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Virginia Transportation Board Approves $18.6 Billion Six-Year Improvement Program

June 23, 2017 - in News, Projects, Transportation

Virginia’s Commonwealth Transportation Board (CTB) has approved the most recent Six-Year Improvement Program for the Virginia Department of Transportation (VDOT) and the Department of Rail and Public Transportation. The program will allocate $18.6 billion…

Denham Statement from Hearing on Building a 21st Century Infrastructure for America: Challenges and Opportunities for Intercity Passenger Rail Service

June 22, 2017 - in Corporate, News, Transportation

Chairman Jeff Denham (R-CA) Subcommittee on Railroads, Pipelines, and Hazardous Material Hearing on “Building a 21st Century Infrastructure for America:…

FTA Posts Status of State Progress to Meet Rail Transit Safety Certification Deadline, Avoid Funding Impact if Deadline is Missed

June 22, 2017 - in Transit, Transportation

WASHINGTON – The U.S. Department of Transportation’s (DOT) Federal Transit Administration (FTA) has notified the 30 states where rail transit systems…

SnowEx Introduces New V-Maxx G2 Hopper Spreaders With Enhanced Controls and Spreading Performance

June 21, 2017 - in News, Products, Roads, Transportation

MADISON HEIGHTS, Mich. – Equipped with updated controls and enhanced material spreading features, the new SnowEx® V-Maxx™ G2 hopper spreaders offer greater performance and operating efficiency for contractors and municipalities on large ice control applications.…

Association Releases LRFD Tunnel Design and Construction Guide Specifications

June 20, 2017 - in Transportation

AASHTO has released for sale a publication detailing load and resistance factor design guide specifications for highway tunnels. The association's Bookstore is offering this 279-page first edition of "LRFD Tunnel Design and Construction Guide Specifications"…

Senators Release Bipartisan Principles for Legislation on Self-Driving Vehicles

June 20, 2017 - in Transportation

The chairman and ranking member of the Senate Commerce, Science and Transportation Committee, plus a member from an automotive-centered state, issued a set of principles they said would guide legislation they plan to write concerning self-driving vehicles.…

253 House Members Sign Letter Seeking Long-Term Fix to Highway Trust Fund

June 19, 2017 - in Featured, Transportation

More than half of all House members, including majorities from both political parties, told the chamber's chief tax writers they want to come up with a way to head off the future insolvency of the Highway Trust Fund. While their letter did not specifically…

​Innovative Paving Pilot Underway Due to Wolf Administration’s ‘Road MaP’ Initiative

June 16, 2017 - in Roads, Transportation

Kittanning, PA – Pennsylvania Department of Transportation (PennDOT) officials today discussed an innovative paving method being deployed for the first time in Armstrong County to improve nearly five miles of rural roadway. The pilot, using Recycled Asphalt…

USDOT Asks Transportation Stakeholders to Identify ‘Obstacles’ to Building Projects

June 14, 2017 - in Transportation

The U.S. Department of Transportation issued a formal request for industry stakeholders to help federal officials "identify unnecessary obstacles to transportation infrastructure projects." In a June 8 Federal Register notice, the USDOT said it is reviewing…

Trump’s Infrastructure Push Goes From White House to Ohio River to USDOT

June 14, 2017 - in Transportation

The White House issued additional information about what it wants to see in a new infrastructure investment package, as President Trump, Transportation Secretary Elaine Chao and other officials took part in a weeklong series of events focused on this major…