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Safety News July 25, 2017
The Texas Department of Transportation (TxDOT) is now using infrared technology to try to stop truck drivers with dangerously large loads from hitting freeway bridges and overpasses.   When trucks that are too tall slam into these structures, it can cause traffic tie-ups and congestion that impacts...
Road Construction News July 18, 2017
What is going on in Washington, D.C.? Trump's trillion has turned into Trump's $200 billion, U.S. DOT may be the victim of significant cuts, and more. To hear the podcast, click here.
Funding News July 12, 2017
A House panel approved legislation on Tuesday evening that would cut funding for the U.S. Department of Transportation (U.S. DOT) by over half a billion dollars.   The House Appropriations subcommittee on transportation, housing and urban development advanced a spending bill to provide $17.8...
Highway Construction News July 10, 2017
Who knew hemp had so many uses? We also toured the Milwaukee Zoo Interchange project and you can hear the interview with Project Manager Mark Klipstein. Industry news covers MoDOT's preservation strategy, Oregon's bike tax and a man's bucket list wish. To hear the podcast, click here.  

A bird’s-eye view of the Sarah Mildred Long Bridge, which will connect Maine to New Hampshire.

Highway Construction Article July 05, 2017
MAINE: Up in salmon countryby Brian W. Budzynski, Managing Editor   “Engineering used to be about mobility, but now it’s more about reliability and safety. Speed is not a primary concern for us.”   “Us” being the Maine Department of Transportation (MDOT), as exemplified by Chief Engineer Joyce...
Road Construction News June 26, 2017
Where do you draw the line with parties? Also, Missouri looks for new ways to generate money for road and bridge work, new fences installed along Alligator Alley, and more. To access the podcast, click here.
Highway Construction News June 16, 2017
The Illinois Department of Transportation (IDOT) will shut down roadwork statewide if lawmakers fail to pass a budget by the end of the month, officials announced Wednesday.   IDOT will notify contractors that all construction work is to shut down on June 30 if a budget does not pass by then. The...
Funding News June 14, 2017
Summer is in full swing and President Trump was out trying to gain support for his trillion-dollar infrastructure plan. To listen to the podcast, click here.
Road Construction News June 12, 2017
Visit our homepage and take this week's poll question, which discusses funding rural transportation construction projects through public-private partnerships.
Editorial/Commentary Article May 31, 2017
“One of the most soul-destroying things is traffic. It takes away so much of your life. It’s horrible.”   Bravo.   This was Elon Musk discussing in a recent TED Talk his “hobby-level” interest in developing a 3-D network of underground tunnels as a means of alleviating traffic congestion and saving...

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Transportation Management Article May 31, 2017
Transit agencies in the U.S. and around the world have no choice but to face “the toughest mile” head on. The challenges of “first/last mile” accessibility can make or break a system, because few are going to ride a system thought unsafe and difficult to use. You may very well be eliminating the...
Editorial/Commentary Article May 31, 2017
The Smart City movement is a growing trend among metropolitan governments to rethink, redefine and reinvigorate the role that transportation plays in the health and vitality of a community.   The large numbers of people migrating from rural to urban areas and straining existing transportation...
Road Construction News May 22, 2017
This week's Infrastructure Insider has some details on Trump's Infrastructure plan, how DOT's reacted to I-85 collapse and more.   Click here to listen to the podcast.  
Transportation Management Article May 09, 2017
Frustrating doesn’t begin to describe the impact of congestion. A 2016 study by the research firm INRIX identified the U.S. as the most congested developed country in the world—where drivers spend an average of 42 hours a year in traffic during peak hours. That report calculates the total...
Transportation Management News April 12, 2017
The Nevada Department of Transportation (NDOT) has launched a project to install enhanced roadway signage, ramp meters, wrong-way driver detection systems and more to help improve traffic safety and mobility on U.S. 395 in the North Valleys.   Beginning Monday, April 10 through early 2018, periodic...
Transportation Management News February 23, 2017
New estimates released today by the Federal Highway Administration (FHWA) show that U.S. driving topped 3.2 trillion miles last year. It is the fifth straight year of increased mileage on public roads throughout the nation, and underscores the demands facing America’s roads and bridges, and...
Transportation Management Article February 08, 2017
The new protected pedestrian lane at South Park.   A small investment can change the face of a community. The Seattle Department of Transportation (SDOT) serves a diverse population, and recognizes the importance of celebrating that diversity in all its projects. In recent years, SDOT has been...
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