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David Zachry Named ARTBA Foundation Vice Chairman

October 10, 2017 - in News, People, Transportation

(WASHINGTON) - David S. Zachry, chief executive officer of San Antonio, Texas-based Zachry Corporation, has been named vice chairman of the American Road & Transportation Builders Association Transportation Development Foundation (ARTBA-TDF) Board…

Ahead of Tropical Storm Nate, Kepler51 Announces Complimentary Hurricane Reports for Transportation

October 10, 2017 - in Transportation

Austin, TX - Kepler51 Analytics announced today that it will make available, at no cost, daily hurricane reports with commentary on the potential disruption…

White House Meets with Lawmakers on Infrastructure Plan

October 9, 2017 - in News, Transportation

President Trump’s legislative affairs team met with a small group of House lawmakers at the White House on Thursday morning to discuss the administration’s…

WSDOT Adds Two Daily Amtrak Cascades Roundtrips Starting Dec.18

October 6, 2017 - in Transit, Transportation

OLYMPIA – Just in time for the holidays, WSDOT is starting two additional Amtrak Cascades daily roundtrips between Seattle and Portland. Beginning Monday, Dec. 18, extra morning and evening trains will run in both directions – for a total of 12 trains…

$8M in Funding Available for Transportation Alternatives Program Involving Walking, Biking

October 6, 2017 - in Financial, News, Transportation

The Idaho Transportation Department is looking for walking or biking projects to be funded by nearly $8 million available through the Transportation Alternatives Program (TAP). TAP uses federal funds to provide a variety of alternative transportation projects…

ARTBA Develops Guide to Help Highway Construction & Material Firm Owners Comply with New Silica Standard

October 6, 2017 - in Transportation

(WASHINGTON) - Failure to comply with a new Occupational Safety & Health Administration (OSHA) rule regarding crystalline silica exposure in construction could result in significant fines and penalties for industry firms. That’s why the American…

NCHRP: Supporting Transportation Agency Leaders

October 6, 2017 - in Transportation

TRB's National Cooperative Highway Research Program (NCHRP) has developed a brochure for CEOs of state departments of transportation (DOTs) to help familiarize them with the range of research-based, practical benefits provided to states through NCHRP. The…

U.S. Highway Traffic Hits Another Record High in July, Adding to System Demand

October 3, 2017 - in Roads, Transportation

Motor vehicle travel on all U.S. roads rose again in July to continue a streak of setting ever-higher record volume levels with every new monthly report. The Federal Highway Administration in its latest "Traffic Volume Trends" report said motorists drove 2.2…

In Response to Lawsuit, Highway Administration Reinstates Transportation Clean Air Rule

September 29, 2017 - in Featured, Transportation

WASHINGTON – In a big win for climate and clean air, the Federal Highway Administration today responded to a lawsuit brought by environmental groups by reinstating a federal requirement that state and local planners track and curb carbon pollution from cars…

U.S. Department of Transportation Hurricane Maria Recovery Efforts in Puerto Rico

September 28, 2017 - in Featured, Transportation

The U.S. Department of Transportation is committed to helping Hurricane Maria recovery efforts in the U.S. Virgin Islands, Commonwealth of Puerto Rico and all affected regions. As communication with local authorities improves throughout Puerto Rico, the Department…