Safety

Safety is a top priority with everyone involved in the road- and bridge-building market. The Safety Channel is a reflection of the commitment to reduce injuries and fatalities at the jobsite. Enhancing this section is Roads & Bridges' continued partnership with the American Traffic Safety Services Association (ATSSA). ATSSA has represented companies and individuals in the traffic control and roadway safety industry for 35 years. Over 1,800 members provide the majority of safety features, services and materials used on the nation's roadways.

Six companies, including contractors and designers, have settled lawsuits connected to the Florida International University (FIU) pedestrian bridge…
July 15, 2019
Like most DOTs, the Illinois DOT (IDOT) absolutely requires that traffic exposed to new pavement edges, like end-of-day joints and butt joints, must…
July 08, 2019
Residents along county roadways in Minnesota complained about the noises coming from vehicles driving over rumble strips, viewing it as a nuisance impacting quality of life.
Residents along county roadways in Minnesota complained about the noises coming from vehicles driving over rumble strips, viewing it as a nuisance impacting quality of life.
Applying research. It’s simple, right? How hard can it be? Especially if one believes the ancient Chinese proverb: Tell me and I forget, teach me and…
July 03, 2019
The Idaho Transportation Department (ITD) recently released a draft of the FY 2020-26 Idaho Transportation Investment Program (ITIP), which the…
July 03, 2019
The Kentucky Transportation Cabinet (KYTC) recently released a data-driven list of projects that are candidates for state transportation funding,…
June 27, 2019
The U.S. House of Representatives this week passed a FY 2020 appropriations package consisting of five bills, one of which funds the U.S. DOT with $…
June 27, 2019
NTSB Amtrak postderailment in Washington State
Image: Amtrak postderailment in Washington State from NTSB report
The National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB) recently issued a final report detailing its investigation into the derailment of an Amtrak train…
June 27, 2019
According to the Federal Highway Administration’s (FHWA) Office of Highway Policy Information, nearly 53% of rural highway mileage is under county…
June 24, 2019
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