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News June 01, 2009
The Asphalt Pavement Alliance (APA) has announced the winners of its 2008 Perpetual Pavement Awards. The award is given to owners of asphalt pavements that are at least 35 years old and never have had a structural failure. The average interval between the resurfacing of each winning pavement must...
News June 01, 2009
The state of Texas may be without a transportation bill. Movement from the Republican Party over the weekend suggested that the measure to reorganize the Texas Department of Transportation would die on the Senate and House floors because lawmakers were at odds over the state gas tax. The Texas...
News May 28, 2009
The Missouri Department of Transportation (MoDOT) has obligated more than 50% of its American Recovery and Reinvestment Act (ARRA) funds. MoDOT met the required deadline more than a month ahead of schedule. State departments of transportation were required by ARRA guidelines to obligate half, or...
News May 27, 2009
Sukut Construction Inc., in joint venture with Flatiron West Inc. of San Marcos, has been awarded a $57 million contract by Caltrans to construct the final segment of California Rte. 905 in San Diego County. Work is scheduled to begin in mid-June and be completed in early 2011. The finished 905...
News May 27, 2009
When transportation spending increases, so do the worries. China has been trying to calm its citizens amid rumors that money from its $586 billion stimulus bill might be stolen or wasted, according to an Associated Press report. The massive spending plan was launched last November to boost highway...
News May 27, 2009
The Roadway Infrastructure Safety Coalition (RISC) recently welcomed the American Society of Highway Engineers (ASHE) to its coalition as its newest member. RISC was created to work to reduce deaths on America’s roadways by improving roadway safety infrastructure through the federal legislative,...
News May 26, 2009
U.S. Secretary of Transportation Ray LaHood featured a pair of guests from Dallas-headquartered Austin Bridge & Road at a May 21 National Press Club lunch event aimed at highlighting success stories of the economic stimulus law. LaHood was joined by Jim Andoga, chief executive officer of Austin...
News May 26, 2009
In terms of stimulus money, the state of New Hampshire knows how to get things done. It has dedicated more than $145 million in American Recovery & Reinvestment Act (ARRA) money, listing them in the top 10 nationally according to the U.S. DOT. The state has been able to capitalize on the relief...
News May 22, 2009
When people go for a poker flush on a video screen in Illinois, they will be plugging the drain of an infrastructure system that was going down the tubes due to lack of funding. Illinois Gov. Pat Quinn was expected to sign a $26 billion infrastructure plan that will pull revenue from the...
News May 22, 2009
ITS America is pleased to announce the reorganization of its forums--volunteer-driven committees that serve as the focal point for dialogue and networking on the challenges and opportunities surrounding research and deployment of intelligent transportation systems (ITS). Charged by ITS America’s...
News May 21, 2009
The Virginia Department of Transportation (VDOT) and the Virginia Department of Rail and Public Transportation (DRPT) presented a draft of the Six-Year Improvement Program for Fiscal Years (FY) 2010-2015 to the Commonwealth Transportation Board (CTB). The total proposed program is $7.4 billion,...
News May 20, 2009
View video of a press conference with Ray LaHood. During a packed luncheon at the Union League Club of Chicago, U.S. Secretary of Transportation Ray LaHood could not help but serve up a few sides of his true self during an intense question-and-answer session. There was the passionate side. “[...
News May 19, 2009
Wisconsin transportation officials hope an experimental sign will help decrease crashes at a rural highway intersection, BusinessNorth in Duluth, Minn., reported. The equipment at the intersection of Highways 53 and 77 in Minong includes a sign to let drivers know when it is safe to cross the...
News May 18, 2009
U.S. Transportation Secretary Ray LaHood announced that West Virginia would immediately receive $2 million in emergency relief funds to help repair roads and bridges damaged by recent floods. “This much-needed funding will help West Virginia’s clean up efforts and get the Mountain State back on...
News May 15, 2009
The California Transportation Commission has allocated $1 billion for 95 transportation projects statewide, including $15 million in federal economic stimulus funding. “This is economic power in action. We’re putting people back to work and building better roads, bridges and transit for...
News May 14, 2009
Senate Commerce Committee Chairman John Rockefeller (D-W. Va.) and Surface Transportation Subcommittee Chairman Frank Lautenberg (D-N.J.) introduced “The Federal Surface Transportation Policy and Planning Act of 2009” legislation to establish a strategic, comprehensive national transportation...
News May 14, 2009
The Portland Cement Association (PCA) is seeking nominations for its 12th biennial Bridge Awards Competition. The program, co-sponsored by ROADS & BRIDGES magazine, recognizes excellence in design and construction of concrete bridges. All types of bridges—highway, railway, pedestrian—in which...
News May 14, 2009
A new report claims counties that are reporting the highest unemployment rates are not receiving transportation stimulus money. The Associated Press reviewed more than 5,500 planned transportation projects in the U.S. and discovered that states are planning to spend 50% more per person in areas...
News May 13, 2009
The Illinois Tollway completed a $500 million sale of the new Build America Bonds created by the federal economic stimulus plan to help fund its $6.3 billion Congestion-Relief Program—Open Roads for a Faster Future. “The funding secures thousands of jobs for workers and businesses in the...
News May 12, 2009
As Congress prepares to rewrite the federal transportation bill, Transportation for America released a detailed plan to restructure the nation’s transportation program in order to build a smart, safe and clean transportation system that provides real choices to all Americans. Developed in...

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