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January – February 2015 Infrastructure SHOWCASE

February 22, 2015 - in Showcase

The Portland Cement Association recognized these nine bridge project winners during the American Concrete Institute Fall 2014 Convention in Washington, D.C. These winning projects were constructed between 2011 and 2013, and they cover a variety of structure…

U.S. Transportation Secretary Anthony Foxx Announces More than $232 Million in Emergency Relief for Road/Bridge Repairs

February 19, 2015 - in Financial, Maintenance

WASHINGTON, Feb. 19, 2015—U.S. Transportation Secretary Anthony Foxx today announced $232.5 million in Emergency Relief (ER) funds from the Federal…

Idaho Transportation Board Addresses Status of Roads and Bridges

January 23, 2015 - in Corporate, Transportation

BOISE – The Idaho Transportation Board outlined the current status and future of Idaho’s roads and bridges. The board met in joint session with the…

Atlanta Bridgescape Competition Launches

Atlanta, Jan. 13, 2015—Central Atlanta Progress (CAP) and the Midtown Alliance today announced the Atlanta Bridgescape Competition, a design competition seeking a broad range of proposals for conceptual designs to reconceive and enhance two existing Interstate…

Senator Sanders Introduces Bill to Invest $1 Trillion in America’s Infrastructure

January 5, 2015 - in Financial, Renewal/Retrofit

BURLINGTON, Vt., Jan. 3, 2015—U.S. Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.) said today he will introduce legislation when the new session of Congress convenes this month to authorize a $1 trillion, multi-year program to rebuild crumbling roads and bridges and invest…

Oregon Study Shows Road and Bridge Conditions Influence the State’s Economy

November 13, 2014 - in Corporate, Maintenance, Roads, Transportation

Two new studies show Oregon can invest in its roads and bridges now to protect economic vitality—or not invest and jeopardize our future Two new economic analyses of Oregon’s highways, roads and bridges released today demonstrate the important connection…

Better Data Builds Better Bridges

On August 1, 2007, when a section of an eight-lane bridge on Interstate 35W in downtown Minneapolis plummeted into the Mississippi River, killing more than a dozen people, Visiting Associate Professor Zhigang Shen—like many hearing the news—was appalled:…

PennDOT Unveils Innovation Mapping Tool

October 7, 2014 - in Modeling, Projects, Transportation

Harrisburg, Pa., Oct. 7, 2014—PennDOT Secretary Barry J. Schoch today unveiled a new website that illustrates innovations that have been deployed on roads and bridges throughout the state. The State Transportation Innovation Council (STIC) Web Viewer is…

Earthquake Sensors on San Francisco Bridges Measure the Napa Quake

September 1, 2014 - in Bridges, Maintenance, Sensors, Transportation

As the Earth shook Marin awake early Sunday morning, dozens of sensors mounted on the Golden Gate and Richmond-San Rafael bridges, as well other county buildings, recorded the movement. The sensor system is designed to immediately record data and help engineers…

Ohio Expands Local Bridge Partnership Program

August 25, 2014 - in Bridges, Maintenance, Projects, Transportation

A state plan providing $120 million to local governments to make bridges safer for the motoring public just got a boost today. The state’s Local Bridge Partnership Program is adding 10 additional bridges to a program that is already fixing or replacing 220…