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Most commuters happy with new beltline signs

Brian Ethridge - Oct 27, 2014

Most commuters happy with new beltline signs

So far most drivers in Madison, Wisconsin, have been happy with the Department of Transportation's new beltline signs. The DOT says the signs estimate travel times using detectors that track bluetooth signals coming from cars and/or cell phones. That information is ...

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WisDOT issues deer warning

Brian Ethridge - Oct 17, 2014

WisDOT issues deer warning

The Wisconsin Department of Transportation (WisDOT) is worried that there will be an increase in deer and vehicle crashes this fall. WisDOT is asking drivers to be extra cautious of deer, especially during October and November which is mating season ...

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Drunk driving deaths down in Wisconsin

Brian Ethridge - Aug 21, 2014

Drunk driving deaths down in Wisconsin

The Wisconsin Department of Transportation has said deaths and injuries caused from drunken drivers have dropped dramatically over the past year. The number of fatalities in alcohol-related crashes in Wisconsin have dropped a whopping 47 percent from 348 in 2003 to ...

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VIDEO: Around-the-clock repairs could mean Leo Frigo Bridge reopens this month

Tina Grady Barbaccia - Jan 03, 2014

VIDEO: Around-the-clock repairs could mean Leo Frigo Bridge reopens this month

The Leo Frigo Memorial Bridge has been closed since Sept. 25 after motorists reported a 2-foot dip in the pavement across all lanes of traffic east of the river, according to a report in the Post Crescent. Now, around-the-clock repair efforts ...

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Wisconsin lawmaker moves to increase road worker safety with cell phone ban in construction zones

Amanda Bayhi - Dec 12, 2013

Wisconsin lawmaker moves to increase road worker safety with cell phone ban in construction zones

A bill proposed in the Wisconsin state Legislature would ban drivers from talking on their cellphones while driving in a construction zone, the Associated Press reported. Sen. Jerry Petrowski (R-Wis.) authored the bill, which would be in place only when workers ...

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Reusing Shingles for the Road

Amanda Bayhi - Nov 18, 2013

Reusing Shingles for the Road

Recycling shingles for use on roads is nothing new. They can prevent potholes and slow binder aging. And though recycled shingles take a little getting used to, they are becoming increasingly popular. Now one Wisconsin county is adding shingles to its ...

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11 States with the Highest Texting-While-Driving Fines

Amanda Bayhi - Oct 28, 2013

11 States with the Highest Texting-While-Driving Fines

Most drivers probably know by now that it’s not a great idea to text while driving. But that isn’t stopping all drivers from from using phones behind the wheel. Each day, about 660,000 drivers in the U.S. use a phone or ...

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New program provides free transit for seniors to eye care appointments

Tina Grady Barbaccia - Oct 11, 2013

New program provides free transit for seniors to eye care appointments

With all the funding problems in transportation, it’s nice to see this transportation program is continuing to expand and gain more alliances. ITNRacineCounty, a transportation solution for seniors and the visually impaired, now plans to be a part of an ITNAmerica ...

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10 Unique Modes of Transportation

Tina Grady Barbaccia - Sep 30, 2013

10 Unique Modes of Transportation

This goes beyond the planes, trains and automobiles. What seems odd to us is just par for the course for the locals. In the Readers Digest Canadian edition, Kevin Revolinski reports on these 10 non-traditional modes of transit throughout the world. 1. Underground ...

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Wisconsin’s Leo Frigo Bridge closes due to sagging

Amanda Bayhi - Sep 26, 2013

Wisconsin’s Leo Frigo Bridge closes due to sagging

Police closed Wisconsin’s Leo Frigo Bridge on Wednesday after a 400-foot section of the span began to sag, according to a report from CNN. The bridge, formerly known as Tower Drive Bridge, carries about 40,000 cars daily on Interstate 43 over ...

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FHWA Administrator Mendez tells ARTBA National Convention attendees to ‘dream big, build big'

Amanda Bayhi - Sep 13, 2013

FHWA Administrator Mendez tells ARTBA National Convention attendees to ‘dream big, build big'

Federal Highway (FHWA) Administrator Victor Mendez told attendees at the American Road and Transportation Builders Association (ARTBA) National Convention in Milwaukee, Wisconsin, on September 9 to “dream big and build big to create a system that will meet the needs ...

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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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