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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 competition that recognizes excellence in transportation projects that improve travel safety, reduce roadway…

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…

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…

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…

Michael Baker International Selected for I-635 Improvement Project to Assist in Expansion of Dallas Region

July 13, 2016 - in Design/Engineering, Projects, Roads

Dallas, July 12, 2016—Michael Baker International, a global leader in engineering, planning and consulting services, is playing a critical role in the growth of a 33-mile stretch of Interstate 635 (I-635) in Dallas. The company was awarded a $2.75-million,…

West Virginia Road Damage Tops $46 Million

July 8, 2016 - in Analysis, Corporate, Maintenance, Roads

CHARLESTON—The West Virginia Division of Highways announces that road damage from recent flooding now totals $46,859,290. More than a dozen contractors have been hired to restore access to communities and repair major routes. WVDOH crews from around the…