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Light Rail Transit (LRT) News March 24, 2017
The cost to build light rail on I-90 in Washington between Seattle and Bellevue has zoomed $225 million higher than Sound Transit once estimated, now that... more
Bridges News March 23, 2017
The North Carolina Department of Transportation (NCDOT) has unveiled plans to eliminate seven railroad crossings in the next few years.   Locomotives barreling... more
Worker Protection Products March 23, 2017
The 3M SecureFit Protective Eyewear 600 Series features anti-fog and anti-scratch coating as well as a variety of lens options. The 3M Pressure Diffusion... more
Road Construction News March 23, 2017
Rep. Peter DeFazio (D-Ore.), the top Democrat on the House Transportation and Infrastructure Committee, unveiled new legislation Wednesday that would raise the... more

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Traffic Management News March 22, 2017
To aid traffic flow for tens of thousands of drivers during upcoming construction on I-15 in eastern Idaho, the Idaho Transportation Department (ITD) is... more
Road Construction News March 22, 2017
Poor roads and bridges are costing South Carolinians $5.4 billion a year, according to a report released Tuesday by a Washington, D.C.-based transportation... more
Cranes Crawler Case Studies March 21, 2017
Built circa 1921, Pittsburgh’s Beechwood Boulevard Bridge, known locally as the Greenfield Bridge, underwent rehabilitation in the 1980s. By 2013, plans to... more
Highway Construction News March 21, 2017
State transit authorities announced Friday that $217 million will be allocated to projects intended to upgrade roadways, bridges, and rail systems across... more
Traffic Safety News March 21, 2017
Topeka city officials hope a partnership with the Kansas Department of Transportation (KDOT) will help reduce the city’s number of traffic accidents.   The... more
CONEXPO-CON/AGG Videos March 20, 2017
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At ConExpo-Con/Agg 2017, Roads & Bridges visited ASV Construction Equipment to take a look at some of their latest machines on display in Las Vegas.
Funding News March 20, 2017
Financing for more than a dozen large-scale transit projects funded in part with federal transit grants is currently jeopardized by President Trump's plan to... more
Safety Products March 20, 2017
Reduce the cost of training by choosing a prepaid per-person or bulk-hour TC3 training subscription.   Unlimited, annual per-person price: Unlimited courses... more

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Transit News March 20, 2017
Crews are installing rail and pouring concrete this week on Joe Carter Avenue in the Bricktown area of Oklahoma City for the MAPS 3 streetcar. Herzog... more
Highway Construction Videos March 20, 2017
Roads & Bridges paid a visit in late January to the Project Neon site in Las Vegas, the largest public works project in Nevada history. The goal of the... more
Safety Products March 16, 2017
RoadQuake 2F Temporary Portable Rumble Strip alerts drivers to changing road conditions, like upcoming work zones, lane closures or traffic incidents. Designed... more

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Bridge Construction News March 16, 2017
The Arizona Department of Transportation (ADOT) will be installing the state’s first prefabricated bridge along Oatman Highway, or old Route 66, in Mohave... more
Safety Case Studies March 15, 2017
In the report titled “Development of Temporary Rumble Strip Specifications,” commissioned by the Kansas Department of Transportation (KDOT), authors Steven D.... more

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Highway Construction News March 15, 2017
Construction is expected to wrap up by July 4 on the current phase of the Centennial Bowl project in northwest Las Vegas, and state officials have started... more
Asphalt Videos March 15, 2017
SealMaster is a one-stop source for pavement maintenance sealcoat products, sealcoating equipment, crack fillers, traffic paints, pothole patch, road sealants... more

