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Highway Construction Videos December 21, 2016
Welcoming significant enhancements to pedestrian and bike accommodations as well as improved local and regional vehicular connections, the Massachusetts Department of Transportation Route 79/I-195 Interchange project breaks down barriers between downtown communities and their waterfront resources...
Equipment Products December 21, 2016
Fill-Rite offers a full line of meters for measuring what you pump. This includes three- or four-wheel mechanical meters, digital meters with or without pulse output for your FMS and turbine meters to 1% accuracy. They work with gasoline, diesel, DEF, AdBlue and other chemicals.
Bus Rapid Transit (BRT) News December 21, 2016
The U.S. Department of Transportation’s Federal Transit Administration (FTA) on Tuesday awarded the Utah Transit Authority (UTA) approximately $75 million for construction of the 10.5-mile bus-rapid transit line connecting Orem and Provo.   The line is part of the Provo Orem Transportation...

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Bridge Construction News December 21, 2016
The Florida Department of Transportation (FDOT) is closer than ever to final plans to improve I-395 and build a new signature bridge spanning Biscayne Boulevard in downtown Miami.   If the current timetable unfolds without unexpected detours, work on the massive project should begin within 12...
Equipment Videos December 21, 2016
Fill-Rite has a long history of fuel transfer in the agricultural industry. See how the company makes fueling on the farm fast, safe and efficient.
Safety Case Studies December 20, 2016
The Virginia Department of Transportation (VDOT) upgraded an existing Road Systems Inc. (RSI) NCHRP 350-compliant SKT terminal with RSI’s new MSKT, which is MASH Test Level 3-compliant. This installation was on a busy stretch of road at a left exit off of I-64 leading to I-95 just north of Richmond...

PennDOT S.R. 50, Millers Run—Gold award winner for Overlays (Highways)

Concrete News December 20, 2016
The American Concrete Pavement Association (ACPA) has named recipients of its 27th Annual “Excellence in Concrete Pavements” awards, which recognize quality concrete pavements constructed in the United States and Canada.   The awards program encourages high-quality workmanship in concrete pavement...

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Tunnels News December 20, 2016
The Eurasia Tunnel, connecting the Asian and European continents underneath the Marmara seabed, will be inaugurated today in front a multinational audience.   The tunnel, expected to provide a practical solution to Istanbul's traffic problem, will cut down the travel time between the two sides of...
Equipment Products December 19, 2016
The center drag box for Patcher II allows fast and easy application of Mastic One for various types of longitudinal repairs – simply attach and drive down the road along the repair. It is available in various sizes ranging from 10 in. to 48 in. wide to cover distresses such as cold joints, shoulder...
Ice Control News December 19, 2016
The Oregon Department of Transportation (ODOT) has announced plans to begin using rock salt to augment its use of magnesium chloride solution for ice and snow control on roads across the state.   Specific problem areas, such as steep hills, will get the rock salt to speed melting and improve...

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Maintenance News December 19, 2016
The Michigan Department of Transportation (MDOT) is banking on connected vehicle technology to help clear snow and ice from roadways faster. GPS-based automatic vehicle location devices, which the agency began installing on its winter road maintenance equipment in 2013, report where each truck is,...
Safety News December 19, 2016
Please visit our homepage to take this week's poll question which concerns the importance of safety this holiday season.

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Highway Construction News December 16, 2016
A plan to add one car pool and express toll lanes to I-290 has been identified as the Illinois Department of Transportation's (IDOT) preferred option for the roadway, officials announced.   During an advisory group meeting Wednesday, IDOT officials provided an update on their proposed...
Highway Construction News December 15, 2016
Rhode Island officials have announced a new road design for the 6/10 Interchange in Providence aimed at improving safety, traffic flow and makes land available for development.   Gov. Gina M. Raimondo (D) ordered a fast-track reconstruction of the 6/10 Interchange, considered the state’s “most...
Culvert RepairRehabilitation Case Studies December 14, 2016
In Baker City, Ore., two corrugated metal pipe (CMP) culverts ran underneath a two-way road. Like many of these pipe systems across the country, these two CMP culverts were rusting and deteriorating at a rapid rate. Bradley Payton, Baker City’s transportation maintenance manager, was charged with...
V2V News December 14, 2016
The U.S. Department of Transportation (U.S. DOT) announced today that it is proposing a rule to require vehicle-to-vehicle communication technology in new cars.   Vehicle-to-vehicle (V2V) systems allow cars to communicate to each other in an effort to warn drivers about potential accidents and...
Funding News December 14, 2016
The California Transportation Commission (CTC) has allocated $236 million for 40 transportation projects across the state.   Funding includes $190 million from the State Highway Operation and Protection Program for 10 projects to “maintain and preserve the investment in the state highway system and...
Cranes Case Studies December 13, 2016
Yellow Creek, a tributary of the Cuyahoga River, runs through Copley, Ohio, a small township near Akron. The creek effectively divided two communities; that is, until the developer of one decided to build a bridge. In September 2016, a large-capacity all-terrain crane from ALL Erection & Crane...
Barricades Products December 13, 2016
Zoneguard’s lightweight configuration allows for 750 linear ft to be hauled on one truck, compared to 90-120 linear ft with traditional barriers.

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Transportation Management Article December 12, 2016
Your community is demanding your elected officials take action. That congested all-way stop intersection in town is a nightmare during the evening commute. Your elected board or council members agree. But you are forced to remind your board and their constituents that resources are not available to...
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