DBi Services attends PennDOT Innovations and New Technology Day
DBi Services, a global leader in highway infrastructure operations and maintenance, exhibited at PennDOT’s first-ever Innovations and New Technology Day on Tuesday June 4, 2013. The one-day event took place at the Thomas D. Larson Pennsylvania Transportation Institute Test Track in State College.
Fifteen representatives from DBi Services’ management and technology staff were available to discuss their services and technologies. Video and live equipment demonstrations highlighted the multitude of services the company offers in the transportation infrastructure arena, including innovations in vegetation management, sweeping and graffiti removal, stormwater maintenance, and total highway asset management.
Featured were DBi Services’ High Friction Surfacing Treatment (HFST) fully-automated application vehicle, along with its Advanced Mobile Asset Collection (AMAC) van, which measures traffic sign retroreflectivity while traveling at highway speeds – both proprietary, “one of a kind” technologies offered throughout the world.
This was a free event open to all Pennsylvania local municipalities, and included PennDOT management staff from across the state. Attendees included bridge maintenance coordinators, pavement engineers, municipal services specialists, and others involved in delivering the state’s transportation projects.
“It was a great day and an excellent opportunity for DBi Services to showcase the unique services we perform. While we primarily provide PennDOT with vegetation management services, we were able to highlight our additional services and educate both PennDOT and the municipalities in attendance,” said Bill Patterson, DBi Services General Manager for its Northeastern US Regional Office.
The event stressed PennDOT’s modernization efforts through its Next Generation initiative that involves modernizing operations, expanding inter-agency efficiencies and becoming a better business partner. “Our people statewide get to see new products and applications up close and can get a better feel for how these products could help us deliver a higher level of service,” said Jim Surkovich, PennDOT District 2 Assistant Executive for Maintenance.
DBi Services is headquartered in Hazleton, PA. Founded in 1978, DBi Services has a worldwide network of over 60 locations, and 1500 employees in six countries, providing infrastructure maintenance, management and operations solutions to government agencies, railways, utilities, private industries and retailers.