August 17, 2018
  • 11:44 am Finding the Future Workforce for State DOTs Becoming Tougher
  • 11:40 am GHSA Report Examines ‘Human Interaction’ Issues with CAVs
  • 11:38 am Debate Continues Over Potential Benefits of CAVs
  • 11:33 am Brookings Institution: View Infrastructure as an ‘Economic Anchor’
  • 11:32 am October TRB Summit will Examine Ways to Boost Infrastructure Resiliency

The Pennsylvania Department of Transportation is boosting and expanding the use of high friction surface treatment or HFST pavement surface overlays on rural roadways with horizontal curves, steep grades, and at traffic intersection approaches as the agency is finding that it not only reduces a driver’s chances of losing control of his/her vehicle but extends […]

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A 68-page study released in May regarding the safety benefits of highway median cable barriers is expected to help the Iowa Department of Transportation expand the use of such safety devices to other divided roadways throughout the state. The Iowa DOT began installing median cable barriers in 2003 and they are now currently in use […]

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Roads and bridges that are deteriorated, congested or lack “desirable safety features” cost California motorists a total of $61 billion annually, or as much as $2,995 per driver per year in some of the state’s urban areas, due to higher vehicle operating costs, traffic crashes and congestion-related delays. That’s the conclusion of a new report […]

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On Aug. 11, Alaska’s First Lady Donna Walker officially christened the M/V Tazlina ferry by breaking a bottle of champagne on its stern; a ship that is expected to join the Alaska Marine Highway fleet in May 2019, serving the Northern Lynn Canal. The state’s marine highway system currently extends across 3,500 miles of coastline […]

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A working group of state agency officials, headed up and coordinated by the Iowa Department of Transportation, finalized and submitted a plan on Aug. 15 that outlines the use of $21 million awarded to the state as a result of a 2016 settlement between Volkswagen and the United States. The agency stressed that those Volkswagen […]

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Four employees from the Alabama Department of Transportation’s North Region were recently recognized for their “quick and selfless” response during a fiery tractor-trailer crash July 26 on Interstate 65 in Limestone County. Those four individuals – John McKinney, Michael Cain, Vickie McGee and Paul Pointer – rescued a truck driver after his tractor-trailer crashed into […]

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Photo: PennDOT Starting 2019, the Pennsylvania Department of Transportation plans to embark on a three-year, $45 million effort to upgrade and replace the guiderails and guiderail end treatments along the 40,000 miles of highway it is responsible for maintaining – updates that meet changes in federal standards that are based on voluntary guidelines developed by […]

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Photo: Louisiana DOTD The Louisiana Department of Transportation and Development officially received a $45 million award from the Infrastructure for Rebuilding America or INFRA discretionary grant program on Aug. 8 to help fund the LA 23 Belle Chasse Bridge and Tunnel Replacement project. “This important project will enhance safety, decrease travel times and improve the […]

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Photo: Oklahoma DOT The Oklahoma Department of Transportation is pilot testing a new program focused on keeping highway work zones clear of stranded and/or wrecked vehicles in order to avoid traffic delays – a program that relies on the services of two specially-equipped 2017 Ford F-450 4×4 crew cab medium-duty “highway rescue trucks.” The pilot […]

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Photo: Colorado DOT On Aug. 3, Colorado officially broke ground on its Central 70 Project; the largest construction project in the state and the Colorado Department of Transportation’s second public-private partnership. The $1.2 billion Central 70 Project will reconstruct 10 miles of I-70 – which carries upwards of 200,000 vehicles per day – between Brighton Boulevard […]

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