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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…

U.S. Department of Transportation Appoints Two New Members to WMATA Board of Directors

July 27, 2017 - in People, Transit, Transportation

WASHINGTON – Today, U.S. Secretary of Transportation Elaine L. Chao announced the appointment of two new Federal representatives, each with considerable…

August Solar Eclipse Has State DOTs Preparing for What May Be Widespread Traffic Disruptions

July 27, 2017 - in Transportation

Many state departments of transportation are launching intensive communications efforts and planning how their operations teams will handle a potentially huge travel-disrupting event that is just a month away – the Aug. 21 daytime solar eclipse that will…

I-4 Ultimate P3 Improvement Project Earns National Envision Platinum Award from the Institute for Sustainable Infrastructure

July 26, 2017 - in Awards, Transportation

Orlando, FL – July 25, 2017 - The I-4 Ultimate Improvement Project, a roadway reconstruction project in Central Florida and one of the most complex and extensive infrastructure projects in the United States, has received the prestigious Envision® Platinum…

Video: Crews Disassemble Drill from Inside Tunnel

July 24, 2017 - in Transportation

As the front section of the giant SR 99 tunneling machine Bertha is cut and lifted from a disassembly pit, crews are hard at work disassembling the back end of the machine through the new tunnel. This short time lapse condenses more than a month’s work into…

State, Federal Grants Awarded to Improve Public Transportation Across State

July 24, 2017 - in Transportation

OLYMPIA – Approximately $230 million in newly awarded state and federal grants will help more than 80 public-transportation agencies provide better connectivity, sustained service, new buses and other mobility improvements to people in every county of Washington…

Ground Broken for Newark Regional Transportation Center, Parking Lot & Access Road

July 21, 2017 - in Transportation

Newark (Statewide) - This morning, Governor John Carney, U.S. Senator Thomas Carper, U.S. Senator Christopher Coons, U.S. Representative Lisa Blunt Rochester, Transportation Chief Engineer Robert McCleary, and a host of other dignitaries participated in a…

Acrow Provides Temporary Detour Structure for Use During Bridge Replacement in Iowa

July 21, 2017 - in Bridges, Transportation

(Parsippany, New Jersey) – Acrow Bridge, a leading international bridge engineering and supply company, has announced that it designed and provided a temporary bridge for use as a detour during the replacement of an obsolete structure on Interstate 34 in…

U.S. Iron Ore Shipments Help Boost St. Lawrence Seaway Shipping by 20%

July 20, 2017 - in Transportation

With strong increases in iron ore and other cargo, total tonnage shipped via the St. Lawrence Seaway is up 20 percent over last year. The St. Lawrence Seaway Management Corporation reports that cargo shipments from March 20 to June 30 totaled more than 12…