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18,481 DOT positions would be furloughed with government shutdown

Amanda Bayhi - Sep 30, 2013

18,481 DOT positions would be furloughed with government shutdown

Better Roads reported Friday that the U.S. Department of Transportation (USDOT) would remain operational if the federal government shuts down Tuesday. However, if a government shutdown occurs, about one in three USDOT employees would face furloughs. According to a plan released Friday ...

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The Golden State or the Traffic State?

Lauren Heartsill Dowdle - Aug 28, 2013

The Golden State or the Traffic State?

Think your state has the most traffic? If you live in California, you’re right. And if you live anywhere else, you really don’t even come close to the Golden State. California has the three busiest interstates in the country, according to ...

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Despite stimulus, U.S. transportation system continues to deteriorate

Amanda Bayhi - Jul 30, 2013

Despite stimulus, U.S. transportation system continues to deteriorate

Despite an “influx of stimulus money” dedicated to improving the transportation system in the U.S., more of the nation’s bridges and roads were in poor condition in 2011 than in 2008, according to a report from the USA Today. It’s no ...

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VIDEO: MDOT launches Toward Zero Deaths campaign with fatality messages

Amanda Bayhi - Jul 26, 2013

VIDEO: MDOT launches Toward Zero Deaths campaign with fatality messages

The Michigan Department of Transportation (MDOT) on Wednesday launched a statewide safety campaign that features traffic signs displaying the number of traffic fatalities on Michigan roadways. The campaign, “Toward Zero Deaths,” is an MDOT effort “to influence driver behavior and improve ...

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ACPA launches concrete safety, stringless paving web-based courses

Amanda Bayhi - Jul 24, 2013

ACPA launches concrete safety, stringless paving web-based courses

The American Concrete Pavement Association (ACPA) has launched two web-based instructional modules about stringless paving and safety on concrete pavement construction sites. The approximately 90-minute courses, titled “Proper use of stringless paving technology” and “Safety on concrete pavement construction sites,” provide ...

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FHWA pushes dynamic management of transportation networks

John Latta - Jul 11, 2013

FHWA pushes dynamic management of transportation networks

The Federal Highway Administration (FHWA) is trying to help agencies strapped for transportation infrastructure funding dollars. One way FHWA says it is doing this is by “working to promote a dynamic approach to manage the transportation network.” Which means? According to FHWA: “The ...

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UDOT uses innovative design to rebuild I-84 overpass

Amanda Bayhi - Jul 11, 2013

UDOT uses innovative design to rebuild I-84 overpass

The Utah Department of Transportation (UDOT) is using a new bridge-building method involving geosynthetic reinforcement and soil integration to replace an Interstate 84 overpass near Echo Junction, according to a report from Deseret News. UDOT is the first agency in the U.S. ...

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CDOT’s U.S. 36 project combines multiple modes of transportation

Amanda Bayhi - Jun 25, 2013

CDOT’s U.S. 36 project combines multiple modes of transportation

The Colorado Department of Transportation (CDOT) is heading a project on U.S. 36 that will incorporate a high-occupancy fast lane, a bus rapid transit service, an electronic toll system for single-occupant cars and a bike path into one route. According to ...

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It’s a Forest/Trees Thing

Better Roads Staff - Jun 05, 2013

It’s a Forest/Trees Thing

  It’s right in front of us in our everyday lives, but sometimes we don’t see it. That’s our transportation infrastructure system out there, one we pay for. We value it, but largely we don’t know what comes out of our pockets ...

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When the Cold Storms Come

Better Roads Staff - Jun 05, 2013

When the Cold Storms Come

Winter road maintenance gets ready for the toughest season   By John Latta     Winter work on our transportation infrastructure is (a) essential and (b) expensive. But just how much pressure does winter bring to bear on the people who care for our highways ...

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Americans place high value on transportation

Amanda Bayhi - May 30, 2013

Americans place high value on transportation

About 75 to 80 percent of Americans would prefer to have safe, efficient and well-maintained transportation infrastructure over cable, cell phone, internet, water, sewage and household electricity and natural gas services, according to a report from the American Road & ...

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LaHood announces $1 million in immediate funding for I-5 bridge in Washington

Amanda Bayhi - May 24, 2013

LaHood announces $1 million in immediate funding for I-5 bridge in Washington

U.S. Transportation Secretary Ray LaHood has announced the immediate availability of $1 million federal emergency funds for Washington State to use toward the repair of the Interstate 5 bridge that collapsed into the Skagit River last night. “We are doing everything ...

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