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Iowa DOT presents 5-year plan to Transportation Commission

Amanda Bayhi - May 14, 2014

Iowa DOT presents 5-year plan to Transportation Commission

The Iowa Department of Transportation (IDOT) present the draft of its five-year plan, the FY 2015-2019 Iowa Transportation Improvement Program, to the Iowa Transportation Commission on Tuesday. The Iowa DOT program includes investments in aviation, transit, rail, trails and highways. The agency ...

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Geosynthetics of all types speed construction

Better Roads Staff - May 07, 2014

Geosynthetics of all types speed construction

Geosynthetics of all types speed construction allowing bridges, highways to be built faster and enhance pavement performance Geosynthetics comprise a family of value-added products that allows bridges, highways and roads to be built faster, cheaper and to last longer. Some geosynthetics enhance ...

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Geosynthetics speed construction

Better Roads Staff - May 01, 2014

Geosynthetics speed construction

Geosynthetics Speed Construction While Enhancing Pavement Performance Geosynthetics comprise a family of value-added products that allows highways, roads and bridges to be built faster, cheaper and longer lasting. Some geosynthetics enhance pavement longevity by separating good materials from bad. Some promote water flow ...

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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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