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TRIP: Oklahoma significantly improves infrastructure, but HTF insolvency ‘threatens further progress’

Amanda Bayhi - Jun 26, 2014

TRIP: Oklahoma significantly improves infrastructure, but HTF insolvency ‘threatens further progress’

Oklahoma has significantly improved its roads, bridges and highway safety since 2005, but “uncertainty about future federal funding threatens further progress,” according to a report released Thursday by national transportation research group TRIP. The report, “Modernizing Oklahoma's Transportation System: Progress and ...

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Michigan DOT invests $1.1 million in safety improvements with Midland roundabout

Amanda Bayhi - Apr 24, 2014

Michigan DOT invests $1.1 million in safety improvements with Midland roundabout

The Michigan Department of Transportation (MDOT) announced on Thursday that it will begin work on a new roundabout in Midland on Monday. Construction was originally scheduled to begin in early April, but the agency said frost delayed the project. Related: Roundabouts And ...

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Virginia DOT to improve driver safety on portions of I-77

Amanda Bayhi - Feb 25, 2014

Virginia DOT to improve driver safety on portions of I-77

Virginia Governor Terry McAuliffe announced Monday that the Virginia Department of Transportation (VDOT) will improve driver safety on Interstate 77 in the Fancy Gap area of Carroll County by building a new safety system. The $7.5 million Active Traffic and Safety ...

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Submit your extreme winter maintenance stories and photos

Tina Grady Barbaccia - Jan 07, 2014

Submit your extreme winter maintenance stories and photos

With the polar vortex that has made temperatures in the Midwest drop to subzero temps (with the windchill, temps are as cold as -45 degrees Fahrenheit in Chicago and close to -30 in the Columbus, Ohio, area where I am ...

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K&K Systems releases telescoping winch radar

Amanda Bayhi - Nov 21, 2013

K&K Systems releases telescoping winch radar

Traffic safety product manufacturer K&K Systems has released its telescoping winch radar, which winches straight up and down, can winch up to 7 feet above ground and rotates 360 degrees. The radar is designed for use in construction zones, speed zones, ...

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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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Red light cameras: Not about safety just making money

Tina Grady Barbaccia - Feb 04, 2013

Red light cameras: Not about safety just making money

I received my first red light ticket in the mail last week. Like many people who receive the tickets, it's a complete surprise. They are unaware they have been given a ticket. I viewed the photos and the online video (which ...

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Illinois DOT, Illinois State Police heighten safety belt enforcement

Tina Grady Barbaccia - May 16, 2012

The Illinois Department of Transportation (IDOT) and the Illinois State Police (ISP) plan to heighten enforcement efforts leading up and through the Memorial Day holiday weekend, IDOT announced on May 16. Hundreds more safety belt enforcement zones and other patrols ...

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Distracted driving, teen driver safety top AAA's state legislative safety priorities for 2012

Tina Grady Barbaccia - Jan 17, 2012

Recent public attention to distracted driving will likely spur additional legislative activity as states convene their 2012 sessions, according to AAA. Laws that ban texting while driving and that improve teen driver safety again top AAA's nationwide ...

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ATSSA awarded $4.4 million federal grant for work zone safety training

Tina Grady Barbaccia - Dec 12, 2011

The American Traffic Safety Services Association (ATSSA), a national roadway safety association, was recently awarded a three-year, $4.4 million work zone safety grant to train men and women nationally who work on America’s roadways. Partners in the new grant include ...

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Traffic Logix SafePace 100 radar sign receives enthusiastic response

Better Roads Staff - Dec 12, 2011

Traffic Logix SafePace 100 radar sign receives enthusiastic response

Traffic Logix announced on August 2nd the launch of the SafePace 100, a low cost radar sign designed for private roads or small budgets. For weeks before the official launch, the company has already been receiving emails and phone calls ...

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AAA: Prepare for the 'silver tsunami' of aging drivers

Tina Grady Barbaccia - Dec 05, 2011

The first wave of America's baby boomers turning 65 this year will be driving the "silver tsunami" says the American Automobile Association (AAA). According to the U.S. Census Bureau, this segment of the population will increase by 75 ...

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