2020, Colorado

Communicating Budget Funding Solutions with Elected Officials

As the public spotlight continues being directed toward transportation funding, local agencies are feeling the pressure to maintain the millions of dollars of existing in-place street infrastructure that they own and manage. Transportation Asset Management is not sexy, it doesn’t give elected officials the opportunity for a ribbon cutting event for a new city park… Continue reading Communicating Budget Funding Solutions with Elected Officials

2020, Asphalt Pavements, Colorado, People, Safety

Colorado DOT Creates Operations Center To Manage 18-Mile Construction Zone

The Gap is the longest construction zone in the state. “There’s incidents in all construction zones. This one’s just a long stretch of road, and not many interchanges,” said Jori Ernst, CDOT’s Section 10 Superintendent. “So there could be a 4-5 mile stretch where there’s no interchanges.” To help mitigate issues that pop up in… Continue reading Colorado DOT Creates Operations Center To Manage 18-Mile Construction Zone

2019, Colorado, Safety

A look behind the scenes of CDOT’s rockfall mitigation along I-70 (with video)

Does your state deal with rockfall mitigation? Click here to learn about the effort that the Colorado Department of Transportation made on the mountains overlooking Interstate 70 on Wednesday  They blasted a considerable portion of the rock face onto the roadway as part of the department’s ongoing rockslide mitigation work.  It was quite a complex… Continue reading A look behind the scenes of CDOT’s rockfall mitigation along I-70 (with video)

2019, Alaska, Arizona, Asphalt Pavements, California, Colorado, Hawaii, Idaho, Montana, Nevada, New Mexico, Oregon, People, Safety, Utah, Washington, Wyoming

Platooning Continues to Be Put Under Microscope at Federal Level

The effects of truck platooning on the nation’s infrastructure continues to be studied, federal officials told the American Society of Civil Engineers’ International Conference on Transportation and Development here. Derek Constable, a bridge management engineer for the Federal Highway Administration, said the agency has a research project underway to investigate platooning’s impact on structural safety,… Continue reading Platooning Continues to Be Put Under Microscope at Federal Level

2019, Alaska, Arizona, Asphalt Pavements, California, Colorado, Hawaii, Idaho, Montana, Nevada, New Mexico, Oregon, People, Utah, Washington, Wyoming

Oregon lawmaker introduces bill to raise gas tax, eventually linking it to inflation

Rep. Earl Blumenauer, D-Ore., Tuesday introduced the Rebuild America Act of 2019, which would incrementally increase the federal gasoline and diesel taxes to invest in America’s infrastructure. The legislation raises the fuels tax by five cents a year over five years, indexes it to inflation, and establishes Congress’ intention to replace it with a more… Continue reading Oregon lawmaker introduces bill to raise gas tax, eventually linking it to inflation