American roads and bridges are the arteries that connect our businesses, communities and people. Information about road construction, weather conditions and traffic is important to the safety of the traveling public. Even more critical is timely communication about emergency situations to police, firefighters and other emergency services personnel.
Federal and state Department of Transportation (DOT) agencies are tasked with assessment and repair of the nation’s highways and interstates, as well as the communications networks needed to ensure transportation safety. For example, PennDOT recently installed a wireless communications network along the rural roads of Northwestern Pennsylvania.
Rugged Teflon coax cables from ABR are ideally suited for this type of DOT coax cable application. These thin coax cables are efficient and offer extremely high power capabilities, while delivering the durability needed to handle the elements along the nation’s back roads and urban highways.
In addition to communications networks for transmitting emergency information, monitoring traffic and recording electronic toll tags, coax cables have also found a use with sensing equipment for dynamic crack detection in reinforced concrete.
More than two hundred million trips per day are taken across deficient bridges in the U.S., according to the 2013 Report Card for America’s Infrastructure issued by the American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE). In total, one in nine of the nation’s bridges are rated as structurally deficient, earning an overall grade of C+.
American Built and Reliable ABR Teflon® coax cables can play an important role in routine inspections of roads and bridges, as well as emergency communications transmissions, improving the safety and security of DOT infrastructure across the nation.
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