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Work Zone Crisis: 44 Percent of Contractors Report Vehicle Crashes at Construction Sites

June 8, 2017 - in Featured, Transportation

In a new report that starkly highlights the risk to workers as well as motorists in highway work zones, 44 percent of roadway contractors said vehicles had crashed into their construction sites in the past year, for a 13 percent jump from 2016 and including…

Metro Regional Connector Tunnel Boring Machine Surfaces at New L.A. Station

June 7, 2017 - in Projects, Transportation

The $1.55 Billion Metro Regional Connector Transit Project, a 1.9-mile long subterranean twin rail tunnel linking L.A.’s Gold, Blue and Expo lines,…

Oldcastle Precast Bridge Projects Win Design Excellence Awards

June 6, 2017 - in Awards, Bridges, Projects, Transportation

REHOBOTH, Mass. (JUNE 2017) – Oldcastle Precast’s Skilton Road Bridge Rehabilitation and Interstate-10 Tex Wash Bridge Emergency Replacement Projects…

Video: Earthquake Safety: Building the World’s First “Flexible” Bridge

June 5, 2017 - in Bridges, Video

Seattle’s newest bridge is built to do much more than withstand an earthquake – it’s built with columns designed to move with the ground and flex back into their original vertical shape after a strong quake. This new bridge is designed to remain open…

A Few Months Before Its Official Opening, Tappan Zee Bridge Is Drivable

June 5, 2017 - in Bridges, News, Projects, Transportation

TARRYTOWN, N.Y. — Several months remain before it officially opens to long-expectant commuters, but it is now possible to drive across the entire three-mile length of the new Tappan Zee Bridge, a critical crossing in the suburbs of New York City. Like beavers…

The Future of Transport is Magnetic

June 2, 2017 - in Featured, Technology, Transportation

In advance of a CWIEME Berlin seminar, project leaders from two prestigious universities reveal their exciting experiences in developing magnetically-propelled transit pods for the SpaceX Hyperloop. The idea of creating new high-speed mass transit systems…

Trump Proposes Wide Range of Cuts to Long-Favored Transportation Programs

May 31, 2017 - in Transportation

President Trump proposed a budget for the 2018 fiscal year that would both launch the start of a 10-year program of additional infrastructure investment while making cuts in a wide number of federal programs favored by transportation stakeholders. For the…

3M and MDOT Partner on Nation’s First Connected Work Zone on I-75 in Oakland County

May 30, 2017 - in Roads, Transportation

Today, 3M and the Michigan Department of Transportation (MDOT) announced they are partnering to utilize connected vehicle technologies along more than 3 miles of I-75. Using leading roadway solutions from 3M, the current I-75 modernization project work zone…

National Transportation Group Holds Major Event in Portland

May 30, 2017 - in Transportation

Portland - This week, the Maine Department of Transportation (MaineDOT) and the American Association of State Highway and Transportation Officials (AASHTO) held its annual spring meeting in Portland, Maine. More than 450 of the nation’s top transportation…

HDOT to Add a New Freeway Lane From the Red Hill Area to Aiea Heights Drive Overpass

May 30, 2017 - in Roads, Transportation

HONOLULU – Beginning in early June, the Hawaii Department of Transportation (HDOT) will be working on the H-201 Moanalua Freeway westbound from the Halawa Interchange to the Aiea pedestrian overpass on the H-1 Freeway. The work on the Moanalua Freeway will…