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Intelligent Transportation Systems ITS News January 20, 2017
The U.S. Department of Transportation (U.S. DOT) announced ten automated vehicle proving ground test sites that will form a Community of Practice with the goal of advancing autonomous and connected vehicle technology.   The proving ground designees were announced Jan. 19 and include: Pittsburgh and...

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Road Construction News January 20, 2017
The Federal Highway Administration (FHWA) has approved the reconstruction of I-70 through central Denver.   Federal Highway Administration approval concludes the federally required National Environmental Protection Act process and allows the Colorado Department of Transportation (CDOT) to proceed...

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Retaining Walls Case Studies January 20, 2017
The Challenge: When it snows in Vail, Colorado, it’s a skier’s dream—but for drivers, especially of trucks maneuvering steep mountain roads, it can be treacherous. To make things safer, the Colorado Department of Transportation (CDOT) wanted to widen I-70 at both sides of mountain pass locations...
Intelligent Transportation Systems ITS News January 19, 2017
The Smart Belt Coalition, which includes both the Pennsylvania, Ohio and Michigan transportation agencies as well as various academic partners, aims to support research, testing, policy, funding pursuits and deployment, as well as data sharing, for connected and automated vehicle technology, and in...
High-Speed Rail News January 18, 2017
The North Central Texas Council of Governments (NCTCOG), the metropolitan planning organization for the Dallas-Fort Worth Region, announced that it has selected the Lockwood, Andrews & Newnam (LAN) team to conduct a high-speed rail (HSR) station area planning study in downtown Dallas.  ...

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Road Construction News January 18, 2017
It seems California is coming up short in its revenue projections to cover Gov. Jerry Brown’s proposed $179.5 billion budget for 2017. But according to sources, the governor is entertaining two means of raising funds to pay for a $4.3 billion dollar infrastructure plan,   “A $65 annual [vehicle]...
Transit News January 17, 2017
Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel is getting ready for his first big ask from President-elect Donald Trump: a low-interest federal loan of up to $1 billion to modernize and expand Chicago's Union Station.   The Union Station project, part of a larger plan to attract private development on air rights over...
Equipment Products January 17, 2017
It is possible to work faster and safer with the new HL Series hydraulic barrier lifters. Three hundred sixty-degree rotation lets you maneuver concrete barriers in confined spaces during road, bridge and highway applications. Remote operation makes loading, unloading and installation fast and easy...
Safety News January 13, 2017
Technology is being deployed on both sides of the Kansas-Missouri state line to help crews work more efficiently to keep the roads open and safe during a winter storm.   Preparations are underway Thursday to battle a potential ice storm this weekend in the Kansas City area. Many of the high-tech...
Autonomous Vehicle Systems News January 12, 2017
Google has confirmed that it is to disconnect its fleet of self-driving cars from the internet unless absolutely necessary to prevent their technology falling prey to hackers, according to the chief executive of its driverless car program.   The dramatic move has been made possible by the fact that...
Funding News January 12, 2017
President-elect Donald Trump plans to open up the potential of private investments and use innovative financing tools to rebuild the nation's transportation networks, Transportation Secretary-designate Elaine Chao told lawmakers at her Senate confirmation hearing on Wednesday.   "As we work...
Construction Planning News January 11, 2017
Arizona State University (ASU) has been named the lead institution for a new U.S. Department of Transportation (U.S. DOT) Tier 1 University Transportation Center that will focus on improving regional travel demand forecasting.   The center’s work will be part of a larger U.S. DOT program to develop...
Work-Zone Safety (Attenuators) News January 11, 2017
Nearly all of the 367 malfunctioning guardrails across Colorado have been replaced, now correctly absorbing the energy of a crash and returning to their intended purpose—saving lives.   Prior to the fix, Colorado Department of Transportation (CDOT) crews occasionally paired guardrail parts from...

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Bridges News January 10, 2017
Oklahoma transportation commissioners voted to contract with an engineering firm to design a project to raise the heights of nine county bridges over I-35 to increase the clearances below.   The first nine county bridges slated for work all span I-35 in northern Oklahoma between Tonkawa and the...
V2X Article January 10, 2017
Less than 10 years ago, smartphones revolutionized how we communicate, how we work and how we interact with others. Just a few years ago, the concept of hailing an Uber car to take you where you needed within minutes was relatively unheard of. Technology is rapidly changing our lives, but there has...
Light Rail Transit (LRT) News January 09, 2017
President Barack Obama has signed off on federal grant money totaling nearly $1.1 billion that will go toward improving portions of the Chicago Transit Authority (CTA) Red Line on the north side of the city.   The money will be used to reconstruct the Lawrence, Argyle, Berwyn and Bryn Mawr stations...
V2X News January 09, 2017
Panasonic announced it is partnering with the Colorado Department of Transportation (CDOT) to turn a stretch of I-70 into a smart highway, enabling cars to communicate with each other as well as road infrastructure.   Together, the two organizations will build a communication platform that will...
Transportation Management News January 09, 2017
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Tunnels News January 06, 2017
The Port Authority of New York and New Jersey proposed a $32 billion capital plan for the next decade that includes $2.7 billion to build a tunnel under the Hudson River and rehabilitate the century-old one damaged by Superstorm Sandy.   The sum set aside for the tunnel is a fraction of the $24...
Excavators Videos January 06, 2017
Gradall Industries designed the Discovery Series hydraulic excavators as a cost-effective solution for governments and contractors.
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