Llano River flooding washes away RM 2900 bridge

Image: @TxDOTAustin on Twitter

Bridges News October 16, 2018
A dangerous flooding situation unfolded in south-central Texas Tuesday morning over the Llano River, a tributary of the Colorado River, as heavy rain... more
NHTSA headlights
Traffic Safety News October 16, 2018
The U.S. National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) last week said it was moving to allow advanced headlights known as “adaptive driving beams” to... more
KU research grant

Researchers hope the one-year, $100,000 project might result in the establishment of an Engineering Research Center at KU to advance basic science that will underpin next-generation transport technology. Image: Wikimedia Commons.

Technology News October 16, 2018
Headquartered at the University of Kansas (KU) School of Engineering, a research team is envisioning what U.S. roads, highways, bridges and supporting... more
JTA bus simulator
Safety Article October 16, 2018
With the understanding that many transit professionals throughout the nation experience similar safety challenges, the Transportation Research Board’s (TRB)... more
Bridges News October 15, 2018
The Sunshine Bridge over the Mississippi River in St. James Parish in Louisiana is closed indefinitely after a barge collided with the bridge early Friday... more
Concrete Mixers Videos October 12, 2018
Volumetric mixers produce fresh, quality concrete on site by batching and mixing the individual raw materials at the job as needed. See for yourself.  
high-speed rail
High-Speed Rail News October 12, 2018
High-level transportation officials from Oregon, Washington and British Columbia governments are in the process of discussing what a so-called ultra-high-speed... more
road flooding
Road Maintenance News October 12, 2018
Hurricane Michael has moved through the state of Georgia, leaving damage to homes and businesses, downed trees and power lines, blocked roads and traffic... more
Business news
Associations News October 12, 2018
    Illinois Tollway awards more than $26 million in contracts for construction and professional engineering services Sept. 27, 2018—The Illinois Tollway Board... more
public transportation
Public Transportation News October 11, 2018
Almost nine in 10 Americans, 86%, believe government should help fund public transportation, according to the findings of a new HNTB Corp. America THINKS... more
Editorial/Commentary Videos October 11, 2018
In the October issue, Roads & Bridges announces our Top 10 Road projects for 2018. The editorial team had a difficult task narrowing down the list to just... more
Road and bridge construction podcast

Logo Images: Trifonenko Ivan / SkyLine / stock.adobe.com

Editorial/Commentary News October 10, 2018
We talk to Seth Condell, lead designer with Parsons Transportation Group, about the Goethals Bridge Replacement Project, which is No. 5 on our 2018 Top 10... more
new freeway plans
Highway Construction News October 10, 2018
The North Carolina Department of Transportation (NCDOT) plans to turn the U.S. 1 Capital Boulevard into a freeway from I-540 in Raleigh north through Wake... more
Montopolis Bridge in Austin, Texas

Image: Larry D. Moore [CC BY-SA 3.0] via Wikimedia Commons

Bridges News October 09, 2018
The Central Texas Regional Mobility Authority is moving forward with rehabilitating the 80-year-old steel truss Montopolis Bridge in Austin in order to... more
smart cities work
Technology News October 09, 2018
The Greater Phoenix Smart Region Initiative, a new public-private nonprofit partnership created to grow smart city projects, is taking hold in the Phoenix... more
Dozers Videos October 09, 2018
ACI Construction added new earthmoving power when it added a Case 2050M dozer to its fleet. It worked in tandem with an excavator and truck on a mountainside... more
FIU bridge collapse
Bridges Article October 08, 2018
A federal judge recently blocked the release of documents that could reveal why the roadway under the Florida International University (FIU) pedestrian bridge... more
Brian W. Budzynski
Editorial/Commentary Article October 05, 2018
It has been several years since I was a regular on public transportation. Though I have for more than a decade now been rooted in the Cheeveresque suburbs, for... more
Mobileye collision-avoidance system

The Mobileye collision-avoidance system was found to be 96% accurate for alerts warning of potential collisions. Photos courtesy of Mobileye.

Autonomous Vehicle Systems Article October 05, 2018
Imagine that you are a bus driver in today’s urban environment. You are surrounded by rushed and distracted drivers and pedestrians, cyclists riding in your... more
Detroit smart intersections

Photos courtesy of Miovision

Intelligent Transportation Systems ITS Article October 05, 2018
Everyone knows about the hard times that hit Detroit a few years ago. The auto industry was struggling. The local economy collapsed. The housing market... more
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