Steel industrial yard.
Light Rail Transit (LRT) News April 01, 2016
Florida Department of Transportation (FDOT) officials have given contractor Middlesex-Herzog II of Littleton, Mass., the go-ahead to begin construction of the second phase of the SunRail commuter rail line.   "Construction can start April 1,'' said SunRail spokeswoman Jessica Ottaviano. The notice...
Funding News April 01, 2016
North Carolina's controversial LGBT law is facing opposition from many in Washington and it could mean major local road projects miss out on important federal funding down the road. Legal precedence exists that could allow the federal government to cut North Carolina off.   It puts $4.5 billion in...

All lanes of traffic remained open during construction of the Redi-Rock retaining walls, which are designed to install quickly and within a small footprint.

Retaining Walls Case Studies March 31, 2016
THE CHALLENGE In 2015, the Kentucky Transportation Cabinet (KYTC) began work on the multi-million-dollar New Circle Road widening project in Lexington. The scope of the project included nearly 3.2 miles of lane additions, shoulder widening, on-ramp and exit ramp realignment, and bridge widening...
Signal Systems News March 31, 2016
Sunnyvale's traffic lights will receive a software update thanks in part to Google. Traffic lights around the city of Sunnyvale, Calif., will be installed with new advanced traffic management central software, as a result of Google’s donation of $250,000 to help fund the project.   The city...
News March 30, 2016
California Department of Transportation (Caltrans) Director Malcolm Dougherty signed a letter of intent with the Province of Noord-Holland (Netherlands) Vice Governor Elisabeth Post, MMC, to look at sustainable options for capturing solar energy in transportation infrastructure.   Caltrans will...
Transit News March 30, 2016
A new mobile app allows cellphone users to report suspicious behavior or other concerns directly to the Charlotte Area Transit System (CATS). The launch of the “See Something, Say Something” app is a move by CATS to plug into the U.S. Department of Homeland Security’s synonymous national campaign,...
Safety Videos March 29, 2016
PSS SafetyWall ADA-compliant Pedestrian Longitudinal Channelizer provides safe, continuous guidance for pedestrians, especially those with limited vision, through sidewalk work zones.    SafetyWall also serves as guidance and channelizer for other applications, in addition to sidewalk work zones...
Safety News March 29, 2016
Small, localized channels of blowing dust are a consistent and dangerous problem for Arizona drivers. Resulting in obscured visibility, such channels played a role in a 19-car pileup that caused three deaths on I-10 near Picacho Peak on Oct. 29, 2013.   In effort to address this concern,...
Intelligent Transportation Systems Software News March 29, 2016
Commuters can now keep tabs on the reliability of Boston-area MBTA's subways and buses via a new at-hand web-based tool to keep the public aware of the transit agency's health.   The MBTA launched "Dashboard," a new website at mbtabackontrack.com, that for the first time enables riders to do their...
Maintenance Products March 28, 2016
The telematics-based Winter Road Maintenance Control and Reporting System is the first to integrate data from snowplow truck electronic spreader control systems and RWIS (road weather information system) stations to provide fleet managers with a suite of performance reports. Report data is updated...
Equipment Products March 28, 2016
The Gilson Rolling Thin Film Oven (RTFO) features fast 8-min. temperature recovery that strictly meets AASHTO and ASTM requirements, as well as a NIST traceable Platinum RTD temperature sensor. Silicone compression gaskets securely grip RTFO bottles for quick loading. Removable bottom tray means...
Highway Maintenance Products March 28, 2016
SafeLane surface overlay is an anti-icing tool to prevent ice and frost from creating hazardous roadways and bridges. The patented, epoxy-aggregate pavement overlay provides anti-icing capability through naturally reactive deicer release and better year-round traction, helping keep motorists safe...
Equipment Products March 28, 2016
It’s possible to work faster and safer with the new Vacuworx HL Series Hydraulic Barrier Lifters. 360° rotation lets you maneuver concrete barriers in confined spaces during road, bridge and highway applications. Wireless remote operation makes loading, unloading and installation fast and easy...
Retaining Walls Products March 28, 2016
TechWall is a precast counterfort retaining wall system which combines counterfort design advantages with the quality and efficiency of precast concrete. Key to efficiency of the system is the superiority of counterforts, acting as equivalent cantilever beams, in resisting lateral earth pressure....
Asphalt Products March 28, 2016
The new Super 2000-3i asphalt paver from Vögele elevates asphalt paving to a new level of performance. The 10-ft tracked Super 2000-3i replaces the Vision 5200-2i, and features a basic width of 10 ft and a maximum paving width of 28 ft, with a top placement rate of 1,540 tph. The tracked Super 2000...
Transit News March 28, 2016
Georgia’s recently concluded legislative session saw an unlikely victory for proponents of mass transit development. A plan to let the city of Atlanta pursue a $2.5 billion expansion of MARTA, which was championed by some of the same lawmakers who tried to defeat a similar proposal just weeks ago,...
Bridges News March 28, 2016
The following is an edited version of a release issued by the American Association of State Highway and Transportation Officials.   A growing number of state departments of transportation are leveraging innovative unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV) technology to creatively improve safety, reduce traffic...

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Light Rail Transit (LRT) News March 25, 2016
Detroit’s M-1 Rail project, previously covered by Roads & Bridges, has received its official monnicker: the QLine.   The name was given by Dan Gilbert of Quicken Loans. The company has been a major financial contributor to the 3.3-mile modern streetcar line, which is slated to debut in 2017. It...
Intelligent Transportation Systems ITS News March 25, 2016
The federal government today charged seven Iranians with using a cyberattack to try to take over a New York dam. The Iranian hackers also allegedly targeted 46 of the nation's largest financial institutions, causing disruption to online services and making hundreds of thousands of Americans unable...
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