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News October 14, 2014
Senate Environment and Public Works Committee Chair Barbara Boxer (D-Calif.) wants Rep. Dave Camp (R-Mich.) to send over some bullet points.   Boxer has been asking the House Ways and Means chairman for a list of ways to beef up the Highway Trust Fund so Congress could pass a multiyear highway bill...
News October 12, 2014
The Louisiana Department of Transportation and Development (DOTD) recently received $41.4 million in additional federal highway funding after successfully obligating the full amount of its federal funding during the 2013-2014 federal fiscal year. This marks the 14th consecutive year that the...
Winter Maintenance Case Studies October 10, 2014

An application vehicle at MRDC prepares for a run.

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Loaded with salt and ready to batch brine.

MRDC Operations Corp. (MRDC), a private enterprise responsible for maintaining and rehabilitating a 121-mile highway connecting the cities of Fredericton and Moncton in New Brunswick, Canada, began manufacturing and using salt brine several years ago for pre-wetting road salt during deicing...
News October 10, 2014
When the U.S. Dept. of Transportation released its Projects of National and Regional Significance Survey on May 29, 2014, the expectation during its one month period of availability was widespread response across all the 50 states as to what those states’ respective departments of transportation...
Bridges Videos October 09, 2014
A new span of the I-91 Brattleboro Bridge in Brattleboro, Vermont, replaces structurally deficient and functionally obsolete twin steel truss bridges that were built in 1958. 
Traffic Management News October 09, 2014
London’s Tube system is set to undergo a renaissance with the debut of designs this week for new automated underground trains. The city expects the first of the new trains to go into service on four lines  in 2020, with a full automated fleet by the middle of the decade.   The new trains come...
Funding News October 09, 2014
On Nov. 4, Texas residents will decide whether to approve a state constitutional amendment known as Proposition 1, which would effectively earmark monies derived from oil and gas production taxes for a transportation fund aimed at bolstering the state’s cash-poor department of transportation.   The...
Traffic Management News October 08, 2014
The Florida Department of Transportation hosted a gathering of state transportation officials at its Traffic Engineering Research Laboratory in Tallahassee in October to demonstrate its latest vehicle-to-vehicle (V2V) and vehicle-to-infrastructure (V2I) applications.    FDOT staff performed two V2V...
News October 08, 2014
The state of Georgia has more to manage these days.   Gov. Nathan Deal helped make the first digs on another managed lanes project in Georgia. Officials were on hand to cut the ribbon, which included the ceremonial dirt toss, for the I-75 corridor project. When completed in 2017, the 12-mile...
Traffic Management Article October 08, 2014
    You may never have to stand on a street corner again.   Not with the way the public transportation industry has been transforming over the last several years thanks to technological advances that make hailing a cab or catching a bus as simple as tapping your phone screen. This new wave of on-...
Traffic Management Article October 08, 2014
In spite of limited new federal funding in recent years, high-speed rail (HSR) projects are moving forward in many of the nation’s 11 designated HSR corridors as states are using a mixture of existing federal funding and state and private funding sources in order to advance projects.   While there...
Traffic Management Article October 08, 2014
    At signalized intersections, daily fluctuations in demand can be handled by the amount of green time allocated to the movement.   As traffic increases over time and the demand cannot be handled by signal-timing changes, the resulting congestion can be handled by adding lanes to the...
Bridges Article October 07, 2014
With thousands of bridges, including 53 that cross the Mississippi and Missouri rivers, the Missouri Department of Transportation (MoDOT) will always need to invest in maintenance, repair and replacement of these critical pieces of the state’s transportation infrastructure.   Simply because of age...
Road Construction Article October 07, 2014
When concrete is in the doghouse, tender loving care is at an all-time high.   It is perhaps the most critical point in the entire pour, one where all elements join together and attempt to harmonize. Those involved in the Elizabeth River Crossing project, which is this year’s No. 1 on the Roads...
Road Construction Article October 07, 2014
So far the master plan is going according to plan.   Since commencing the I-405 Master Plan in 2002—which looks to ease congestion on one of Washington state’s busiest roadways—the Washington State Department of Transportation (WSDOT) has completed 13 of the 150 total projects, all on schedule and...
Road Construction Article October 07, 2014
The goal of the Highway 12 Jameson Canyon Road project was to widen two sections of Highway 12, a heavily traveled road connecting the Highway 80 corridor to Napa and the northern counties of California.   The road was open throughout all phases of construction, which made the project all the more...
Road Construction Article October 07, 2014
Few things discourage people from living in an area more than a noisy neighborhood.   That was the situation in Delta and Surrey, B.C., at the end of 2010. Situated roughly 30 km southeast of Vancouver, the province’s second- and third-largest cities were seeing a lot of truck traffic on local...
Road Construction Article October 07, 2014
Covering 10 city blocks and 3,800 linear ft of roadway, the Bagby Street Greenroads Project was effectively the first of its kind in Texas. Bagby Street is a one-way major collector that connects downtown Houston to southbound U.S. 59, and is one of the rapidly developing corridors of Midtown...
News October 07, 2014
If the Republicans have a successful November, a long-term highway bill might not be far behind.   House Speaker John Boehner (R-Ohio) has been planting the seeds for a “common ground” effort with President Obama if his party can gain control of the Senate and win more seats in the House on Nov. 4...
Traffic Management News October 07, 2014
With the intelligent transportation systems (ITS) market growing exponentially around the world, a new guide released in October highlights some of the latest high-tech solutions being tested across the United Kingdom.   The document, titled Local Authority Guide to Emerging Transport Technology,...

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