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News October 28, 2014
  Oregon Governor John Kitzhaber announced that plans to install cable barriers along sections of I-5’s median, which stretches between Salem and Albany have been expedited. This announcement comes with the support of the state’s DOT director Matthew Garrett.   Climate issues, including heavy rains...
Traffic Management News October 27, 2014
The times are changing in Louisville, Ky., with the governing Transit Authority of River City (TARC) preparing to debut a new fleet of all-electric buses to replace the long-standing trolley car system. TARC plans to have the full fleet of 10 buses roaming the city streets by the end of 2014.  ...
News October 27, 2014
The New York State Thruway Authority is looking to take advantage of the state’s contentious Atlantic coast winds as an alternate source of sustainable energy. A metering law signed into effect by Gov. Andrew Cuomo in 2011 allowed the Authority to investigate sources of renewable energy generation...
Traffic Management News October 24, 2014
Boston’s oldest subway line is set to enter the 21st century, as the Massachusetts Bay Transportation Authority (MBTA) announced it would begin providing real-time location data for Green Line trains starting in October. The MBTA will implement data sharing in three stages, with full integration...
Winter Maintenance Case Studies October 24, 2014

Pavement overlay helps protect the bridge.

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The composition of the pavement overlay.

Located on a rural portion of Interstate 76 in eastern Colorado, a bridge near the town of Hudson needed infrastructure protection and safer winter driving conditions. When the University of Colorado Denver wanted to conduct a study involving the effects of an anti-icing pavement installation, this...
Structural Strengthening Case Studies October 24, 2014
Precast deck panels in place

Precast deck panels set in place.

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A pour on the grid deck for closure.

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The Georgia Department of Transportation maintains a network of roads and bridges that carry some of the highest traffic volumes in the country, and often employs accelerated bridge construction products when rehabilitating its structures, as was the case in the recent rehabilitation of two...
News October 24, 2014
The Minnesota Department of Transportation (MnDOT), in effort to meet compliance with Minnesota Statue 216H, which requires the agency to reduce greenhouse gas emission levels by 15% from their 2005 recorded levels by the end of next year, has issued a request for proposals toward constructing a...
Traffic Management News October 23, 2014
Connected-vehicle technology was at the heart of many of the winning apps in AT&T's Connected Intersections Challenge, which encouraged contestants to develop mobile traffic-safety solutions for the New York City area. AT&T received submissions from 45 teams in 13 countries and 26 states,...
Funding News October 23, 2014
In a statement issued on Oct. 22, House Majority Leader Kevin McCarthy (R-Calif.) indicated that the GOP will use programs such as the fledgling 2012 highway funding bill to address what he characterized as “inefficient, ineffective, and incompetent federal agencies along with failed government...
News October 22, 2014
In response to a Texas court ordering Trinity Highway Products to pay $175 million in damages caused by one of its guardrails, FHWA Acting Administrator Gregory Nadeau is asking the manufacturer to provide a crash-testing plan for the ET-Plus System by Oct. 31.   Trinity submitted crash-test video...
Traffic Management News October 22, 2014
The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) closed the comment period Monday for a proposed ruling to mandate vehicle-to-vehicle (V2V) capability in all cars and light trucks in the future.   While the number of manufacturers and researchers investigating V2V technology is rapidly...
Road Construction News October 22, 2014
The $2.5 billion project to expand the New Jersey Turnpike between Interchanges 6 and 9 from six lanes to 12 is readying to open. According to Thomas Feeney, spokesperson for the turnpike authority, the project was slated for completion in mid-November, but the northbound lanes should be opened to...
Safety Videos October 21, 2014
International Cybernetics Corp. has the technology to prevent fatalities and serious injuries from happening due to roadway departures or pavement conditions. An immediate solution is available today. 
Traffic Management News October 21, 2014
California’s long-awaited, long-debated high-speed rail (HSR) received confirmation to begin construction on Monday when the state Supreme Court refused to hear an appeal of a lawsuit blocking the project. A second part of the suit still must be argued before a Sacramento County judge.   The...
Funding News October 21, 2014
News out of Springfield announced that Ill. Governor Pat Quinn (D) has authorized a $2.2 million resurfacing project in Will County that will see the resurfacing of 2nd Street to U.S. 45 in Manhattan and Wilton Townships. Gallagher Asphalt Corp. of Thornton, Ill. won the job.   This capital...
Traffic Management News October 20, 2014
The Mississippi Department of Transportation (MDOT) has won the Best New Innovative Practice – Partnership Deployment award in the Intelligent Transportation Systems (ITS) America’s “Best of ITS Awards,” honoring the most innovative, effective and influential achievements in the ITS industry.  ...
Asphalt Recycling News October 20, 2014
According to a report issued by the Virginia Department of Transportation (VDOT), the results of a 2011 project to rehabilitate a southbound section of I-81, near Staunton, Va., showed a conclusively positive outcome of the unique use of multiple forms of recycled materials to repair and recreate...
Traffic Management News October 17, 2014
Officials in the city of Jacksonville, N.C., began operation of a new $5 million intelligent transportation system (ITS) Oct. 16, with 210 traffic detectors, 41 traffic cameras and nine digital-message signs. Operations will be handled remotely until the brand-new Center for Public Safety is ready...
News October 17, 2014
According to the New York Times, William J. Ronan, the architect and first chairman of the Metropolitan Transportation Authority, died on Wednesday, Oct. 15, at his home in West Palm Beach, Fla. He was 101.   A former dean of New York University, Ronan was instrumental in the 1968 creation of the...
Accelerated Construction Case Studies October 17, 2014

Accelerated construction from 17 to 13 days was achieved by the contractor’s hour-by-hour construction plan and 24-hour work schedule.

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RoadQuake is a series of portable transverse rumble strips that alert distracted drivers with auditory and vibratory sensation that they are entering a caution zone.

The Rte. 6 Bridge Deck Replacement Project Team took a hard look at a range of traffic-mitigation scenarios from full closure to a one-lane road with alternating traffic. After assessing cost of delay up to $80,000 per day, an addition of up to 60 minutes of travel time and potential for 3- to 4-...

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