Funding

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 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
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...
News August 29, 2016
Visit our homepage and take this week's poll question, which concerns the pending Senate rescission proposal, now that Congress is heading back to session.
News August 24, 2016
Lieutenant Governor Eric Holcomb (R-Ind.) joined state transportation officials to announce that 102 Central Indiana cities, towns, and counties are receiving a combined $47 million to improve local roads and bridges through the State’s Community Crossings matching grant fund.   The Town of Avon is...
News August 22, 2016
Heavy rains and historic flooding of swollen rivers and creeks closed hundreds of roads in southern Louisiana over the past week—including sections of interstate highways—leading to on-road rescues and many drivers abandoning their vehicles.   Several days after the floods began, a reported 30,000...
News August 08, 2016
Visit our homepage and take this week's poll, which ponders what DOTs should focus on heading into winter.
News August 04, 2016
The Hawaii Department of Transportation (HDOT), in response to state lawmakers’ scuttling of a controversial gas tax proposal, has ceased work and planning on dozens of highway development and improvement projects.   According to State Highways Division Deputy Director Ed Sniffen, the state lacks...
News August 03, 2016
The Santa Cruz County Regional Transportation Commission tomorrow will consider its list of projects over the next two decades, in which its biggest expense likely will be road maintenance.   The draft 2040 Santa Cruz County Regional Transportation Plan has $6.1 billion worth of projects, ranging...
News August 01, 2016
Drop by our homepage and take this week's poll question, which considers miles-traveled taxation as a potential boon to state revenue.
News July 27, 2016
Yesterday, the U.S. Department of Transportation (U.S. DOT) approved a $10 million federal transportation grant that will improve access to the Great Smoky Mountains National Park.   The money will help complete a 16-mile section of the Foothills Parkway in Blount and Sevier counties, improving...
News July 21, 2016
U.S. Transportation Secretary Anthony Foxx today announced the immediate availability of $4.15 million in Emergency Relief (ER) funds from the Federal Highway Administration (FHWA) to help repair roads and bridges damaged by heavy rains and subsequent flash flooding in northern Wisconsin.   “The...
News July 18, 2016
A San Mateo Highway 101 carpool study jeopardized by a lack of state funding is expected to move forward as regional transportation officials seek federal dollars to fill in the gap.   Express lanes are being eyed to ease the commute on the San Mateo County stretch of the increasingly clogged...
News July 07, 2016
The U.S. Department of Transportation (U.S. DOT) has selected over a dozen transportation projects to receive funding from a newly created competitive grant program, quickly drawing the praise of lawmakers who represent districts or states that will benefit from the fresh injection of...
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