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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...
Transportation Management News December 17, 2015
The Federal Transit Administration this week ordered Washington D.C. Metro to address a list of more than 200 safety issues, some of which date back to 2000, that agency officials were aware of but may not have resolved. Such issues range from the small (out-of-date fire extinguishers) to the...
Bridges News December 17, 2015
Traffic on I-65 South is now crossing the Abraham Lincoln Bridge. The Lincoln Bridge, the centerpiece of the Downtown Crossing portion of the Ohio River Bridges Project, opened to northbound traffic on Sunday, Dec. 6.   The Lincoln Bridge is carrying three lanes of northbound traffic and two lanes...
Transportation Management News December 17, 2015
The California Department of Motor Vehicles (DMV) released a set of proposed guidelines that could put ordinary people behind the wheel of autonomous vehicles, a move those in the business of developing driverless technology are concerned will hamper AV development and initiative within the state...
Tolling News December 16, 2015
The Colorado Department of Transportation (CDOT) opened the eastbound toll lane on I-70 to traffic. The lane is 13 miles long and cost $78 million to build.  The lane officially opened at 9:06 a.m. and traffic flow was reported to be steady and flowing.    The toll lane is intended to provide...
Smart & Resilient Cities News December 16, 2015
Bus rapid transit (BRT) will arrive in downtown Chicago just a day before the official start of winter. Dubbed the Loop Link, the city’s first BRT corridor will skirt both Union Station and Ogilvie Transportation Center, describing a route east on Washington Street to Michigan Avenue and then back...
News December 15, 2015
The Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) announced new rules that will require nearly all owners of Unmanned Aircraft System (UAS) to register in a national database. The federal law will be effective Dec. 21 and drone owners will be subject to civil and criminal penalties if they do not register...
Safety News December 15, 2015
The U.S. Department of Transportation’s investigative section launched an audit to determine if the Federal Transit Administration has the tools and personnel to carry out its new role overseeing the safety of Washington D.C. area Metro’s rail operations.   Previously, a 2012 audit looked broadly...
News December 14, 2015
Low emissions, low fuel consumption and energy efficiency: All these qualities are becoming even more important to the building industry and to manufacturers of construction machinery. So, what progress has been made? What new developments are there, and what can these machines still do? Less or...
Public Transportation News December 14, 2015
Toronto commuter rail operator Go Transit has taken delivery of its first locomotive to comply with the latest US Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Tier 4 emissions regulations.   Motive Power Industries (MPI), a subsidiary of Wabtec, took receipt in 2012 of a $32.8 million order from the...
News December 11, 2015
A report found there have been at least 241 reports of close encounters between unmanned aerial vehicles and manned aircraft.   The report is based on an analysis of government records detailing 921 incidents involving drones and manned aircraft between Dec. 17, 2013, and Sept. 12, 2015.   Two...
Concrete Case Studies December 11, 2015

Husqvarna FS 8400 flat saw cuts through concrete patch

Concrete Cutting and Breaking Co. (CCB), were hired to saw cut 9-in.-thick concrete pavement on I-95 in Miami-Dade County, Fla. CCB cut damaged roadway locations into 1 ft x 6 ft x 9 in. thick sections, also known as patches, in order for Gosalia Concrete Constructor Inc. to remove the damaged...
Transportation Management News December 11, 2015
The Pennsylvania Department of Transportation (PennDOT) believes traffic congestion along a stretch of I-80 that runs through the Poconos will improve once a new traffic management system goes online between the Tannersville exit and the New Jersey state line.   A series of new poles are presently...
Bridges Case Studies December 10, 2015
HDR was awarded the contract to design and build the new Tappan Zee Bridge—which will replace the current traffic-jammed Tappan Zee Bridge—on an aggressive schedule. Crossing the Hudson River at one of its widest points, the bridge was designed to include twin tower cable-stayed main spans with 1,...
Asphalt Case Studies December 10, 2015
Between December 13, 2014, and March 15, 2015, the New York City Department of Transportation (NYCDOT) filled nearly 160,000 potholes. But while all potholes need to be repaired, not all pothole repairs are the same.   The NYCDOT was considering reconstruction options for 1st Avenue, which had been...
Tolling News December 10, 2015
The Commonwealth Transportation Board of Virginia approved the creation of HOT lanes on I-66 inside the Capital Beltway.   The state of Virginia already has a network of HOT lanes set up on I-95 and part of the Capital Beltway. However, the HOT lanes on I-66 inside the beltway, will be set up...
News December 09, 2015
Online pre-registration for Bauma 2016 is open.   The 6.5-million-square-foot exhibition space is booked to capacity, but companies on the waiting list for floor space can now be listed in the show directory.   Bauma is also expanding its social network presence:   Facebook (facebook.com/...
Transportation Management News December 09, 2015
The Illinois Department of Transportation (IDOT) is considering creating managed lanes on I-55 in Cook and DuPage counties. Plans include building another lane in each direction of the 25-mille stretch I-55 between I-355 and the I-90/94 junction in Chicago.   The plans aim to reduce congestion on...
Bridges News December 08, 2015
The Connecticut Department of Transportation (CTDOT) will utilize an Unmanned Aerial Vehicle (UAV) to perform limited visual bridge inspection tasks on the Gold Star Memorial Bridge.   The testing process will gauge the ability of the UAV to provide access to as well as to photograph areas of the...

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