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New Mexico TRIP report finds poor road and bridge conditions cost motorists $1.9 billion a year

Posted by Chris Hill on February 05, 2016

New Mexico TRIP report finds poor road and bridge conditions cost motorists $1.9 billion a year

A quarter of New Mexico’s major locally and state-maintained roads are in poor condition and 16 percent of the bridges are either structurally deficient or functionally obsolete, conditions that are ...

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Indiana House passes plan to raise taxes on cigarettes and gas to pay for roads

Posted by Bobby Atkinson on February 04, 2016

Indiana House passes plan to raise taxes on cigarettes and gas to pay for roads

The Indiana House of Representatives has passed a bill that would raise the tax on gas and cigarettes in order to bring in $500 million a year for transportation funding. According ...

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WABCO acquires MICO to become only off-highway supplier of pneumatic and hydraulic brake systems

Posted by Bobby Atkinson on February 04, 2016

WABCO acquires MICO to become only off-highway supplier of pneumatic and hydraulic brake systems

WABCO announced this week that it would purchase MICO Incorporated to become the world's first and only supplier of complete pneumatic and hydraulic brake control systems for off-highway vehicles. According to ...

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Wyoming DOT’s new travel app helps drivers plan a trip with spoken road conditions, mile marker location and more

Posted by Chris Hill on February 04, 2016

Wyoming DOT’s new travel app helps drivers plan a trip with spoken road conditions, mile marker location and more

The Wyoming Department of Transportation (WYDOT) has released Wyoming 511, an app that provides pre-trip and en route travel information as well as a motorist’s location for emergency responders. The latter ...

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Obama proposes $10-per-barrel tax on oil production to fund green infrastructure

Posted by Bobby Atkinson on February 04, 2016

Obama proposes $10-per-barrel tax on oil production to fund green infrastructure

President Barack Obama is aiming to implement more measures to combat climate change, and this time he's eyeing oil companies to foot the bill. The Hill reported that the White House announced Obama will propose with ...

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Stockpile Reports launches bin and bunker measurement for stockpiled materials via iPhone, drone

Posted by Chris Hill on February 03, 2016

Stockpile Reports launches bin and bunker measurement for stockpiled materials via iPhone, drone

Stockpile Reports announced at World of Concrete it now supports measurement capabilities for stockpiled materials, such as salt, gravel and sand, in bins and bunkers using an iPhone, drone or ...

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VIDEO: Imposter pranks TV anchors by saying he’s with VDOT, referring to prostitutes, drug deals

Posted by Bobby Atkinson on February 03, 2016

VIDEO: Imposter pranks TV anchors by saying he’s with VDOT, referring to prostitutes, drug deals

The recent winter storm that hit the East Coast disrupted everything in the region, but one prankster was more of a disruption for NBC Washington's coverage of the weather. According to ...

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AZDOT worker rescues puppy from highway

Posted by Bobby Atkinson on February 03, 2016

AZDOT worker rescues puppy from highway

A small puppy is safe thanks to Phoenix traffic cameras and an Arizona Department of Transportation worker.  According to NBC News, AZDOT worker Gil Estrada was monitoring the traffic cameras last ...

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Gomaco launches world’s first 3D-controlled bridge deck finisher

Posted by Chris Hill on February 02, 2016

Gomaco launches world’s first 3D-controlled bridge deck finisher

Gomaco has launched the world’s first bridge deck finisher with a 3D guidance at the Word of Concrete show in Las Vegas, an update to its C-450 cylinder finisher. With this ...

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Caltrans ordered to pay $12 million for construction crews’ exposure to fungus

Posted by Bobby Atkinson on February 02, 2016

Caltrans ordered to pay $12 million for construction crews’ exposure to fungus

The California Department of Transportation has been ordered to pay close to $12 million to five contracted construction employees for exposing them to a dangerous fungus. According to the Los Angeles Times, a jury ...

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Christy Hall confirmed as secretary of South Carolina DOT

Posted by Chris Hill on February 02, 2016

Christy Hall confirmed as secretary of South Carolina DOT

South Carolina’s Senate confirmed Christy Hall as the state’s new secretary of transportation. Hall had been serving as acting secretary since July of last year and was appointed by Gov. ...

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Colorado DOT launches near real-time snowplow tracking system

Posted by Chris Hill on February 02, 2016

Colorado DOT launches near real-time snowplow tracking system

The Colorado Department of Transportation (CDOT) has launched a system that will track and monitor snowplows in “near real-time” that will also allow the public to view vehicle location via ...

