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US Cities are Starting to Expand Transportation Options for Low-Income Residents

August 10, 2017 - in Transportation

Many urban residents today can choose from a wide range of travel options. Public buses and trains, car-sharing options like Zipcar, on-demand ride-sharing services like Uber and Lyft, and bike-share programs are available in major cities. However, many of…

AirMap and Kansas Department of Transportation Partner to Deploy Unmanned Traffic Management Technology Statewide

August 9, 2017 - in Transportation

SANTA MONICA, Calif. - Today, AirMap and Kansas Department of Transportation (KDOT) are announcing that they will deploy Unmanned…

Earthquake Software Refines ODOT Bridge Inspection Process

August 9, 2017 - in Bridges, Transportation

State bridge inspectors will be able to provide a faster, more targeted response in ensuring public safety the next time an earthquake rolls across Oklahoma.…

West Virginia DOT: Road Damage From Recent Storms at $7M So Far

August 8, 2017 - in Roads, Transportation

The West Virginia Department of Transportation's Division of Highways estimated that as of Aug. 1 the state had absorbed about $7 million in flood damages to roughly 200 roads in 11 counties, after heavy rains created sudden flooding July 28 and 29. The total…

Traffic Growth Puts More Pressure on Infrastructure, Highlights Investment Need

August 8, 2017 - in Transportation

New federal data shows that U.S. drivers continue this year to increase their use of the nation's roads to new record levels, and therefore put more wear and tear on that infrastructure. The Federal Highway Administration said its latest monthly "Traffic Volume…

U.S. Airports Need Upgrades

August 8, 2017 - in Transportation

American airports are in dire need of huge infrastructure investments in order to keep up with the rising passenger traffic as well as comply with industry standards and regulations. The urgent need to improve airport infrastructure across the country becomes…

Keeping America’s Bridges Safe and Reliable

August 3, 2017 - in Bridges, Transportation

Each day, thousands of qualified bridge inspectors evaluate the safety and condition of the nation’s bridges. Bridges are inspected on a routine basis, and the results are reported to the Federal Highway Administration (FHWA). If a bridge is deemed…

Senate Panel Backs Bill That Funds TIGER, Transit Starts Without Highway Program Rescissions

August 2, 2017 - in Featured, Transportation

The Senate Appropriations Committee backed a bill to fund the U.S. Department of Transportation for the 2018 budget year that would increase TIGER infrastructure grants, support new transit capital starts and avoid rescinding any highway program funds. That…

Introducing Arkansas Department of Transportation

August 2, 2017 - in Transportation

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. - In a historical transition today, the state’s transportation agency begins a new chapter in its more than 100 years of existence. Senate Bill 589, now Act 707 of 2017 – which goes into effect today, changes the name of the Arkansas…

What Has Happened with U.S. Bridges in the 10 Years Since the Minneapolis I-35W Bridge Collapse?  

August 1, 2017 - in Bridges, Featured, Transportation

(WASHINGTON)— August 1 marks the 10th anniversary of the I-35W bridge collapse in Minneapolis. The bridge was classified as “structurally deficient” and was undergoing repair at the time.     The American Road & Transportation…