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143-Year-Old Wrought Iron Bowstring Arch-Truss Bridge Gets New FiberSPAN FRP Composite Deck

October 15, 2018 - in Bridges, News, Transportation

DAYTON, Ohio - In 2017, the City of London, Ontario launched a $7.9 million project to remove, dismantle and rehabilitate Blackfriars Bridge. The 143-year-old wrought iron bowstring arch-truss structure, which connects Ridout and Blackfriars streets, is Ontario’s…

Georgia DOT Assessing and Responding to Damage and Blockages from Hurricane Michael

October 15, 2018 - in Featured, News, Transportation

ATLANTA, GA – Hurricane Michael has moved through Georgia, leaving damage to homes and businesses, downed trees and power lines, blocked roads and traffic…

Working Urgently and Methodically to Repair a Flood-damaged Highway

October 10, 2018 - in Roads, Transportation

By Doug Nintzel / ADOT Communications Less than 48 hours after flooding washed out a section of US 89 between Flagstaff and Page, I watched the first…

NHTSA: 2017 Highway Fatalities Decline Even as VMT Increases

October 10, 2018 - in News, Roads, Transportation

Data released by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration Oct. 3 indicates highway fatalities declined overall in 2017 after two consecutive years of large increases, with preliminary estimates for the first six months of 2018 indicating that the…

Video: TDOT Strike Force Team

October 9, 2018 - in Roads, Transportation, Video

In this edition of TDOT Topics, we offer a sneak peek at the Department's Strike Force team, a group of employees trained to respond to emergency conditions in Tennessee and surrounding states. We also provide an update on a major sinkhole along Interstate…

FAA Reauthorization & Disaster Program Reforms Signed into Law

October 8, 2018 - in Featured, News, Transportation

Washington, D.C. - Today, the President signed into law a measure (H.R. 302) that includes a major five-year reauthorization of the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA), as well as a package of federal disaster program reforms that will save lives and reduce…

U.S. Department of Transportation Releases “Preparing for the Future of Transportation: Automated Vehicles 3.0”

October 8, 2018 - in News, Transportation

WASHINGTON – The U.S. Department of Transportation (USDOT) today released new Federal guidance for automated vehicles, advancing its commitment to supporting the safe integration of automation into the broad multimodal surface transportation system. ‘Preparing…

Wolf Administration Announces Improved Bridge Conditions, New Online Bridge Tool

October 8, 2018 - in Bridges, Technology, Transportation

Harrisburg, PA – Pennsylvania Department of Transportation (PennDOT) Secretary Leslie S. Richards today announced that the overall condition of state-maintained bridges has improved compared to January 2015. PennDOT has also unveiled a new "Bridge Conditions"…

President Trump to Sign FAA & DRRA Legislation Today with Chairman Bill Shuster and Former Chairman Bud Shuster in Attendance

October 8, 2018 - in Featured, Transportation

Washington, D.C. - Transportation and Infrastructure Committee Chairman Bill Shuster (R-PA) will be joined by his father and former Transportation and Infrastructure Chairman Bud Shuster in the Oval Office today as President Trump signs into law a bill that…

Acrow’s Bridge Structures Support Renovation of Historic Covered Bridge in Québec

October 4, 2018 - in Bridges, News, Transportation

(Bolton, Ontario) – Acrow Bridge, a leading international bridge engineering and supply company, announced that it has recently completed the installation of a temporary modular steel truss system to enable the renovation of the historic Félix-Gabriel-Marchand…