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MDOT receives ITS Award

Brian Ethridge - Oct 21, 2014

MDOT receives ITS Award

The Mississippi Department of Transportation (MDOT) has won the Best New Innovative Practice – Partnership Deployment award in the Intelligent Transportation Systems (ITS) America’s “Best of ITS Awards,” honoring the most innovative, effective and influential achievements in the ITS industry. MDOT ...

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Rolling River

Better Roads Staff - Aug 07, 2013

Rolling River

Three states join hands to upgrade lower Mississippi River bridges with ITS   By John Latta     Four major bridges over the lower Mississippi River are getting ITS upgrades, including a Doppler radar system that will measure currents, providing data to help eliminate barges ...

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Louisiana DOTD to cease LA Swift operations

Amanda Bayhi - Jun 10, 2013

Louisiana DOTD to cease LA Swift operations

The Louisiana Department of Transportation and Development (DOTD) has announced that its primarily federally-funded bus service between New Orleans and Baton Rouge will cease operations on June 30. The program, known as LA Swift, was created in 2005 as a temporary ...

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Contributed Story: Robust Roads

Contributed - May 20, 2013

Contributed Story: Robust Roads

Expanded clay lightweight aggregate used in chip seal surface treatments provided cost savings and a high friction score for Louisiana Highway 3147. Daily rains, high tides and south winds of hurricane caliber had taken their toll on Louisiana Highway 3147, a ...

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RoadWorks

Brooke Wisdom - Jul 01, 2010

RoadWorks

“Big Lift” is High Tech Construction Choreography By John Latta, Tina Grady Barbaccia and Mike Anderson A bridge section the size of a football field has been lifted into place above the Mississippi River in New Orleans. This demanding maneuver has been described ...

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Highway Contractor

Brooke Wisdom - Apr 01, 2010

Highway Contractor

Inside alternate bidding Missouri Department of Transportation formula creates competition and saves money, too. By Daniel Brown, Contributing Editor   This definitely keeps people on their toes,” says John Donahue, P.E., construction and materials liaison engineer with the Missouri DOT. “We are getting more ...

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