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Alabama governor announces local projects funded by Rebuild Alabama
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Gov. Kay Ivey and the Alabama Department of Transportation (ALDOT) on Monday announced that $3.11 million in state funding is being awarded to cities and counties for various road and bridge projects. The funding is made available through the Annual Grant Program, a program created under the…
June 15, 2021
Southern Nevada collaboration leverages predictive AI to reduce speeds, crashes
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Artificial intelligence (AI) traffic management and transit solutions provider Waycare this week announced the results of a year-long program aimed at curbing traffic incidents on Southern Nevada roads. The program included the collaboration of the Nevada Department of Public Safety (DPS) Highway…
June 15, 2021
Lawsuit filed against City of Baltimore over accessibility of curb ramps, sidewalks
Image: Disability Rights Advocates
A class action lawsuit has been filed alleging widespread and ongoing violations of federal accessibility requirements by the City of Baltimore for its "failure to properly install and maintain of curb ramps and sidewalks." These violations severely impact the ability of people with mobility…
June 14, 2021
Doosan debuts new wheel loader with increased bucket capacity
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Several companies introduced new or updated products at this year's World of Concrete 2021 Trade Show, which took place at the Las Vegas Convention Center June 8-10. Doosan debuts new wheel loader with increased bucket capacity Doosan Infracore North America debuted one of its new -7 Series wheel…
June 14, 2021
The American Public Transportation Association (APTA) this week released a new high-performance rail return on investment (ROI) report that "provides a consistent methodology to quantify the economic and social benefits of passenger rail corridor investments." APTA released the report at this week’…
June 11, 2021
Ohio DOT working to prevent costly landslides and rockslides
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Landslides and rockslides are a common issue in parts of eastern and southern Ohio. The Ohio Department of Transportation (ODOT) will use $35 million in federal stimulus funding to complete dozens of projects aimed at catching these issues early or even preventing them in the first place. When they…
June 11, 2021
New guidelines from the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) grant transportation construction contractors and other businesses the flexibility to adopt COVID-19 safety protocols that fit their specific workplaces, according to the American Road & Transportation Builders…
June 10, 2021
The Problem Solvers Caucus in the House of Representatives yesterday released Building Bridges: A Bipartisan Physical Infrastructure Framework. The goal of the framework is to help break the gridlock on the latest infrastructure negotiations and encourage their colleagues to continue working across…
June 10, 2021
The Illinois legislature passed a bill that would create a High-Speed Railway Commission in the state. It would be tasked with developing a “statewide plan for a high-speed rail line and feeder network connecting St. Louis, Missouri and Chicago, Illinois, that includes current existing Amtrak and…
June 09, 2021
UPDATE Friday, 6/11/2021: U.S. Senators Bill Cassidy (R-Louisiana), Susan Collins (R-Maine), Joe Manchin (D-West Virginia), Lisa Murkowski (R-Alaska), Rob Portman (R-Ohio), Mitt Romney (R-Utah), Jeanne Shaheen (D-New Hampshire), Kyrsten Sinema (D-Arizona), Jon Tester (D-Montana), and Mark Warner (D…
June 09, 2021
The Illinois Department of Transportation is inviting the public to comment and offer suggestions on a new study assessing the state’s rail system. The goal of the study is to seek input on current conditions, capacity concerns and safety challenges to help identify potential improvements and…
June 08, 2021
Researcher aids Arkansas highway projects through subsurface analysis
Image: Clint Wood / University of Arkansas
A University of Arkansas geotechnical engineer is collaborating with the Arkansas Department of Transportation (ARDOT) to map subsurface conditions before road construction begins to identify issues early and help keep highway construction projects on track and on budget. Clint Wood, a civil…
June 07, 2021
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