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Minnesota road worker killed after being struck by SUV while clearing snow from road

Posted by Bobby Atkinson on February 02, 2016

Minnesota road worker killed after being struck by SUV while clearing snow from road

A Minnesota worker died days after being struck by a vehicle while he was clearing snow from a road in Bloomington. According to KMSP, Bloomington Public Works Dept. employee Tyler Lenort was ...

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VIDEO: Caltrans workers clear Highway 299 after a landslide

Posted by Bobby Atkinson on February 01, 2016

VIDEO: Caltrans workers clear Highway 299 after a landslide

A minor landslide earlier this month turned into a much larger problem in California after El Nino pounded northern California. The California Department of Transportation spent two days digging Highway 299 ...

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Texas DOT announces $1.3 billion plan for projects to improve traffic congestion

Posted by Chris Hill on February 01, 2016

Texas DOT announces $1.3 billion plan for projects to improve traffic congestion

The Texas Department of Transportation (TxDOT) has released a $1.3 billion plan for accelerated transportation project completion aimed at improving traffic congestion across the state. The Texas Transportation Commission (TTC) ...

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Ohio TRAC approves 7 new projects totaling $58.6 million

Posted by Bobby Atkinson on February 01, 2016

Ohio TRAC approves 7 new projects totaling $58.6 million

The Ohio Transportation Review Advisory Council has approved seven construction projects across the state. According to the Ohio Department of Transportation, the Ohio TRAC voted to approve additional funding totaling $58.6 million. The ...

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NAPA releases books on RAP and RAS best practices, high RAP Japanese pavements

Posted by Chris Hill on February 01, 2016

NAPA releases books on RAP and RAS best practices, high RAP Japanese pavements

The National Asphalt Pavement Association (NAPA) has released two books aimed at provided best management practices for using reclaimed asphalt pavement (RAP). Best Practices for RAP and RAS Management (Quality Improvement ...

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Bridge work the focus of Kentucky’s $6 billion proposed highway plan

Posted by Chris Hill on January 29, 2016

Bridge work the focus of Kentucky’s $6 billion proposed highway plan

Kentucky Gov. Matthew Bevin this week released his administration’s 2016 Recommended Highway Plan that details transportation projects and funding for fiscal years 2016-2022, representing $6 billion in “traditional revenues.” But one ...

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Project engineer struck and killed by dump truck after just 2 days on the job

Posted by Bobby Atkinson on January 29, 2016

Project engineer struck and killed by dump truck after just 2 days on the job

A 26-year-old project engineer in Texas was only on the job for two days before he was hit and killed by a dump truck Tuesday. KHOU reported that the man had recently started ...

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Pink paver helps VT LeeBoy and Stephenson Equipment raise $100,000 for American Cancer Society

Posted by Chris Hill on January 29, 2016

Pink paver helps VT LeeBoy and Stephenson Equipment raise $100,000 for American Cancer Society

VT LeeBoy and equipment dealer Stephenson Equipment recently presented a $100,000 check to the American Cancer Society for it’s Relay for Life, an amount raised in part by the use ...

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South Carolina proposes $725 million plan to widen Interstate 27

Posted by Bobby Atkinson on January 29, 2016

South Carolina proposes $725 million plan to widen Interstate 27

The South Carolina Department of Transportation wants to upgrade sections of Interstate 26, but it's not going to be cheap. The department announced proposals for two new widening projects for the interstate—one located ...

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VIDEO: Watch Oregon DOT crews perform emergency 17-mile pothole fix on US 97

Posted by Chris Hill on January 28, 2016

VIDEO: Watch Oregon DOT crews perform emergency 17-mile pothole fix on US 97

Oregon Department (ODOT) of Transportation crews were recently called out on an “all hands” assignment to patch potholes on a stretch of U.S. 97 near Chemult. ODOT District Manager Pat Creedican ...

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Blizzard road rage ends with man firing gun at Massachusetts snow plow driver

Posted by Bobby Atkinson on January 28, 2016

Blizzard road rage ends with man firing gun at Massachusetts snow plow driver

Just as last weekend's the deadly winter storm was slamming the east coast, a snowplow driver in Massachusetts found himself in more immediate danger when an angry motorist who had ...

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Texas DOT pleased with initial iPad testing for inspections

Posted by Bobby Atkinson on January 28, 2016

Texas DOT pleased with initial iPad testing for inspections

Inspectors for the Texas Department of Transportation might soon have a new tool that could make their jobs a little easier. TxDOT has been testing out equipping each of the state's roughly 1,100 inspectors with ...

