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Bridges News September 20, 2016
A new $4.3 million bridge using modern-day composite material is open to traffic in Thomaston, Maine.   The new Wadsworth Street bridge spanning the St. George River will have a formal opening ceremony on Oct. 5.   The 300-ft long, 36-ft wide bridge replaces a span that has been in place since 1928...
Safety Videos September 20, 2016
Colorado Department of Transportation (CDOT) realizes the benefits of adopting a digital print system for traffic sign production using the TrafficJet Print System.
Automated Vehicles News September 20, 2016
Federal regulators, faced with a growing number of self-driving car tests on roads across the U.S., plan to issue a flurry of new guidelines aimed at automakers and tech companies.   The U.S. Department of Transportation (U.S. DOT) will require any new tech to meet a 15-point safety assessment,...
Funding News September 19, 2016
Visit our homepage and take this week's poll, which discusses Congress passing transportation funding for the 2017 fiscal year.
Bridge Construction News September 19, 2016
Work will soon begin on rehabilitating a historic bridge crossing the Mississippi River in Winona, Minn.   The Minnesota Department of Transportation (MnDOT) has approved the second-to-last work package for the bridge for $38.9 million.   Ames Construction was awarded the contract. MnDOT said the...
Editorial/Commentary News September 16, 2016
Bill Malkes   Bill Malkes is part of a rare breed in the intelligent transportation industry. As he heads to Australia for the 23rd World Congress on Intelligent Transport Systems in Melbourne this October 10-14, he will share the story of GRIDSMART, the company he co-founded in 2007 with a core...
Road Construction News September 16, 2016
The Pennsylvania Department of Transportation’s (PennDOT) mobile construction app was demonstrated yesterday at an Interstate 83 construction site, in an effort to display that use of the mobile technology by field staff is helping save money and meeting the administration’s GO-TIME challenge for...
Transit News September 15, 2016
The San Diego Trolley extension to the University of California, San Diego (UCSD) received a $1 billion grant Wednesday from the U.S. Department of Transportation in what was described as the largest public transit project in the history of the region.   The Federal Transit Administration (FTA)...

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Bridge Construction News September 15, 2016
Skanska USA has signed a $398.5 million contract with the Florida Department of Transportation (FDOT) to rebuild the Pensacola Bay Bridge in Escambia and Santa Rosa Counties, Fla.   The 3.7-mile long project will replace the existing four-lane bridge—built in the 1960s—with two new, three-lane...
Safety News September 15, 2016
TC3 has trained more than 125,000 people in the technical workforce and is now offering two courses at no charge through October 2016. Both of these courses are a part of the newly launched Flexible Pavement Preservation Treatment Series.   Introduction to Pavement Preservation This one-hour course...
Erosion Control and Soil Stabilization Videos September 15, 2016
A geosynthetically reinforced steep slope (GRSS) can be a crucial aspect to the success of your project. This instructional video illustrates the installation of a GRSS.
Asphalt Videos September 14, 2016
By simply adding water, Unique High Performance Fast Set can be placed from featheredge to 6 in. deep while lasting through 300 freeze/thaw cycles.
Traffic Management Case Studies September 14, 2016
Situated between San Francisco Bay and Northern California, Sonoma County is home to almost half a million residents. The county is over 1500 sq miles of natural resources, wineries and tourist destinations. Over 26 departments provide a full range of services to the community.   The county manages...
Autonomous Vehicle Systems News September 14, 2016
The Wyoming Department of Transportation (WYDOT) announced this week that it had received a grant to continue its deployment of connected vehicle technology, which the agency will use to help prevent crashes on the Interstate 80 corridor.   The technology uses short-range communication, and...
Highway Construction News September 14, 2016
Work started this year on a $743 million 183 South Expressway project in Austin, Texas, which will widen U.S. 183 between U.S. 290 and SH 71 into a 12-lane superhighway. The project was started in April and is expected to be complete in 2020.   The 8-mile stretch of highway currently carries about...
Joint Sealing Machines Videos September 13, 2016
Easy operation, low emissions and operator-friendly features are all part of the long-standing tradition of Cimline's Magma melter/applicator efficiency for pavement preservation.
Highway Construction Case Studies September 13, 2016
Interstate 95 passes through more states than any other interstate highway—15 total from New England to Florida—making it the longest north-south interstate in North America. A major stretch of Florida’s leg of I-95 is undergoing a multiyear, multimillion-dollar expansion project to widen it from...
Bridge Construction News September 13, 2016
Construction of the new Tappan Zee Bridge remains on budget and on schedule after three years, according to the New York State Thruway Authority’s chief engineer for the $3.9 billion project.   Jamey Barbas, the engineer, said 15 more of the 192 cable stays that will support the decks of the twin...
Automated Vehicles News September 13, 2016
Securing America’s Future Energy (SAFE) announced the creation of a Commission on Autonomous Vehicle Testing and Safety, a project of the organization’s Autonomous Vehicles Task Force.   The Commission will study and recommend best practices for industry and other parties for testing and early...
Traffic Safety News September 12, 2016
Officials with GEICO insurance joined with representatives from the New York State Department of Transportation (NYSDOT) Sept. 1 in opening the first GEICO Text Stop in the state at the Northway rest stop in Clifton Park.   The insurance company will contribute $1.3 million over the next five years...
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