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Highway Maintenance Products October 13, 2016
Increased production is the primary advantage for using wing and tow plows for snow removal because they allow you to remove more snow faster. The downside, however, is property and vehicle damage caused by the devices hitting objects in or around the trailing edge of these plows. The primary...
Bridges News October 12, 2016
A pair of stream crossings on SH 13  in Wisconsin between Ashland and Mellen are finally nearing completion after a 1,000-year storm caused massive washouts two months ago.   Torrential rains washed out culverts at both crossings, as well as hundreds of cubic yards of fill material from the Trout...
Intelligent Transportation Systems ITS News October 12, 2016
The Massachusetts Department of Transportation (MassDOT) is continuing to press forward in its statewide application of GO Time Intelligent Transportation signs, which are being installed in areas of traditionally high traffic.   The system will operate, once all signs are placed and networked, by...
Equipment Products October 11, 2016
The new SaltDogg Municipal Dump Spreader (MDS) from Buyers Products provides the practicality of a dump body, combined with the convenience of a conveyor spreader, allowing for four-season operation. Featuring 304 stainless-steel construction and unique, roll-formed sides and cross-memberless floor...
Bridges News October 11, 2016
Leaders in both San Antonio and Austin are proposing plans to turn I-35 into a double-decker highway stretching from San Antonio to Georgetown. This stretch of interstate is the fastest-growing freight corridor in the country. Just 75 miles separate the cities, but the drive is punctuated by...
Intelligent Transportation Systems ITS News October 11, 2016
The Iowa Department of Transportation (IDOT) will partner with mapping venture Here, the mapping business, to transform a nearly 30-mile stretch of I-380 into a corridor adaptable for self-driving cars and trucks.   Here will use its open location platform, including real-time and predictive...
Transportation Management News October 10, 2016
Transportation Management & Engineering (TM&E) is devoted to providing in-depth, thought-provoking content on traffic management and safety, ITS, the advent of automated and autonomous vehicles, signal development and work-zone safety developments—but our editors don’t do it alone. The...
Transit News October 10, 2016
In what might be a first for streetcar transit in the modern world, a high level of popularity is causing frustration for Cincinnati city officials, the result of delayed travel times. High streetcar demand and resulting delays in service have generated tension between the city and the transit...
Snow and Ice Removal News October 10, 2016
Visit our homepage and take this week's poll question, which looks ahead to winter and considers what protocols ought to be top-of-the-pile for agencies.
Asphalt News October 07, 2016
With more than 125,000 people in the technical workforce trained and 120 live courses, TC3’s training can impact you and your organization. Both of these courses are available at no cost and are a part of the newly launched Maintenance Training Series.   Base and Subbase Stabilization and Repair...

Bike-sharing services are becoming ubiquitous in major cities across the U.S.

Transportation Management Article October 07, 2016
The rapid innovation and growth in technology-enabled mobility services has raised many policy issues. To learn more about the services (how they are used, how they relate to established transportation modes, and what implications they have for policy development, regulation, transportation...
Editorial/Commentary Article October 07, 2016
What do you worry about in this day and age? We all want a convenient and dependable world where everything just works. But as the Internet of Things grows, our exposure to hackers has joined economics, crime and natural disasters in the national litany of concerns.   It would be hard to...
Autonomous Vehicle Systems Article October 07, 2016
Across the globe, over 600,000 road users are killed every year in road incidents, many of which involve collisions with larger vehicles.   From time to time, such collisions occur between transit buses and pedestrians or other road users, transpiring more often than not as a result of blind spots...
Transit Article October 07, 2016
Replacing bridges on busy commuter rail lines is a challenging proposition. Not only do owners have the physical cost of bringing these aging assets into states of good repair, they also must consider the user costs—the economic burden of impaired mobility and service disruption—that did not exist...
Traffic Management Article October 07, 2016
Oregon Rte. 217 (OR 217) has always been a nightmare for drivers on Portland’s west side.   The limited access highway runs north-south for 7.5 miles through the western suburbs of Beaverton and Tigard between U.S. 26 and I-5. Traffic on this highway has more than doubled over the last three...
Transportation Management News October 07, 2016
Hurricane Matthew’s expected arrival on the southeast Atlantic coast late Thursday and early Friday has scrambled travel patterns throughout the region.   Flights have been canceled at major airports from Miami to Jacksonville. Amtrak has canceled long-distance trains south of Washington, D.C., to...
Road Construction Article October 06, 2016
Where to begin? It is not often that a road project is of such urban significance that even its minor details are of crucial importance. Yet such is the case with Chicago’s Jane Byrne Interchange.   This confluence of I-290 (the Eisenhower Expressway), I-90 (the Kennedy Expressway), I-94 (the Dan...
Road Construction Article October 06, 2016
Resident resistance made it seem like the La Pata Avenue Gap Connector was never going to happen. When it was finally approved, there was another problem that could have filled a large school auditorium...make that thousands of them.   The La Pata Avenue Gap Connector project, snuggled in the hilly...
Road Construction Article October 06, 2016
How do you reconstruct an interstate on top of an old one while maintaining full traffic capacity and come in 140 days early, while saving $35 million against estimates? Answer: Take the 4.7-mile I-275 reconstruction in Tampa, Fla., as a model.   The limits of the project described a densely...
Road Construction Article October 06, 2016
Operating on orders to double the capacity for traffic mobility, but design “no higher and no wider,” design firm Bridgefarmer & Associates worked tirelessly over the course of five years to complete the I-635/LBJ Managed Lanes project in Dallas.   A project that had been on TxDOT’s books for...
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