Snowplow Simulator Training at Delaware Tech

Training for your snow and ice fighters is important to keep their skills sharp, remind them of risks, and increase safety for roadway users and themselves.  Training can take many forms and one of those is the use of a snowplow simulator.  In the past, snowplow...

Things Not Getting Done?  Think Interns; We Can Help

You have a list of things you keep meaning to get to.  We all do.  You convince yourself things will quiet down next spring and you can get at them.  You don’t.  We all have them.  You convince yourself that only you can do them.  Sometimes that’s true, but a lot of...

RMC Returned to Wheeling with Gusto

It has been fourteen years since the Roadway Management Conference (RMC) was held in West Virginia and the 210 or so attendees praised the three-day event that benefited from great fall weather, a wide array of technical speakers, outdoor demonstrations, and lots of...

Dithering? Winter Weather Can Sneak Up on You

We know there’s no such thing as free time or spare time for public works crews.  The to-do list does not end and it doesn’t take a winter vacation. But winter weather doesn’t bow to the work order schedule either, and that magical date when the first winter storm...

Late Breaking News: Pavement Marking Retroreflectivity

Remember back in our February 2021 e-newsletter we talked about the proposed rulemaking for the 11th Edition of the Manual on Uniform Traffic Control Devices (MUTCD)?  Well, that’s not what this article is about, because we’re still waiting on that to wrap up.  But we...

Intersection Control Starts with…No Control

  We overuse traffic signals, Stop signs, and Yield signs.  There, we said it. Oh, we understand how it happens.  There’s a minority (but substantial number) of drivers who drive…well, let’s just say it, they drive like jerks.  Big, dumb stupid-head jerks.  We...