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Nebraska DOR Announces Availability of Additional $40 Million in Federal Transportation Funding

September 8, 2016 - in Roads, Transportation

The Nebraska Department of Roads (NDOR) announced more than $40 million of additional funds are available to meet transportation needs across the state in the next three years.   When states do not fully utilize their federal funds in a given year, the…

State Transportation Department Announces Geico Sponsorship Of “Text Stops”

September 2, 2016 - in Roads, Transportation

New York State Department of Transportation Commissioner Matthew J. Driscoll today announced that GEICO is sponsoring “Text Stops” along state highways…

National Competition Recognizes Five Southern States for Excellence in Transportation Infrastructure

August 31, 2016 - in Roads, Transportation

WASHINGTON – The departments of transportation of five states – Arkansas, Florida, Georgia, Kentucky and Tennessee – won awards today in a national…

Federal Highway Administration Announces More than $14 Million in Grants to Test New Ways of Funding Highways

August 31, 2016 - in Roads, Transportation

WASHINGTON – The U.S. Department of Transportation's Federal Highway Administration today announced $14.2 million in grants for states under a new program to explore alternative revenue mechanisms to help sustain the long-term solvency of the Highway Trust…

Michigan’s Top Transportation Official Named to National Panel Studying the Future of Interstates

August 26, 2016 - in Roads, Transportation

The National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine have named Michigan Department of Transportation Director Kirk T. Steudle to a committee that will study the future of the U.S. interstate highway system. "As called for in the Fixing America's…

Underfunded Roads Costing California Drivers More Than $53 Billion Every Year in Extra Vehicle Operating Costs

August 25, 2016 - in Roads, Transportation

LOS ANGELES – According to a new report released by TRIP, a Washington, D.C., based national transportation organization, deficient and congested roads that lack essential safety features are costing California drivers more the $53.6 billion annually. The…

Lt. Governor Holcomb Awards $47 Million in Road and Bridge Funds to 102 Central Indiana Communities

August 23, 2016 - in Bridges, Roads, Transportation

CARMEL, Ind. – Lieutenant Governor Eric Holcomb joined INDOT officials today to announce that 102 Central Indiana cities, towns, and counties are receiving a combined $47 million to improve local roads and bridges through the State’s Community Crossings…

Transportation Commission Awards $16.5 Million in Highway Contracts

August 23, 2016 - in Roads, Transportation

Motorists will see additional passing lanes along WYO 59 between Douglas and Bill to help with traffic flow. The Wyoming Transportation Commission during its meeting on Aug. 18 awarded a $6.3 million passing lane contract to Concrete Foundations Inc. of Douglas…

BTS Statistics Release: May 2016 North American Freight Numbers

July 29, 2016 - in Roads, Transportation

Trucks carried more U.S. freight by value with North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA) partners Canada and Mexico in May 2016 compared to May 2015 but declines in all other freight modes led to a 3.1 percent decrease to $89.8 billion in the total current…

Midtown Tunnel Opens to One Lane of Traffic; Lane Opens Six Months Ahead of Schedule

July 22, 2016 - in Roads, Transportation

PASADENA, CA – Parsons, in partnership with the Virginia Department of Transportation, is pleased to announce that one westbound lane of traffic is now open in the new, 4,300‑ft-long Midtown Tunnel under the Elizabeth River, which connects U.S. Route 58…