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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...
Asphalt Videos March 09, 2016
Tired of filling the same potholes? Watch this video to learn about the six factors that go into creating a quality pavement repair material. If any of those factors are off, you will be refilling that same pothole again—soon.
Transportation Management News March 09, 2016
The Wisconsin Department of Transportation (WisDOT) released new data showing that nine of 20 Milwaukee area freeway segments are so congested that motorists must allow more than twice as much time to consistently complete their trips during peak travel times as they would under uncongested...
Bridges News March 09, 2016
The North Carolina Department of Transportation (NCDOT) broke ground on the Herbert C. Bonner Bridge replacement. Originally built in 1963, the Bonner Bridge provides the only highway connection between Hatteras Island and mainland North Carolina.   The new bridge is designed to have a 100-year...

Two all-terrain cranes perform bridge reconstruction work on I-90

Bridges Case Studies March 08, 2016
The Illinois Tollway (I-90) is in the midst of a 15-year, $12 billion capital improvement program. At the Meacham Road Interchange near the northwest Chicago suburb of Schaumburg, a $51 million bridge and ramp project is underway. The project entails reconstructing the bridge that carries traffic...
Safety News March 08, 2016
The Tennessee Department of Transportation (TDOT) selected five winning messages out of 3,000 entries to appear on the state’s overhead Dynamic Message Signs.   The top five messages include:   1. “Turn signals, the original instant messaging.” 2. “Get the cell off your phone and drive.” 3. “...
Transportation Management News March 08, 2016
Kansas City launched a one-year pilot program, which is a mix bus and ride sharing services. The Kansas City Area Transportation Authority (KCATA) merged with urban technology company Bridj to create a faster and customized mode of transportation.  KCATA is using 10 locally made Ford vans to...
Light Rail Transit (LRT) News March 07, 2016
San Francisco BART trains and station platforms are notoriously crowded, notably during heavy commute times, so in effort to assuage some of the frustration plaguing passengers, the transit system is going to try to use fun and games—and, of course, money—to persuade some riders to take trains that...
DOT in Crisis News March 07, 2016
The California Metropolitan Transportation Commission decided last month to trim the state’s transportation improvement plan by $754 million, in advance of the expectation that lower gas taxes and lower oil prices would have a severe effect on state tax-derived revenue. The loss was estimated to be...
Traffic Management News March 04, 2016
The Massachusetts Department of Transportation (MassDOT) will begin to roll out an all-electronic tolling program and a new real-time traffic management system. For drivers, the most immediately noticeable change, especially for anyone who travels the Massachusetts Turnpike, will be overhead...
Equipment Videos March 03, 2016
Crafco presents the latest version of the Super Shot 125 at the 2016 National Pavement Expo. Upgrades include Smart Touch digital controls and an ergonomically designed wand with field-replaceable parts.
Traffic Safety News March 03, 2016
North Carolina Governor Pat McCrory announced that $50 million will be dedicated to improving highway safety and reducing the number of traffic accidents throughout the state.   “These investments in road safety will help save lives,” said McCrory. “One of my top priorities as governor is to ensure...
Bus Rapid Transit (BRT) News March 03, 2016
Montgomery County, Md., which has been historically plagued with traffic clogs along its busiest corridors has moved one step closer to getting a public transit system.   County executive Ike Leggett announced this week plans and funding for a bus rapid transit system designed specifically to...
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