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Concrete Article January 04, 2016
RGG United Contractor Inc. (RGG) completed a major terminal gate repaving project at Phoenix Sky Harbor International Airport three months ahead of schedule, using reversible metal paving forms that were designed to accommodate different concrete depths.   The project was part of a $15.4 million...
Concrete Article January 04, 2016
Constructing, maintaining and reconstructing interstate highways can be accomplished in a sustainable, cost-effective manner.   Sustainability is an increasingly important element in the design and construction of transportation infrastructure because of limited dollars and natural resources.    ...
Preventive Maintenance News January 04, 2016
The Indiana Department of Transportation (INDOT) said it will begin testing license plate-tracking technology to monitor “unpermitted overweight vehicles.”   The initiative was spurred by damage caused by an overweight semi passing over I-65 southbound Wild Creek bridge in Tippecanoe County. Crews...
Communications News January 04, 2016
General Motors Co. announced today that it is investing $500 million in the ride-sharing company Lyft Inc.   GM gets a seat on Lyft's board as part of the partnership, which could speed the development of on-demand, self-driving cars.   The two companies will soon open numerous U.S. hubs where Lyft...
Equipment Case Studies January 01, 2016
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Lake Gaston is a hydroelectric reservoir in North Carolina and Virginia. It is a man-made lake, roughly 35 miles long, covering 20,000 acres and 350 miles of shoreline. Prior to the lake being formed, power line poles were installed in the area. The lake was then created and filled, and those same...
Law News December 31, 2015
The Federal Highway Administration’s (FHWA) exemption from the “Buy America” policy for steel and iron products hit a roadblock with a federal judge, who told the agency to rewrite it.   FHWA in 2012 created an exemption from Congress’ “Buy America” requirements, allowing products containing less...
Safety News December 31, 2015
According to the Oregon Department of Transportation, the number of crashes on Highway 217—which stretches from Beaverton to Tigard, connecting drivers from Highway 26 south to I-5—has dropped significantly since new variable speed-limit signs and other electronic signs began operating more than a...
Safety News December 31, 2015
According to a press release issued by the California Department of Transportation (Caltrans), the agency will replace its current traffic data capturing equipment to better collect information and digital images on the state highway system, the funds for which will be provided by a grant from the...
Maintenance News December 30, 2015
Officials within the Alaska Department of Transportation (ALDOT) are looking at budget cuts outlined in Governor Bill Walker's recently published state budget proposal in advance of a pending legislative session. Cuts that may well have a significant impact on the agency’s ability to address...
Asphalt News December 30, 2015
The Arizona Department of Transportation (ADOT) has selected a preferred developer for the Loop 202 South Mountain Freeway, which remains on track for construction to begin in summer 2016 as the largest-ever highway project in the state.   This is the first highway public-private partnership in...
Public Transportation News December 30, 2015
Archaeological discoveries made this past May have, according to officials, added seven months and $5 million in protracted costs to Indianapolis’ IndyGo Downtown bus transit center project.   The transit center, which when completed with be a hub for most of the city's bus lines, is now on pace to...
Funding News December 28, 2015
For the second year in a row, Utah Gov. Gary Herbert is asking lawmakers to consider chipping away at the increasing amount of earmarked dollars in the state, focusing on those billed for transportation projects.   The state’s General Fund is expected to grow by about $180 million this year, but $...
Safety News December 23, 2015
The American Association of State Highway and Transportation Officials (AASHTO) today announced that it has approved a schedule for implementing the use of roadside safety hardware devices, such as guardrails and crash cushions, on the National Highway System that meet new crash-testing standards...
Intelligent Transportation Systems ITS News December 23, 2015
Google is reportedly teaming up with the Ford Motor Group to create a joint venture that will build self-driving cars. The new business will be geared toward “automated ride sharing,” and is expected be announced at next month’s Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas.   A recent report from ...
Intelligent Transportation Systems ITS News December 22, 2015
The Federal Aviation Administration’s (FAA) new web-based registration system for small unmanned aircraft systems (UAS) is now active. Users who fly UAS, which include remote controlled aircraft, may register at www.faa.gov/uas/registration.   Owners must register small UAS weighing more than 0.55...
Safety News December 21, 2015
The unpredictable ocean and atmospheric phenomenon known as El Niño has prompted state DOTs to make winter weather preparations.   The American Association of State Highway and Transportation Officials (AASHTO) released the results of a survey on winter weather preparations. Seventy percent of the...
Equipment Case Studies December 18, 2015
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Mabey Inc.’s line of products, engineering and responsive support created a stable work environment for a new storage tank system in Cobb County, Ga. The facility addresses issues created by heavy rainfall and plays a significant part in the advancement of Atlanta’s infrastructure. But its...
Intelligent Transportation Systems ITS News December 18, 2015
PASSUR Aerospace Inc., an aviation business intelligence, big data, and software solutions company, announced the establishment of an Unmanned Aerial System (UAS) Drone Traffic Management Integration service.  The service is designed to help commercial drone operators become more informed,...
Equipment Case Studies December 18, 2015

Culvert project avoided active roadway disruption via use of liner

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Culvert liner application helped crews realize an accelerated construction timeline

In May 2015, the city of Ithaca, N.Y., contacted Don LeBlanc of the Snap-Tite Culvert Liner team (a division of ISCO Industries) to discuss and review a failing culvert underneath a major road in town. The culvert liner team specializes in analysis and the rehabilitation of structures via segmental...
Concrete News December 17, 2015
With the passage of a five-year federal transportation bill, cement manufacturers will see a rise in consumption according to the Portland Cement Association (PCA).   The Fixing America’s Surface Transportation (FAST) Act will provide more than $305 billion to maintain and improve the nation’s...

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