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Wisconsin DOT makes $108 million in transportation aid payments to local governments

Posted by Chris Hill on January 28, 2016

Wisconsin DOT makes $108 million in transportation aid payments to local governments

The Wisconsin Department of Transportation (WisDOT) has made $108.18 million in payments to 1,924 local “units” of governments for General Transportation Aids, Connecting Highway Aids and Expressway Policing Aids. General Transportation ...

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VIDEO: Tidy explosion drops Pittsburgh’s century-old Hulton Bridge into Allegheny River

Posted by Bobby Atkinson on January 27, 2016

VIDEO: Tidy explosion drops Pittsburgh’s century-old Hulton Bridge into Allegheny River

A Pennsylvania bridge with more than a century of history was demolished Tuesday morning with more than 500 explosives above the Allegheny River. The Hulton Bridge connected the eastern Pittsburgh suburbs of Oakmont ...

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FHWA provides $2 million in Emergency Relief funds for Alabama road and bridge repair from December storms

Posted by Chris Hill on January 27, 2016

FHWA provides $2 million in Emergency Relief funds for Alabama road and bridge repair from December storms

The Federal Highway Administration has made $2 million in Emergency Relief funds available to the Alabama Department of Transportation (ALDOT) to repair bridges and roads affected by flooding in December. Estimates ...

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TRIP report shows 38% of major NY roads in poor condition; costing drivers $24.9 billion a year

Posted by Chris Hill on January 27, 2016

TRIP report shows 38% of major NY roads in poor condition; costing drivers $24.9 billion a year

Thirty-eight percent of New York’s major urban roads are in poor condition, which is one contributing factor that is costing the state’s drivers a collective $24.9 billion per year in ...

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Colorado DOT to begin displaying weekly tallies of highway deaths

Posted by Bobby Atkinson on January 27, 2016

Colorado DOT to begin displaying weekly tallies of highway deaths

The Colorado Department of Transportation wants to help make the roads safer by giving drivers a weekly reminder of those who have died in crashes this year. CDOT announced that it ...

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Iowa DOT first in U.S. to test sensors that detect, warn drivers of icy road conditions

Posted by Bobby Atkinson on January 26, 2016

Iowa DOT first in U.S. to test sensors that detect, warn drivers of icy road conditions

A staffer for Republican presidential candidate Ben Carson died after a wreck on an icy Iowa road last week, but the state is testing a new tool that could help ...

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FHWA says 2015 could go down as the most heavily traveled year ever

Posted by Chris Hill on January 26, 2016

FHWA says 2015 could go down as the most heavily traveled year ever

The Federal Highway Administration has released it’s November Traffic Volume Trends report showing that by the end of that month, U.S. driving reached 2.88 trillion miles, a sign that 2015 could ...

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Four executive staff members added to Louisiana DOTD

Posted by Chris Hill on January 26, 2016

Four executive staff members added to Louisiana DOTD

The Louisiana Department of Transportation and Development (LDOTD) has added four executive staff members under the direction of new department Secretary Shawn Wilson’s direction. Myles Brumfield has been named Confidential Assistant ...

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Kentucky DOT worker killed while plowing snow during East Coast blizzard

Posted by Bobby Atkinson on January 26, 2016

Kentucky DOT worker killed while plowing snow during East Coast blizzard

A Kentucky Transportation Cabinet worker was killed Saturday morning after his snow plow slid into a ditch. According to Clarksville Now, Christopher Adams was plowing snow early Saturday morning when he ...

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California slashes $754 million from transportation ; DOT says impact of job delays, cuts could be billions

Posted by Bobby Atkinson on January 25, 2016

California slashes $754 million from transportation ; DOT says impact of job delays, cuts could be billions

California will have significantly less money to spend on transportation over the next five years following the California Transportation Commission's decision to slash the Department of Transportation's budget. According to Caltrans, the ...

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BTS provides first 2016 quarterly update to National Transportation Statistics reference guide

Posted by Chris Hill on January 25, 2016

BTS provides first 2016 quarterly update to National Transportation Statistics reference guide

The U.S. Department of Transportation’s Bureau of Transportation Statistics has released the first quarterly update of 2016 for the web-only National Transportation Statics report. The update, released Friday, provides new information ...

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Iowa DOT looking for 2016 Urban Youth Corps program sponsors

Posted by Chris Hill on January 25, 2016

Iowa DOT looking for 2016 Urban Youth Corps program sponsors

The Iowa Department of Transportation is in search of non-profit agencies and organizations to sponsor its 2016 Urban Youth Corps program that provides transportation-related work projects and training to young ...

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