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Road traffic monitoring data
Transportation Management News September 18, 2018
Canadian highway traffic management technology company International Road Dynamics (IRD) has been awarded a five-year $8.1 million contract to supply traffic data collection and services to the Hawaii Department of Transportation (HDOT).   Under the new contract IRD will supply HDOT with Continuous...
SmartTransit is the go-to event for senior transit industry figures from across North America.
Transit News September 17, 2018
SmartTransit is the go-to event for senior transit industry figures from across North America. Transportation technology is evolving faster than ever; digitalization, modernization and innovation are essential for transit to fight car culture and continue to be a viable mode of transportation. With...
transportation pilot projects
Road Construction News September 17, 2018
State officials recently announced that the Pennsylvania Department of Transportation (PennDOT) is aiming to increase opportunities for Small Business Enterprises (SBE) through a new pilot program where SBEs can compete to work as prime consultants on federally assisted engineering and design...
Multi-tank fuel hauler
Equipment Products September 17, 2018
Thunder Creek Equipment has expanded its multi-tank platform of diesel hauling solutions to include a new medium-duty truck body—the Multi-Tank Upfit—that hauls bulk diesel on the road without requiring a CDL or HAZMAT Title 49 (CFR49). Each truck is outfitted with eight independent 115-gal tanks...
Highway Construction Videos September 17, 2018
The I-10 portion of the Loop 202 South Mountain Freeway is just now starting to grace the Arizona deserts with its presence. The I-10 segment of the project is filled with flyovers, and most are still in the beginning stages of construction. Work on I-10 is expected to provide congestion relief for...
Positive Train Control funding
Funding News September 14, 2018
The U.S. Department of Transportation’s Federal Railroad Administration (FRA) this week announced a Notice of Funding Opportunity (NOFO) for at least $46 million for positive train control (PTC) systems grants.   This NOFO represents the balance of the $250 million PTC Consolidated Rail...
Business news
Equipment News September 14, 2018
  Fleet Advantage COO & CTO James Griffin selected as finalist for the South Florida Business Journal’s 2018 Technology Awards September 5, 2018—Fleet Advantage, a leading innovator in truck fleet business analytics, equipment financing, and lifecycle cost management announced today its COO...
Northwest Corridor Express Lanes Georgia

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Highway Construction News September 13, 2018
The Georgia Department of Transportation (GDOT), state officials—including Gov. Nathan Deal—and project partners recently celebrated the completion and opening of the Northwest Corridor Express Lanes with a ribbon-cutting ceremony.   Construction for the project began in October 2014 and the lanes...
Editorial/Commentary Videos September 13, 2018
In the September issue, Roads & Bridges looks at the world of public-private partnerships (P3s), including the South Mountain Freeway project in Phoenix, Ariz., the largest project of its kind in state history. We also look at where we are as a nation regarding P3 projects. Our Span Spotlight...
Road and bridge construction podcast
News September 12, 2018
Departments of transportation on the East Coast brace for Hurricane Florence impact, and I talk with drone expert Josh Ziering. To listen to the podcast, click here. 
Oklahoma DOT traffic plan
Road Construction News September 12, 2018
The Oklahoma Department of Transportation’s latest eight-year construction plan includes a major Tulsa project.   An $80 million project on I-44 west of the Arkansas River should go out for bid sometime in federal fiscal year 2021. The project was awarded a $45 million federal infrastructure grant...
41st Street Pedestrian Bridge in Chicago
Cranes Case Studies September 12, 2018
This summer, a curving blue metal structure under construction along Chicago’s lake shore captured the attention of residents and local media because of its resemblance to a roller coaster. Had some enterprising amusement company chosen to build a thrill ride along Lake Michigan? Turns out that the...
innovative highway projects
Funding News September 11, 2018
The Federal Highway Administration (FHWA) recently announced $8.4 million in Accelerated Innovation Deployment (AID) Demonstration awards to the state transportation agencies in Arizona, Florida, Illinois, Iowa, Minnesota, New Hampshire, New Jersey, Oklahoma and Utah.   Projects will soon be under...
Hurricane impacts to traffic, roadways
Highway Maintenance News September 11, 2018
States of emergency have been declared in North Carolina, South Carolina and Virginia in preparation for Hurricane Florence's arrival, a Category 4 hurricane expected to hit the Atlantic Coast later this week, including evacuation plans and transit cancellations for some.   An evacuation of South...
NYC subway station
Transit News September 10, 2018
The Cortlandt Street station on the No. 1 line, a once heavily-used subway station destroyed when the Twin Towers collapsed on Sept. 11, 2001, finally reopened Saturday after being closed for nearly two decades.   The station, located directly below the World Trade Center, is one of the last...
highway construction
Highway Construction News September 10, 2018
The Michigan Department of Transportation (MDOT) is hoping to close on a contract by the end of the year that will allow it to rebuild 18 miles of I-75 in Oakland County 10 years early.   MDOT said in a news release Friday that it has identified a team of contractors and designers called the...
Tappan Zee Cuomo Bridge
Bridge Construction News September 10, 2018
UPDATE Sept. 10, 2018: The opening of the second span of the Mario M. Cuomo Bridge on Saturday was delayed after a piece of the old Tappan Zee Bridge, which is parallel to the new structure, became destabilized and threatened to fall, according to officials.   Traffic was restricted to a single...
U.S. 12 Wildcat Bridge Replacement design-build project Stantec

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Bridge Construction News September 07, 2018
Stantec, a global engineering, consulting and construction firm, recently announced that it will be leading the design of the comprehensive bridge replacement project of Wildcat Creek Bridge, on U.S. 12 east of White Pass, Wash., for the Washington State Department of Transportation (WSDOT) in...
bicycle projects
Funding News September 07, 2018
Gov. Scott Walker announced yesterday that 29 agencies across the state of Wisconsin will receive $15.7 million in funding for Transportation Alternative Program (TAP) projects.   TAP projects are federally funded, smaller scale transportation projects which have a utilitarian purpose which expand...
Business news
Equipment News September 07, 2018
Testing begins at world's first 'emission-free' quarry Aug. 29, 2018 —Swedish companies Volvo Construction Equipment (Volvo CE) and Skanska are turning the quarrying industry upside down in a groundbreaking study to create the world’s first ‘emission-free’ quarry. Drawing on the electromobility...
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