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10 Things on US DOT Modes: PHMSA

March 3, 2017 - in Transportation

Sometimes the U.S. Department of Transportation’s many agencies, or modes as they are often called, can be tricky to keep up with. What does each do? Who and what does each serve? This blog series, called 10 Things on US DOT Modes, will introduce readers…

Skilled-Up Mastic Asphalters Reap The Benefits

March 1, 2017 - in Roads, Transportation

The construction industry may well face a massive skills challenge in the coming years, but for those who try their hand and learn how to apply mastic…

Urban Solar Gains Tenured Transit Expert Dick Ruddell

February 27, 2017 - in News, People, Transit, Transportation

BEAVERTON, OR - Urban Solar is pleased to announce Dick Ruddell has joined its team of experts as the new Vice President of Business Development to help…

3.2 Trillion Miles Driven On U.S. Roads In 2016

February 24, 2017 - in Transportation

WASHINGTON – New estimates released today by the Federal Highway Administration (FHWA) show that U.S. driving topped 3.2 trillion miles last year. It is the fifth straight year of increased mileage on public roads throughout the nation, and underscores the…

Minnesota DOT Pursues Statewide Inventory of Barrier End Treatments with Continental Mapping

February 22, 2017 - in Transportation

(Sun Prairie, WI)—February, 2017 — Minnesota Department of Transportation (MnDOT) proactively identified the need for a comprehensive inventory of barrier end treatments and associated guardrails on state owned highways.  To meet this need, MnDOT awarded…

Capitol Hill Briefing on Industry Priorities

February 22, 2017 - in Transportation

CHICAGO — As a member of the North American Concrete Alliance (NACA), PCI President and CEO Bob Risser joined senior officials representing the 11 NACA-affiliated associations and the Congressional Cement Caucus on capitol hill on February 5, 2017. The purpose…

Colorado DOT Has Adopted Datumate’s Cutting Edge Mapping Tools

February 20, 2017 - in Transportation

YOKNEAM ILLIT, Israel - Datumate's professional Site Survey Solution has helped the Colorado Department of Transportation (CDOT) to quickly and safely survey a water pond located at the highway intersection of Colorado Boulevard and I-25 in the Denver Metro…

Report Finds 185M Daily Crossings on Structurally Deficient U.S. Roadway Bridges

February 20, 2017 - in Bridges, Transportation

A new report from the American Road & Transportation Builders Association said there are about 185 million daily vehicle crossings on 55,710 structurally deficient U.S. roadway bridges, of which about 1,900 are on the Interstate Highway System. Bridges…

South Korea and Wisconsin Sign Driver License Reciprocity Agreement

February 20, 2017 - in Transportation

Wisconsin Division of Motor Vehicles (DMV) officials signed a reciprocity agreement with the Republic of Korea which allows drivers holding a South Korean driver license to exchange it for a Wisconsin driver license without having to take the knowledge, sign…

New I-40 Pavement Sensors Helping ADOT Identify and Address Ice Before it Forms

February 17, 2017 - in Roads, Transportation

PHOENIX – Sensors installed at three Interstate 40 locations west of Flagstaff are helping the Arizona Department of Transportation forecast the likelihood of ice forming and respond accordingly. The combination of freezing temperatures and moisture means…