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Traffic Management News January 13, 2016
President Obama spoke about building a 21st-century transportation infrastructure system in his final State of the Union address. A plan that will have to be backed by the $305 transportation billion bill passed by Congress in December, which also adheres to Obama’s sentiments on limiting the...
Highway Construction News January 12, 2016
The Nevada Department of Transportation (NDOT) approved a $75.9 million contract to build the USA Parkway connecting I-80 to U.S. 50 via the Tahoe Reno Industrial Center.   Ames Construction won the contract bid $2 million below the next lowest bidder. The road project will be completed 125 days...
Intelligent Transportation Systems ITS News January 12, 2016
The U.S. DOT has taken a major step toward requiring that all vehicles be equipped with V2V technology. The new rule will call for standard V2V technology to be phased in over several years, and the technology will have to clear administrative obstacles and a comment period.   Transportation...
Public Transportation News January 11, 2016
TransLoc has partnered with Uber in order to better ally itself with public transit agencies. The partnership is intended to marry the strengths of public transit with the convenience and reliability of ride-sharing applications such as Uber.   TransLoc, which builds technology products for public...
Funding News January 11, 2016
Bud Wright, executive director of the American Association of State Highway and Transportation Officials (AASHTO), said states are seeking information about how much they will receive under the pending release of the 10-year-old earmarks provision. The provision under the five-year transportation...
Equipment News January 08, 2016
The tunnel-boring machine Bertha broke through its concrete access vault and is now tunneling beneath Seattle on its way toward a planned maintenance stop, the Washington Department of Transportation (WSDOT) said in a statement.   The Highway 99 tunneling machine, now approaching South Main Street...
Intelligent Transportation Systems ITS News January 08, 2016
United States Transportation Secretary Anthony Foxx said there are no plans for a national set of regulations for autonomous vehicles, and that those decisions are better suited at the federal lawmaking level.   “There’s a lot the federal government can do in terms of laying out safety standards...
Public Transportation News January 07, 2016
The Sound Transit Light Rail line set to open by the end of March 2016, allowing quick travel between the University of Washington, Capitol hill and Sea-Tac Airport.  The project has been stalled in the planning phase for 20 years, ever since voters approved the plan in 1996 and was originally...
Bridges News January 07, 2016
The St. Croix bridge project will open in Fall 2017, one year later than originally planned, officials from the Minnesota and Wisconsin departments of transportation said.   Some of the major setbacks included a worker shortage where contractor Lunda/Ames struggled to find enough skilled workers...
Traffic Management News January 06, 2016
Preliminary plans for an $11 million “superstreet” project along U.S. Route 35 in Greene County, Ohio, are underway. The Ohio Department of Transportation (ODOT) says the measure would be a less costly alternative to the initial $120 million highway redesign project planned for the area.  ...
Highway Construction News January 06, 2016
The Texas Department of Transportation (TxDOT) has $1.27 billion projects in the works in the Houston area, spanning eight counties.   One of those is the Grand Parkway, where construction continues to progress. The project requires installing 3,802 concrete beams and pouring 121 bridge decks. ...
Bridges Videos January 05, 2016
Mabey Inc. supplied towers to support a bridge while repairs were made to leaning piers. The bridge remained open to traffic for a majority of the 11-month project.
Bridges Videos January 05, 2016
Pier work commences with Mabey's MAT75/125 propping and hydraulic jacking system support bridge.
Intelligent Transportation Systems ITS News January 05, 2016
Toyota said it will adopt Ford's SmartDeviceLink system to offer smartphone connectivity in its vehicles, and the two automakers invited other manufacturers to join the platform.   "Developing a safer and more secure in-car smartphone connectivity service which better matches individual vehicle...
Bridges Videos January 05, 2016
Mabey’s compact bridge is built in sections, like an erector set, and pushed out into the abyss, a section at a time, until it reaches the opposing shore.
Equipment Videos January 05, 2016
A utility pole replacement project took contractors through Maryland fields using an old farm lane (meant for tractors and farm trucks) to reach utility lines.
Equipment Videos January 05, 2016
Interlocking composite mats create a riverbed roadway and workpads for crane to install bridge pile.
Equipment News January 05, 2016
The newly repaired tunnel boring machine for the Alaskan Way Viaduct project, churned its way through 6 ½ ft of an approximately 15-ft-thick concrete wall. The machine is expected to complete the job this week, bringing it to the next phase of the project.   Bertha’s most recent progress allowed it...
Concrete Article January 04, 2016
Historically, pavement engineers have strived to balance safety and driver comfort when designing long-lasting concrete pavements.   In recent years tire/pavement noise has become a hot-button issue for motorists and residents living near high-volume roadways alike. In the past this was a dilemma,...
Safety Article January 04, 2016
We hope you never need a guardrail system, but if you do, you likely will need one badly.   In many states guardrail posts are made from pressure preservative-treated (PPT) timber. For example, the state of Washington has approximately 2 million guardrail posts in service, most of which are PPT...

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