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Storm Water Videos June 04, 2015
SWS and Aquatech Amsterdam will introduce the new Stormwater Pavilion at the 2015 Aquatech Amsterdam show, targeting attendees from across the globe who are interested in storm water management and flood control.
Storm Water Videos June 04, 2015
Aquatech has partnered with Storm Water Solutions magazine on the new storm water pavilion at Aquatech Amsterdam 2015.
DOT in Crisis News June 04, 2015
According to Tennessee Department of Transportation (TDOT) Commissioner John Schroer, the state is entering into a infrastructure funding crisis.   “We’re quickly moving into a (highway) maintenance only situation,” Schroer said. “We’re not there yet, but we’re moving in that direction ... It’s not...
Highway Construction News June 03, 2015

Proposed Illiana Expressway (Source: IDOT)

Illinois Gov. Bruce Rauner rejected the proposed Illiana Expressway, which would have connected I-65 in Indiana with I-55 near Joliet, Ill., due to the state budget crisis.   The project conception began in 2010 with a memorandum of understanding between former Illinois Gov. Pat Quinn and former...
DOT in Crisis News June 02, 2015
Oklahoma transportation officials are busy repairing highway damage due to unprecedented flooding in state history.  The flooding has affected 60 counties so far.   The final statewide average rainfall in May was 14.40 in., 9.58 in. above normal rainfall records, according to state climatology...
Smart & Resilient Cities News June 02, 2015
In a project that will, once opened, run 43 miles of track from the industrial parks near Charles M. Schulz–Sonoma County Airport to a transit station in downtown San Rafael, the Sonoma-Marin Area Rail Transit project looks to be passenger-ready late next year.   This stretch of track accounts for...
News June 01, 2015
After years of development, the state of Oregon is ready for divulgement when it comes to the first cost-per-mile system in the U.S.   Known as MyOreGo, the program will be voluntary and any personal information on drivers will be sealed.   Drivers who sign up will be charged 1.5 cents per mile for...
Highway Construction Videos June 01, 2015
Roads & Bridges magazine visits the site of the Elgin O'Hare Western Access Project to document its progress. Once completed, the highway will directly connect the western suburbs of Chicago to O'Hare International Airport.
News June 01, 2015
It's easy to nominate your Top 10 Roads project. Simply click here. Past winners are not eligible for the 2015 list. To see which projects have been honored in the past, click here.   When filling out a nomination form, please include as many project challenges as possible. Those who submit a form...
DOT in Crisis News June 01, 2015
Severe storms in Texas caused at least $27 million in infrastructure damage. Texas transportation officials said that figure is expected to rise.   Roadways in 167 of the state's 254 counties suffered storm damage in May, said Veronica Beyer, a spokeswoman for the Texas Department of Transportation...
Bridges News May 29, 2015
Transportation bill to build new Mississippi River Bridges doesn’t get past Louisiana House floor.   There will be no plan to build a new bridge over the Mississippi River for atleast another year.   After passing a House committee, the new bridge bill failed to pass the full House, with 18 votes...
Asphalt Case Studies May 29, 2015

Crews applying the Base One treatment method. 

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Clinton County, Iowa, Engineer Todd Kinney was looking for a solution for 250th Street, a 2-mile aggregate surfaced road that serves mainly residential and agricultural property. The road connects to two county farm-to-market paved roads and U.S. Highway 30. The 2010 traffic count was 70 ADT. The...
Traffic Management News May 28, 2015
The Southeastern Pennslyvania Transportation Authority (SEPTA) plans to spend $154 million on 18 new regional rail locomotives; replacing eight aging engines currently in operation.   If the purchase is approved by SEPTA’s board, the locomotives will be delivered by 2018. The new engines will...
Law News May 28, 2015
The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has announced a new piece of regulation relating to the Clean Water Act (CWA) that will require additional permitting requirements and could be used as a litigation tool by project opponents, both of which could result in delays to key transportation...
Safety News May 27, 2015
The Idaho Transportation Department (ITD) has unveiled a new innovative online tool for businesses to constantly track the driver’s license status of employees.   The Driver Record Dashboard (DRD) allows companies to build and manage an unlimited list of drivers by entering vital information such...
Products May 27, 2015
The SolaMAX-3 by Tideland Signal is a self-contained lantern capable of ranges up to 3NM covering a variety of applications. Its lightweight and compact design makes it the ideal self-contained lantern for small marker buoys, docks, marinas and aquaculture sites and provides years of maintenance-...
Traffic Management News May 27, 2015
The Alabama Department of Transportation’s (ALDOT) Southwest region has announced its intent to apply for federal grant subsidies in order to boost the intelligent transportation system (ITS) operations on three interstates.   ALDOT has been plain about its efforts to improve interstate safety and...
Culvert Repair / Rehabilitation Case Studies May 27, 2015
Many culverts in the U.S. were installed 40 to 50 years ago and now have exceeded their design life and need repair. In this case, two 72-in.-diam. corrugated metal pipe (CMP) culverts in White Oak, Miss., started to fail. The Mississippi Department of Transportation (MDOT) District 7 feared that...
Cranes Products May 26, 2015
Mobile Barriers introduces new crane and bucket options for its MBT-1 barrier. The crane and bucket are easily installed on new or existing barriers. The crane shown has a 30 ft reach (9.15 m) and can be operated via wireless controls. The bucket can be rotated out of the way or removed when not in...
Paving Products May 26, 2015
The Geoweb system is a low-cost option for creating stable and permeable aggregate access roads and pavements. Through confinement of infill and exceptional load distribution, this 3D confinement system allows a reduction in the aggregate cross section by as much as 50%. Geoweb permeable roadways...

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