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ARTBA presents 2nd annual LōTrans virtual conference, exhibition

Amanda Bayhi - Oct 09, 2013

ARTBA presents 2nd annual LōTrans virtual conference, exhibition

The Transportation Officials Division of the American Road & Transportation Builders Association (ARTBA) will host its second annual Local Transportation Management Virtual Conference & Innovation Showcase online November 19-20. The show last year was the first to deliver a safety education ...

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NY: U can txt while driving in special zones

Tina Grady Barbaccia - Oct 08, 2013

NY: U can txt while driving in special zones

Want to text while driving in New York? Go right ahead – just make sure you’re in one of the 91 designated texting zones. Motorists now have special "texting zones" along the New York State Thruway and State Highways, which provide ...

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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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PHOTOS: Roadside on Fire

Tina Grady Barbaccia - Sep 13, 2013

PHOTOS: Roadside on Fire

It’s always a good idea to test a product or a procedure before it’s widely used. Isn’t that the idea behind safety and quality control? Apparently a Central Wisconsin logging company doesn’t believe in this because it was just slapped with ...

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Illusions slow drivers in South Florida

Amanda Bayhi - Sep 13, 2013

Illusions slow drivers in South Florida

Drivers in South Florida may start slowing down thanks to an optical illusion on the roadways. South Florida traffic officials are planning to test a new technique in coming months that would involve hash marks on the roadways, the South Florida ...

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ARTBA-TDF recognizes safety programs, campaigns, technologies in ‘Roadway Work Zone Safety Awareness Awards’

Amanda Bayhi - Sep 10, 2013

ARTBA-TDF recognizes safety programs, campaigns, technologies in ‘Roadway Work Zone Safety Awareness Awards’

The American Road & Transportation Builders Association’s Transportation Development Foundation (ARTBA-TDF) presented eight public and private sector organizations with awards for their commitment to promoting safety during the association’s 15th annual “Roadway Work Zone Safety Awareness Awards” on September 9 ...

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Ohio DOT awards $10.5 million for mobility improvements, transportation restoration

Amanda Bayhi - Aug 29, 2013

Ohio DOT awards $10.5 million for mobility improvements, transportation restoration

The Ohio Department of Transportation (ODOT) last week announced $10.5 million in grants to help fund 20 projects aimed at improving mobility and restoring transportation history. The funding, part of ODOT’s Transportation Alternative Program, will go toward community projects for non-motorized ...

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TxDOT kicks off “Drive Friendly. Drive Safe.” campaign

Amanda Bayhi - Aug 20, 2013

TxDOT kicks off “Drive Friendly. Drive Safe.” campaign

The Texas Department of Transportation (TxDOT) launched its “Drive Friendly. Drive Safe.” campaign on Monday, calling on drivers to work toward reduced crashes involving pedestrians and bicycles. The campaign’s launch coincides with many students returning to school, which increases vehicular, pedestrian ...

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The Real Future of Transportation

Lauren Heartsill Dowdle - Aug 20, 2013

The Real Future of Transportation

With all of the hype and doubt over the hyperloop idea, here’s an example of a new form of transportation that is actually about to hit the roads. Combining driverless and electric technology, a new Singapore shuttle transportation system will soon ...

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Texas A&M Transportation Institute to set bollard standards

Amanda Bayhi - Aug 16, 2013

Texas A&M Transportation Institute to set bollard standards

The Texas A&M Transportation Institute (TTI) is working on a solution to vehicles crashing into buildings. The institute announced last month that it is looking for a way to strengthen of the concrete poles known as bollards that are designed to ...

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“Spot the Hazard” campaign analyzes real construction site safety violations

Amanda Bayhi - Aug 15, 2013

“Spot the Hazard” campaign analyzes real construction site safety violations

MySafetySign, a company that produces official Occupational Safety & Health Administration (OSHA) signs, has launched a campaign to promote awareness of health and safety hazards on construction jobsites. Our sister site, Total Landscape Care, reported that the campaign, “Spot the Hazard,” ...

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Robotic mowers trim embankments on Illinois Tollway

Amanda Bayhi - Aug 14, 2013

Robotic mowers trim embankments on Illinois Tollway

Illinois Tollway workers have begun using a robotic mower to trim embankments along the Illinois Tollway, according to a report from the Chicago Tribune. The $42,000 Spider ILDO2 -- the same mower the Missouri Department of Transportation (MoDOT) began using earlier ...

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