Funding

Toledo interchange
News June 20, 2018
The city of Toledo, Ohio, announced Tuesday it would contribute up to $1 million toward the I-475/U.S. 23 interchange at Dorr Street.   City officials said this project serves as a corridor to new commerce and transportation. The money will come from Toledo's capital improvement fund. Workers would...
U.S. DOT
News June 11, 2018
The U.S. Department of Transportation (U.S. DOT) recently announced nearly $1.5 billion in proposed grants through the Infrastructure for Rebuilding America (INFRA) discretionary grant program.   “These INFRA grants will empower states and communities to make significant long-term infrastructure...
Highway improvements plan
News May 30, 2018
Gov. Bruce Rauner announced a plan for Illinois to invest $11.05 billion in the state’s roads and bridges over the next six years, including $2.2 billion of state and federal funding in the upcoming fiscal year.   The Illinois Department of Transportation Multi-Year Proposed Highway Improvement...
Transit funding
News May 25, 2018
The U.S. Department of Transportation’s Federal Transit Administration (FTA) announced yesterday the availability of $25.8 million in grant funds to support transit planning efforts in communities across the country.   The competitive grant funds are provided through FTA’s Pilot Program for Transit...
U.S. Capitol
News May 21, 2018
The House Appropriations Committee recently released the FY 2019 Transportation, Housing and Urban Development funding bill. The legislation includes funding for the U.S. Department of Transportation (U.S. DOT), the Department of Housing and Urban Development, and other related agencies.   In total...
Bay Area highway projects
News May 21, 2018
The California Transportation Commission approved $2.7 billion for 64 projects across the state, with more than $660 million bound for the Bay Area.   About 25% will come from the new state gas tax, if it is not repealed in November, and other fees approved last year. The gas tax and other new fees...
Highway improvements
News May 10, 2018
The Iowa Department of Transportation (Iowa DOT) announced a new five-year plan Wednesday for highway construction projects that will come with a $3.4 billion price tag.   More than $1 billion will be invested in repairing state-owned bridges that are structurally deficient, many of which will...
infrastructure improvements
News May 09, 2018
Gov. Andrew Cuomo is calling for New York state to spend another $125 billion on infrastructure improvement projects over the next five years.   The Democratic governor announced Tuesday the proposal would be the next phase in his agenda to rebuild the state of New York and create thousands of...
State of the bridges 2018
Article May 01, 2018
Some would say Mississippi is fortunate not to see all four seasons.   The weather is on the mild side for much of the year. Yet things still shrivel up in the state and have to wait for conditions to improve.   On April 12, Mississippi Gov. Phil Bryant declared a state of emergency, issuing a...
Highway plan
News April 30, 2018
Kentucky's recently passed $8.5 billion 2018 highway plan aims to prioritize spending on 1,400 projects, including work on 1,000 bridges and improvements to 5,000 miles of pavement, plus road widening and the reconstruction of existing roads, along with construction of new routes and interchanges...
U.S. Department of Transportation
News April 24, 2018
The U.S. Department of Transportation (U.S. DOT) recently published a Notice of Funding Opportunity (NOFO) to apply for $1.5 billion in discretionary grant funding through the Better Utilizing Investments to Leverage Development (BUILD) Transportation Discretionary Grants program.   BUILD...
Virginia road improvements
News April 23, 2018
The Virginia Department of Transportation (VDOT) plan to get the state’s roads and bridges up to “fair” condition would cost about $13.1 billion based on the department’s estimates.   VDOT’s entire six-year improvement program highway construction budget is $16.9 billion. The drafted six-year plan...
advanced transportation technologies
News April 19, 2018
The Federal Highway Administration (FHWA) published a Notice of Funding Opportunity (NOFO) on Wednesday for states, cities and other agencies to compete for $60 million in Advanced Transportation and Congestion Management Technologies Deployment Program (ATCMTD) grants to fund new technologies that...
U.S. DOT FHWA emergency relief funding
News April 16, 2018
The U.S. Department of Transportation’s (U.S. DOT) Federal Highway Administration (FHWA) on Friday announced more than $1 billion in Emergency Relief (ER) funds to help 32 states, several U.S. territories and Federal Land Management Agencies (FLMA) repair roads and bridges damaged by storms, floods...
Bus infrastructure
News April 06, 2018
The U.S. Department of Transportation’s Federal Transit Administration (FTA) yesterday announced approximately $264 million in project funding to improve the safety and reliability of America’s bus systems and enhance mobility for transit riders across the country.   A total of 139 projects in 52...
I-90 Chicago 2016

Work on I-90 in the Chicagoland area in the summer of 2016.

News April 04, 2018
The rapidly deteriorating condition of Illinois roads, bridges, and transit systems is producing increased congestion and vehicle maintenance costs, and the annual cost of needed repairs currently stands at $4.6 billion per year, according to a new study released today by the Illinois Economic...
White House
News April 02, 2018
President Trump visited a union-worker training center in Richfield, Ohio, last week to talk up his infrastructure investment ideas.   The speech was part of his administration’s effort to build momentum for his plan to invest $200 billion in new federal funds over a decade to spur more than $1.5...
L.A. transit, buses
News March 29, 2018
The California Transportation Commission (CTC) approved the programming of $482 million in State Transportation Improvement Program (STIP) funding that will be used for a variety of transportation projects throughout the region including the S.R. 138 Highway Project, the East San Fernando Valley...
Indiana rural road by Tysto

Image: Wikimedia Commons / Derek Jensen (Tysto)

News March 29, 2018
The Indiana Department of Transportation (INDOT) announced Wednesday that $161.2 million in federal transportation funding is being awarded to 66 cities, towns and counties in rural portions of Indiana to invest in local road and bridge improvements, as well as sidewalk and trail projects.  ...
public transportation funding
News March 15, 2018
The American Public Transportation Association (APTA) raised concern over the small amount of transit projects that received Transportation Investment Generating Economic Recovery (TIGER) grants from the U.S. Department of Transportation (U.S. DOT) last week.   APTA urged the department to...
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