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Automated Vehicles News March 14, 2017
California, the largest U.S. car market, plans to allow testing on public roads of self-driving vehicles without human backup drivers by the end of the year,... more
Bridges News March 23, 2017
The North Carolina Department of Transportation (NCDOT) has unveiled plans to eliminate seven railroad crossings in the next few years.   Locomotives barreling across roadways often cause commuter back-ups and wrecks, which has become a point of concern for both residents and transportation...
Road Construction News March 23, 2017
Rep. Peter DeFazio (D-Ore.), the top Democrat on the House Transportation and Infrastructure Committee, unveiled new legislation Wednesday that would raise the gas tax by approximately 1 cent per year, to generate about $500 billion for revitalizing U.S. roads, bridges and transit systems over the...
Road Construction News March 22, 2017
Poor roads and bridges are costing South Carolinians $5.4 billion a year, according to a report released Tuesday by a Washington, D.C.-based transportation research group.   TRIP states nearly two-thirds of the state’s major locally and state-maintained urban roads and highways are in poor...
Road Construction News March 22, 2017
Poor roads and bridges are costing South Carolinians $5.4 billion a year, according to a report released Tuesday by a Washington, D.C.-based transportation research group.   TRIP states nearly two-thirds of the state’s major locally and state-maintained urban roads and highways are in poor...
Road Construction News March 22, 2017
Poor roads and bridges are costing South Carolinians $5.4 billion a year, according to a report released Tuesday by a Washington, D.C.-based transportation research group.   TRIP states nearly two-thirds of the state’s major locally and state-maintained urban roads and highways are in poor...
Safety Products March 20, 2017
Reduce the cost of training by choosing a prepaid per-person or bulk-hour TC3 training subscription.   Unlimited, annual per-person price: Unlimited courses for 5 users, $600 per user = $3,000 Unlimited courses for 10 users, $550 per user = $5,500 Unlimited courses for 20 users, $500 per user = $10...
Safety News March 20, 2017
For more than eight years, TC3 has trained frontline technical transportation workers who specialize in the areas of construction, maintenance and materials. Over 90% of its more than 120 courses are recommended for professional development hours. To date, more than 125,000 trainings have been...
Safety Products March 16, 2017
RoadQuake 2F Temporary Portable Rumble Strip alerts drivers to changing road conditions, like upcoming work zones, lane closures or traffic incidents. Designed to reduce accidents and save lives, RoadQuake 2F generates significant sounds and vibrations so that drivers, especially distracted drivers...

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CONEXPO-CON/AGG News March 10, 2017
Roads & Bridges visited the massive Case Construction Equipment footprint in the North Hall, following the Infrastructure Insider live event with our own Editorial Director Bill Wilson, to find out what the company has coming down the pike and what it has recently launched.   Here’s what we...

An autonomous shuttle testing at MCity.

Road Construction Article March 02, 2017
MICHIGAN: The auto zone   The state of Michigan has long been associated with the road and how we traverse it. Home to the Ford Motor Co. and General Motors, among many other automotive ventures, Michigan, in the words of Michigan Department of Transportation (MDOT) Communications Director Jeff...
Safety Article March 01, 2017
"I can’t be everywhere at once."   That’s the dilemma safety professionals face nearly every day. There are too many jobsites, too many workers and too many hazards, especially since our industry must not only protect our employees, but also the general public, which often comes within inches of...

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Bridges News February 27, 2017
Construction to rehabilitate the Kennedy Bridge near the North Dakota-Minnesota border is ready to get underway, with the bridge set for an extensive $15.7 million restoration. For the next two years, roughly 23,000 cars a day will flow one lane in each direction as the bridge becomes a beehive of...
Transportation Management News February 23, 2017
New estimates released today by the Federal Highway Administration (FHWA) show that U.S. driving topped 3.2 trillion miles last year. It is the fifth straight year of increased mileage on public roads throughout the nation, and underscores the demands facing America’s roads and bridges, and...
Bridges News February 22, 2017
The Washington Post has released an infographic map that utilizes ARTBA's recently released structurally deficient bridge data to highlight those bridges throughout the U.S. that are considered to be of concern.   The infographic can be found here.
Bridges Products February 21, 2017
InspirArch is a fully engineered arch bridge system ideal for medium-span bridges which can be used in highway, rail and stream crossings. The arch and decking provide a high-performance, durable and efficient support of heavy traffic and earth loads. 
Safety Products February 21, 2017
The six new Squids Tool Tethering Kits provide just what is needed to tether tools and climb with confidence. Each kit includes up to three Squids products in one grab-and-go package to help tether tape measures, power tools and small tools up to 10 pounds. See the whole line-up here.
Safety Products February 17, 2017
TC3 provides a robust online construction, maintenance and materials curriculum. The company has announced that more than 90% of its more than 120 courses are recommended for professional development hours (PDH). When a trainee takes a PDH-eligible course, the training hours can contribute toward...
Safety News February 17, 2017
TC3 has announced that more than 90% of its more than 120 courses are recommended for professional development hours (PDH). When a trainee takes a PDH-eligible course, the training hours can contribute toward continuing education for licensure renewal.   PDHs are necessary to maintain a high...
Safety News February 17, 2017
In the city of Columbia, Mo., public works members have been working to address traffic issues on many of its streets—most recently Stewart Road, which is one of 64 streets on the city’s neighborhood traffic management program list.   The program started in November 2013, and the list started with...
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