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U.S. Department of Transportation Launches Smart City Challenge to Create a City of the Future

December 8, 2015 - in Corporate, Planning, Smart Cities

WASHINGTON – Today, U.S. Transportation Secretary Anthony Foxx announced a Smart City Challenge to create a fully integrated, first-of-its-kind city that uses data, technology and creativity to shape how people and goods move in the future.  The winning…

U.S. Transportation Secretary Foxx Announces $162 Million Loan for Ohio River Bridges East End Crossing

April 17, 2015 - in Financial

WASHINGTON, April 17, 2015 – U.S. Transportation Secretary Anthony Foxx today announced a Transportation Infrastructure Finance and Innovation Act (TIFIA)…

FMCSA to Award $30 Million in State Grants to Advance Real-Time Safety Technologies

January 13, 2015 - in Financial, Modeling, Transportation

WASHINGTON, Jan. 12, 2015—The U.S. Department of Transportation’s Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) today announced the availability…

U.S. Department of Transportation’s Federal Railroad Administration Eliminates One of the Nation’s Largest Rail Chokepoints in Chicago

October 26, 2014 - in Projects, Rail, Renewal/Retrofit, Transportation

CHICAGO, Oct. 23, 2014 – Federal Railroad Administrator Joseph C. Szabo today joined Illinois Governor Pat Quinn, Senator Dick Durbin and other federal, state and local officials for the dedication of the Englewood Flyover project. The $133 million Flyover,…

$3.6 Billion Pledged to Make Transit Systems More Resilient in New York, New Jersey, and Beyond

September 23, 2014 - in Financial, Planning, Projects, Transit, Transportation

NEW YORK, NY, Sept. 23, 2014—U.S. Transportation Secretary Anthony Foxx today announced that 40 projects have been competitively selected to receive a share of $3.59 billion in federal disaster relief funds to help public transportation systems in the areas…

U.S. DOT TIGER Grants Allocate $600 Million for 72 Transportation Projects in 46 States

September 15, 2014 - in Construction, Projects, Transportation

U.S. Transportation Secretary Anthony Foxx today announced that the Department of Transportation would provide $600 million for 72 transportation projects in 46 states and the District of Columbia from its TIGER (Transportation Investment Generating Economic…

Chicago Transit Authority Receives $35 Million in Federal Funding for Red Line Work

August 6, 2014 - in Construction, Financial, Transit

The Chicago Transit Authority has received a nice down payment on what it hopes will be a big and recurring stream of federal funds to help rebuild the aging Red and Purple L lines. A total of $120 million in fiscal 2014 money had been set aside for core capacity…