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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…

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…

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…

Missouri DOT: Limited State Investment Program Focuses on System Preservation

July 11, 2017 - in Roads, Transportation

The director of the Missouri Department of Transportation, Patrick McKenna, said his department will "focus limited resources" on preserving as much of the existing road system as possible, but that tight finances mean the department can "only tread water"…

Georgia DOT Breaks Ground on I-16/I-75 Interchange Improvement Project in Macon

June 28, 2017 - in Roads, Transportation

Georgia Department of Transportation Commissioner Russell McMurry joined Macon-Bibb County Mayor Robert Reichert and state legislators for a ground-breaking ceremony to launch a $500 million Interstate 16/I-75 Interchange project that is part of a larger regional…

U.S. Roadway Traffic Continues Rising to New Record Highs, Adding Pressure on Infrastructure

June 28, 2017 - in Featured, Roads, Transportation

Motor vehicle traffic on U.S. roads increased 1.5 percent in year-over-year comparisons or by an additional 15.2 billion miles driven in the first four months of 2017. That's following a record year for traffic volume in 2016, the Federal Highway Administration…

IRTBA, Members of Industry to Testify on the Illinois House Floor Regarding Impact of Transportation Construction Project Shutdown

June 28, 2017 - in Roads, Transportation

(SPRINGFIELD, IL) - An American Road & Transportation Builders Association (ARTBA) analysis released June 27 finds that a prolonged shutdown of Illinois transportation project sites could cost $345 million per week and jeopardize 43,000 jobs.  …

SnowEx Introduces New V-Maxx G2 Hopper Spreaders With Enhanced Controls and Spreading Performance

June 21, 2017 - in News, Products, Roads, Transportation

MADISON HEIGHTS, Mich. – Equipped with updated controls and enhanced material spreading features, the new SnowEx® V-Maxx™ G2 hopper spreaders offer greater performance and operating efficiency for contractors and municipalities on large ice control applications.…

​Innovative Paving Pilot Underway Due to Wolf Administration’s ‘Road MaP’ Initiative

June 16, 2017 - in Roads, Transportation

Kittanning, PA – Pennsylvania Department of Transportation (PennDOT) officials today discussed an innovative paving method being deployed for the first time in Armstrong County to improve nearly five miles of rural roadway. The pilot, using Recycled Asphalt…