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Safety News June 13, 2013
When you see flashing lights on the side of the road, you should move over. It should not matter what color they are.   The Ohio Department of Transportation (ODOT) is trying to expand this practice, and the state legislature is following suit. ODOT wants motorist to move a lane over when they see...
Concrete News June 12, 2013
The Texas A&M Transportation Institute (TTI) has developed a virtual open house of the Oak Hill Parkway project in Austin, Texas. The website provides an online forum to learn about possible improvements to the project, make comments and chat with others on the site, including the project-...
Maintenance Article June 12, 2013
When it comes to snowplowing operations, most public-works agencies historically have applied an ad-hoc approach, defined by geography and relying on individual drivers to navigate through a route based on the driver’s perception of efficiency. In 2012, the city of Centennial, Colo., and CH2M Hill...
Asphalt Article June 12, 2013
Just west of Washington, D.C., I-66 in Fairfax County, Va., is one of the busiest commuter routes in the country. Between 162,000 and 178,000 vehicles per day travel on I-66—far greater traffic levels than were expected when the road opened to traffic in 1963. A major pavement-rehabilitation...
Article June 12, 2013
S.R. 99, Seattle: At the beginning of May, crews used a crane to begin lowering the first large pieces of the 7,000-ton tunnel-boring machine, nicknamed “­Bertha,” into the 80-ft-deep launch pit where she’ll start tunneling this summer. First up: the trailing gear, which will serve as Bertha’s...
Concrete Article June 12, 2013
The creaks of a typical freight train—some 80 cars long—slowly merge with the screech of brakes not too far from jet-powered takeoffs. After a relatively short journey from north Miami Dade County, the locomotive grinds to a halt. A small regiment of excavators is ready for the taking, and each one...
Funding News June 11, 2013
U.S. Transportation Secretary Ray LaHood announced that the strong demand for TIGER (Transportation Investment Generating Economic Recovery) grants continues as once again the number of applications has surpassed the available funding.    Applications to the U.S. DOT for TIGER 2013 grants totaled...
Bridges News June 10, 2013
A Senate Appropriations panel, chaired by Sen. Patty Murray (D-Wash.), will hold a hearing this Thursday to examine the collapse of the I-5 bridge, which occurred May 23 just north of Seattle. The hearing will also consider that incident in the context of the overall status of the nation's...
News June 07, 2013
Construction employment increased by 7,000 in May, helping to push the industry’s unemployment rate down to the lowest May level in five years, according to an analysis of new government data by the Associated General Contractors of America (AGC). Association officials said the relatively positive...
Equipment Products June 07, 2013
Henderson’s CHARGE is an advanced electric control system with a CAN bus core, bringing big-truck snow and ice capabilities to medium-duty chassis. Easy to install and operate, the driver has full control over the snowplow, dump body, spreader, prewet system, emergency lighting and more. The CHARGE...
Concrete News June 06, 2013
U.S. Transportation Secretary Ray LaHood has awarded more than $16 million to 14 innovative highway and bridge projects in 13 states and the District of Columbia that will improve safety, create jobs and enhance the quality of the nation's transportation infrastructure.   "President Obama has...
News June 05, 2013
Transportation construction projects from across the country were recognized recently for their contributions to environmental protection and mitigation during the American Road & Transportation Builders Association Transportation Development Foundation’s (ARTBA-TDF) 14th annual Globe Awards...
Transit News June 04, 2013
The Colorado Department of Transportation (CDOT) announced the launch Sunday of a new statewide program to assess the condition of public transportation across the state. CDOT expects to implement the program over the next 18 months.   With no budget to create a full statewide transportation...
News June 04, 2013
Total construction spending registered a small gain in April but showed very mixed patterns among major segments, according to an analysis of new Census Bureau data by the Associated General Contractors of America (AGC). Association officials cautioned that a surge in certain project types and...
Transportation Management News June 03, 2013
The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) released a 14-page document at the end of May addressing policy and recommendations for states to accommodate testing of automated or self-driving vehicles.   NHTSA opens the report by defining the five levels of vehicle automation, from 0...
News June 03, 2013
Virginia's Office of Transportation Public-Private Partnerships (OTP3) was recently recognized as an international leader in public-private partnerships, receiving two awards at the 2013 Partnership Awards in London. The Partnership Awards is an annual event that recognizes public-private projects...
News May 31, 2013
In early May, Sundt moved the first of two 300-ton concrete arches that will become part of the reconstructed West 7th Street Bridge in Fort Worth, Texas. The remaining 10 arches will be transferred from an off-site casting yard and set into place, one at a time, through mid-June. The $25.9 million...
Maintenance News May 31, 2013
It was a prickly situation. The weeds had to be removed, but using herbicides too near a water supply can be a dicey proposition due to federal regulations. Mowing weeds reduces them vertically, but they are still there, lying horizontally on the ground until collected.   And perhaps most important...
Equipment Products May 31, 2013
Henderson’s dump body line is cross-memberless, highly customizable and built upon a unibody design. The MARK E is an all-purpose dump body designed for use with heavy-duty chassis, the MARK III and MARK IV are designed for use with medium-duty chassis and the Magnum is Henderson’s heavy-duty...
Bridges News May 30, 2013
The opening of the new San Francisco-Oakland Bay Bridge may be delayed for months, according the Metropolitan Transportation Commission.   “We absolutely want to do what’s right and not be rushed,” MTC Executive Director Steven Heminger told the San Francisco Chronicle.   Officials have until July...
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