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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...
I-555 sign
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...
Maintenance News November 16, 2015
The Transportation Curriculum Coordination Council (TC3) has announced its third annual meeting, which will take place April 10 to 14, 2016, at the DoubleTree Suites by Hilton in downtown Columbus, Ohio. The meeting is an opportunity for members and interested parties to learn more about the TC3...
CDL training
Maintenance Products November 09, 2015
Designed for those interested in general commercial driver’s license (CDL) knowledge, CDL General Knowledge (three hours) training contains safe driving information that all commercial drivers should know. It is broken into three modules: Vehicle control, shifting gears, seeing the road,...
Maintenance News November 09, 2015
The Transportation Curriculum Coordination Council (TC3) has announced the launch of its new learning management system (LMS) and website. The TC3 has migrated courses to a new LMS platform that leverages AASHTO resources. An improved user experience with new functionality and new and updated...
Highway Plan Reading Basics
Maintenance Products October 26, 2015
Highway Plan Reading Basics (one hour) is the first course in TC3’s most popular series, the Plan Reading Series. The ability to read plans is essential for anyone involved in highway or bridge construction. This course describes the foundational information needed to begin reading and...
Maintenance News October 12, 2015
South Carolina transportation officials report that more than 300 roads and bridges are still closed over a week after rain and floods struck the cities and surrounding areas of Charleston and Columbia, S.C.   The South Carolina Department (SCDOT) also said 98 bridges remain closed to inspect...
Maintenance News October 09, 2015
The Indiana Department of Transportation (INDOT) reported continuing improvement to the condition of state roads and bridges. The results were submitted to the Federal Highway Administration and are based on a routine inspection performed on every public-road bridge every two years.   Over the past...
Asphalt News September 29, 2015
The Indiana Department of Transportation (INDOT) started an investigation into whether or not the pavement in nearly 200 road projects could fall apart more than a decade earlier than expected.   Will Wingfield, INDOT spokesman, said the agency is investigating whether enough asphalt binder—which...
Improving the Daily Diary
Maintenance Products September 28, 2015
Improving the Daily Diary (one hour) covers proper documentation on a construction or maintenance project. The information in the daily diary kept for projects must be accurate, correct and factual to ensure proper payment and avoid lawsuits. Please note that the terminology may differ slightly...
Maintenance News September 25, 2015
The Alaska Department of Transportation (ADOT) said it will reduce its plowing and road maintenance.   The reduction will bemost apparent to residents during winter storms when the department's efforts are most needed. The announcement also featured a new map showing a priority system for clearing...
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