News

Ergodyne
Worker Protection Products October 24, 2017
Four glove models in Ergodyne’s revamped ProFlex Anti-Vibration Series have been third-party tested to meet ANSI/ISO vibration reduction standards. With three options boasting Advanced Vibration Control (AVC) technology—an innovative glove palm padding designed to reduce shock and dampen vibration...
Certified Cirus Control Systems
Winter Maintenance Products October 24, 2017
The XDS integrated plow and spreader control system from Certified Cirus Control Systems is a full-featured advanced spreader and hydraulic control system using CAN-bus technology. System capabilities include standard spreader functions and dual spreader (tow plow), material positioning spinner...
NIOSH

Image source: National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH)

Safety News October 23, 2017
The Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) has released interim enforcement guidance for its Respirable Crystalline Silica in Construction Standard, which is to be enforced in full on Oct. 23.   The guidance was issued Oct. 19 in a memorandum to OSHA regional administrators from...
Alabama DSRC
V2I News October 23, 2017
Advanced technology to make traveling safer and more efficient is the focus of a new project led by the University of Alabama and the Alabama Department of Transportation.   Tuscaloosa is the first city in Alabama to install the technology that will collect data for research used to decrease travel...
podcast
Editorial/Commentary News October 23, 2017
States hope to cash in on VW's cheating; I-95 Coalition to test mileage-based user fees on trucks; Kansas City wants all the money for a bridge replacement; Canada wants the Ambassador Bridge in Detroit down; and more. For the latest podcast, click here.  
tc3 mobile app
Safety Products October 23, 2017
TC3's mobile app provides users a seamless way to locate the online training they need while providing mobile training resources technicians can use in the field. It provides mobile access to onsite job aids, up-to-date news, materials and resources, course listings provided by TC3. The purpose of...
Safety News October 19, 2017
TC3 has launched its improved mobile app, which is available for Android and iOS. The new app provides on-the-job aids; up-to-date news, materials and resources; and course listings. The goal of the TC3 is to improve the quality of construction, rehabilitation and maintenance of the transportation...
Road Construction Videos October 19, 2017
The I-4 Ultimate Improvement Project is a P3 effort involving reconstruction and expansion of a 21-mile stretch of I-4 that moves into the heart of Orlando, Fla. Work on the project began in 2015, and the project limits run between Orange County and Seminole County. Due to the scope of the project...
NAPA
Asphalt News October 18, 2017
The National Asphalt Pavement Association (NAPA) recently released a statement in response to a study published by the journal Nature Climate Change which suggested modern asphalt roads were not equipped to withstand climate change.   Roads & Bridges reported on the study last month. The...
work-zone safety
Safety News October 18, 2017
In a new study funded by the Minnesota Department of Transportation, researchers at the University of Minnesota investigated the potential advantages and possible disadvantages of vehicle-to-infrastructure (V2I) in-vehicle messages to communicate to drivers traveling in work zones.   The...
Signage Videos October 17, 2017
3M digital printing solutions offer you the tools you need to make every day more efficient.
Traffic management
Construction Planning News October 17, 2017
The city of San Antonio’s transportation committee approved an $83.5 million package that will be presented to members of the city council sometime this year.   Assistant Director of Transportation and Capital Improvements Art Reinhart briefed the committee on the seven projects that would be...
Software Routing and Logistics Videos October 17, 2017
Perform real-time route validation on the size and weight of permit vehicles, as well as the constraints and conditions of specified routes.
Editorial/Commentary News October 16, 2017
I've been called a lot of things, but don't ever call me fake news. NAPA's take on research that said asphalt pavements were not strong enough to handle climate change; DOT officials push for a Highway Trust Fund fix; study shows people brake more for white pedestrians than black; and WYDOT makes...
Survey
Road Construction News October 16, 2017
The team at Roads & Bridges invites all our readership to participate in our annual State of the Industry survey. We want to hear your perspective on the 2017 construction season, what's happening in your region and what you expect 2018 to be like for your company.    Please take a few minutes...
U.S. Highway 51 bridge
Editorial/Commentary Article October 16, 2017
In March 2016, a flood event severely damaged the U.S. Highway 51 Bridge over the Coldwater River in Tate County, Miss. The bridge was scheduled for replacement in November 2016. After inspection, the Mississippi Department of Transportation (MDOT) determined repairing the bridge was not a feasible...
Saferoads WA tests
Safety Case Studies October 13, 2017
Saferoads Australia, located near Melbourne in the state of Victoria, provides road safety solutions to Australia, New Zealand and the international road safety market. The company recognized the need for a solution to enhance driver awareness in work zones in order to keep road crews safe on...
traffic safety
Traffic Safety News October 13, 2017
In order to eliminate traffic fatalities and serious crashes, a number of agencies have come together to implement The Virginia Strategic Highway Safety Plan, with the goal of moving the state toward zero deaths on the Commonwealth's roadways.   Every day, an average of two people die and more than...
U.S. DOT
Funding News October 12, 2017
The Federal Highway Administration (FHWA) last week announced $15.5 million in Surface Transportation System Funding Alternatives (STSFA) grants to six states that are exploring new ways to fund highway and bridge projects.   Alternatives to conventional financing are seen as imperative, FHWA...
TMA truck
Traffic Management Article October 12, 2017
Trying to list all the maintenance of traffic (MOT) challenges posed by the I-4 Ultimate project can be a project in itself.   The MOT challenge on I-4 is nothing less than what happens when the largest infrastructure project in Florida’s history is being built in the middle of the fastest-growing...
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