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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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Who Cares About Safety?

Lauren Heartsill Dowdle - Aug 12, 2013

Who Cares About Safety?

If safety is such an important jobsite concern, why aren’t fatal accident numbers dropping for road contractors? According to a survey from the U.S. Department of Labor (DOL) and the Census of Fatal Occupational Injuries, the number of deadly jobsite accidents ...

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Texas adds TxDOT protection to Move Over/Slow Down law

Amanda Bayhi - Aug 09, 2013

Texas adds TxDOT protection to Move Over/Slow Down law

Beginning September 1, drivers in Texas will be required to move over or slow down when approaching Texas Department of Transportation (TxDOT) workers and vehicles that are stopped with overhead flashing blue or amber lights. That’s because the state has expanded ...

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Whose trains are safer: Europe or USA?

John Latta - Aug 08, 2013

Whose trains are safer: Europe or USA?

It’s lies, damned lies and statistics again. This time the question, arising after the recent high-fatality (79) Spanish high-speed rail disaster, is about whether Europe’s trains are safer than ours. In this report we lose, but the numbers are not as ...

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MnDOT implements statistic-based signs to encourage safe driving

Amanda Bayhi - Jul 16, 2013

MnDOT implements statistic-based signs to encourage safe driving

The Minnesota Departments of Transportation (MnDOT) and Public Safety (DPS) yesterday launched 150 digital message signs in an effort to reinforce safe driving habits. The statistic-based signs, located above freeways throughout the state, feature messages that encourage seat belt use, driving ...

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Automakers, NHTSA focus on pedestrian safety

Amanda Bayhi - Jul 03, 2013

Automakers, NHTSA focus on pedestrian safety

Honda, Volvo and General Motors are working to design changes to make their vehicles safer for pedestrians, according to a report from The Japan Times. Among those changes are breakaway wipers, hoods designed to absorb impact energy and exterior air bags ...

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ARTBA reminds motorists to drive carefully in construction zones during July 4 holiday

Amanda Bayhi - Jul 01, 2013

ARTBA reminds motorists to drive carefully in construction zones during July 4 holiday

The upcoming Independence Day holiday will likely bring more traffic to the roadways. And with highway construction season in full swing, safety is a top priority. That’s why the American Road & Transportation Builders Association (ARTBA) is reminding drivers to stay ...

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66,000 U.S. bridges classified as deficient in 2013

Amanda Bayhi - Jun 24, 2013

66,000 U.S. bridges classified as deficient in 2013

Following Transportation for America’s release of a report stating that one in nine bridges is classified as structurally deficient, CNN Money has created an interactive map to demonstrate the amount of deficient bridges in each state in 2013. According to CNN ...

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OSHA app calculates heat risk for outdoor workers

Amanda Bayhi - Jun 20, 2013

OSHA app calculates heat risk for outdoor workers

Though many construction safety advocates have begun ramping up reminders about  driving safely in road construction zones, motorists are not the only safety risk to road construction workers. With summer transportation projects already in full-swing, now is definitely the time to also take ...

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USDOT to create high-speed rail safety rules

Amanda Bayhi - Jun 18, 2013

USDOT to create high-speed rail safety rules

The Federal Railroad Administration’s (FRA) Railroad Safety Advisory Committee (RSAC) has voted in favor of introducing new safety rules for high-speed rail, according to Global Rail News. The U.S. Department of Transportation (USDOT) will create the guidelines, which will govern trains ...

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Senate Transportation Committee discusses rail safety, NTSB calls for shunting use after track worker’s death

Amanda Bayhi - Jun 18, 2013

Senate Transportation Committee discusses rail safety, NTSB calls for shunting use after track worker’s death

Following the May 28 death of a track worker who was struck by a Metro-North train in Connecticut, Senator Richard Blumenthal (D-CT) has scheduled a hearing with the Senate Committee on Commerce, Science, and Transportation for tomorrow at 10 a.m., ...

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TxDOT implements three new road safety features (VIDEO)

Amanda Bayhi - Jun 17, 2013

TxDOT implements three new road safety features (VIDEO)

The Texas Department of Transportation (TxDOT) has launched its latest road safety features, which include the use of Automated Flagger Assistance Devices (AFADs), temporary rumble strips and flashing-yellow, left-turn arrows. AFADs increase worker safety by allowing TxDOT crews to route traffic ...

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