The Bridge Newsletter

Great Ideas

The Bridge - 32.2

Articles in this Issue: 
  • Weaving Technology into Asphalt: The Latest in Fiber-reinforced Pavements
  • 'Wheels' and 'Bridges' of the Michigan LTAP
  • Research in 'Your Back Yard': Minnesota's Local Road Research Board
  • Fraud Awareness and Prevention for Government Entities
  • Strategies for Disseminating Information
  • Take Note! LRRB Projects
  • TAMC 2018 Annual Report
  • Great Ideas Challenge
  • Paving Inspection

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The Bridge - 32.1

Articles in this Issue: 
  • Where the Rubber Meets the (Rubber) Road in Kalamazoo County
  • Better Not Forgotten: A Look at Michigan's Culvert Assets and the Pilot Attempt at Tracking Them
  • Of Legos, Lincoln Logs, and the Law: Building Success at Washtenaw CRC with Sheryl Siddall
  • Amendments to Public Act 51: How PA 323, 324, and 325 Will Affect You

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The Bridge - 31.2

Articles in this Issue: 
  • Thawcaster: Predicting Cookies-'n'-Cream-like Roads
  • Ingham County Road Department's Great Idea
  • LTAP's Engineers
  • Road Weather Management—Weather Savvy Raods
  • Sailing Towards Compliance with the IRT

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Safety, Asset Management

The Bridge - 31.1

Articles in this Issue: 
  • One Way To Muzzle a Citation: How the Appropriate Training Keeps You Safe at a Mine Site
  • How to Reach Seniors with Your Agency's Communications
  • Keeping Your Cool When Things Heat Up
  • Did You Know? IBR System™
  • What Makes the IBR System™ Unique?
  • Mechanisms for Change: Using the Michigan's Roads & Bridges Annual Report as an Asset Management Tool

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The Bridge - 30.4

Articles in this Issue: 
  • Texas Underseal: Cracking Up to Be a Good Treatment for Michigan Roads
  • Q&A on Preventive Maintanence with CPM Engineer Rob Green
  • Moving Michigan's Infrastructure into the 21st Century
  • Excel PivotTables, Easy as 1-2-3
  • 'The Guy that's Making an Improvment': Paul Spitzley
  • Announcement: Great Ideas Challenge
  • Announcement: MDOT Category F Applications for FY 2019

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The Bridge - 30.3

Articles in this Issue:

  • Plowing through Snow...and Sleep Disruptions
  • Innovation Repository: EDC Virtual Summit's Showcase of State- and Local-agency Innovations
  • Spotlight on Michigan Innovations in the EDC Virtual Summit Showcase
  • Everything You Need to Know About CDLs (and Where to Learn More)
  • Up-grade! Michigan LTAP Goes from Zero to New for Its Motor Grader Training
  • Seven Habits of Highly Successful Collaborators
  • Preparing for the Snow and Ice Season
  • Batting for a Home Run: Dewayne Rogers and His Innovative Endeavors on the Clare CRC Network

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The Bridge - 30.2

Articles in this Issue: 
  • Seeking the Qualified: Qualifications-based Selection
  • Rising to the Challenge: Robert Laitinen
  • Mumblings on Rumblings
  • 2016 Great Ideas Challenge
  • Preventing Drowsy Driving
  • Once in a Thousand Years--A Michigan Storm Event
  • Stormproofing Principles Applied to Local Roads
  • Digitizing the Rumble Strip?
  • Free Transportation Asset Management for Elected Local Officials

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Construction, TAMC

The Bridge - 30.1

Articles in this Issue: 
  • TAMC Website 2.0
  • Getting Youth Excited about Road Commissions
  • Tips for Preventing Heat Stress
  • Making Construction Information Accessible
  • Perparing for Emergency Means Fostering Relationships

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Asset Management

The Bridge - 29.4

Articles in this Issue: 
  • Paving the Way for Your Successor
  • The Need for Bridge Asset Management
  • South Dakota LTAP's Gravel Guru: Ken Skorseth
  • FY 2018 Category F Application Period

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Safety, Gravel Roads, Innovation

The Bridge - 29.3

Articles in this Issue: 
  • Crumb Rubber Asphalt Trial on Michigan Roads
  • Becoming ADA Compliant
  • PPE: Investing in a Safety Lifestyle
  • 12 Tips for Maintaining Unpaved Roads

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