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Archive for the ‘Roads’ Category

Oklahoma DOT: Breakaway Signs for Roadway Safety

Friday, September 23rd, 2016
Oklahoma DOT: Breakaway Signs for Roadway Safety

The Oklahoma Department of Transportation follows the federal highway administration’s requirement to install traffic posts or poles that are designed to break away when a vehicle hits it; therefore reducing vehicle damage and most importantly protecting the driver from potential injury.

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A Fork in the Road? The Outlook for Transportation Infrastructure in the City and County of Milwaukee

Friday, September 16th, 2016
Milwaukee, WI: Snapshot: Fiscal Outlook for Transportation Infrastructure Needs

While citizens have varying views and expectations regarding the role and responsibilities of local governments, most would agree that providing, maintaining, and updating public infrastructure is a fundamental governmental responsibility. On the local level, that responsibility extends from streets and buses, to sewer and water systems, to fire and police equipment, to parks and cultural facilities, to public buildings that citizens use to access government services.

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The Electric Drive: Piezoelectric Roads

Thursday, September 15th, 2016
The Electric Drive: Piezoelectric Roads

In this simplified animation, learn about Piezoelectric roads and how they could potentially generate more electricity for our communities.

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Layton, UT: Time-Testing ThrU Turns

Monday, September 5th, 2016
Layton, UT: Time-Testing ThrU Turns

We put the ThrU Turns on Hill Field Road to the test. This video shows how long it took to get from Main Street to Southbound I-15 before construction, compared to now with the ThrU Turns.

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Transit Trends Episode 6: Are We Ready for Autonomous Vehicles?

Thursday, September 1st, 2016
Transit Trends Episode 6: Are We Ready for Autonomous Vehicles?

It’s safe to say the creation and rollout of autonomous vehicles is the hot topic of the transportation industry now. Each major car company has plans to move forward with these vehicles in the next five or so years. But how long will it actually takes us to adapt to the fact we may eventually ride around in vehicles that we only control the 5-10% of the time?

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Las Vegas, NV: “Centennial Bowl” Interchange Construction Update

Tuesday, August 30th, 2016
Las Vegas, NV: “Centennial Bowl” Interchange Construction Update

There is less than a year of construction left on the $47 million U.S. 95 / 215 Beltway interchange, or Centennial Bowl, in northwest Las Vegas.

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How Not to Get Stuck in Traffic

Thursday, August 25th, 2016
How Not to Get Stuck in Traffic

Some tips on how to minimize traffic! Created by Mitchell Moffit (twitter @mitchellmoffit) and Gregory Brown (twitter @whalewatchmeplz).

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Utah DOT: Repaving “Forrest Gump Hill”

Tuesday, August 23rd, 2016
Utah DOT: Repaving “Forrest Gump Hill”

Did you know Forrest Gump ended his years long run here in Utah? UDOT is starting a new repaving project in that area this week. The repayment of U.S. 163 will improve mobility and safety on 10 miles of highway, including the popular “Forrest Gump Hill.”

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Vulnerability of the North Alaska Highway to Permafrost Thaw

Monday, August 15th, 2016
Permafrost Melting in Alaska

In the context of current and anticipated climate change, permafrost temperature has warmed significantly in northern territories and is expected to continue to rise (SNAP 2014). The stability of northern transportation infrastructure may be compromised by changes in permafrost, particularly in areas where the soil contains large amounts of ice. This may lead to negative impacts on economic development, including increasing the complexity and cost of road maintenance and the price of shipping goods in the North.

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Infographics: Trucking by the Numbers

Tuesday, August 9th, 2016

Trucking web site Fleet Owner recently released a series of infographics covering a variety of issues that affect our nation’s truckers, from road conditions to fuel costs.

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