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NCDOT Video of I-40 Flooded After Hurricane Florence

September 19, 2018 - in News, Roads, Transportation, Video

The North Carolina Division of Aviation shot drone footage of a flooded I-40 near Mile Marker 387 on Monday. (North Carolina Division of Aviation via Storyful North Carolina Division of Aviation via Storyful North Carolina Division of Aviation via Storyful)

GPA Approves $92M Rail Expansion

September 18, 2018 - in Rail, Transportation

SAVANNAH, Ga. - The Georgia Ports Authority (GPA) moved 375,833 Twenty-foot Equivalent Unit containers (TEUs) in August, an 8 percent increase over August…

Hawaii DOT Battles Yet Another Tropical Storm

September 17, 2018 - in News, Transportation

While still working to fix the damage caused by Hurricane Lane in late August, the Hawaii Department of Transportation is now preparing to handle the…

State DOTs Respond as Hurricane Florence hits East Coast

September 17, 2018 - in Featured, Transportation

Though downgraded to a Category 2 storm before making landfall, the 100 mph-plus winds and heavy rains generated by Hurricane Florence were expected to affect five states along the U.S. east coast: North and South Carolina in particular, along with parts of…

FRA Announces $46.3 Million in PTC Grant Funding

September 14, 2018 - in Rail, Transportation

WASHINGTON – The U.S. Department of Transportation’s Federal Railroad Administration announced today Notice of Funding Opportunity (NOFO) for at least $46 million for Positive Train Control (PTC) Systems Grants.  This NOFO represents the balance…

Report Says Autonomous Trucks Could Create New Infrastructure, Eliminate Jobs

September 11, 2018 - in Roads, Transportation

A new 73-page report authored by Steve Viscelli, a sociologist at the University of Pennsylvania, and issued by Center for Labor Research and Education at the University of California, Berkeley, and Working Partnerships USA on Sept. 5, projects that autonomous…

Subcommittee Hearing Focuses on Fostering Transportation ‘Innovations’

September 11, 2018 - in Transportation

The House of Representatives’ Transportation & Infrastructure Subcommittee on Highways and Transit elicited insight concerning a wide array of emerging technologies during a Sept. 5 hearing that “have the potential to improve the safety and productivity”…

Final Old Bay Bridge Pier Implosions – Caltrans News Flash #178

September 10, 2018 - in Bridges, Transportation

Caltrans News Flash is a series of informative and interesting videos highlighting the wide-ranging and critical work that Caltrans does to enhance California's economy and livability. In this Caltrans News Flash, District 4 Public Information Officer Alejandro…

Fluor-Led Joint Venture Opens Governor Mario M. Cuomo Bridge in New York

September 8, 2018 - in Bridges, News, Transportation

IRVING, Texas  – Fluor Corporation (NYSE: FLR) announced today that the final span of the Governor Mario M. Cuomo Bridge, which replaced the Tappan Zee Bridge, will open to drivers beginning Saturday, September 8, 2018, when all four lanes of eastbound…

Arizona Laying the Groundwork for the Future Interstate 11

September 7, 2018 - in Roads, Transportation

PHOENIX – After investing more than half a billion dollars over the past 20 years to turn the primary route between Phoenix and Las Vegas into a modern four-lane divided highway, the Arizona Department of Transportation has committed another $155 million…