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RIDOT Deploys Fleet of New Bridge Washing Trucks

May 31, 2018 - in Bridges, Transportation

The Rhode Island Department of Transportation showed off its new fleet of six custom-built tanker trucks May 19 and May 20; trucks outfitted with a series of high pressure water nozzles that allow a driver/operator to clean the sides and deck of a bridge in…

How Should Cities Manage Access to the Curb?

May 25, 2018 - in Transportation

Paris/Leipzig: The curb is an increasingly contested piece of urban real estate in many cities. The rise of ride services and the growth in urban goods…

Hawaii DOT Continues to Deal with Volcano-Related Disruptions

May 23, 2018 - in Featured, Transportation

The Hawaii Department of Transportation continues to battle highway cracking and other fallout from the ongoing eruption of the Kilauea Volcano. Those…

Wabtec And GE Transportation To Merge, Creating Global Leader For Rail Equipment, Services And Software

May 23, 2018 - in News, Rail, Transportation

Strategic Combination Will Drive Shareholder Value Creation by Accelerating Innovation in Transportation and Logistics •    Following the transaction, Wabtec will have approximately $8 billion in revenues, a more diversified business mix,…

Gannett Fleming Wins Three Awards for PennDOT Projects

May 21, 2018 - in Awards, Transportation

Harrisburg, Pa.: The American Society of Highway Engineers (ASHE) and the Associated Pennsylvania Constructors (APC) recently presented awards to Gannett Fleming for three separate Pennsylvania Department of Transportation (PennDOT) projects.APC presented…

RIDOT Buys Specialized Trucks to Increase Bridge Maintenance Capabilities

May 21, 2018 - in Bridges, Transportation

The Rhode Island Department of Transportation (RIDOT) today unveiled a new vehicle that will greatly increase the Department's ability to maintain its bridges with regular cleanings to remove road salts, sand and other debris. RIDOT purchased a fleet of six…

U.S. Department of Transportation Announces $75 Million Grant for Light Rail Project in Tacoma, Washington

May 18, 2018 - in Transit, Transportation

WASHINGTON – The U.S. Department of Transportation’s (USDOT) Federal Transit Administration (FTA) today announced the award of a $75 million grant to the Central Puget Sound Regional Transit Authority for the Tacoma Link Extension Project, which will expand…

AECOM-ARTBA Partnership Enhances Transportation Site Safety

May 17, 2018 - in Featured, Transportation

WASHINGTON — The American Road & Transportation Builders Association (ARTBA) today announced a formal partnership with AECOM aimed at strengthening the leading global infrastructure firm’s position in the design, construction and management of safer…

Video: AASHTO Bridge Design Specifications Explained

May 15, 2018 - in Bridges, Transportation, Video

Burak Boyaci, P.E., Product Manager for LEAP Bridge Steel at Bentley Systems, takes time to speak with Informed Infrastructure about updates to the AASHTO Bridge Design Specifications, including the field splice design approach and other aspects.

NMDOT Unveils 10-Year Transportation Asset Management Plan

May 15, 2018 - in Transportation

​As part of its long-term strategy for efficiently maintaining the 25,062 highway lane miles and 2,976 bridges under its jurisdiction, the New Mexico Department of Transportation compiled and released a 94-page Transportation Asset Management Plan or "TAMP"…