Of the 612,677 bridges in the U.S., 54,259 of them (or 8.8 percent) are considered “structurally deficient,” meaning these bridges may not be unsafe at the moment but are in need of attention and repair, ARTBA says.
Since 2002, the American Transportation Research Institute (ATRI) has collected and processed truck GPS data in support of the Federal Highway Administration’s Freight Performance Measures (FPM) initiative, a program that maintains and monitors a series of performance measures related to the nation’s truck-based freight transportation system.
GAO found that most people preferred receiving recall information by at least one electronic means in addition to standard mail. Despite the desire of the general public, only seven of the 94 studied consumers reported receiving such electronic communications such as text messages or emails.
Almost three years to the day a history-making snow storm shutdown travel and stranded hundreds of trucks, New York State is deploying technology to help improve snow-clearing abilities. It also has a new mobile app that provides truckers and other motorists with access to real-time traffic and navigation assistance.
A classic case of NIMBY (not in my back yard) near Longwood, Fla., calls for two rest areas popular with truck drivers to be shut down. The Seminole County Board of Commissioners decided to make some changes to a resolution that requests the Florida Department of Transportation to decommission the rest areas, a move the county commission made a year ago.
Arizona Gov. Douglas Ducey is asking for a big favor from the U.S. Department of Transportation. In a letter to Secretary Elaine Chao, Ducey is requesting a pilot program allowing the state to commercialize its 28 highway rest stops.
Police from a dozen agencies will use handheld devices to test drivers' saliva for use of several drugs under a pilot program in five Michigan counties. The drug test will take place roadside, like alcohol preliminary breath test (PBT).
Officials with the Milwaukee County Sheriff's Office are calling wrong-way driving an epidemic after a fatal crash on Milwaukee's High Rise Bridge involving a wrong-way driver and a semi early Wednesday, November 1st.
Mandated by an act passed earlier this year by state lawmakers, the Arkansas Department of Transportation has recently released a speed limit review and made it available for public comment. The review examines the feasibility of increasing speed limits on state highways.
Rhode Island DOT will begin, later this year, renumbering highway exits on the state’s interstates and major highways to have the exit numbers match milemarkers.
A number of highways and bridges throughout Florida are closed as of Monday morning due to flooding and high winds as Hurricane Irma continues to make its way through the state and into Georgia and Alabama.