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Storm Water Article October 06, 2016
Starting late Christmas night 2015, the St. Louis metropolitan area was battered with significant rainfall for 72 hours.   The rainfall totals during this period ranged from 6-12 in. across the region. The impacts of this precipitation were exacerbated by soil, which was already saturated by 2-4 in...
Construction Planning Article October 06, 2016
North San Francisco Bay commuters have long complained about the traffic congestion along S.R. 37, hoping that the California Department of Transportation (Caltrans) would widen the highway and improve intersections.   Until recently, however, no one realized that a slow-moving tidal wave...
Roads Report Article October 06, 2016
Teaching stray dogs new tricks The Moscow Metro is one of the busiest rapid transit systems in the world, used by nearly 10 million riders each day, including 20 stray dogs.   Of the estimated 35,000 stray dogs roaming Moscow, a few hundred live in the subway stations and about two dozen have...
Bridges Case Studies October 06, 2016
All roadway and bridge construction or rehabilitation performed within New York City has the potential to create a traffic gridlock nightmare. This is especially true when the work being performed is in very close proximity to a major arterial route linking Manhattan to an adjacent borough or the...
Automated Vehicle Development News October 06, 2016
The Obama administration on Wednesday committed to a goal of eliminating traffic deaths within 30 years, setting a timeline for the first time on an ambitious agenda that relies heavily on the auto industry's development of self-driving cars.   The Department of Transportation's National Highway...

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Retaining Walls News October 05, 2016
The Nevada Department of Transportation (NDOT) has substantially completed a project to enhance traveler safety and roadside water quality on U.S. 50 in the Cave Rock area of Lake Tahoe nearly one month ahead of schedule.   All U.S. 50 travel lanes through Cave Rock are now open. Since the project'...
Bridge Coatings Products October 04, 2016
In demand by major employers, NACE’s cathodic protection (CP) training and certification prepares you to test, evaluate and design both galvanic and impressed current cathodic protection systems. Courses include CP 1 to 4, Coatings in Conjunction with CP and CP Interference. Click here to view the...
News October 04, 2016
Florida drivers will not have to pay Howard in the future.   The Florida DOT had considered tolling an existing lane of the Howard Frankland Bridge in Tampa/St. Petersburg when a portion of it is rebuilt in 2019, but decided to drop the plan and cancelled two public hearings on the bridge...
Transportation Management Article October 04, 2016
Innovation is necessary for any organization to survive and even more importantly, to thrive. Frequently, innovation is viewed as a singular event or a standalone process. But for a healthy government agency to deliver the best possible service at the lowest possible cost to its constituents,...
Road Construction News October 04, 2016
New Jersey Governor Chris Christie and state Democratic leaders announced late last week they have reached a deal for transportation funding that will raise the state gas tax by 23 cents per gallon, ending a summer-long standoff and statewide construction freeze.   For drivers, the higher gas taxes...
Traffic Safety News September 30, 2016
The American Traffic Safety Services Association (ATSSA) has announced an open forum to explore crash data analysis/infrastructure safety connectivity with a goal of moving toward zero deaths on the nation’s roadways.   The Highway Safety Improvement Program serves as the primary catalyst for...
Highway Construction News September 30, 2016
Ground will be broken on a new flyover bridge Thursday at the I-405/SR 167 interchange in Renton, Wash., one of the most congested commuter routes in the Seattle area.   The Washington State Department of Transportation is building a new flyover ramp connecting traffic going north off the Valley...

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Transit News September 29, 2016
A commuter train crashed at a station in northern New Jersey during the Thursday morning rush, killing at least one person and injuring about 100 people, a number of them seriously, according to authorities.   One unnamed senior transportation official told The New York Times that there are...
Paving Videos September 28, 2016
AsPen is an asphalt emulsion surface treatment to revitalize the binder in pavement lost through oxidation and weathering.
Maintenance Videos September 28, 2016
Learn how geopolymers deliver a cost-effective alternative to water management infrastructure rehabilitation for roads and bridges, including culvert relining.
Winter Maintenance Case Studies September 28, 2016
Until recently, Idaho Transportation Department (ITD) snowplow truck operators manually completed a work order documenting their spreading activities after each shift. At times, however, the orders were too generalized and lacked details needed by ITD fleet managers for analyzing operations. “...
Bridges News September 28, 2016
The Liberty Bridge, a span that carries 55,000 vehicles a day in Pittsburgh, has reopened to traffic. The bridge has been closed since a fire Sept. 2 damaged a 30-ft-long steel chord that supports tons of weight.   For now, there is a 9-ton weight limit on vehicles crossing the span. Cars, pickup...
Intelligent Transportation Systems ITS News September 28, 2016
As part of Smart Cities Week, the White House announced Monday that the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) Global City Teams Challenge is establishing “super-clusters” comprised of smart city teams spanning multiple cities, and Portland is one of them.   The purpose of these...
Highway Construction News September 27, 2016
Motorists will get their first look in a little over a week at ideas that South Carolina transportation officials are considering for reducing congestion at the intersection of I-20, I-26 and I-126.   The list of final contenders will be outlined during a session on Oct. 4 at Seven Oaks Elementary...
Funding News September 27, 2016
The U.S. Department of Transportation’s Federal Transit Administration (FTA) today announced the award of $5 million to help American Indian and Alaska Native tribal citizens initiate, improve and enhance transit service on tribal lands.   FTA’s Tribal Transit Program, which provides a...
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