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America’s Economy Rides on Interstate Highways

June 29, 2021 - in News, Transportation, Uncategorized

System Turns 65 on June 29; Remains Backbone of U.S. Economy  WASHINGTON – The development of the 48,000-mile Interstate Highway System (IHS) has been a driving factor in a 340 percent growth in the nation’s gross domestic product over the past 65 years…

After Record Year, Modest Declines Expected in 2021 Transportation Construction Market

December 11, 2020 - in Featured, News, Transportation

Slowdown Not Surprisingly Reflects Pandemic-Induced Recession & Budget Pressures  WASHINGTON — The U.S. transportation construction market…

Roundtable Group Formed to Influence Change and Growth for Resilient Roadways in the United States

October 18, 2020 - in Roads, Transportation

Resilient Roads Roundtable announces new website – resilientroadways.com    (ATLANTA, GA)  – A partnership of key transportation infrastructure…

The Transportation Law Legacy Of Ruth Bader Ginsburg

September 29, 2020 - in News, People

Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg, who passed away on September 18 after an 11-year battle with pancreatic cancer, was involved in several major transportation legal cases during her time on the nation’s highest court – most of them coming…

Overview of the Idaho Transportation Department

March 27, 2018 - in Transportation, Videos

The Idaho Transportation Department created a video describing the agency and what it does.

Final Thoughts: Bridges: Overcoming Gaps Literally and Metaphorically

June 12, 2017 - in Articles, Column

The main theme of this issue of Informed Infrastructure is “bridges,” which allow people to cross rivers that used to be barriers. They provide a way to span a gap or valley rather than travel long distances around them. Bridges allow different modes of…

U.S. Transportation Secretary Foxx Announces TIGER Awards Nearly $500 Million in Grants to Projects Focused on Safety and Economic Opportunity

August 1, 2016 - in Transportation

WASHINGTON – U.S. Transportation Secretary Anthony Foxx announced today nearly $500 million will be made available for transportation projects across the country in the eighth round of the highly successful and competitive Transportation Investment Generating…

Federal Highway Administration (FHWA) Announces Availability of $8.9 Million for Tribal Transportation Grants

July 25, 2016 - in Transportation

A Notice of Funding Opportunity (NOFO) that appeared in the Federal Register this week announced the availability of $8.9 million in competitive grants from the Tribal Transportation Program Safety Funds program. The FHWA plans to conduct outreach regarding…

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…

First Train Beam Installed at MiamiCentral

July 20, 2016 - in Rail, Transportation

MIAMI – June 20, 2016 – The first of 247 massive precast concrete beams (also known as Florida I Beams or FIBs) was lifted into place at MiamiCentral Monday afternoon, as the 11-acre transportation hub continues to take shape in Downtown Miami. The beams…