Trucks and Winter Equipment Workshop Underway

There’s a full house at Patriot Freightliner in Westminster today for our Trucks & Winter Equipment Class. The workshop features representatives from H.P Fairfield, Detroit, Cummins, Everest Equipment, Freightliner, Tenco, Western Star and Allison to address winter equipment. The four stations attendees will visit cover Bodies and Spreaders, Plows and Hydraulics, Transmissions and Cabs & Chassis.



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Welding Workshops Underway

Our fall week of welding workshops kicked off yesterday in front of a full-house at the Rockingham Highway Garage. VLR Director Dave Antone sent in this photo from the class. The class, taught by Tom Cook, covers welding techniques and best practices, and is broken down into a basic class one day and an advanced session the following day. Attending basic is the prerequisite to take part in the advanced session. Interested in taking a Vermont Local Roads workshops? Sign up on our website today.


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DOT Study Underway for Crash Prevention Using Wi-Fi Technology

Nearly 3,000 Vehicles Will Send Wi-Fi-like Signals that Warn of Safety Hazards, Could Help Reduce Crashes During Year-Long Research Project.

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Federal Highway Administrator Victor Mendez weighs in on Federal-aid Essentials for Local Public Agencies on the DOT Fastlane Blog.

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Oregon’s Electric Highway

An interesting story from NBC News on Oregon’s “Electric Highway.”

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A Creative Second Use for Street Signs

This blog post from the Washington State Dept. of Transportation provides a look at what the City of Seattle is using some of the old street signs that were replaced to meet the new retroreflectivity standards for- making them into art!


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Installing a Pond Leveling Device

A new video produced by our LTAP center details how to install a pond leveling device as an option to address conflict with beavers and local transportation systems. Installing a Pond Leveling Device & Other Beaver Mitigation Strategies

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