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Maintenance News March 24, 2016
The only road leading to Alaska’s North Slope oil fields is at risk of severe flooding during the coming spring thaw. Climate experts believe the conditions will be similar to those that intermittently closed portions of the remote highway for more than two months in 2015.   State transportation...

GeoSpray geopolymer is applied to corrugated metal pipe.

Culvert Repair / Rehabilitation Case Studies March 24, 2016
In the border town of McAllen, Texas, dealing with storm water run-off is a challenge. For local municipalities, it is paramount to modify storm-water infrastructure to keep up with rapid growth, and handle large amounts of water when the weather rapidly fluctuates.   After a severe drought prior...
Transportation Management News March 23, 2016
Construction started in 2014 on a $1.2 billion light-rail project near the University of North Carolina at Charlotte. Track work will begin in late May to early June and will run nearly 20 miles once the 9.3-mile extension is open by August 2017   The Blue Line Extension includes 11 new bridges and...
Funding News March 23, 2016
The U.S. DOT’s Federal Highway Administration (FHWA) announced $15 million in grants for states under a new program to test alternative revenue mechanisms to help sustain the long-term solvency of the Highway Trust Fund.   “What is clear is that more investment in transportation is necessary to...
Transportation Management News March 22, 2016
The Federal Transit Administration (FTA) is launching a three-part “safety blitz” on D.C.’s Metro rail system.   “Starting today, the Federal Transit Administration (FTA) WMATA Safety Oversight Office is launching a three-part safety blitz focused on key areas of safety concern: red signal overruns...
Funding News March 21, 2016
Los Angeles Metro unveiled a $120 billion spending plan over the next 40 years on the city’s transportation infrastructure. The proposed measure and project list will be presented to the Los Angeles County Metropolitan Transportation Authority in June.   Initial projects included in the plan are...
Funding News March 21, 2016
The Iowa Transportation Commission amended the state's transportation improvement plan for the current fiscal year to add an estimated $91.7 million in new highway and bridge construction projects because more funding is now available. The Iowa Transportation Commission said all the newly added...
Transportation Management News March 18, 2016
Transportation Secretary Anthony Foxx and Alphabet-owned Sidewalk Labs CEO Dan Doctoroff announced a partnership that will deploy the tech firm's new Flow transportation platform in the city that wins the U.S. DOT's Smart City Challenge.   The platform will collect data from mobility apps to help...
Maintenance News March 18, 2016
Arkansas gave official interstate designation to a 44-mile stretch of road between I-55 Crittenden County and U.S. Highway in the city of Jonesboro.  The move to designate this section of U.S. Highway 63 as the Future I-555 has been in the works for decades but was recently made a reality with an...

BoardWalk includes approach plates at curb and street levels. Modular edge castings provide guidance for use of canes and other walking devices.  

Safety Case Studies March 17, 2016
In our March 2014 Roads & Bridges Case of the Week, we featured Paul Peterson Co., Columbus, Ohio, and their efforts to help municipalities improve pedestrian safety in sidewalk work zones.   In that case study, we relayed why Peterson Co. deployed SafetyWall ADA-Compliant Pedestrian...
Transportation Management News March 17, 2016
Every 1,118th intersection in the U.S. is a roundabout, compared to France where at every 45th intersection motorists can expect to encounter the curved intersection. Research by the American Insurance Institute for Highway Safety found that roundabouts reduce injury by 75%.   The Washington...
Transportation Management News March 16, 2016
A new 3-mile segment of Seattle’s Link light rail is set to open Saturday, adding service from the University of Washington to downtown Seattle and Sea-Tac airport. Named the “University Link”, the extension opens six months ahead of schedule and $200 million under budget.   The line service will...
Safety News March 16, 2016
The Minnesota Department of Transportation (MnDOT) is undertaking a statewide lighting conversion project and saving money while improving safety.   The project involves converting more than 28,500 roadway lights from traditional high-pressure sodium to LED or light emitting diode technology. The...
Transportation Management News March 15, 2016
A new report by INRIX, a road traffic data company, revealed U.S. cities led the world in having the worst traffic congestion—making up 50% of the top 10 metros areas with highest amount of traffic.   The cities are rated based on the average time wasted per commuter, and cities such as Los Angeles...
Transportation Management News March 14, 2016
At least 29 people have been taken to the hospital following an Amtrak train derailment in southwest Kansas. According to a statement, the train was traveling from Los Angeles to Chicago when it derailed approximately 20 miles west of Dodge City, Kan.   Kansas Highway Patrol communication...
Funding News March 14, 2016
U.S. Transportation Secretary Anthony Foxx announced the availability of credit assistance for critical infrastructure projects across the country through the Transportation Infrastructure Finance and Innovation Act (TIFIA) program.  Foxx encouraged states and cities across the country to submit...
Transportation Management News March 11, 2016
A report released from the Federal Highway Administration (FHWA) showed that the implementation of a Road Condition Reporting Application by the Wyoming DOT was successful.   Weather Responsive Traffic Management (WRTM) involves implementation of traffic advisory, control and treatment strategies...
Funding News March 11, 2016
The Indiana House and Senate approved a two-year $1 billion infrastructure bill. The measure does not raise taxes, but will use a combination of state reserves, tax re-allocations, Major Moves dollars and proceeds from last year's tax amnesty program.   Supporters of the bill like Senator Luke...
Funding News March 10, 2016
The South Carolina Senate approved a $400 million roads plan that does not include an increase in the state’s gas tax. The Senate bill is being sent to the S.C. house for final approval.  The S.C. House passed a roads-funding bill that included a 10-cent-per-gallon gas tax and a slight cut in the...
Transportation Management News March 10, 2016
Delaware Beaches will soon have a new transit hub that will allow DART to provide expanded bus service to the surrounding community.   The first phase of the project at 17616 Coastal Highway includes a 248-space park-and-ride lot. The lot is expected to open in summer 2017. The project also calls...
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