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The Engineer Who Designed the Genoa Bridge that Collapsed and Killed 43 People Warned of its Corrosion Risk 39 Years Ago

August 21, 2018 - in Bridges, Transportation

ROME (AP) — The Italian engineer who designed the Genoa bridge that collapsed and killed dozens warned four decades ago that it would require constant maintenance to remove rust given the effects of corrosion from sea air and pollution on the concrete. RAI…

Video: Is America Ready for Driverless Cars?

August 20, 2018 - in Transportation, Video

For the second year in a row, AAA has conducted a national survey to determine if Americans are ready to ride in self-driving vehicles. In this video,…

Iowa DOT Hopes to Expand Cable Barrier use Following Favorable Research

August 20, 2018 - in Transportation

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…

PennDOT Broadens use of Road Surface Treatment to Boost Safety

August 20, 2018 - in Transportation

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…

Kansas Leads the Nation with UAS Flight

August 17, 2018 - in Technology, Transportation

The first beyond the line of sight Unmanned Aircraft Systems (UAS) flight in Kansas was flown on Monday north of the town of Gypsum in a joint effort by the Kansas Department of Transportation (KDOT) and more than 30 university and corporate partners. This…

State of Iowa Finalizes Plan for uUe of Volkswagen Settlement Monies

August 16, 2018 - in News, Transportation

AMES, Iowa – A working group of state agency officials, led coordinated by the Iowa Department of Transportation, has finalized and submitted a plan outlining the use of approximately $21 million awarded to the state as a result of a 2016 settlement between…

New Report: Don’t Overlook Humans’ Role in Autonomous Vehicle Safety

August 16, 2018 - in News, Transportation

WASHINGTON, DC – Autonomous vehicles (AVs) promise to bring many mobility benefits and reduce traffic crashes enormously, as the federal government notes 94% of crashes are estimated to involve driver error.1 However, there will continue to be crashes,…

22 Dead as Italian Bridge Collapses in Storm, Sending Cars Plunging

August 14, 2018 - in Bridges, News, Transportation

A bridge on a main Italian highway collapsed Tuesday in the port city of Genoa during a sudden, violent storm, sending vehicles plunging 90 meters (nearly 300 feet) into a heap of rubble below. Italian deputy transport minister Edoardo Rixi said that 22 people…

Hunter Station Bridge Receives Regional America’s Transportation Award

August 13, 2018 - in Awards, Bridges, Transportation

Dewberry has announced that the Hunter Station Bridge rehabilitation and replacement project in Tionesta Township, Pennsylvania, has been awarded the Best Use of Technology and Innovation in the medium category in the Northeast region of the 11th annual America's…

NTSB Issues Investigative Update on Miami Bridge Collapse

August 10, 2018 - in Bridges, Featured, Transportation

This photo illustrates the condition of the cracks after the move of the main span that occurred on March 10, 2018. Photo taken on March 14, 2018 at 1:50 pm shows east side directly adjacent to vertical member 12, top of deck looking down, view of crack. Labels…