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$6.5M Apache Trail Road-Improvement Project Should be Done by End of Summer

June 22, 2018 - in Roads, Transportation

A road improvement project along 17 miles of State Route 88 east of Phoenix is expected to be completed by the end of summer, state officials say. The Arizona Department of Transportation said on its website that the $6.5 million project focuses on roads starting…

High-Speed Rail Networks and Population Mobility Management in China

June 22, 2018 - in Transportation

Minneapolis, MN, USA – East View Press, the publishing arm of East View Information Services, is pleased to announce the publication of High-Speed Rail…

‘We Need Governor’s Signature’: Amtrak’s Restart in Mobile in Ivey’s Hands as Deadline Looms

June 20, 2018 - in Rail, Transportation

Alabama Gov. Kay Ivey must decide by Wednesday whether the state will make a $5.3 million commitment over three years to bring Amtrak service back to…

I-95 Bridge, Often Hit by Trucks, to be Raised in Norwalk

June 20, 2018 - in Bridges, Transportation

The state Department of Transportation is moving ahead with a $10 million project to raise an I-95 bridge that has been hit several times by trucks. DOT says it’s been struck so many times the bridge is “structurally deficient and functionally obsolete.”…

Five Bridges to Be Replaced Along I-85 in Jackson and Franklin Counties

June 19, 2018 - in Bridges, Transportation

GAINESVILLE– The first of five bridges over Interstate 85 (I-85) in northeast Georgia closed this week in Jackson County as part of a $16.6 million project. The I-85 Corridor Bridges project will fully replace bridges in service for over 55 years and enhance…

Driverless Shuttle Launches at Australia’s First Innovation District

June 19, 2018 - in Technology, Transportation

The five-year Flinders University trial is the first time autonomous buses have operated on public roads in South Australia. The Flinders Express (FLEX) will initially provide ‘first mile–last mile’ shuttle services between the nearby Clovelly Park Train…

Transportation Research Record: Early Access Papers Addressing Bridges and Other Structures

June 15, 2018 - in Bridges, Transportation

TRB’s Transportation Research Record: Journal of the Transportation Research Board has released 13 early access papers addressing bridges and other structures, including: Developing Guidelines for Epoxy Grout Pourback Systems for Controlling Thermal/Shrinkage…

U.S. Department of Transportation Announces $677 Million in Infrastructure Grants to 214 Airports in 43 States

June 12, 2018 - in Transportation

WASHINGTON – U.S. Department of Transportation Secretary Elaine L. Chao today announced the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) will award $677 million in airport infrastructure grants, the first allotment of the total $3.2 billion in Airport Improvement…

Measuring the Retroreflectivity of Road Markings

June 7, 2018 - in Roads, Transportation

In 2017, Estonian Road Administration (ERA) carried out a pilot project measuring the retroreflectivity of road markings on all main state roads, altogether 3721.6 kilometres, in Estonia. Retroreflectivity of a material is one technology used to enhance the…

Call for Projects Announced for $8 Million Michigan Mobility Challenge

June 7, 2018 - in News, Transportation

Fast facts: - Call for projects for $8 Million Michigan Mobility Challenge begins June 4. - Projects to demonstrate innovative, technology-driven transportation solutions for mobility challenges faced by seniors, persons with disabilities, and veterans throughout…