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Peter Vieveen Announces Retirement

    It is with great pride and strong sense of anticipation that I announce my retirement as President of North America Traffic. We have accomplished a lot over the last 25 years – first as R.C. Flagman and later, as North America Traffic.  I say “we” because you cannot have success without having good […]

PORTABLE SIGNALS ARE INCREASING TRAFFIC TO CALIFORNIA RENTAL SPECIALIST

PTL 2.4x Portable Traffic Signal A growing fleet of solar-powered portable traffic signals is helping Pacific Highway Rentals to establish itself in specialty markets and projects. Hayward, CA – Now here’s something you don’t see every day… You’re rounding toward a flawless green on one of the Bay area’s most prestigious golf clubs and, as you crest […]

Southern mayors concerned about job growth

Posted By JOHN VESSOYAN/Tribune Staff WELLAND The people of Port Colborne should be excited about North America Traffic, says regional Chair Peter Partington.  The company that invented and built the first remote-controlled flagman to improve work zone safety has “grown 500% in four years with customers around the world,” Partington said in his state-of-the-region address […]

Maintaining Safety and Efficiency during Directional Drilling Projects

Case History: Speer Brother Inc. Waterline Improvement Projects, Erie County, Ohio Ohio contractor, Speer Brother Inc., was awarded a series of four Waterline Improvement Projects for Erie County, Ohio. Speer Brother has completed several separate projects installing a total of 200 miles of HDPE Waterlines— an amount of pipeline so large that it equals the distance between New […]

Transportation Agency Uses Technology in Innovative Way to Expedite Road Construction Projects

The California Department of Transportation (Caltrans) delivered 286 projects, worth $2.3 billion, in the 2006-07 fiscal year. Most of those projects are aimed at improving roads and bridges and relieving congestion. However, Caltrans, like most agencies working on road construction, struggles with controlling increased congestion when working on freeways. “Whenever freeways are under construction, one […]

Road Builders Keep Workers Safe With Innovative Traffic Control Devices

Utilizing Technology Can Save Lives Fatal highway incidents are the most frequent type of fatal work-related event in the United States. The Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) reported 1,329 fatal highway incidents in 2006. Human flaggers and police officers directing traffic are often struck by passing vehicles or construction vehicles. In fact, the BLS reports […]

Road Builders Find Innovative Ways to Control the Rising Costs of Construction

Utilizing Technology and Reassigning Workforce Can Save Labor Costs The cost of maintaining, rebuilding and expanding the United States’ infrastructure continues to rise, delaying the completion of many critical projects. Global fuel price increases are the most visible cause of this problem; however, the U.S. Department of Transportation, Federal Highway Administration includes the downsizing of […]

Remote Controlled Flagman Earns Passing Grade from Maine DOT

Field Testing Provides Favorable Results for North America Traffic’s Flagger Assistance Device In 2007, Maine Department of Transportation purchased ten Remote Controlled Flagman devices , model number RCF 2.4, from North America Traffic in order to determine how the units performed during normal maintenance operations and if the Department should deploy more devices. Maine DOT […]