Funding

News May 31, 2016
The House Appropriations Committee advanced a spending bill for the 2017 budget year starting Oct. 1 that funds the U.S. Department of Transportation's (USDOT) highway and transit formula programs at levels consistent with the five-year FAST Act Congress passed in December.   It also includes $19.2...
News May 27, 2016
Illinois Governor Bruce Rauner’s administration announced this week it would increase spending on road and bridge repairs by nearly $3 billion during the next six years, but the state’s transportation secretary said the state still won’t get ahead of deteriorating roads.   The Illinois Department...
News May 26, 2016
U.S. Transportation Secretary Anthony Foxx today announced a $200 million Transportation Infrastructure Finance and Innovation Act (TIFIA) loan from the Federal Highway Administration (FHWA) to finance the construction of additional lanes and improvements on New Hampshire’s I-93 from Salem to...
News May 23, 2016
Associations representing state departments of transportation, legislatures and the nation's governors worked this month to head off a Senate appropriations provision that could potentially take away billions of dollars in already-authorized highway funds.   The groups sent joint letters to Senate...
News May 23, 2016
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News May 16, 2016
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News May 13, 2016
The American Society of Civil Engineers has concluded that over the next decade, it will cost more than $3.3 trillion to keep up with repairs and replacements to U.S. roads, bridges, airports, power grid and other critical infrastructure, but based on current funding levels, the nation will come up...

Building a bypass bridge off Highway 30 in Nebraska.

Article May 09, 2016
America’s Great Plains states are largely, if not exclusively, agricultural. They literally feed the nation.   In this way, their economic health is inextricably tied to that of the country as a whole; though not a center of financial industry or global technological advancement, the Great Plains...
News May 05, 2016
Roughly $3.5 billion in bonding would fund 45 much-needed road and bridge projects across Colorado, including the Interstate 70 mountain corridor, under a bill introduced late Monday in the legislature.   Dubbed the Fix Colorado Roads Act, the measure seeks to establish a "sustainable solution to...
News May 04, 2016
The U.S. Department of Transportation’s (U.S. DOT) Federal Transit Administration (FTA) today announced an opportunity to apply for $8 million in federal funding for projects that demonstrate innovative approaches to mobility issues in public transportation.   The program, known as the Mobility on...
News May 02, 2016
U.S. Transportation Secretary Anthony Foxx today announced a $357 million Transportation Infrastructure Finance and Innovation Act (TIFIA) loan from the Federal Highway Administration (FHWA) to finance the construction of four new toll lanes on State Highway (SH) 288 in Houston, Texas.   “The TIFIA...
News April 28, 2016
The S.C. Senate gave final approval Wednesday to a $4 billion road-repair plan that includes replacing nearly 400 bridges.   Legislators plan to pair the Senate’s funding proposal with a separate plan to restructure the oversight boards at the state’s two road agencies.   Critics say legislators...
News April 27, 2016
U.S. Transportation Secretary Anthony Foxx announced yesterday the immediate availability of $750,000 in Emergency Relief (ER) funds from the Federal Highway Administration (FHWA) to stabilize and repair roads damaged by heavy rains on federal lands throughout northern California.   “Thousands of...
News April 25, 2016
The Senate Appropriations Committee advanced a 2017 funding bill that would spend $77.9 billion on programs under the U.S. Department of Transportation, keeping the Highway Trust Fund's highway and transit accounts at levels authorized in the new five-year FAST Act.   The Senate bill would also...
News April 20, 2016
NYDOT is getting $27.14 billion across fiscal years 2016-2020 for capital improvements under the recent 2016-2017 state budget agreement.   Of this total, $21.1 billion is for capital improvements of highways, bridges, rail, aviation infrastructure, transit (other than Metropolitan Transit...
News April 19, 2016
Mild spring weather has set road construction in motion earlier than usual in North Dakota, and more money will be spent on highways and bridges than last year despite recent budget cuts to the state department of transportation (NDOT).   NDOT has $680 million in work planned for this construction...
News April 15, 2016
Nebraska this week saw passage of the Transportation Innovation Act (L960), a bill that increases funding for Nebraska transportation projects and authorizes design-build project delivery, Construction Manager/General Contractor delivery, and the use of public-private partnerships (P3s) for...
News April 14, 2016
New Jersey transportation officials this week faced the Assembly Budget Committee, whose members grilled them on the looming standoff surrounding the Transportation Trust Fund, set to run dry in early August, according to acting transportation commissioner Richard Hammer.   Despite legislators’...
News April 13, 2016
A proposal in Illinois for the state to put a device on cars to see how many miles citizens are driving would make use of that data to charge a tax on drivers based on miles driven.    Illinois Senate President John Cullerton, who this week made an appearance at the Innovation in Construction,...
News April 08, 2016
The result of a recent audit of the South Carolina Department of Transportation (SCDOT) discovered that the agency had more than 150 separate priority lists for road and bridge repair projects; the reason for this, according to SCDOT head Christy Hall, is that a single statewide list of all road...
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