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Traffic Management News May 28, 2015
The Southeastern Pennslyvania Transportation Authority (SEPTA) plans to spend $154 million on 18 new regional rail locomotives; replacing eight aging engines currently in operation.   If the purchase is approved by SEPTA’s board, the locomotives will be delivered by 2018. The new engines will...
Law News May 28, 2015
The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has announced a new piece of regulation relating to the Clean Water Act (CWA) that will require additional permitting requirements and could be used as a litigation tool by project opponents, both of which could result in delays to key transportation...
Safety News May 27, 2015
The Idaho Transportation Department (ITD) has unveiled a new innovative online tool for businesses to constantly track the driver’s license status of employees.   The Driver Record Dashboard (DRD) allows companies to build and manage an unlimited list of drivers by entering vital information such...
Products May 27, 2015
The SolaMAX-3 by Tideland Signal is a self-contained lantern capable of ranges up to 3NM covering a variety of applications. Its lightweight and compact design makes it the ideal self-contained lantern for small marker buoys, docks, marinas and aquaculture sites and provides years of maintenance-...
Traffic Management News May 27, 2015
The Alabama Department of Transportation’s (ALDOT) Southwest region has announced its intent to apply for federal grant subsidies in order to boost the intelligent transportation system (ITS) operations on three interstates.   ALDOT has been plain about its efforts to improve interstate safety and...
Culvert Repair / Rehabilitation Case Studies May 27, 2015
Many culverts in the U.S. were installed 40 to 50 years ago and now have exceeded their design life and need repair. In this case, two 72-in.-diam. corrugated metal pipe (CMP) culverts in White Oak, Miss., started to fail. The Mississippi Department of Transportation (MDOT) District 7 feared that...
Cranes Products May 26, 2015
Mobile Barriers introduces new crane and bucket options for its MBT-1 barrier. The crane and bucket are easily installed on new or existing barriers. The crane shown has a 30 ft reach (9.15 m) and can be operated via wireless controls. The bucket can be rotated out of the way or removed when not in...
Paving Products May 26, 2015
The Geoweb system is a low-cost option for creating stable and permeable aggregate access roads and pavements. Through confinement of infill and exceptional load distribution, this 3D confinement system allows a reduction in the aggregate cross section by as much as 50%. Geoweb permeable roadways...
Trucks Products May 26, 2015
Site Safe trucks include an International 4300 model chassis, NCHRP 350 TL-3 rated TMA, arrow board or full matrix message board, 20 and 24-ft beds available, stake racks, and optional GPS tracking hardware. Site and strobe lights are available.Site-Safe TMA Trucks have automatic transmissions, air...
Vibratory Hammer Products May 26, 2015
Pile Driving Solutions Inc. presents the certified damper/isolator for the purpose of absorbing the vibration from a vibratory hammer and the stress that these hammers put on cranes. Pile Driving Solutions became the official distributor of the Tunkers vibratory damper and Tunkers high efficiency...
Winter Maintenance Products May 26, 2015
Cargill Deicing Technology offers GreenBlast, a deicing liquid brine additive enhanced with magnesium chloride. Using advanced technology, GreenBlast helps increase the anti-icing capabilities of salt brine by reducing the freezing point of water and increasing ice melting at colder temperatures....
Manhole Risers Products May 26, 2015
American Highway’s “Pivoted Turnbuckle” manhole riser will reduce cost and streamline the adjusting of utilities when paving.  Once installed, its custom linkage ensures a pressed in bearing fit. The Pivoted Turnbuckle will contract and expand the manhole riser ½ in., giving a full 1 in. diametric...
Roadway Design News May 26, 2015
Bertha, the plagued tunnel-boring machine at the Alaskan Way Viaduct replacement project in Seattle, has been dismantled and has revealed more damage than was expected.   Grit made its way into the rubber bearing seals, steel casings around the seals broke apart and pinion gears and the teeth that...
Public Transportation News May 26, 2015
Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel, in partnership with labor leaders, is scheduled to break ground on a new transit hub that will make it easier to get around O'Hare International Airport.   The aim of the facility is to provide a major access point for travelers to and from O’Hare. At present, the...
Safety News May 22, 2015
The Michigan Department of Transportation (MDOT) is considering using drones to keep track of road conditions in order to improve safety for highway construction workers and drivers.   Fifty-six cameras are already being used to monitor traffic in West Michigan.   "MDOT thinks there's a lot of...
Public Transportation News May 22, 2015
Not two weeks ago, Roads & Bridges reported on the launch of luxury bus service in the San Francisco area by Leap Transit, a move that was being greeted by commuters are both a welcome alternative and a divisive mode that seemed to segregate the wealthy from their blue-collar counterparts. Now...
Winter Maintenance Case Studies May 22, 2015

Epoxy-aggregate helps provide traction and anti-icing.

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Treacherous icy bridges can benefit from an overlay.

The Colorado Department of Transportation (DOT) wanted to protect their bridge decks, exit ramps and overpasses from corrosion. The seepage that can occur from applying deicing and anti-icing chlorides can also cause contamination and corrosion, and the DOT wanted to be proactive. Rather than...
DOT in Crisis News May 21, 2015
  TRIP, the national non-profit transportation research group, has conducted research into the road conditions of all 50 states, releasing periodic reports cataloging and analyzing the state of road and bridges. According to a recent report, only seven states ranked higher than Maine in poor road...
Funding News May 20, 2015
The House approved a two-month extension of funding for transportation projects. The extension, which passed 387-35 will continue funding for the Highway Trust Fund through July 31. The bill now goes to the Senate for approval.   Rep. Steny H. Hoyer of Maryland, the No. 2 Democrat in the House,...

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