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Funding News November 24, 2015
Florida Gov. Rick Scott will dedicate a bulk of the Florida Department of Transportation's (FDOT) $9.9 billion 2016-2017 budget to roads, leaving less funding for transit and pedestrian projects. One-third of the funding will be devoted to construction highway projects.   Conversely, only about 6%...
Traffic Management News November 24, 2015
A new study released this week by the American Highway Users Alliance identifies America’s 50 worst bottlenecks and finds that the very worst bottleneck, as measured by hours of delay, is in Chicago, Ill. Los Angeles, Calif., owns the next six of the top 10.   Speaking at the American Highway Users...
Bridges News November 24, 2015
The Jackson Street Bridge in downtown Des Moines, Iowa, will, it seems, benefit from the actions of a passionate group of preservationists, whose efforts recently achieved a fundraising goal of $2.3 million to reclaim and repurpose the bridge, which once extended Southwest Fifth Street across the...
Maintenance Products November 23, 2015
TC3, AASHTO’s technical service program, has launched an online learning management system (LMS). The LMS has more than 100 Web-based training courses in the focus areas of construction, maintenance and materials. TC3 courses have trained more than 100,000 users across all 50 states. Although...
Article November 23, 2015
Young adults are increasingly turning away from a profession in the trades, and construction companies are suffering from a lack of skilled labor to replace an aging workforce. Mike Willhite, a 40 Under 40 in Construction Equipment winner, may have found a way to reach millennials and pique their...
Public Transportation News November 23, 2015
Amtrak ridership has dipped to an all-time low in Iowa due to low gasoline prices in the state. A total of 57,611 people took Amtrak trains at six stations in southern Iowa over the past year, according to data from the National Rail Passenger Corp. That was up less than 1 percent over a year...
Traffic Management News November 23, 2015
A team of researchers from the College of Engineering at Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University’s Daytona Beach campus have begun a 14-month research project for the Florida Department of Transportation (FDOT) to determine the viability of using autonomous vehicles for the inspection of roadways,...
Maintenance News November 23, 2015
The Michigan Department of Transportation (MDOT) is testing new GPS technology in Southwest Michigan to help the public track of what major roadways snowplows are working on this winter.   Using GPS technology, members of the public will be able to see the location of plow trucks and where salt is...
DOT in Crisis News November 20, 2015
The state of Utah is projecting a transportation project funding shortfall of approximately $7.3 billion for high-priority projects through 2040, despite the imminent increase in the state’s gasoline tax as a result of the passage of Proposition 1.   The state’s Unified Transportation Plan, which...
Equipment Products November 19, 2015
Buyers Products has introduced a new central hydraulic system with Garmin GPS ground-speed control. The new system is designed to provide material savings through proportional spreader operation. In addition to the spreader control, the new central hydraulic system features a sectional valve system...
Bridges News November 19, 2015
I-84 is a heavily used stretch of highway between Exit 45 and the I-91 interchange, as well as a key piece of Connecticut Governor Dannel Malloy's $100 billion, 30-year proposal for overhauling the state’s transportation network.   In a recent pitch to shore up support for replacing the I-84...
News November 18, 2015
Trade show manager Messe Munchen was at the Paulaner restaurant in New York City cranking up the excitement for bauma 2016.   According to Managing Director Stefan Rummel, one of the largest trade shows in the world will have more than 3,400 exhibitors covering 6.5 million sq ft of space. Show...
Funding News November 18, 2015
U.S. Transportation Secretary Anthony Foxx today announced $1 million in “quick release” Emergency Relief (ER) funds from the Federal Highway Administration (FHWA) to begin repair work to roads and bridges in Arizona, California and Nevada damaged by floods last month. The ER funds are a down...
Concrete Products November 17, 2015
Use Rapid Set V/O Repair Mix for general horizontal concrete and spall repairs, including vertical and overhead applications.  It matches the color of typical portland cement concrete and includes corrosion inhibitor. V/O Repair Mix’s self-curing technology requires no wet curing in most...
Traffic Management News November 17, 2015
New roads signs have made a debut in Poway, San Diego and Escondido, in San Diego County, Calif., as part of an initiative designed to give commuters information and options during their drive. The new signs show a letter system of alternative routes.   According to James Dreisbach-Towle, the...
Maintenance News November 16, 2015
The Transportation Curriculum Coordination Council (TC3) has announced its third annual meeting, which will take place April 10 to 14, 2016, at the DoubleTree Suites by Hilton in downtown Columbus, Ohio. The meeting is an opportunity for members and interested parties to learn more about the TC3...
Funding News November 16, 2015
A growing number of state DOTs are launching more infrastructure improvement projects, as a result of state legislative actions earlier this year to increase DOT revenues.   This comes at a time Congress appears close to completing its first long-term surface transportation bill in a decade, but...
Bridges News November 13, 2015
There are 68,842 structurally deficient bridges in the U.S., according to the Federal Highway Administration. Industry groups such as the American Road & Transportation Builder’s Association (ARTBA) warn that the number will only increase.  Many bridges classified as structurally deficient were...
Equipment Case Studies November 13, 2015

Durabase temporary roadway mats enabled a road to be constructed directly in the waterway.

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Kyle Conti Construction was able to move in materials and equipment to work efficiently within the lakebed.

It’s a strange sensation to walk along a 300-ft roadway that rests at the bottom of a lakebed with the actual lake surrounding you on both sides. But that was the case in Asbury, NJ, this past summer, where the new Sunset Bridge project was underway.   As general contractor Kyle Conti Construction...
Traffic Management News November 12, 2015
Drive times on I-96 rank among the worst in southeast Michigan. However, plans to improve commuter flow on I-96 from the Livingston County border to the I-275/I-696 interchange, are among several initiatives that will be presented early next month by the Southeast Michigan Council of Governments....

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