White House FY 2020 budget
Funding News March 20, 2019
The Trump administration recently released further information regarding the president's FY 2020 budget, which includes impacts on the annual Highway Trust... more
steep, cut slope in road reconstruction project, Devon, U.K.
Erosion Control and Soil Stabilization Case Studies March 20, 2019
A $10.3 million project in Devon, U.K., necessitated the reconstruction of a half-mile single-lane road designed to reduce congestion and support economic... more
autonomous vehicles
Automated Vehicles News March 20, 2019
President Trump has expressed skepticism on multiple occasions about the shift toward autonomous vehicles (AVs), according to an Axios report.   The media... more
110-ton Link-Belt 218 HSL crawler crane on West Waukesha Bypass
Cranes Case Studies March 19, 2019
Highway construction is always a significant undertaking, but some projects come with more backstory than others. Take the West Waukesha Bypass in Waukesha,... more
Figure 1. Virtual reality based driving simulator

Figure 1. Virtual reality based driving simulator

Autonomous Vehicle Systems Article March 19, 2019
With the continued integration of automated vehicles onto the roadways, the interaction between human-driven vehicles and automated vehicles is extremely... more
road traffic safety; dust storms; messaging
Traffic Safety News March 18, 2019
The Arizona DOT (ADOT) is preparing to install a first-of-its-kind dust detection and warning system along I-10, known to be one of the most dangerous roads... more
Wheel Loaders Videos March 18, 2019
John Deere L-Series wheel loaders provide new levels of control, with exclusive features such as programmable multifunction buttons. And the redesigned cab... more
Hudson River Tunnel project Amtrak

Image: Amtrak

Bridges News March 18, 2019
The Federal Transit Administration (FTA) rated the Hudson River rail tunnel project between New York and New Jersey with a medium-low grade in its most... more
Volvo CE excavator
Associations News March 15, 2019
Volvo CE machines win EquipmentWatch’s Highest Retained Value and Lowest Cost of Ownership awards March 7, 2019—The leading data researcher for the... more
underride guards for trucks

Image: U.S. DOT Volpe Center

Technology News March 15, 2019
Last week, U.S. Sens. Kirsten Gillibrand (D-N.Y.) and Marco Rubio (R-Fla.), and U.S. Reps. Steve Cohen (D-Tenn.) and Mark DeSaulnier (D-Calif.), introduced... more
Safety Videos March 14, 2019
3M Advanced Flexible Engineer Grade Sheeting Series 7300 features a pre-coated pressure-sensitive adhesive for easy application on a variety of low-energy... more
oversize/overweight permit for trucks Illinois DOT
Software Bridge Analysis Design Case Studies March 14, 2019
The Illinois DOT (IDOT) must find a safe route for trucks traveling in the state of Illinois and issue an oversize/overweight (OS/OW) permit for trucks... more
rail transit accident Chicago
Traffic Safety News March 14, 2019
A driver was killed and three others were injured Tuesday night on the Chicago Transit Authority's (CTA) Blue Line when an SUV rolled onto the tracks and was... more
Gov. Kay Ivey; Rebuild Alabama Act; infrastructure legislation; gas tax

Image: Gov. Kay Ivey via Twitter

Funding News March 14, 2019
Alabama Gov. Kay Ivey this week signed into law the Rebuild Alabama Act, a key piece of infrastructure legislation that includes a fuel tax increase for the... more
5G autonomous vehicle testing Seoul
Autonomous Vehicle Systems News March 13, 2019
LG Uplus and Hanyang University in South Korea have successfully trialed a 5G-connected autonomous vehicle, which rode on the streets of Seoul alongside... more
underpass at La Jolla Colony Drive in San Diego

Image: SANDAG

Tunnels News March 12, 2019
On Tuesday, March 12, La Jolla Colony Drive in San Diego will be closed for preparations associated with the construction of a Mid-Coast Trolley underpass.   ... more
Mackinac Bridge in Michigan; bridge monitoring sensors

Image: Justin Billau [CC BY-SA 2.0] via Wikimedia Commons

Bridges News March 12, 2019
Researchers in the state of Michigan are planning to install up to 2,000 infrastructure sensors on the Mackinac Bridge in order to explore the logistics of a... more
transportation funding; road and bridge construction
Associations News March 08, 2019
Legislators in 37 states have introduced 185 bills aimed at boosting transportation investment in the first two months of 2019, a new analysis from the... more
HCSS Construction Intern of the Year
Associations News March 08, 2019
Kent Beecham named 2018 Construction Intern of the Year March 4, 2019—Construction software developer HCSS celebrated the close of its annual Construction... more
Aurrigo driverless pod for visually impaired

Image: Aurrigo

Autonomous Vehicle Systems News March 07, 2019
Aurrigo, a Coventry-based autonomous vehicle specialist, is set to test its autonomous technology by conducting trials of their driverless pods involving blind... more
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