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Transit News April 27, 2016
U.S. Rep. Cheri Bustos (D-Ill.) is asking Illinois Republican Gov. Bruce Rauner to release previously approved state funding for a Chicago-to-Quad Cities Amtrak line.   In a letter to the governor, the Democratic congresswoman from the Quad Cities area said she has met with business leaders,...
Funding News April 27, 2016
U.S. Transportation Secretary Anthony Foxx announced yesterday the immediate availability of $750,000 in Emergency Relief (ER) funds from the Federal Highway Administration (FHWA) to stabilize and repair roads damaged by heavy rains on federal lands throughout northern California.   “Thousands of...
Slab / Pavement Lifting and Stabilization Products April 26, 2016
The Vacuworx Octapad System lifts deteriorated concrete slabs from roadways and bridge decks. Each of the 8 vacuum pads can be shut off for areas that are too damaged for lifting. Compatible with RC Series lifters, the Octapad facilitates complete slab removal from the road bed, leaving the sub-...
Software Products April 26, 2016
Redi-Rock Wall is a powerful wall analysis software package for designing Redi-Rock gravity walls. The software is available free to wall designers and includes wall analysis, bearing capacity, and slope "global" stability modules. Options for ASD or LRFD calculations are available.
Movable Barrier System Products April 26, 2016
The Road Zipper creates a flexible work zone for bridges that protects workers and motorists with the safety of concrete barrier.  During off-peak traffic, the barrier is moved to create a larger, more efficient work zone to accelerate the construction process.  Lanes are returned for peak traffic...
Equipment Products April 26, 2016
IAS portable, all-aluminum, OSHA-friendly work platforms are ideal for extending a truck trailer’s surface, and provide safe, efficient trailer access while loading and unloading at any work site. The 4-in. and 8-in. platforms are ANSI rated and are designed for flatbeds to improve loading...
Asphalt Maintenance Products April 26, 2016
WinterPave asphalt anti-freeze is an anti-icing additive mixed directly with asphalt during production. WinterPave helps prevent hard pack and ice from adhering to the pavement at surface temperatures greater than 17 degrees. WinterPave allows for easier snow removal and provides a larger margin of...
Work-Zone Reflective Markers Products April 26, 2016
Series 7930 leverages a new micro-seal technology to provide a prismatic material that has a bright, uniform appearance. This new material is workable and durable to meet the needs of non-critical sign applications. Certified to meet ASTM D4956 Type 1 Engineer Grade specification.
Intelligent Transportation Systems ITS News April 26, 2016
Intuicom Incorporated, a premier supplier of wireless solutions to the Intelligent Transportation Systems (ITS) market, announced today that the Montana Department of Transportation (MDOT), is deploying Intuicom's BroadbandPro™ Enterprise Management Software statewide in an effort to unify and...
Accelerated Construction News April 26, 2016
The Rhode Island Department of Transportation (RIDOT) is reconstructing a few state bridges by using precast foundation elements and by constructing the new bridge decks on large supports adjacent to the current bridges. When the new bridge decks are finished this fall,  the first structure (East...
Retaining Walls Videos April 25, 2016
When engineers worldwide need a proven retaining wall solution for their road and bridge projects, they turn to Redi-Rock for engineered walls they trust. Watch this video to learn why.   For more information, click here.
Traffic Safety News April 25, 2016
Sen. Richard Blumenthal (D-Conn.) is calling on the Transportation Security Administration (TSA) to implement overdue security standards for train and bus systems in the country.   Transit mega-hubs in New York, Chicago, Los Angeles and other major cities obviously need strong security, he said,...
Funding News April 25, 2016
The Senate Appropriations Committee advanced a 2017 funding bill that would spend $77.9 billion on programs under the U.S. Department of Transportation, keeping the Highway Trust Fund's highway and transit accounts at levels authorized in the new five-year FAST Act.   The Senate bill would also...
News April 22, 2016
Does the Iowa Department of Transportation want to get paid, or does it need to get paid? Believe it or not, there is a big difference.   The House of Representatives approved its budget for FY 2017, and it came in $9.7 million less than what Iowa DOT believes it needs to maintain current staffing...
Equipment Products April 22, 2016
StrataWeb geogrid reinforced soil system (GRSS) is designed to address difficult problems facing grade-change projects. It is a vertical integration system with the design flexibility required; this creates a single-source solution for the integration of multiple facing elements and varied slope...
Transit News April 21, 2016
The Metropolitan Council (Minn.) has tracked $4.2 billion in development along the existing Metro Green Line, a jump from the calculated $3.2 billion last fall.   “The continued development along the Green Line tells a story of how transit investment can transform communities while better...
DOT in Crisis News April 21, 2016
The Iowa House Appropriations Committee voted Wednesday night to slash proposed state transportation funding by $9.7 million, which would result in the elimination of more than 400 employees from the Iowa Department of Transportation (IDOT).   IDOT officials told lawmakers the cuts would likely...
Transit News April 20, 2016
The Federal Transit Administration (FTA) has mandated that Washington’s Metrorail system fix immediate safety concerns that were uncovered during a recent federal inspection.   FTA, which was granted temporary safety oversight of Metro’s rail operations in the fall, began a safety blitz following a...
Funding News April 20, 2016
NYDOT is getting $27.14 billion across fiscal years 2016-2020 for capital improvements under the recent 2016-2017 state budget agreement.   Of this total, $21.1 billion is for capital improvements of highways, bridges, rail, aviation infrastructure, transit (other than Metropolitan Transit...
Traffic Management News April 19, 2016
U.S. Sen. Al Franken (D-Minn.) visited the proposed future light rail stop in Hopkins, Minn., Sunday morning to warn that nearly $900 million in federal funding for the Southwest Corridor light-rail line will be lost if state legislators don’t fund the state’s smaller share this year.   Standing in...
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