News December 02, 2016
The Colorado Department of Transportation (CDOT) has identified $9 billion worth of unfunded priority project, including the widening of I-25 between Monument and Castle Rock, but is faced with a $1.41 billion budget for 2017, a budget which is at present over-burdened with maintenance requests. ...
News November 28, 2016
NEW POLL: President-elect Trump told the New York Times that infrastructure funding is “not the core of my agenda, but it’s an important factor.” What is the construction industry to make of this?
Visit our homepage and take this week's poll, which concerns the apparent backpedaling of President-elect Trump's promises on infrastructure funding.
News November 17, 2016
In effort to more evenly distribute revenue derived by the state’s gas tax, Utah lawmakers have changed a complicated tax distribution formula in hopes of making dissemination more fair across the state. Gov. Gary Herbert called a special session of the legislature to address this issue after the...
News November 14, 2016
U.S. voters backed dozens of statewide and local ballot measures Nov. 8 that pave the way to shore up or protect transportation funding streams. The American Public Transportation Association called it "an historic day . . . as voters approved 33 of 48 local and statewide public transit measures...
News November 14, 2016
NEW POLL: President-elect Trump has promised a road and bridge infrastructure "second to none." Can he deliver in the term of his administration?
Visit our homepage and take this week's poll question, which discusses the president-elect's plans for road and bridge infrastructure.
News November 09, 2016
New Jersey voters on Tuesday approved a constitutional amendment dedicating gas tax proceeds to transportation projects, locking in more than $1 billion a year in new revenue from the recently enacted 23-cent gas tax. The referendum passed despite a late revolt against the once-virtually...
News November 08, 2016
Besides choosing candidates today, voters nationwide will face at least 232 city, county and state ballot initiatives to decide whether to raise a potential $250 billion for road and bridge construction. One of the smallest measures is a $5,308-a-year property-tax measure for road maintenance in...
News November 07, 2016
U.S. Transportation Secretary Anthony Foxx announced Friday that the Texas Transportation Commission will receive a TIFIA loan for $285 million to finance the reconstruction and expansion of a section of I-35E in the Dallas metro area. The project, to be completed in phases, will reconstruct and...
News October 24, 2016
NEW POLL: The 2016 election will include a record-breaking 70 transportation ballot measures across the U.S. If all pass, an expected $175 billion would be added in new transportation investments. Will a majority of these measures pass?
Visit our homepage and take this week's poll question, which discusses transportation tax measures on this year's election ballots.
News October 17, 2016
NEW POLL: The National Association of Manufacturers is proposing a national policy for the next president and Congress to improve U.S. transportation infrastructure. Which of its proposals are of the highest priority?
Visit our homepage and take this week's poll question, which discusses NAM's proposals for improving U.S. transportation infrastructure.
News October 04, 2016
New Jersey Governor Chris Christie and state Democratic leaders announced late last week they have reached a deal for transportation funding that will raise the state gas tax by 23 cents per gallon, ending a summer-long standoff and statewide construction freeze. For drivers, the higher gas taxes...
News September 27, 2016
The U.S. Department of Transportation’s Federal Transit Administration (FTA) today announced the award of $5 million to help American Indian and Alaska Native tribal citizens initiate, improve and enhance transit service on tribal lands. FTA’s Tribal Transit Program, which provides a...
News September 26, 2016
NEW POLL: According to a report by the U.S. Government Accountability Office, state DOTs are uniformly challenged by inadequate funding, and forced to ignore serious issues in their bridge programs. Is it the government’s duty to step in?
Visit our homepage to take this week's poll, which discusses funding for state DOT bridge programs.
News September 23, 2016
Nebraska is slated to invest nearly $300 million for eight long-delayed highway projects and will begin design work on 12 others with the goal of finishing them all by 2033. Gov. Pete Ricketts unveiled the project list Thursday at the Capitol. The projects will receive funding through a $450...
News September 19, 2016
NEW POLL: Congress is proposing a short-term funding bill that would freeze government-wide transportation spending until after the November elections. Should they approve 2017 funding sooner?
Visit our homepage and take this week's poll, which discusses Congress passing transportation funding for the 2017 fiscal year.
News September 09, 2016
The U.S. Department of Transportation (U.S. DOT) put the final touches on a $60 million grant Wednesday, Sept. 7, to repave and add a third lane to a 15-mile stretch of I-10 between the Atchafalaya Floodway bridge and the Interstate 49 interchange in Lafayette, La. Louisiana's congressional...
News September 08, 2016
Secretary of Transportation Anthony Foxx announced on Sept. 7 that almost $800 million in inaugural FASTLANE federal grants has been awarded to 18 transportation infrastructure projects in 15 states and the District of Columbia. Foxx said the grants will be combined with other funding from...
News September 01, 2016
A recent Federal Highway Administration (FHWA) audit report revealed that the FHWA does not effectively ensure that states account for preliminary engineering (PE) costs and reimburse funds as required. The FHWA authorizes billions of dollars in federal-aid funding for PE to assist states in the...
News August 31, 2016
The U.S. Department of Transportation's (U.S. DOT) Federal Highway Administration (FHWA) yesterday announced $14.2 million in grants for states under a new program to explore alternative revenue mechanisms to help sustain the long-term solvency of the Highway Trust Fund. The Surface...
News August 29, 2016
The funding necessary to provide Minnesota with an economically competitive state highway and bridge system over the next 20 years has increased significantly, according to Minnesota Department of Transportation (MnDOT) planning projections. MnDOT planners working on the Minnesota State Highway...