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Earthmoving Videos July 06, 2015
Roads & Bridges visited the M1-Rail project in Detroit, Mich., which is projected to be completed by late 2016. 
Earthmoving News July 06, 2015
Today is the deadline to submit your road project nomination for 2015 Top 10 Roads.   Fill out your nomination form today and be sure to include as many project challenges as possible because those are the projects that will stand out!   If you need an idea of what type of road projects make our...
DOT in Crisis News July 06, 2015
The Senate and the House return from recess this week and will have less than a month to complete a long-term authorization of the Highway Trust Fund.   With a fast countdown toward the July 31 expiration of funding, lawmakers must decided how long to authorize the trust fund and how to pay for it...
News July 02, 2015
With cherry pies in high demand in Michigan as the summer kicks into high gear, lawmakers there seem to be on a sudden sugar high when it comes to finding money for the state’s ailing infrastructure.   The Senate gave the nod to a three-year $1.5 billion plan to aid road and bridge work that calls...
Funding News July 02, 2015
According to a performance audit released by Ohio Auditor Dave Yost, additional efficiency improvements in the Ohio Department of Transportation’s (ODOT) fleet operation could save the agency more than $1.7 million.   The performance audit found three areas where savings or increased revenue could...
Maintenance Case Studies July 02, 2015

TPRS deployment is easier, faster and safer with CRIB. 

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CRIB holds six RoadQuake 2F TPRS and mounts to the receiver hitch.

When Area Wide Protective’s Eric Hulme evaluated Plastic Safety Systems’ (PSS) RoadQuake Temporary Portable Rumble Strip (RQ TPRS) for deployment in their traffic control operations, he identified two issues that would require solutions before adding TPRS to their operations.   Area Wide Protective...
Funding News July 01, 2015
Lawmakers negotiated an infrastructure funding deal, which increases revenue in the Transportation Trust Fund by $24 million for the state of Delaware.   Under the new deal, new state projects costing less than $500,000 and renovation work totaling less than $45,000 will not have to adhere to...
Public Transportation News July 01, 2015
  Milwaukee County Transit System (MCTS) drivers walked off the job at 3 a.m., beginning a 72-hour strike. Union officials declared that the “work stoppage” will run through 3 a.m. Saturday.    MCTS spokesman Brendan Conway said in a statement, “ATU leaders called for a work stoppage despite...
DOT in Crisis News June 30, 2015
Missouri Highways Chairman Steve Miller stressed the need for a major repair overhaul of the state’s crumbling I-70, which he describes as “teeth rotting at the roots, but covered by a nice veneer.”   Drivers may see a smooth top layer of asphalt, but the substructure of the interstate is...
Bridges News June 30, 2015
The Skyway concession company’s executives have informed Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel’s administration their intent to sell all interest in running and collecting tolls from the 7.8-mile-long road on Chicago’s South Side, city officials announced this week. This news comes barely 10 years after the...
Smart & Resilient Cities News June 30, 2015
The waft out of Springfield is not promising for Amtrak, but that has not impeded the agency’s intention to make a major mark on a Windy City landmark.   According to officials, Amtrak plans to open restaurants, coffee shops and a grocery store as part of its plan to make Union Station a...
Safety News June 29, 2015
Forty-six percent of highway contractors reported motor vehicle crashes in their construction work zones during the past year, according to a highway work zone study by the Associated General Contractors of America (AGC).   The results of the study also urge drivers to take extra precautions as...
Funding News June 29, 2015
In an day and age when the earmarking of scant funding is a perpetual political hot potato, the state of Tennessee is poised to step outside the arena of vague promises and make tax-based strides toward transit improvements.   Gov. Bill Haslam recently stipulated that proceeds from a potential fuel...
Law News June 26, 2015
A controversial $343.5 million transportation funding package has died, Oregon Gov. Kate Brown announced.   The bipartisan, bicameral group-scribed plan was unveiled this past Tuesday night and received its first hearing in a Senate committee the following day. The plan would generate $200 million...
Bridges Case Studies June 25, 2015

VDOT builds the compact panel bridge on Route 721 in Fredericksburg, Va.

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Mabey Compact 200 Panel Bridge installation completed. Photo courtesy of VDOT.

Like many of the aging bridges in the nation, a 63-year-old bridge in Fredericksburg, Va., was deemed ready for retirement. After inspection, the Virginia Department of Transportation (VDOT) determined that the two-lane, steel and beam bridge was no longer safe for motorists and needed to be...
Erosion Control and Soil Stabilization News June 25, 2015
The Oklahoma Department of Transportation (OKDOT) brought in experts from Colorado to determine how to repair I-35, which connects Oklahoma City and Dallas, after a major rockslide from the Arbuckle Mountains shut down a portion of the highway.   Oklahoma transportation officials estimate that up...
Earthmoving News June 25, 2015
We’ve extended our deadline to submit your road project nomination for 2015 Top 10 Roads to Monday, July 6.   Take advantage of the extra time by filling out your nomination form today. Be sure to include as many project challenges as possible because those are the projects that will stand out!  ...
Funding News June 25, 2015
The Senate Environment and Public Works Committee unanimously approved the six-year, $275 billion spending plan for infrastructure projects, but lawmakers still need to find a way to fund the measure.   The plan known as the Developing a Reliable and Innovative Vision for the Economy (DRIVE) Act,...
Funding News June 25, 2015
Bit of a dip According to a report issued by the American Public Transportation Association (APTA) approximately 2.6 billion trips were taken on U.S. public transportation systems in the first quarter of 2015, representing a 0.7% dip compared with the same period in 2014.   “On a national level,...
News June 24, 2015
U.S. motorists drove a record number of miles in April, U.S. government data shows, as a resurgence in road travel that has lasted over a year showed no signs of easing. According to the data released by the Federal Highway Administration, Americans logged 267.9 billion miles on U.S. roads in April...

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