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Joint Sealing Machines Videos August 10, 2016
Simple, safe and reliable describes the new Magma cracksealers in safety green for 2016. Quietest operation, best operator visibility and new ergonomic wand.
Light Rail Transit (LRT) News August 10, 2016
Metra in Chicago has suspended its search for a vendor to build 367 new rail cars because of a state shortfall in capital money.   The state of Illinois has put on hold more than $300 million in funding previously budgeted in the commuter rail agency's capital program, plus the state still has no...
Safety News August 10, 2016
Massachusetts state officials launched a campaign Tuesday to protect workers in roadway repair zones amid an alarming string of crashes in recent weeks involving suspected drunk drivers.   The effort combines public education against drunken driving with increased law enforcement at the work sites...
Bridge Construction News August 09, 2016
The I-495 bridge that crosses the Merrimack River just south of the Route 113/110 interchange and which caused a traffic nightmare last week when a pothole developed is set to be replaced.   Mayor James Fiorentini said the state will be replacing the bridge in fiscal 2017. The bridge has been the...
Bus Rapid Transit (BRT) News August 09, 2016
The Charleston County Council is expected to issue final approval to a half-cent sales tax referendum today, which will set the stage for voters to decide on Nov. 8 whether the increase will go into effect, to the imminent benefit of the region roads and transit network.   The $2.1 billion raised...
Traffic Safety News August 08, 2016
In New Jersey, the hammer might well be coming down on distracted driving swift and soon.   A bill being sponsored by State Assemblyman John Wisniewski (D-Middlesex) and Nicholas Chiaravalloti (D-Hudson), which is modeled after a law in Maine and is, according to legislators, intended to educate,...
Road Construction News August 08, 2016
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Road Construction News August 08, 2016
The South Carolina Department of Transportation (SCDOT), in a letter regarding the troubled and delayed construction on I-26 in between Lexington and Calhoun County, laid blame on who’s at fault for those lengthy delays.   In the letter to State Senator Nikki Setzler, SCDOT Secretary Christy Hall...
Smart Streets News August 05, 2016
The Missouri Department of Transportation (MoDOT) has decided to investigate the plausibility of employing solar panels on its roadways with a pilot project that will convert a section of sidewalk at the historic Route 66 Welcome Center off I-44 in Conway.   “We want to start kind of smaller and...
Intelligent Transportation Systems ITS News August 05, 2016
National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) administrator Mark Rosekind announced this week that in light of the fact that the development of autonomous vehicles has grown more pervasive and that such vehicles are now being tested and in some cases employed on national roadways, the need...
Safety News August 04, 2016
The Colorado Department of Transportation (CDOT) Dangerous Combinations campaign is a statewide effort to educate Coloradans on the dangers of driving while high on marijuana. To demonstrate what can happen if you get behind the wheel when impaired, a giant three-dimensional billboard has been...
Construction Planning News August 04, 2016
The Hawaii Department of Transportation (HDOT), in response to state lawmakers’ scuttling of a controversial gas tax proposal, has ceased work and planning on dozens of highway development and improvement projects.   According to State Highways Division Deputy Director Ed Sniffen, the state lacks...

The Jane Byrne flyover will rise above the interchange and intersect with westbound I-290 just past Halsted Street.

Transportation Management Article August 03, 2016
Chicago natives are no strangers to traffic. Growing numbers of cars and trucks throughout the region have caused an increase in traffic delays, leading to excessive travel times and congestion. That’s why the Illinois Department of Transportation (IDOT) had to think boldly and reach deep in...
Manhole Risers Case Studies August 03, 2016
Lower Allen Township Authority, a regional municipal sewer authority in Pennsylvania, provides service in Cumberland and York counties, west of the busy Harrisburg metro area. Superintendent David Ramsey deals with the same paving and manhole maintenance challenges as any municipal sewer system...
Transportation Management Article August 03, 2016
In cities across the nation, Americans are increasingly choosing to relocate to the urban core for smaller spaces, convenience, entertainment options, proximity to nearby restaurants, shopping and employment opportunities. A critical challenge for urban living spaces in many cities is...

Florida’s priced managed I-595 corridor. Photo: Paul Morris, courtesy HNTB

Traffic Management Article August 03, 2016
Americans have long paid a premium for reliability. When we want to ensure an important package arrives at its destination by a certain date and time, we pay extra to get it there overnight. If we do not want a layover or the risk of arriving late for an appointment in another city, we pay extra...
Transportation Management Article August 03, 2016
The term Big Data (BD) has become ambiguous, confusing and often misused in the transportation industry. It is a broad term that has become as much a marketing strategy and industry buzzword as anything else. There’s big money in BD, but what’s all the hype about? Is it really something that the...
Traffic Management News August 03, 2016
The Pennsylvania Department of Transportation (PennDOT) has created a new web application with a pre-populated database that consolidates information about 8,700 traffic signals located on state routes.   The one-stop electronic information warehouse will make it easier for PennDOT, municipalities...
Construction Planning News August 03, 2016
The Santa Cruz County Regional Transportation Commission tomorrow will consider its list of projects over the next two decades, in which its biggest expense likely will be road maintenance.   The draft 2040 Santa Cruz County Regional Transportation Plan has $6.1 billion worth of projects, ranging...
Retaining Walls Case Studies August 02, 2016
The intersection of Rybolt and Wesselman Roads in Green Township, Ohio, was notorious for its significant visibility problems and heavy traffic. With construction starting in 2014 on a new subdivision nearby, Hamilton County officials initiated plans to widen the intersection to allow for the...
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