The New Hampshire Department of Transportation (NHDOT) has announced the two companies that will be responsible for a design/build intelligent transportation systems (ITS) project along the Frederick E Everett Turnpike (Central New Hampshire Turnpike).   Tilson, a Portland, Maine-based information technology professional services and network deployment company, has been awarded a US$4.2m contract for the … Read more

Purdue University’s Lyles College of Civil Engineering researchers employ new set of sensors to determine bridge weight-limit accuracy


A team of research technicians from the Bowen Laboratory at Purdue University’s Lyles College of Civil Engineering recently employed a sensor system developed by the Bridge Engineering Center at Iowa State University on the CR 250 E bridge in Lebanon, Ind., for a load bearing test that could determine whether the 77-year-old structure’s 12-ton weight … Read more

The price of Seattle light-rail project on I-90 bridge goes up


The cost to build light rail on I-90 in Washington between Seattle and Bellevue has zoomed $225 million higher than Sound Transit once estimated, now that final engineering work has revealed the challenge of retrofitting the roadway. Transit-board members voted unanimously to approve a contract increase Thursday afternoon with construction group Kiewit-Hoffman. The vote raises … Read more

NCDOT plans to eliminate some rail crossings in order to improve safety and mobility


The department is planning to either build bridges over or tunnels under seven railroad crossings to improve safety and mobility The North Carolina Department of Transportation (NCDOT) has unveiled plans to eliminate seven railroad crossings in the next few years.   Locomotives barreling across roadways often cause commuter back-ups and wrecks, which has become a … Read more

Topeka city officials hope a partnership will help reduce the city’s number of traffic accidents


Topeka city officials hope a partnership with the Kansas Department of Transportation (KDOT) will help reduce the city’s number of traffic accidents. The city is working in conjunction with KDOT to develop geographic information systems (GIS) database tools for tracking crash types and mapping crash locations. Statewide, the city forwards all reports of traffic accidents … Read more

Trump budget plan could eliminate many transit projects


Financing for more than a dozen large-scale transit projects funded in part with federal transit grants is currently jeopardized by President Trump’s plan to eliminate the $2.3 billion per year New Starts program. Trump’s 64-page budget blueprint for fiscal 2018 would halt grants from the program except for those projects already covered by a completed … Read more

RoadQuake 2F Temporary Portable Rumble Strip alerts drivers to changing road conditions

RoadQuake 2F Temporary Portable Rumble Strip alerts drivers to changing road conditions, like upcoming work zones, lane closures or traffic incidents. Designed to reduce accidents and save lives, RoadQuake 2F generates significant sounds and vibrations so that drivers, especially distracted drivers, focus on driving. RoadQuake 2F is ideal for work zones where daily installation and removal is required: flagging operations, … Read more

Flyover bridge opening to signal first completed phase of Centennial Bowl project in Las Vegas


Construction is expected to wrap up by July 4 on the current phase of the Centennial Bowl project in northwest Las Vegas, and state officials have started looking ahead to two additional jobs aimed at completing Nevada’s second-busiest freeway interchange as soon as 2022. The Nevada Department of Transportation’s (NDOT) board of directors on Monday … Read more

Transportation report nearly 7 million drivers will shift to Autonomous Vehicles in major U.S. cities


A study by transportation, economics and urban planning experts has found that ridesharing and ridesourcing services using autonomous vehicles (AV) could shift millions of drivers away from personal cars in major U.S. cities. “Driverless Future: A Policy Roadmap for City Leaders,” the study prepared by Arcadis, HR&A Advisors and Sam Schwartz Consulting, shows that the … Read more

Genie moving toward bridge inspection sector with SX-135 XC self-propelled telescopic boom

The record-setting outreach and high capacity on the boom are among some of the features that will enable Genie to become a presence in bridge inspection. Genie, a Terex brand known for its aerial lifts, showcased its SX-135 XC self-propelled telescopic boom on Wednesday at ConExpo-Con/Agg 2017 as it announced plans to bring its equipment into the … Read more