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Michael Baker International Awarded $6.1 Million Contract to Help Reduce Congestion Along Major Dallas Freeway

January 17, 2018 - in Corporate, News, Roads, Transportation

Pittsburgh (January 17, 2018) - Michael Baker International, a global leader in engineering, planning and consulting services, today announced that it was recently awarded a $6.1 million contract by the Texas Department of Transportation (TxDOT) to provide…

Mississippi Completes Expansion Project on One of State’s Busiest Highways

January 3, 2018 - in Roads, Transportation

Officials including Mississippi Lt. Gov. Tate Reeves and Transportation Commissioner Dick Hall held a Dec. 11 ribbon-cutting to formally conclude…

U.S. October Road Traffic Continues Run of New Record Highs

December 19, 2017 - in Roads, Transportation

Motor vehicle travel on all U.S. highways and streets increased 1.2 percent in October from a year earlier – adding 3.3 billion more vehicle miles –…

Texas DOT to Add Toll, Non-Toll Capacity on US 183 in North Austin

November 7, 2017 - in Roads, Transportation

The Texas Transportation Commission said it authorized the state Department of Transportation to advance a $500 million set of projects to add both toll and non-toll capacity along 9 miles of US 183 in north Austin. "This expansion is going to address congestion…

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…

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…

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…

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.…

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…

U.S. Driving Increases for Sixth Straight Year, New Federal Data Show

September 1, 2017 - in Roads, Transportation

WASHINGTON – New data released today by the U.S. Department of Transportation’s (USDOT) Federal Highway Administration (FHWA) show that U.S. driving topped 1.58 trillion miles in the first six months of 2017 – or more than 8,500 roundtrips from Earth…