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​PennDOT Highlights Progress on Public-Private Bridge Partnership

April 20, 2018 - in Bridges, Transportation

Harrisburg, PA – There are 390 bridges complete and open to traffic with 50 under construction in the state's public-private partnership (P3) for bridges, the Rapid Bridge Replacement project, Pennsylvania Department of Transportation Secretary Leslie S.…

Bryant Orders 83 Bridges Closed in Emergency Declaration

April 17, 2018 - in Bridges, Transportation

Gov. Phil Bryant on Tuesday declared a state of emergency, issuing a proclamation that orders the Mississippi Department of Transportation to immediately…

N. Carolina DOT Contracts for Set of Projects to Improve 95 Road Miles in 2 Years

April 17, 2018 - in Roads, Transportation

The North Carolina Department of Transportation said it will start work April 30 on a series of projects across four counties that includes the Winston-Salem…

FHWA: January Continued Trend of Record-High Traffic on U.S. Roads

April 17, 2018 - in News, Transportation

Traffic on U.S. roads and highways began 2018 the way it's been going for several years now, moving into ever-higher record territory as more vehicles compete for space in travel lanes and put more wear on the road system's infrastructure. The Federal Highway…

While Majority of Americans Prefer their Personal Vehicles for Travel to and from Airports, Use of Ride-Sharing Services is Rapidly Accelerating

April 17, 2018 - in Transportation

HNTB survey identifies trends emerging within past year including significantly increased use of ride-sharing services as well as a more positive experience at airports NEW YORK – Whether air travel is for business or pleasure, before ever boarding an airplane,…

NTSB Issues Reports on Protecting Bridges from Fire Damage and Collapse (NTSB)

April 16, 2018 - in Bridges, Transportation

On Thursday, March 30, 2017, about 6:05 p.m., construction materials stored under an Interstate 85 (I-85) overpass in Atlanta, Georgia, were set on fire. The fire propagated throughout the storage area. Just over 1 hour later, at 7:14 p.m., span 30 NB—a…

Colorado General Assembly Mulls Electronic Data Transportation Infrastructure Bill

April 16, 2018 - in Technology, Transportation

Current law generally requires a state or local agency to get a search warrant before obtaining location information from an electronic device. The bill authorizes the Colorado department of transportation to use highway infrastructure technology to communicate…

Committee Approves Slate of Legislation at Full Committee Markup

April 16, 2018 - in Transportation

Washington, D.C. - This morning, the Committee on Transportation and Infrastructure convened a legislative markup and unanimously approved the following measures that span a wide range of important issue areas: H.R. 5294 – Treating Barriers to Prosperity…

House Passes Two Rail Data Security Bills

April 11, 2018 - in News, Rail, Transportation

Washington, D.C. - Today, the House overwhelmingly passed two bipartisan railroad data and information security bills: H.R. 4921, the “STB Information and Security Act,” and H.R. 4925, the “FRA Safety Data Improvement Act.” Both pieces of legislation…

U.S. Department of Transportation Announces $22.5 Million Grant for Commuter Rail Extension in San Rafael, California

April 11, 2018 - in Financial, News, Transportation

WASHINGTON – The U.S. Department of Transportation’s (USDOT) Federal Transit Administration (FTA) today announced the award of a $22.5 million grant to the Sonoma-Marin Area Rail Transit District (SMART) for the San Rafael to Larkspur commuter rail extension.…