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iPhone app helps Iowa DOT clear snow from roads

Amanda Bayhi - Feb 11, 2014

iPhone app helps Iowa DOT clear snow from roads

New technology could help could help one agency more effectively clear snow from roads. The Iowa Department of Transportation (Iowa DOT) has been testing the use of cameras in snowplows to help the agency get a better idea of how much ...

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Komatsu’s new app lets owners to see critical machine information on smartphone, tablet

Amanda Bayhi - Dec 17, 2013

Komatsu’s new app lets owners to see critical machine information on smartphone, tablet

Komatsu America has introduced an app that allows machine owners to view critical machine information from the Komtrax fleet monitoring system on their Apple or Android smart phones or tablets. The new app allows owners to locate an asset and obtain ...

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Iowa DOT: TXTL8R

Tina Grady Barbaccia - Sep 23, 2013

Iowa DOT: TXTL8R

The Iowa State Department of Transportation plans to launch an app in 2014 called “TXTL8R” as a way to reduce the number of young drivers who text while driving. Iowa DOT Spokeswoman Andrea Henry says the agency would like to be ...

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“I’m Stuck” users from all 50 states urge U.S. lawmakers to take action for transportation

Amanda Bayhi - Aug 29, 2013

“I’m Stuck” users from all 50 states urge U.S. lawmakers to take action for transportation

When Congress reconvenes on September 9, U.S. lawmakers can expect to come back to more than 2,000 messages from Americans urging them to take action to repair the nation’s transportation network. “Congress can expect to return from their summer vacation to ...

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Iowa DOT to release anti-texting app for teen drivers next year

Amanda Bayhi - Aug 14, 2013

Iowa DOT to release anti-texting app for teen drivers next year

The Iowa Department of Transportation next year will release a new smartphone app intended to prevent teen drivers from texting behind the wheel, according to a report from the Des Moines Register. The app, called “txtl8r,” is expected to be released ...

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MnDOT launches route-planning app, webpage for truck drivers

Amanda Bayhi - Aug 09, 2013

MnDOT launches route-planning app, webpage for truck drivers

The Minnesota Department of Transportation (MnDOT) has launched a real-time service webpage for truck drivers. The new page, part of the agency’s 511 services, allows truckers to plan the best route from origin to destination. When drivers download MnDOT’s 511 mobile application, ...

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“I’m Stuck” app nears 10,000 downloads, sends more than 1,000 emails to lawmakers

Amanda Bayhi - Aug 07, 2013

“I’m Stuck” app nears 10,000 downloads, sends more than 1,000 emails to lawmakers

Building America’s Future (BAF) on Tuesday announced that the “I’m Stuck” app it developed has reached nearly 10,000 downloads and has sent more than 1,000 messages to lawmakers urging them to invest in transportation. Marcia Hale, president of BAF, said in ...

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ARTBA launches TransCon grassroots advocacy app

Amanda Bayhi - Aug 06, 2013

ARTBA launches TransCon grassroots advocacy app

The American Road & Transportation Builders Association (ARTBA) has launched an app similar to the “I’m Stuck” app, which was developed to allow travelers to inform elected officials about transportation problems. ARTBA’s app, however, focuses on transportation professionals. ARTBA unveiled the “Transportation ...

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Asphalt calculator apps help get the paving job done

Amanda Bayhi - Aug 05, 2013

Asphalt calculator apps help get the paving job done

With road building season still going strong, three apps could make paving jobs easier for highway crews and other paving professionals. These three asphalt calculator apps for smartphones simplify the paving process by calculating how much asphalt is needed to pave ...

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“I’m Stuck” app allows travelers to inform elected officials about transportation problems

Amanda Bayhi - Aug 01, 2013

“I’m Stuck” app allows travelers to inform elected officials about transportation problems

Commuters and passengers who experience traffic jams, flight delays, poor road conditions and more can now tell their elected officials in a quick and convenient way, thanks to a new app called “I’m Stuck,” the Chicago Tribune reported. The app, developed ...

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L.A. Metro launches crime-reporting app

Amanda Bayhi - Jun 27, 2013

L.A. Metro launches crime-reporting app

Los Angeles County transit officials yesterday unveiled a new app that allows commuters on Los Angeles County Metropolitan Transportation Authority (Metro) trains and buses to report crimes, according to the the Los Angeles Times. The L.A. Metro Transit Watch app, much ...

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OSHA app calculates heat risk for outdoor workers

Amanda Bayhi - Jun 20, 2013

OSHA app calculates heat risk for outdoor workers

Though many construction safety advocates have begun ramping up reminders about  driving safely in road construction zones, motorists are not the only safety risk to road construction workers. With summer transportation projects already in full-swing, now is definitely the time to also take ...

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