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Transportation typo: Street sign misspelled in Brooklyn

Brian Ethridge - Jan 07, 2015

Transportation typo: Street sign misspelled in Brooklyn

  If you read a lot of articles - whether it be in the newspaper or online - chances are you have come across several typos. But have you ever come across a misspelled street sign? Department of Transportation workers in Brooklyn ...

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T-WORKS has done wonders for Kansas but more transportation funding still needed

Brian Ethridge - Jan 07, 2015

T-WORKS has done wonders for Kansas but more transportation funding still needed

Throughout the recent months Kansas has made progress in improving the conditions of its road and bridge conditions, largely through increased transportation funding provided by the T-WORKS program, which was authorized by the state legislature in 2010. With that said, the state still ...

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TDOT's creative sign contest begins

Brian Ethridge - Jan 05, 2015

TDOT's creative sign contest begins

  Are you feeling creative? If so, the Tennessee Department of Transportation (TDOT)  has a contest you may want to consider entering. TDOT is currently holding a contest to allow drivers to choose creative messages for the state's highway signs., according to ...

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A New Year’s Resolution for Congress

Brian Ethridge - Dec 30, 2014

A New Year’s Resolution for Congress

Ever get tired of reading about the Highway Trust Fund (HTF)? It seems like every other day a new politician is stressing the importance of transportation infrastructure, yet Congress continuously fails to reach a long-term transportation funding plan. Heading into 2014, ...

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Ohio's 'Jobs and Transportation Plan' continues to fuel infrastructure investment

Brian Ethridge - Dec 18, 2014

Ohio's 'Jobs and Transportation Plan' continues to fuel infrastructure investment

Ohio Gov. John R. Kasich’s “Jobs and Transportation Plan” is entering its second year with a projected $2 billion investment in the state’s infrastructure, economy and jobs over the next several years. The state’s Transportation Review Advisory Council (TRAC) has given preliminary approval to ...

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Don Hunt to resign as Chief of Colorado DOT

Brian Ethridge - Nov 11, 2014

Don Hunt to resign as Chief of Colorado DOT

Don Hunt is resigning as executive director of the Colorado Department of Transportation (CDOT). However, he has not given an exact date for his departure in order to give Gov. John Hickenlooper time to choose a new CDOT chief. Hunt has held his ...

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Ray LaHood: 'We need a big pot of money' to fix America’s roads and bridges

Marcia Gruver Doyle - Oct 31, 2014

Ray LaHood: 'We need a big pot of money' to fix America’s roads and bridges

Continuing his “America is one big pothole” theme, former U.S. Department of Transportation Secretary Ray LaHood used an appearance at a Caterpillar press event Wednesday night to lambast the present direction of U.S. transportation policy. Calling the 2-year transportation bill passed ...

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Most commuters happy with new beltline signs

Brian Ethridge - Oct 27, 2014

Most commuters happy with new beltline signs

So far most drivers in Madison, Wisconsin, have been happy with the Department of Transportation's new beltline signs. The DOT says the signs estimate travel times using detectors that track bluetooth signals coming from cars and/or cell phones. That information is ...

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More states ban ET-Plus guardrail system

Brian Ethridge - Oct 24, 2014

More states ban ET-Plus guardrail system

The list of state department of transportations to have removed the controversial guardrail end-terminal model (ET-Plus) from its approved highway-products list continues to grow. Ten states (and counting)  have now removed the model, including Vermont, Hawaii, Colorado, Massachusetts, Mississippi, Missouri, New ...

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ADA Angst over pavement preservation

Tom Kuennen - Oct 09, 2014

ADA Angst over pavement preservation

Pavement preservation stakeholders in the United States are concerned that a reinterpretation of the Americans with Disabilities Act last year by the U.S. Department of Justice (DOJ) and U.S. Department of Transportation (DOT) will lead to disruption of low-cost pavement ...

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Hacked construction signs are no laughing matter

Brian Ethridge - Oct 07, 2014

Hacked construction signs are no laughing matter

Some may see it as a practical joke, while others know it's no laughing matter. Some jokester thought it would be funny to break into the back of an electric construction sign on an Alaskan roadway. The person changed the message ...

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Are flying robots the future of road construction?

Brian Ethridge - Sep 30, 2014

Are flying robots the future of road construction?

Centuries ago some people thought the world would be taken over by robots and flying cars by now. They may not have been 100 percent correct, but they weren't completely wrong either. When it comes to highway and bridge construction, ...

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