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Asphalt Products March 06, 2013
The Basic Model 120V is a 1- to 2-ton split-front-drum vibratory roller. This roller is direct drive, has a fail-safe brake and is equipped with a rear-drum 3,600-vpm vibratory system. The rear drum is fully visible along the sides and has high curb clearance unlike most straight-frame split-drum...
Maintenance Article March 06, 2013
Road weather sensors are widely used in road weather information system (RWIS) applications and, to a lesser extent, as components of recent weather-responsive advanced transportation systems. Sensors that focus on the condition of the roadway pavement are generally of two types: in-pavement and...
Article March 06, 2013
Superstorm Sandy, which hit New York City on Oct. 29, 2012, demonstrated the strengths and limits of the transportation infrastructure in the city and surrounding region. As a result of the timely and thorough preparations by New York City and the Metropolitan Transportation Authority (MTA), along...
Asphalt Article March 06, 2013
When the spring wind picks up in southern Idaho, it can quickly suck the heat out of an asphalt mat, so when Knife River Corp. was paving I-86 a couple of years ago, the crew at times added a compactor to the pattern to make sure the mat reached the right density before it cooled too much. “The...
Asphalt Article March 06, 2013
Sometimes the sun is good for an extra wake-up call. Early on in the I-70 paving project in Licking County, Ohio, Larry Shively saw the UV rays hit a fresh layer of skin and was alarmed at blotches. Segregation was a noticeable issue, and the crew at the Shelly Co. knew something had to be done...
News March 05, 2013
Overall construction spending snapped a nine-month string of monthly gains with a sharp decline in January but still rose from year-ago levels, according to an analysis of new Census Bureau data by the Associated General Contractors of America (AGC). Association officials cautioned that across-the-...
Funding News March 04, 2013
PennDOT has announced Pennsylvania's first-ever Transportation Performance Report, a detailed rating of the state's efforts in safety, mobility, system preservation and accountability, with the results underscoring the need for additional transportation investment.     The report, a combined effort...
Safety News March 01, 2013
Three companies committed to advancing roadway safety were recently awarded prestigious American Traffic Safety Services Association (ATSSA) 2013 Innovation Awards for their creative new products used on America’s roadways. The three winners were chosen from a field of 22 companies competing for...
Funding News March 01, 2013
Despite the 2012 passage of the federal surface transportation law, known as MAP-21, the real value of highway and bridge contract awards over the past 12 months was down 3% compared with the previous 12-month period, according to the latest analysis of McGraw-Hill Dodge data by the American Road...
Funding News February 28, 2013
Transportation Secretary Ray LaHood opened his speech at the American Association of State Highway & Transportation Officials’ (AASHTO) Washington Briefing on Feb. 27 by reminiscing, but before it was over he reminded those in attendance that the good times can quickly cease.   LaHood was quick...
Asphalt News February 27, 2013
The process of fracking is fracturing county roads in southern Texas.   Some lawmakers believe it is about time the state steps up with some funding to help fix the crumbling routes. A group of them met on Feb. 26 discussing ways to manage the oil- and gas-drilling boom in their region.   Fracking...
Transit News February 26, 2013
A bill that would allow the improvement and expansion of mass transit options in central Indiana passed the state House on Tuesday by a 56-39 vote. Initial state Senate hearings on the bill could begin in early to mid-March.   The measure—House Bill 1011—would allow local communities to create new...
Funding News February 26, 2013
Controversy surrounding the Ohio Turnpike is just not going away.   House Democrats in the state want Gov. John Kasich to be a little more specific in the bill authorizing the sale of $1.5 billion in Ohio Turnpike bonds to fund state highway projects. They want a guarantee that 90% of the money...
Products February 26, 2013
  The Magma comes in three sizes—150, 230 and 410 gal—with operator features for efficient crack sealing. AutoStart informs of ready-to-seal status with three green lights. Digital flow control provides smooth, even material flow. New “no drip” ergonomic sealant wand eliminates drips between crack...
Ice Control Products February 26, 2013
  SafeLane surface overlay is a vital anti-icing tool that helps prevent ice and frost from forming on walkways, roadways and bridges. The patented technology retains deicing chemicals within the surface and releases them as temperatures drop below freezing, helping keep motorists and pedestrians...
Products February 26, 2013
The Bomag Economizer offers real-time data via dash-mounted LED lights which indicate compaction levels. Maximum compaction is achieved when the LEDs do not increase with subsequent roller passes, alerting the operator that no more passes are required, thus saving both time and money. A dropping...
Asphalt Products February 26, 2013
  The Gilson SS-8R Sieve Shaker obtains quick, accurate, repeatable separations over a broad range of particle sizes and material types. A perfect circular rotation and vertical two-way tapping are the characteristics that make Gilson’s SS-8R extremely efficient. Now supplied with our new EZ-Clamp...
Signage Products February 26, 2013
  The SwiftSign School Zone solution alerts drivers in real time that a school bus is stopped ahead to pick up or drop off kids. Low visibility due to road geometry or environmental conditions increases the risk of bus rear end crashes. This solution combines GPS tracker technology and SwiftSign...
Safety Apparel Products February 26, 2013
  There’s a reason MSA V-Gard Protective Caps and Hats are the best-selling helmets in North America. With our complete line of V-Gard accessories and "Best in Class" logo program, accessorizing and customization have never been easier. Available in 20+ colors and in three sizes to ensure a perfect...
Software Products February 26, 2013
Bentley provides extensive information modeling; risk-based asset management; and project collaboration software to ensure transportation agencies have the tools to build projects of any size.  We can ensure that your organization meets the challenge of making every day count in transportation...
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