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Archive for the ‘Roads’ Category

Colorado DOT: New Technology to Keep Traffic Flowing

Monday, January 11th, 2016
Colorado DOT: New Technology to Keep Traffic Flowing

The Colorado Department of Transportation introduces RoadX and HERE, two 21st-century technologies to help make driving safer and more efficient statewide.

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Nevada DOT: 2015 Year in Review

Friday, January 8th, 2016
Nevada DOT: 2015 Year in Review

We broke ground on several important projects including the first phase of Interstate 11 that will eventually connect Las Vegas to Phoenix, and the U.S. 95/215 “Centennial Bowl” in Northwest Las Vegas that will greatly enhance traffic mobility and motorist safety.

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Nevada’s Highway 50: The Loneliest Road in America (Timelapse)

Monday, January 4th, 2016
Nevada’s Highway 50: The Loneliest Road in America (Timelapse)

New Yorker Byran Dai travels Nevada’s portion of Highway 50, The Loneliest Road in America. While many have traversed this legendary stretch of road, very few have captured the entire journey start to end time-lapse style.

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Seattle, WA: The Part of the Tunnel Built WITHOUT Bertha

Thursday, December 31st, 2015
Seattle, WA: The Part of the Tunnel Built WITHOUT Bertha

Approximately 20 percent of the SR 99 tunnel was designed to be built without Bertha, the SR 99 tunneling machine. Seattle Tunnel Partners bored more than 1,000 feet of tunnel before they stopped to repair Bertha. Since then, they have built an additional 1,200 feet of tunnel using cut-and-cover tunnel construction. This video gives a close-up look inside the newest part of the project to learn more about the tunnel built without Bertha.

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Report Card for Alabama’s Infrastructure

Tuesday, December 29th, 2015
Report Card for Alabama

AMERICAN SOCIETY OF CIVIL ENGINEERS (ASCE)
ALABAMA SECTION
The bad news is that Alabama’s infrastructure has some challenges that you should know about before it’s too late to keep these systems from breaking down. Infrastructure deteriorates every single day as it ages, just as our bodies do, and many of these critical systems are reaching the end of their useful life…The good news is there are solutions to all these challenges , and we can raise Alabama’s infrastructure grades. By learning more today about the conditions of the infrastructure you use every day, you too can help raise the grade.

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Minnesota DOT: How to Install Rumble Strips

Friday, December 25th, 2015
Minnesota DOT: How to Install Rumble Strips

This video shows the installation of rumble strips in MnDOT’s District 8 in October 2015.

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The 2015 Holiday Travel Forecast

Friday, December 25th, 2015
Share of Travelers by Mode

AAA
IHS GLOBAL INSIGHT
Travel during the year-end holiday period will top 100 million for the first time, as the 1.4 percent growth will be driven by rising incomes and low prices, boosting consumer spending three percent above year-ago levels.

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Vision Zero: Safe Streets for Washington, DC

Thursday, December 24th, 2015
Washington DC Vision Zero: INJURY CRASHES 2010-2014

DISTRICT DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION
The goal of Vision Zero is straight-forward: zero fatalities and serious injuries in our transportation system, because no loss of life is acceptable. Vision Zero was first adopted in Sweden in 1997. Since then, fatal and serious injuries in Sweden have consistently declined, despite a regular increase in people driving, walking, biking, and using transit.

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Oregon DOT Reopens Highway After Heavy Snows

Wednesday, December 23rd, 2015
Oregon DOT Reopens Highway After Heavy Snows

ODOT and contract crews reopen Oregon 230 (West Diamond Lake Highway) after heavy snows and fallen trees block the roadway for more than a week. Several times crews had to leave due to falling trees. Hazard trees that had been sprung by the snow were also removed.

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ACEC’s ENGINEERING INC. — Smart Roads Ahead: A New Era in Transportation Connectivity

Monday, December 21st, 2015
Engineering Inc. - November/ December 2015

AMERICAN COUNCIL OF ENGINEERING COMPANIES
The automobile is undergoing a radical transformation. Advancements in technology, along with growing pressure to reduce congestion, trim carbon emissions and improve safety, are fueling the concept of connected cars and smart transportation systems.
How these technological advances will impact America’s roadways is a new challenge facing engineering firms. There’s growing demand to develop smart infrastructure systems that do things such as alter traffic flow dynamically. Motorists are using apps, such as Google Maps and Apple Maps, to bypass congestion and incidents, but far more advanced vehicle-to-vehicle (V2V) communication and vehicle-to-infrastructure (V2X) systems lie ahead.

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