Caltrans Tests Safety of New Bridge Rail (via CBS Sacramento)

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CaltransCrashTestA Dodge Ram truck crashed into a guardrail, just as Caltrans engineers planned. At a cost of $250,000, the crash at this West Sacramento test track would be an expensive ride. But it’s a necessary one for safety.

Caltrans engineers have been taking a good, hard look at existing bridge rails, realizing they need to upgrade to save lives and protect their work crews.

They found that out the hard way when an out of control driver bounced off a median rail, came across three lanes of traffic, and slammed into Caltrans worker Mark Balsi. He lost a leg in the accident, but he helped Caltrans gain a new footing with an innovation called the Balsi Beam.

via Caltrans Rams Truck to Test Safety of New Bridge Rail « CBS Sacramento.

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ITE’s 13th Meeting w/ Guest Speaker Justin Fornelli

Justin FornelliPlease join us for our 13th General Meeting this Thursday, May 16 during U-hour 12-1 PM, in the Transportation Lab (17-2646). We will be hosting Justin Fornelli, P.E. as our guest speaker who will be discussing upcoming projects associated with SANBAG’s Transit and Rail Program. You can find his full bio below. Lunch from In-N-Out will be provided on a first-come  first-serve basis.  See you there!

 

 

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Recap – ITE’s 12th General Meeting

On Thursday, May 2nd 2013, ITECPP held the 12th General Meeting of the year. The guest speaker was John Chun, P.E., Deputy Chief Harbor Engineer, Port of Long Beach. You can find his full bio here.

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ITE’s 12th Meeting w/ Guest Speaker John Chun

John ChunPlease join us for our third General Meeting of the spring quarter this Thursday, May 2 during U-hour 12-1 PM, in the Transportation Lab (17-2646). We will be hosting John Chun as our guest speaker who will be discussing the “Overview of the Port of Long Beach Operation and Over $4 Billion Capital Improvement Program”. We will also be holding our upcoming officer elections for the 2013-2014 year so come out and support your favorite candidates! Lunch from Buffalo Wild Wings will be provided on a first-come first-serve basis.  We look forward to seeing you there!

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