This message contains images. If you don't see images, click here to view.
Click here to advertise in this news brief.

  Mobile version   RSS   Subscribe   Unsubscribe
Home Aug. 26, 2010



Congress asked to fix roads
Angus Leader    Share    Share on FacebookTwitterShare on LinkedinE-mail article
A national advertising campaign launched in South Dakota is urging Americans to contact their federal representatives to demand Congress pass a bill to fix the nation's deteriorating roads and bridges. "Our goal is clear," said Brian Turmail, a spokesman for two national groups sponsoring the campaign. "(It's) to get anyone who wants better roads, safer bridges, less traffic or better transit systems to contact their local members of Congress and tell them to pass a new six-year surface transportation bill as quickly and as reasonably as possible." More

Construction on Hoover Dam bypass bridge quickly coming to a close
Las Vegas Sun    Share    Share on FacebookTwitterShare on LinkedinE-mail
The Hoover Dam bypass bridge — a second major engineering feat along this stretch of the Colorado River — will open to foot traffic before cars and trucks begin to rumble across it in November, officials announced recently. More

Recycled asphalt good fit for paving secondary roads
Pittsburgh Tribune Review    Share    Share on FacebookTwitterShare on LinkedinE-mail article
When the Pennsylvania Department of Transporation finishes rebuilding Raccoon Creek Road in Beaver County, it will contain material recycled from at least 15 state roads. The road transplant, of sorts, is becoming a common operation on the region's less-traveled roads as PennDOT looks for ways to cut costs during what state officials call a transportation funding crisis. More

Stretch of Prunedale highway gets $91 million boost
Santa Cruz Sentinel    Share    Share on FacebookTwitterShare on LinkedinE-mail article
After decades of effort, it appears a notorious stretch of California's Highway 101 known as "Blood Alley" will get an upgrade as part of what state transportation officials are calling the largest such project in regional history. More

Washington transportation to test solar-powered road reflectors
Roads & Bridges    Share    Share on FacebookTwitterShare on LinkedinE-mail article
Washington will soon become one of the first states in the nation to test an innovative new safety tool — solar-powered road reflectors — as a way to help improve road visibility and reduce run-off-the-road crashes. The Washington State Department of Transportation maintenance crews will install the solar studs as part of a test project on a 2-mile stretch of State Rte. 530 between Arlington and Darrington. London-based Astucia will provide the solar studs at no cost for the test. More

Superstructure solution
Rebuilding America's Infrastructure    Share    Share on FacebookTwitterShare on LinkedinE-mail article
Less than two months after the 1929 "Black Tuesday" stock market crash triggered the Great Depression, the people of Milton, Ky., and Madison, Ind., came together to celebrate the grand opening of a new 3,184-foot-long toll bridge that connected their small Ohio River communities. The steel truss cantilever bridge was a good fit for the Model A Fords and tobacco wagons that provided its early traffic. But eight decades and millions of vehicle crossings later, the narrow bridge is deteriorated and obsolete, its 20-foot-wide deck unable to handle modern traffic. More

At last, I-95's missing link hits the road
NPR    Share    Share on FacebookTwitterShare on LinkedinE-mail article
Interstate 95 stretches nearly 2,000 miles, an unbroken ribbon of highway from the top of Maine to the southern tip of Florida — with one big exception. Mysteriously, I-95 disappears for a few miles near the border of Pennsylvania and New Jersey, forcing travelers to divert onto other roads. Finally, after 25 years in bureaucratic limbo, work on the final 12-mile stretch — I-95's so-called "missing link" — is set to begin within weeks. More

Just road pricing
ACCESS Magazine from UCTC    Share    Share on FacebookTwitterShare on LinkedinE-mail article
Economists have long advocated road pricing as an efficient way to reduce congestion and improve the environment. Many critics, however, object to road pricing on the grounds that it unfairly burdens low-income drivers. Most of the equity concerns about road pricing stem from the fact that it is regressive. But in the U.S., road systems are financed primarily through taxes and fees — all of which are also regressive. More


Finland aims to build first ever green highway
Associated Press    Share    Share on FacebookTwitterShare on LinkedinE-mail article
Finland wants to build the world's first "green highway," with service stations offering charging points for electric cars and pumps filled with local biofuels, the project manager said recently. More
ASHE Inside Lane
Jonathan Berger, Director of Advertising Sales, 972.910.6840   Download media kit
Rebecca Eberhardt, Content Editor, 469.420.2619   Contribute news
This edition of the ASHE Inside Lane was sent to ##Email##. To unsubscribe, click here. Did someone forward this edition to you? Subscribe here -- it's free!
Recent issues
Aug. 19, 2010
Aug. 12, 2010
Aug. 5, 2010
July 29, 2010

7701 Las Colinas Ridge, Ste. 800, Irving, TX 75063