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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…

World First Augmented Reality Transport Intelligence Visualisation Demonstrated in Queensland

September 28, 2017 - in Technology, Transportation

Utilising new Augmented Reality (AR) features released by Apple in iOS 11, Queensland based GPS tracking and transport intelligence company, GPSengine,…

Eight States Sue USDOT for Suspending GHG Emissions From Performance Measures

September 26, 2017 - in Featured, News, Transportation

Eight states filed suit Sept. 20 against the U.S. Department of Transportation, news services reported, over the Trump administration's suspension of…

Maryland Seeks Largest North American P3 to Sharply Boost Capacity on Major Highways

September 26, 2017 - in Roads, Transportation

Touting his proposals as "massive" and "transformative," Maryland Gov. Larry Hogan said he wants to use North America's largest public-private partnership efforts in a $9 billion "traffic relief plan" to add toll lanes and traffic capacity on three heavily…

ARTBA Announces 2017 Division Award Winners

September 21, 2017 - in Awards, News, Transportation

(WASHINGTON) - The American Road & Transportation Builders Association (ARTBA) Sept. 21 recognized transportation design and construction industry leaders with division awards. The association announced the following honorees:   Nello L. Teer,…

AECOM Executive Vice President Matt Cummings Elected 2017-2018 ARTBA Chairman

September 20, 2017 - in News, People, Roads, Transportation

(WASHINGTON)— Matthew (Matt) G. Cummings, a Philadelphia-based executive vice president with global infrastructure company AECOM, has been elected 2017-2018 American Road & Transportation Builders Association (ARTBA) chairman. The association made…

FTA Launches Cooperative Equipment Purchase Pilot for Nonprofit Transit Providers

September 20, 2017 - in Transit, Transportation

The Federal Transit Administration is taking "expressions of interest" through Oct. 23 for a voluntary pilot program in which small nonprofit transit providers would cooperatively buy buses, vans or other types of rolling stock, as a way to try to reduce per-unit…

RIDOT Completes Project Two Months Early, $300K Under Budget

September 20, 2017 - in Roads, Transportation

The Rhode Island Department of Transportation joined with state and local officials to celebrate completion in South Kingstown of its High Street and Kingstown Road Improvements project, which came in about two months ahead of schedule and $300,000 under budget.…

State DOTs Support Florida as FDOT Crews Work to Reopen Irma-Closed Roads

September 20, 2017 - in Featured, Transportation

As Hurricane Irma was bearing down on Florida with high winds, heavy rains and an unusually wide path of likely destruction, Florida Department of Transportation Secretary Mike Dew reached out Sept. 9 to a network of other state DOT chiefs to see what help…

FHWA Decision on Highway Safety Equipment Cost Recovery Will Improve Safety & Promote Innovation, ARTBA Says

September 19, 2017 - in Featured, Roads, Transportation

(WASHINGTON)— A Sept. 8 Federal Highway Administration (FHWA) decision will improve safety for workers and motorists, and encourage competition and innovation in both the public and private sectors by allowing funding for new classes of construction and…