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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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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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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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RoadWorks

Brooke Wisdom - Oct 01, 2010

RoadWorks

Rural America’s Vital Road Needs “Overlooked” By John Latta, Tina Grady Barbaccia and Mike Anderson Politicians and planners involved in “policy discussions” about future transportation funding and development are overlooking the people of rural America. So says John Horsley, executive director of ...

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Featured Article: Intelligent vehicle systems defy bad weather

Better Roads Staff - Jun 01, 2010

Featured Article: Intelligent vehicle systems defy bad weather

By Tina Grady Barbaccia The Alaska Department of Transportation and Public Facilities (ADOT&PF) in partnership with the University of Minnesota Intelligent Transportation Systems Institute developed a pilot project using an Intelligent Specialty Vehicle System (ISVS) for winter maintenance vehicles. The ISVS ...

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Applications and Innovations: Natural Barriers: Living Fences Block Blowing Snow

Brooke Wisdom - Nov 01, 2009

Applications and Innovations:  Natural Barriers:  Living Fences Block Blowing Snow

Sweeping winds during winter weather can cause dangerous conditions for motorists with greatly reduced visibility due to blowing snow and treacherous drifts if no wind protection is provided on rural sections of roadways. Addressing these safety concerns, combined with cost savings, ...

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