bus rapid transit
Bus Rapid Transit (BRT) News August 13, 2018
The Utah Transit Authority (UTA) is getting ready to roll out a new rapid transit system in Utah County, nine months ahead of schedule.   Twenty-five new UTA... more
Bridge design, bridge engineering
Bridges News August 13, 2018
When stiffening cables are employed for long-span cable-stayed bridges, what is their primary purpose? Take the latest bridge quiz: click here.
highway improvements
Highway Construction News August 13, 2018
To accommodate a separate plan to build a pedestrian bridge providing access to the Las Vegas Stadium from the Strip, Nevada Department of Transportation (NDOT... more
Editorial/Commentary Videos August 13, 2018
City streets is the big issue of the August 2018 issue of Roads & Bridges. Our top feature is on the S.R. 99 tunnel project in Seattle, Wash., which could... more
Business news
Equipment News August 10, 2018
Doosan reaches milestone with more than 400,000 excavators and wheel loaders produced worldwide July 2018—Doosan Infracore North America, LLC, is celebrating... more
FIU bridge cracking
Bridges News August 10, 2018
Cracks that appeared in the Florida International University (FIU) bridge days before it collapsed were far more extensive than previously disclosed, according... more
First U.S. made autonomous electric vehicle on the road near Quebec, Canada
Autonomous Vehicle Systems News August 10, 2018
Keolis Canada and the City of Candiac, with the manufacturer NAVYA, financial support from the Québec Government, the collaboration of Propulsion Québec, the... more
EarthCam software
Bridges Case Studies August 10, 2018
Building a bridge is a complex process, and deconstructing one as intricate as the Goethals Bridge spanning the Arthur Kill between Elizabeth, N.J., and Staten... more
Highway Construction Videos August 08, 2018
The Illinois Tollway is taking on the task of rebuilding and widening the I-88 Ronald Reagan Memorial Tollway between I-290 and York Road in the city of Oak... more
self-driving car tests
Automated Vehicles News August 08, 2018
Self-driving cars have been found to not stop for certain obstacles or have presented other dangerous situations unless a driver took immediate manual control... more
bridge closure and replacement
Bridge Construction News August 08, 2018
The McFadden Avenue bridge over the 405 Freeway in Huntington Beach and Westminster in Orange County, Calif., closed down this week and will be out of service... more
autonomous vehicles
Automated Vehicles News August 08, 2018
Despite concerns that a rise in automated vehicles (AVs) will displace significant numbers of truck drivers in the U.S., only a modest number of truck driver... more
Brian Budzynski
Editorial/Commentary Article August 07, 2018
I recently drove from my home in the western suburbs of Chicago up to northern Wisconsin on a family matter, and I pretty much had two options for getting... more
Smart Belt Coalition
V2X Article August 07, 2018
As part of a commitment to be leaders in the future of transportation technology, five state agencies and seven academic institutions in Michigan, Ohio and... more
WSDOT traffic management centers

The Washington State DOT operates six regional traffic management centers, which provide 24/7 real-time information

Intelligent Transportation Systems ITS Article August 07, 2018
Technology is central to all we do in transportation and its importance is only growing in our changing transportation landscape.   From roadway sensors to... more
rail crossings
Safety Article August 07, 2018
Rail-highway crossings present a special set of safety challenges for transportation professionals.   Due to their vastly different mass and maneuverability,... more

The Michigan Traffic Laboratory at the University of Michigan developed SAFEBAND, a program for nighttime traffic operation that attempts to accommodate both efficiency and safety for designing traffic signal timings along arterial roadways.

Traffic Signals Article August 07, 2018
Intersections are focal points for both safety and efficiency.   On one hand, intersections are flashpoints for traffic accidents. On the other hand, they also... more
Charlotte Blue Line extension

All photos: David Murphy, courtesy of HNTB

Light Rail Transit (LRT) Article August 07, 2018
Ten years after it was proposed, the 9.3-mile extension of Charlotte Area Transit Systems’ (CATS) LYNX Blue Line opened to riders this March, providing a... more
aerial after completion

Naples' Downtown Mobility & Connectivity Study ultimately resulted in recommendations for development of complete streets such as this.

Roadway Design Article August 07, 2018
When the Florida Department of Transportation expanded S.R. 45 and S.R.90 to six-lane arterials in 1982, against the objections of the city of Naples, the... more
Road and bridge construction podcast
News August 07, 2018
Roads & Bridges magazine visited the South Mountain Freeway Project in Phoenix, Ariz., last week. It is the largest project in the history of the state,... more
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