Archive for September, 2006

Episode 009 – The Missouri DOT TowPlow with Bob Lannert

Monday, September 25th, 2006
 
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The TowPlow is a new and revolutionary snow plow design. Bob Lannert, a Technical Support Engineer with the Missouri Department of Transportation, invented the TowPlow. His farming background was instrumental in the development of this new snow removal unit. I spoke with Bob to gain a better understanding of how the TowPlow came to be and learn more about it. (more…)

Episode 008 – The TxDOT Tyler District Podcast with Larry Krantz

Tuesday, September 19th, 2006
 
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The Texas Department of Transportation Tyler District is the first DOT to produce a podcast (as far as I can find in podcast directories).

You can listen to the TxDOT podcast at: http://tylerpodcasts.tamu.edu/

Larry Krantz, the public information officer for the Tyler District, started using podcasts as another means to provide DOT information to the public.

I spoke with Larry about why and how they started using podcasts. (more…)

Episode 007 – SuperMix with Mark DeVries

Tuesday, September 5th, 2006
 
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SuperMix is a blend of anti-icing/deicing chemicals. Mark DeVries, the Maintenance Superintendent for the McHenry County Illinois Division of Transportation, developed a system to make SuperMix, that they use for anti-icing and as a pre-wet solution.

I had the opportunity to speak with Mark about SuperMix and anti-icing in general. (more…)