October 13, 2016
The National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB) investigated an end-of-queue work-zone crash that occurred in Tennessee in June 2015. They conducted a hearing on October 4, 2016, to discuss their findings and will publish their final report sometime in November.
NTSB did issue a synopsis of the...
October 10, 2016
Visit our homepage and take this week's poll question, which looks ahead to winter and considers what protocols ought to be top-of-the-pile for agencies.
October 05, 2016
Image source: Nevada DOT
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'...
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...
September 01, 2016
The Northwest Louisiana Transportation Safety Coalition has developed action plans that could potentially save thousands of lives on Louisiana’s roadways.
Zero deaths is the goal of a statewide initiative that has northwest Louisiana communities working together to improve highway safety. Nine...
August 25, 2016
To improve both work-zone and worker safety, the Pennsylvania Turnpike Commission tested temporary portable rumble strips (TPRS, or rumble strips) in September and October of 2015.
The goal was to test the effectiveness of TPRS in short-term work zones. Specifically, to determine if TPRS would “…...
August 11, 2016
In recent years, economic, environmental and social forces have pushed bikesharing from a fringe innovation pioneered by several innovative Canadian and American cities to a mobility system now found within many major cities across North America.
Today, it continues its expansion to new regions...
August 10, 2016
Massachusetts state officials launched a campaign Tuesday to protect workers in roadway repair zones amid an alarming string of crashes in recent weeks involving suspected drunk drivers.
The effort combines public education against drunken driving with increased law enforcement at the work sites...
August 04, 2016
The Colorado Department of Transportation (CDOT) Dangerous Combinations campaign is a statewide effort to educate Coloradans on the dangers of driving while high on marijuana. To demonstrate what can happen if you get behind the wheel when impaired, a giant three-dimensional billboard has been...
August 01, 2016
The National Asphalt Pavement Association (NAPA) recently announced the winners of its 2015 Asphalt Operations Safety Innovation Award, as well as the winners and finalists of its Operational Excellence Awards. Both series of special recognition were made at a special ceremony during the...
July 29, 2016
State and federal officials are investigating what caused a huge construction crane to collapse across the Tappan Zee Bridge north of New York City, an accident that somehow caused no serious injuries but added to a list of crane wrecks in recent years that have prompted initiatives to improve...
July 20, 2016
The superstreet project for U.S. Route 35 in Beavercreek Township, Ohio, has received a $5 million commitment in state funding.
The funding, which comes by way of the Ohio Department of Transportation’s (ODOT) Highway Safety Improvement Program, represents nearly half the estimated cost for the...
July 19, 2016
Photo: Michael Fibison, USA TODAY Network
A large crane being used to construct the new Tappan Zee Bridge in New York collapsed Tuesday, blocking all lanes on the span it is replacing, closing the traffic artery indefinitely and injuring five people.
Digital traffic signs as far back as Interstate 95 in New Jersey advised drivers of the...
July 19, 2016
Photo: Dale Mader, WAVE 3 News
An $800,000 construction project is now underway to turn one of the most dangerous intersections in New Albany, Ind., into a much safer route.
The intersection of Spring Street and Silver Street has been ranked one of the highest prone to accidents in southern Indiana. A recent study shows over a...
July 07, 2016
The topic of sustainability often prompts the question of who is responsible for leading such efforts in road and highway development.
While many constituents recognize the need to introduce a greater focus on long-term environmental and climate issues, the responsibility for this introduction...
July 07, 2016
Roadway departure crashes comprise approximately 56% of all fatal crashes nationwide, according to the Federal Highway Administration.
In Delaware, roadway departure crashes accounted for 40% of all traffic-related fatalities from 2007 through 2014 and 21% of all serious injury crashes in the...
June 30, 2016
BoardWalk Ramp installed at County Courthouse, March 15, 2016 (with dimensions added).
Cleveland, Ohio, the county seat of Cuyahoga County, has made some news recently. The Cleveland Cavaliers won the NBA Championship, and the parade that followed, attended by about 1.3 million people, also made national news.
Since the Cavs won, the city’s equally beloved baseball team, the...
June 23, 2016
The Texas Department of Transportation (TxDOT) is planning to put between $4.2 billion and $4.5 billion toward easing traffic on the highly congested Interstate 35.
At this stage, however, only $300 million has gone to the project.
Seven of the new I-35 projects are already funded, and two...
June 13, 2016
The Delaware Department of Transportation (DelDOT) announced that signs warning motorists not to text while driving are being installed this week along I-95 and State Route 1. Strategically placed near the rest areas, they encourage drivers to wait until they get to the rest stop before reading or...
June 08, 2016
In 2015 we saw ratification of the five-year, $305 billion surface transportation bill known as the Fixing America’s Surface Transportation Act, or FAST Act.
Prior to this, in 2012, Congress enacted the Moving Ahead for Progress in the 21st Century Act (MAP-21), and while it was short in duration...