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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.…

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…

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…

Gov. Mcauliffe Breaks Ground on I-395 Express Lanes Extention

August 14, 2017 - in Roads, Transportation

RICHMOND - Governor Terry McAuliffe today joined the Virginia Department of Transportation (VDOT) and its private partner and operator of the I-95 Express Lanes, Transurban, to break ground on the start of construction of an eight-mile extension of the I-395…

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…

Florida I-595 Corridor Improvements Project & Colorado DOT’s David Spector Honored with National Public-Private Partnership (P3) Awards

July 14, 2017 - in Awards, Roads, Transportation

(WASHINGTON) - The I-595 Corridor Improvements Project in Florida and David Spector, director of the Colorado High Performance Transportation Enterprise (HPTE), have been recognized as models of excellence in innovative transportation financing by the American…