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DOT seeks innovative transportation tools

Amanda Bayhi - Feb 27, 2014

DOT seeks innovative transportation tools

The U.S. Department of Transportation is seeking innovative tools that address challenges in transportation and improve the transportation system. The DOT is offering a challenge to innovators to create web-based tools, data visualizations and mobile apps or to find innovative uses ...

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FHWA announces availability of $30 million in Innovation Deployment grants

Amanda Bayhi - Feb 24, 2014

FHWA announces availability of $30 million in Innovation Deployment grants

State transportation departments, and others involved in state highway projects, have the chance to receive up to $1 million each to use toward innovation planning and implementation. The Federal Highway Administration (FHWA) last week announced the availability of approximately $30 million ...

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Genie wins innovation award for unique products

Amanda Bayhi - Dec 02, 2013

Genie wins innovation award for unique products

Terex Aerial Work Platforms’ Genie brand has received the Manufacturing Excellence Award for innovation from the Association of Washington Business (AWB). AWB uses the annual award to recognize Washington manufacturers for innovation and operational excellence. Genie received the innovation award for it’s ...

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Thermal Integrity Profiler engineers, researchers win innovation award

Amanda Bayhi - Nov 25, 2013

Thermal Integrity Profiler engineers, researchers win innovation award

The engineers and researchers who worked on the Thermal Integrity Profiler (TIP) have received the 2013 NOVA Award from the Construction Innovation Forum. George Piscsalko, P.E., and Dean Cotton, with Pile Dynamics, Inc. (PDI), of Cleveland, and Gray Mullins, PhD, P.E., ...

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ARTBA recognizes three state agencies for innovative programs

Amanda Bayhi - Nov 01, 2013

ARTBA recognizes three state agencies for innovative programs

The American Road & Transportation Builders Association Transportation Development Foundation’s (ARTBA-TDF) recognized three statewide programs as models of innovation at its ARTBA Young Executive Leadership Council in San Jose, California, this week. ARTBA presented the TransOvation Awards at the “Dr. J. ...

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Thermal Integrity Profiler wins innovation award

Amanda Bayhi - Sep 23, 2013

Thermal Integrity Profiler wins innovation award

The Deep Foundations Institute (DFI) announced last week that the Thermal Integrity Profiler (TIP) has won the 2013 C. William Bermingham Award for Innovation. The award, created in 2012, encourages and recognizes innovative contributions to deep foundation technology. The TIP won the ...

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FHWA Administrator Mendez tells ARTBA National Convention attendees to ‘dream big, build big'

Amanda Bayhi - Sep 13, 2013

FHWA Administrator Mendez tells ARTBA National Convention attendees to ‘dream big, build big'

Federal Highway (FHWA) Administrator Victor Mendez told attendees at the American Road and Transportation Builders Association (ARTBA) National Convention in Milwaukee, Wisconsin, on September 9 to “dream big and build big to create a system that will meet the needs ...

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New York Times columnist Thomas Friedman: 'Average is over'

Amanda Bayhi - Aug 26, 2013

New York Times columnist Thomas Friedman: 'Average is over'

Best-selling author and New York Times columnist Thomas L. Friedman spoke Sunday in front of a group of public works professionals about the challenges posed by globalization, changing technology, deficits and energy consumption. During his session at the American Public Works ...

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Texas county tries “mechanical concrete”

John Latta - Jul 23, 2013

Texas county tries “mechanical concrete”

A major Texas county is trying out a road bed system that uses old tires. Thousands of them, not chewed up into small pieces but basically intact. Once the worn out tires come off a vehicle and head to used ...

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Florida man designs hurricane-resistant traffic signal hangers

Amanda Bayhi - Jul 17, 2013

Florida man designs hurricane-resistant traffic signal hangers

The Florida Department of Transportation (FDOT) is installing pivotal hangers at traffic signals throughout the state to protect the signals from hurricane damage, according to a report from the Sun Sentinel. The hangers, designed by Florida native Robert Townsend, will be ...

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PHOTOS: Japan's road construction signs are cute cartoon animals

Amanda Bayhi - Jul 11, 2013

PHOTOS: Japan's road construction signs are cute cartoon animals

Here in the U.S., we’ve been seeing innovations that save time and money, increase driver safety, raise awareness about construction crews and make other improvements to highway construction. But in Japan, a different and adorable kind of innovation is showing ...

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FHWA Administrator Mendez: Safety is top priority in innovation

Amanda Bayhi - Apr 24, 2013

FHWA Administrator Mendez: Safety is top priority in innovation

Safety is the top priority when considering new innovation in transportation and infrastructure, Federal Highway Administrator Victor Mendez said in an interview with Better Roads during the Intelligent Transportation Society of America's (ITS America) Annual Meeting. Mendez explained that in 2011, ...

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