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Bridges News May 04, 2016
Nearly 20 bridges in South Dakota are in the process of being replaced or improved thanks to new funding passed by the state legislature. The South Dakota Transportation Commission approved $8 million for bridge improvement projects across the state.   The state’s Secretary of Transportation Darin...
Traffic Management News May 03, 2016
On Monday, transportation officials activated real-time traffic signs in the Taunton area that they plan to expand across the state by the end of the year.   Massachusetts Department of Transportation (MassDOT) officials say they plan to have 137 signs in place, covering more than 700 miles of...
Bridge Construction News May 03, 2016
The new Tappan Zee Bridge project in New York is earning high marks for its low injury rate. Constructors officials from the site said Monday the total recordable incident rate for the nearly $4 billion project is 0.63 percent per 100 employees, more than five times lower than the 3.5 percent...
Asphalt Videos May 03, 2016
WinterPave asphalt anti-freeze is an anti-icing additive mixed with asphalt during production that helps prevent ice from adhering to the pavement, allowing for easier snow removal.
Equipment News May 02, 2016
TC3 offers more than 100 web-based training (WBT) courses, with additional courses planned as needs are identified. Here is what has been updated in May 2016.   Drilled Shaft Inspector Tutorial This four-hour course provides training on the fundamental concepts of construction for those involved in...
Intelligent Transportation Systems ITS News May 02, 2016
The installation of concrete poles topped with electronic equipment along I-75 from US-27 to the Alachua County line are part of the Florida Department of Transportation's (FDOT) 511 Traveler Information system, which includes real-time video and obstruction warnings aimed at notifying drivers...
Funding News May 02, 2016
U.S. Transportation Secretary Anthony Foxx today announced a $357 million Transportation Infrastructure Finance and Innovation Act (TIFIA) loan from the Federal Highway Administration (FHWA) to finance the construction of four new toll lanes on State Highway (SH) 288 in Houston, Texas.   “The TIFIA...

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Safety Products Case Studies April 29, 2016
Distracted driving crashes are a prime factor in traffic fatalities and injuries. The National Highway Transportation Safety Association (NHTSA) reports that 3,179 people were killed and 431,100 injured on U.S. roadways in 2014 because of distracted driving. Those figures are comparable to the two...
Equipment Case Studies April 29, 2016
The dramatic changes in Texas weather can create a wide range of maintenance issues for the Texas Department of Transportation (TXDOT). Wind, rain, heat and even droughts can create the immediate need to clear away vegetation, clean drainage canals or remove fallen or overgrown trees along roadways...
Intelligent Transportation Systems ITS News April 29, 2016
Users of the Pennsylvania Turnpike's Trip Talk app are part of pilot program – one that is transmitting live updates about the construction to their cars and into their phones. It might not sound like much – after all, our phones receive messages all the time – but it's a first step toward what...
Work-Zone Safety News April 29, 2016
Prevention, early detection, and intervention to preclude additional hearing loss are essential to reducing worker disability caused by hearing impairment, says the research published in CDC’s Morbidity & Mortality Weekly Report.   Industry results highlight the high prevalence of hearing loss...
Automated Vehicles News April 28, 2016
At a Stanford University forum organized by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration on Wednesday, a message from Chris Urmson, chief architect of Google’s seven-year-old autonomous car program, implored federal auto safety and standards regulators to set rules governing self-driving cars...
Funding News April 28, 2016
The S.C. Senate gave final approval Wednesday to a $4 billion road-repair plan that includes replacing nearly 400 bridges.   Legislators plan to pair the Senate’s funding proposal with a separate plan to restructure the oversight boards at the state’s two road agencies.   Critics say legislators...
Transit News April 27, 2016
U.S. Rep. Cheri Bustos (D-Ill.) is asking Illinois Republican Gov. Bruce Rauner to release previously approved state funding for a Chicago-to-Quad Cities Amtrak line.   In a letter to the governor, the Democratic congresswoman from the Quad Cities area said she has met with business leaders,...
Funding News April 27, 2016
U.S. Transportation Secretary Anthony Foxx announced yesterday the immediate availability of $750,000 in Emergency Relief (ER) funds from the Federal Highway Administration (FHWA) to stabilize and repair roads damaged by heavy rains on federal lands throughout northern California.   “Thousands of...
Slab / Pavement Lifting and Stabilization Products April 26, 2016
The Vacuworx Octapad System lifts deteriorated concrete slabs from roadways and bridge decks. Each of the 8 vacuum pads can be shut off for areas that are too damaged for lifting. Compatible with RC Series lifters, the Octapad facilitates complete slab removal from the road bed, leaving the sub-...
Software Products April 26, 2016
Redi-Rock Wall is a powerful wall analysis software package for designing Redi-Rock gravity walls. The software is available free to wall designers and includes wall analysis, bearing capacity, and slope "global" stability modules. Options for ASD or LRFD calculations are available.
Movable Barrier System Products April 26, 2016
The Road Zipper creates a flexible work zone for bridges that protects workers and motorists with the safety of concrete barrier.  During off-peak traffic, the barrier is moved to create a larger, more efficient work zone to accelerate the construction process.  Lanes are returned for peak traffic...
Equipment Products April 26, 2016
IAS portable, all-aluminum, OSHA-friendly work platforms are ideal for extending a truck trailer’s surface, and provide safe, efficient trailer access while loading and unloading at any work site. The 4-in. and 8-in. platforms are ANSI rated and are designed for flatbeds to improve loading...
Asphalt Maintenance Products April 26, 2016
WinterPave asphalt anti-freeze is an anti-icing additive mixed directly with asphalt during production. WinterPave helps prevent hard pack and ice from adhering to the pavement at surface temperatures greater than 17 degrees. WinterPave allows for easier snow removal and provides a larger margin of...
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