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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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GUEST BLOG POST: The Time is NOW – Fighting for the Future of Roadway Safety

Better Roads Staff - Feb 15, 2013

GUEST BLOG POST: The Time is NOW – Fighting for the Future of Roadway Safety

by Scott F. Belcher, president and CEO, Intelligent Transportation Society of America As we count down to the Intelligent Transportation Society of America’s (ITSA) Annual Meeting to be held in Nashville this April, there’s never been a more critical time for ...

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Staying safe on Superbowl Sunday

Tina Grady Barbaccia - Feb 01, 2013

Staying safe on Superbowl Sunday

It's the big game coming up on Sunday. Superbowl Sunday. It's the final matchup to find out who the best team in football is this year. It's also a time for much celebrating – and commiserating, which often includes enjoying adult ...

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Mack’s model 2014 trucks, tractors now greenhouse gas certfied

Tina Grady Barbaccia - Dec 12, 2012

Mack’s model 2014 trucks, tractors now greenhouse gas certfied

Mack’s full lineup of model year 2014 trucks and tractors is now certified by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) in accordance with 2014 fuel efficiency and greenhouse gas (GHG) regulations. “Certification of Mack’s ...

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LaHood issues ‘Blueprint for Ending Distracted Driving’

Staff Report - Jun 07, 2012

U.S. Transportation Secretary Ray LaHood on June 7 released a “Blueprint for Ending Distracted Driving” that offers a comprehensive strategy to address the growing and dangerous practice of using handheld cell phones behind the wheel. The plan outlines concrete steps stakeholders ...

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Paccar recalls trucks equipped with defective part

Tina Grady Barbaccia - Feb 08, 2012

Paccar Inc. has recalled about 16,000 2012- and 2013-model Kenworth and Peterbilt trucks equipped with a defective Bendix brake component. The trucks were built between Jan. 31, 2011, and Jan. 19, 2012, according to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration. The ...

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NHTSA measures distracted-driving deaths

Tina Grady Barbaccia - Dec 09, 2011

The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) Dec. 8 unveiled a new measure of fatalities related to distracted driving called “distraction-affected crashes.” Introduced for 2010 as part of a broader effort by the agency to refine its data ...

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Handheld cell phone ban: Interstate truck, bus drivers

Tina Grady Barbaccia - Nov 29, 2011

U.S. Transportation Secretary Ray LaHood released on Nov. 23 a rule specifically prohibiting interstate truck and bus drivers from using hand-held cell phones while operating their vehicles. The joint rule from the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration ...

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Virginia receives $18.9 million in safety grants to reduce traffic deaths, injuries

Tina Grady Barbaccia - Nov 27, 2011

The Virginia Department of Motor Vehicles (VDMV) Highway Safety Office recently awarded $18.9 million in grant funds to support traffic safety programs in Virginia. The funds are allocated to Virginia from the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration ...

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New Mexico DOT launches ‘Look For Me’ pedestrian safety campaign

Tina Grady Barbaccia - Nov 01, 2011

The New Mexico Department of Transportation’s (NMDOT) new “Look For Me" educational campaign is a "safety blitz" to remind pedestrians and motorists to look when out on New Mexico’s roadways. The new campaign began with a news conference in Albuquerque to ...

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U.S. DOT tests ‘Connected Vehicle Technology’

Tina Grady Barbaccia - Oct 24, 2011

U.S. Transportation Secretary Ray LaHood took a firsthand look at “connected vehicle” technologies that have the potential to improve safety and help drivers avert crashes as part of a research clinic hosted by the Department of Transportation at Walt Disney ...

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Financial District

Better Roads Staff - Oct 04, 2011

Follow the Money A fiscal year 2012 transportation spending breakdown By John Latta Sometimes this page is used to help readers read between the lines. The House Appropriations Committee has released its fiscal year 2012 Transportation, Housing and Urban Development funding bill. The legislation ...

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