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California’s gas tax cut will reduce highway funding, won’t mean cheaper pump prices

California’s gas tax cut will reduce highway...

Posted by Chris Hill on Feb 26, 2015

The California State Board of Equalization voted to reduce the state's gasoline tax to 30 cents per gallon from 36 cents, ...

Bay Bridge construction project suspended after causing major traffic issues

Bay Bridge construction project suspended after causing...

Posted by Brian Ethridge on Oct 23, 2014

Caltrans officials have decided it was best to suspend a big construction project on the Bay Bridge after metal plates ...

Rubber Expands

Rubber Expands

Posted by Tom Kuennen on Sep 05, 2014

Asphalt containing rubber continues to stretch its way into more state Departments of Transportation.   By Tom Kuennen, Contributing Editor   After years of ...

Report: Caltrans decision to hire inexperienced Chinese firm for Bay Bridge welding “will haunt” travelers “for generations”

Report: Caltrans decision to hire inexperienced Chinese...

Posted by Wayne Grayson on Jun 10, 2014

A detailed investigative report from the Sacramento Bee has found that the California Department of Transportation's decision to hire a Chinese ...

U.S. DOT to provide $325 million TIFIA loan for California’s Gerald Desmond Bridge replacement

U.S. DOT to provide $325 million TIFIA loan for...

Posted by Amanda Bayhi on May 26, 2014

The U.S. Department of Transportation is providing a $325 million Transportation Infrastructure Finance and Innovation Act (TIFIA) loan to help ...

Geosynthetics speed construction

Geosynthetics speed construction

Posted by Equipment World Staff on May 01, 2014

Geosynthetics Speed Construction While Enhancing Pavement Performance Geosynthetics comprise a family of value-added products that allows highways, roads and bridges to be ...

Oklahoma DOT looks to Caltrans for bridge assessment advice

Oklahoma DOT looks to Caltrans for bridge assessment...

Posted by Amanda Bayhi on Apr 22, 2014

Bridges across the nation are aging, with many now well past their projected life spans. Oklahoma’s bridges are among those aging ...

Cal Poly Pomona engineering students get real-world road building experience from Caltrans

Cal Poly Pomona engineering students get real-world...

Posted by Contributed on Mar 14, 2014

If you want to be a transportation engineer in Southern California, your chances improve dramatically when you have Xudong Jia ...

Caltrans agrees to remove netting from bridge construction site to remove threat to swallows

Caltrans agrees to remove netting from bridge...

Posted by Wayne Grayson on Feb 13, 2014

The California Department of Transportation recently reached a settlement with conservationists to remove netting draped across a construction site near ...

State investigation concludes Caltrans systematically quieted safety critics of new Bay Bridge span

State investigation concludes Caltrans systematically...

Posted by Wayne Grayson on Jan 31, 2014

An investigation by the state Senate Transportation Committee has concluded that the California Department of Transportation "systematically" worked to quiet ...

Seven states use technology, innovative solutions to combat extreme winter weather

Seven states use technology, innovative solutions to...

Posted by Amanda Bayhi on Dec 26, 2013

It’s no secret that extreme winter weather can drive up costs, forcing state transportation departments to think creatively when looking ...

Diamond saw cut surface textures improve pavement performance

Diamond saw cut surface textures improve pavement...

Posted by Contributed on Nov 15, 2013

Increasingly, specifiers around the world are recognizing the benefits of diamond grinding and other diamond saw cut textures for their ...

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