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New use of carbon fiber grid in precast concrete piles

Brian Ethridge - Sep 17, 2014

New use of carbon fiber grid in precast concrete piles

U.S. Patent 8,677,720, “Precast concrete pile with carbon fiber reinforced grid,” is a new technology promising to dramatically extend the service life of precast concrete bridge piles by dramatically improving their corrosion resistance through the use of carbon fiber reinforced polymer ...

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How robot designed for Disney could extend lives of bridges

Wayne Grayson - Sep 04, 2014

How robot designed for Disney could extend lives of bridges

  A new robot dubbed C2D2 developed by a team of Swiss researchers is able to move atop, underneath and across any surface, checking structural integrity as it roves, and could greatly extend the lives of bridges. Both de-icing salt and CO2 ...

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Illinois Tollway to launch first ever technology test site

Brian Ethridge - Jul 18, 2014

Illinois Tollway to launch first ever technology test site

The Illinois Tollway is set to build a "living laboratory" which will serve as a unique test site to improve existing products and study technology advancements.  The test site will immediately focus on smartphone tolling applications and I-Pass transponders to ...

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The future begins today: Technology that will revolutionize trucking is already here

Brian Ethridge - Jul 11, 2014

The future begins today: Technology that will revolutionize trucking is already here

It’s a cold, rainy morning in Aachen, Germany. I’m on the tail end of a two-week jaunt through Europe that began with Daimler’s introduction of a self-driving truck and wrapped up Wednesday with ZF showcasing a host of innovative new ...

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Panasonic Toughpad FZ-E1 and FZ-X1 devices designed to withstand tough jobsite conditions

Amanda Bayhi - Jul 01, 2014

Panasonic Toughpad FZ-E1 and FZ-X1 devices designed to withstand tough jobsite conditions

Panasonic has introduced its Toughpad FZ-E1 and FZ-X1 tablets, which are designed to withstand impact, water and other conditions on the jobsite. Each 5-inch tablet is built to resist drops of up to 10 feet to concrete, submersion in up to ...

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PHOTOS: Cat B15Q smartphone built to resist drops, water damage, extreme temperatures

Patty Vaughan - Jun 23, 2014

PHOTOS: Cat B15Q smartphone built to resist drops, water damage, extreme temperatures

Caterpillar has introduced a new generation of smartphones that are built to resist damage from drops, water and extreme temperatures. The Cat B15Q is a smartphone that can globally support (4.4) KitKat, the latest version of Android. The B15Q features a faster ...

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FHWA research could improve visibility, safety for snowplow operators

Amanda Bayhi - Jun 11, 2014

FHWA research could improve visibility, safety for snowplow operators

Imagine clearing the roads in the thick of winter. The weather produces whiteout conditions and there is no visibility, yet your crew is able to safely remove snow and allow people, goods and services to begin moving again. That may soon ...

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Funds available to transport elderly, persons with disabilities

Tina Grady Barbaccia - Jun 11, 2014

Funds available to transport elderly, persons with disabilities

Funds are available to private, non-profit or and governmental entities for transportation needs of elderly persons and persons with disabilities for whom mass transportation services are “unavailable, insufficient or inappropriate,” says the Nebraska Department of Roads. The program is designed to ...

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5 benefits of using two-way radios instead of mobile phones

Amanda Bayhi - Jun 10, 2014

5 benefits of using two-way radios instead of mobile phones

Does your jobsite use cell phones? They’re convenient and often multi-functional. (Workers can even calculate how much asphalt a job requires, thanks to the availability of several apps.) But according to Motorola reseller Forestry Suppliers, a mobile phone may not be ...

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How one city used technology and training to cut its salt budget

Tina Grady Barbaccia - May 06, 2014

How one city used technology and training to cut its salt budget

West Des Moines, Iowa, has implemented new technology and boosted its training efforts throughout the past few years to radically reduce the amount of deicer materials required to achieve desired and expected levels of service through use of advanced spreader ...

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DOT seeks innovative transportation tools

Amanda Bayhi - Feb 27, 2014

DOT seeks innovative transportation tools

The U.S. Department of Transportation is seeking innovative tools that address challenges in transportation and improve the transportation system. The DOT is offering a challenge to innovators to create web-based tools, data visualizations and mobile apps or to find innovative uses ...

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Seven states use technology, innovative solutions to combat extreme winter weather

Amanda Bayhi - Dec 26, 2013

Seven states use technology, innovative solutions to combat extreme winter weather

It’s no secret that extreme winter weather can drive up costs, forcing state transportation departments to think creatively when looking for effective solutions within their budgets. American Association of State Highway and Transportation Officials (AASHTO) President and Secretary of the Kentucky ...

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