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Equipment Products January 13, 2015
Geoweb systems with vegetation, aggregate or concrete infill is an economical alternative to riprap, gabions or reinforced concrete channels for drainage ditches and storm water channels. These systems can be designed with the right infill material to infiltrate water or shed sheet flow. The tiered...
Equipment Products January 13, 2015
A vegetated drainage channel can be designed to resist moderate, intermittent flows and high-shear stresses with the Geoweb system and a turf reinforcement mat (TRM). A more economical and aesthetically pleasing solution for channel linings than riprap, the Geoweb/TRM system can resist up to 30 ft...
Equipment Products January 13, 2015
Protect your site with fast-to-mobilize GeoTerra GTO construction mats. These HDPE mats are built strong, but are light enough to handle without heavy equipment. The mats are up to 70% less expensive than heavier HDPE or timber mats, and they are fast to deploy and install.
Equipment Products January 13, 2015
Ruts and pavement degradation are dramatically reduced with the Geoweb system in the base layer. This system bridges soft sub-base soils, reduces base requirements up to 50% and offers greater strength improvements to the base than geogrids. It creates a stable base layer that reduces vertical...
Equipment Videos January 13, 2015
GeoTerra construction mats keep trucks rolling over soft soils. These strong, lightweight mats are up to 50% more economical than timber mats.
Traffic Management News January 12, 2015
Traffic engineers and transportation officials across the country have a new resource at their disposal following the opening of the National Operations Center of Excellence (NOCoE) this weekend in Washington, D.C. The announcement was made during the annual meeting of the Transportation Research...
Software Case Studies January 09, 2015
Sundt Construction—headquartered in Tempe, Ariz.—is one of the nation’s oldest and largest construction companies. For more than 120 years, Sundt has participated in many landmark projects, including building the town of Los Alamos, N.M.—where the first atomic bomb was built—and relocating the...
Traffic Management News January 09, 2015
Automotive parts manufacturer Delphi debuted its automated-vehicle platform at the 2015 Consumer Electronics Show this week, taking CNET’s Wayne Cunningham on a test drive through the streets of Las Vegas.   The system, simply called Drive, was employed on a research-model Audi S Q5 but can be...
News January 09, 2015
There is something to be said for keeping an open mind—an axiom that certainly ought to apply notably to those few elected to govern the many. But while several members of both the Democratic and Republican parties have alluded to a willingness to at least discuss the proposition of gas tax...
Software Videos January 09, 2015
HCSS GPS helps you manage your fleet more effectively by aggregating various equipment data and generating multiple reports in one central location. Imagine seeing information from your heavy equipment, light and heavy trucks, trailers, conex boxes and even non-powered assets in one simple place.
Software Products January 09, 2015
With features such as subcontractor quote management and historical estimating data, HeavyBid streamlines not only the estimating department, but also the entire company by integrating with accounting systems, scheduling software and job management software. HeavyBid adapts to your specific market...
Traffic Management News January 08, 2015
The Kentucky Transportation Cabinet (KYTC) agreed to become a partner in the Connected Citizens program from crowdsourcing traffic app Waze this week, providing another source of information for Kentucky drivers.   Traditionally, Waze relies on notifications from its users to alert drivers of...
Earthmoving Case Studies January 07, 2015
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On Rte. 205 near Presque Isle, Maine, runoff from nearby potato fields can clog culverts running beneath roads, creating washouts and resulting in flooding hazards if not quickly addressed. Region 5 of the Maine Department of Transportation efficiently tackled this issue with a Gradall XL 4300 III...
Traffic Management News January 07, 2015
Transportation officials in Toronto announced they’ll spend more than $7 million in 2015 to upgrade the city’s traffic management system. No timetables were given for purchase, installation or implementation of the new measures.   One of the more innovative pieces of the plan is a series of new...
Safety Videos January 07, 2015
A Gradall is used for highway barrier placement, eliminating the need for a lowboy trailer—and cranes and conventional excavators—while placing 50% more barriers a day.
Funding News January 07, 2015
With Congress about to reconvene for a 105-day session, transportation funding is perhaps the biggest ticket item on the agenda, and while there have been vague overtures from both political parties in the weeks leading up to the opening of legislative discussion, state departments of...
Bridges News January 06, 2015
The Federal Highway Administration (FHWA) participated in the ceremonial launch of the new Sarah Mildred Long Bridge spanning the Piscataqua River between Maine and New Hampshire. The project, estimated to cost $170 million, relies on $25 million from the U.S. DOT’s Transportation Investment...
Safety Article January 05, 2015
Transportation professionals view the setting of appropriate regulatory speed limits on public roads, including those under repair or reconstruction, as an important tool in promoting safe and efficient operations. To aid this decision-making process, state highway agencies have adopted policies...
Safety Article January 05, 2015
Navigating work zones can be challenging for all pedestrians. However, it’s especially difficult for people who are blind or visually impaired. Due to differences in spatial perception as compared to sighted travelers, people with vision impairment usually encounter physical or information barriers...

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