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See how to implement, monitor and maintain an internal corrosion control program as part of an overall pipeline integrity management program. Courses include Direct Assessment, In Line Inspection, Internal Corrosion for Pipelines, Pipeline Corrosion Assessment Field Techniques and Pipeline Corrosion Integrity Management
Maintenance Products September 20, 2016
See how to implement, monitor and maintain an internal corrosion control program as part of an overall pipeline integrity management program. Courses include Direct Assessment, In Line Inspection, Internal Corrosion for Pipelines, Pipeline Corrosion Assessment Field Techniques and Pipeline...
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Highway Construction News August 24, 2016
The U.S. Department of Transportation is weighing whether it should move ahead with new performance standards that would require transportation projects to track, measure and reduce carbon pollution.   In tens of thousands of public comments delivered last week, environmental groups, business...
Industrial Coating Application eCourse
Maintenance Products August 23, 2016
Throw away your paper-based training and discover a new, interactive way of learning that benchmarks best practices in safety, process control, surface preparation, coatings application and inspection. Click and drag on interactive graphics, take short quizzes and download posters and checklists...
Roads and bridges in poor condition across the state significantly contribute to costs for motorists
Maintenance News August 19, 2016
California motorists are hit with $53.6 billion per year in additional costs due to congested roads and deteriorating road conditions, according to a recent report by The Road Improvement Program (TRIP).   The report finds that rough roads are responsible for $18.3 billion (34.14%) of the total...
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Construction Planning News August 04, 2016
The Hawaii Department of Transportation (HDOT), in response to state lawmakers’ scuttling of a controversial gas tax proposal, has ceased work and planning on dozens of highway development and improvement projects.   According to State Highways Division Deputy Director Ed Sniffen, the state lacks...
The largest expense for the coastal California region to be considered will likely be road maintenance
Construction Planning News August 03, 2016
The Santa Cruz County Regional Transportation Commission tomorrow will consider its list of projects over the next two decades, in which its biggest expense likely will be road maintenance.   The draft 2040 Santa Cruz County Regional Transportation Plan has $6.1 billion worth of projects, ranging...
Cathodic protection virtual training simulator
Maintenance Products July 26, 2016
Practice your cathodic protection skills anywhere, anytime. Keep up with current practical techniques by working through step-by-step, real-life testing scenarios in this 12-station virtual training program. Click here to view station descriptions and register.
Maintenance News July 15, 2016
TC3 is offering courses about rockfall stabilization and concrete overlays for no charge through August 2016.   Rockfall Stabilization This four-hour course introduces the key concepts in rockfall stabilization, including tools and methods used in stabilization and reinforcement. The purpose of...
FHWA rule could let DOTs streamline more projects with limited environmental impact
Maintenance News June 06, 2016
In a new regulatory policy stance, the Federal Highway Administration (FHWA) may provide more flexibility to state departments of transportations when those DOTs seek to exclude infrastructure improvements from detailed environmental reviews before the work can go forward.   The rule change would...
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DOT in Crisis News May 13, 2016
The American Society of Civil Engineers has concluded that over the next decade, it will cost more than $3.3 trillion to keep up with repairs and replacements to U.S. roads, bridges, airports, power grid and other critical infrastructure, but based on current funding levels, the nation will come up...
The telematics-based Winter Road Maintenance Control and Reporting System
Maintenance Products March 28, 2016
The telematics-based Winter Road Maintenance Control and Reporting System is the first to integrate data from snowplow truck electronic spreader control systems and RWIS (road weather information system) stations to provide fleet managers with a suite of performance reports. Report data is updated...
Maintenance News March 24, 2016
The only road leading to Alaska’s North Slope oil fields is at risk of severe flooding during the coming spring thaw. Climate experts believe the conditions will be similar to those that intermittently closed portions of the remote highway for more than two months in 2015.   State transportation...
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Maintenance News March 18, 2016
Arkansas gave official interstate designation to a 44-mile stretch of road between I-55 Crittenden County and U.S. Highway in the city of Jonesboro.  The move to designate this section of U.S. Highway 63 as the Future I-555 has been in the works for decades but was recently made a reality with an...
Maintenance News February 29, 2016
A rockslide shut down both northbound and southbound lanes of I-75 in Campbell County, Tenn. The highway, located approximately 30  miles from the Kentucky border, will likely be closed for weeks to come as crews clean up debris that fell onto the road.   Environmental factors like a recent...
Maintenance News February 08, 2016
The New Mexico Department of Transportation (NMDOT) disputed a report released by the nonprofit transportation research group TRIP (The Road Information Program) that found that 25% of New Mexico’s roads are in poor condition, and 16% of bridges are either structurally deficient or obsolete.   The...
Maintenance News January 20, 2016
The Ohio Department of Transportation (ODOT) is investing in technology to assist with snow removal for the state’s roadway system.   Technological advances ODOT is taking include the use of weather stations, embedding sensors in the roadways and equipping snow plows with in-cab touch-screen...
Maintenance News December 30, 2015
Officials within the Alaska Department of Transportation (ALDOT) are looking at budget cuts outlined in Governor Bill Walker's recently published state budget proposal in advance of a pending legislative session. Cuts that may well have a significant impact on the agency’s ability to address...
Maintenance News November 24, 2015
The Transportation Curriculum Coordination Council (TC3) has released a new training learning management system (LMS) within the American Assn. of State Highway and Transportation Officials (AASHTO) Web environment. The TC3 was originally launched in the summer of 2000 as a Federal Highway...
Maintenance News November 23, 2015
The Michigan Department of Transportation (MDOT) is testing new GPS technology in Southwest Michigan to help the public track of what major roadways snowplows are working on this winter.   Using GPS technology, members of the public will be able to see the location of plow trucks and where salt is...
Central Hydraulic System with Garmin GPS Ground-speed Control
Equipment Products November 19, 2015
Buyers Products has introduced a new central hydraulic system with Garmin GPS ground-speed control. The new system is designed to provide material savings through proportional spreader operation. In addition to the spreader control, the new central hydraulic system features a sectional valve system...
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