I-15 Express Lanes in Riverside County, Calif.

Image source: Caltrans / I-15 Express Lanes

Funding News July 21, 2017
The U.S. Department of Transportation (U.S. DOT) yesterday announced that the Build America Bureau will provide a $152.2 million TIFIA loan to the Riverside... more
Light-rail commuter transit
Light Rail Transit (LRT) News July 20, 2017
The Purple Line in Washington, D.C., is closer to getting back on track, after a significant ruling Wednesday by a federal appeals court.   A three-judge panel... more
Seal-US-DOT
Highway Construction News July 20, 2017
The U.S. Department of Transportation's Federal Highway Administration (FHWA) today released its latest National Highway Construction Cost Index (NHCCI 2.0), a... more
Southern Ohio Veterans Memorial Highway
Highway Construction News July 19, 2017
The Ohio Department of Transportation (ODOT) and its public-private partner, the Portsmouth Gateway Group (PGG), are constructing a 16-mile, four-lane, $429-... more
Winter Maintenance Products July 18, 2017
The new QuickCube system from BOSS Snowplow utilizes weather-proof, poly cubes (hoppers) that can be filled with solid deicing materials and staged at jobsites... more
Cranes Case Studies July 18, 2017
The I-465/I-65 highway interchange project is a major undertaking in Indianapolis that includes $19.6 million in bridge replacements. With jobs this big,... more
News July 18, 2017
What is going on in Washington, D.C.? Trump's trillion has turned into Trump's $200 billion, U.S. DOT may be the victim of significant cuts, and more. To hear... more
Automated Vehicles News July 18, 2017
Connected and autonomous cars are set to run through the 95 and 495 Express Lanes in northern Virginia for the next three years, including while regular toll-... more
Safety Videos July 17, 2017
Stay informed and connected with Gregory’s comprehensive highway safety solutions using the new mobile media channel—providing real-time information when you... more
Highway Construction News July 17, 2017
The San Bernardino County Transportation Authority (SBCTA) approved the construction of toll lanes on the I-10 Freeway last week.   The SBCTA voted to build a... more
Bridge Construction Videos July 17, 2017
Roads & Bridges visited the site of the Sarah Mildred Long Bridge back in June, and at the time crews were working on putting together the piers for the... more
Funding News July 14, 2017
The Federal Transit Administration (FTA) announced the opportunity to apply for approximately $226.5 million in competitive grant funding for transit bus... more
Intelligent Transportation Systems ITS News July 13, 2017
The  Intelligent  Transportation  Society  of  America  (ITS  America)  Board  of Directors  has  accepted  the  resignation  of  ITS  America  President  and... more
Law News July 13, 2017
U.S. House Republicans expect to introduce bills later this week that would bar states from setting their own rules for self-driving cars and take other steps... more
Funding News July 12, 2017
A House panel approved legislation on Tuesday evening that would cut funding for the U.S. Department of Transportation (U.S. DOT) by over half a billion... more
Road Construction News July 11, 2017
Federal and state highway officials have released an environmental analysis identifying the route for a proposed 19-mile West Davis Corridor designed to serve... more
Transit News July 11, 2017
The American Action Forum (AAF) released research late last week that found “Buy America” rules for Federal Transit Administration (FTA) grants could be... more
Highway Construction News July 10, 2017
Who knew hemp had so many uses? We also toured the Milwaukee Zoo Interchange project and you can hear the interview with Project Manager Mark Klipstein.... more
Road Construction News July 10, 2017
Illinois road construction projects that were shut down by the budget impasse will get started again sometime next week, now that the legislature has passed a... more
Tunnels News July 07, 2017
Building a new rail tunnel under the Hudson River and fixing the existing one could cost nearly $13 billion—a steep increase over an earlier estimate of $7.7... more
Funding News July 12, 2017
A House panel approved legislation on Tuesday evening that would cut funding for the U.S. Department of Transportation (U.S. DOT) by over half a billion dollars.   The House Appropriations subcommittee on transportation, housing and urban development advanced a spending bill to provide $17.8...
Highway Construction News July 10, 2017
Who knew hemp had so many uses? We also toured the Milwaukee Zoo Interchange project and you can hear the interview with Project Manager Mark Klipstein. Industry news covers MoDOT's preservation strategy, Oregon's bike tax and a man's bucket list wish. To hear the podcast, click here.  

A bird’s-eye view of the Sarah Mildred Long Bridge, which will connect Maine to New Hampshire.

Highway Construction Article July 05, 2017
MAINE: Up in salmon countryby Brian W. Budzynski, Managing Editor   “Engineering used to be about mobility, but now it’s more about reliability and safety. Speed is not a primary concern for us.”   “Us” being the Maine Department of Transportation (MDOT), as exemplified by Chief Engineer Joyce...

A bird’s-eye view of the Sarah Mildred Long Bridge, which will connect Maine to New Hampshire.

Highway Construction Article July 05, 2017
MAINE: Up in salmon countryby Brian W. Budzynski, Managing Editor   “Engineering used to be about mobility, but now it’s more about reliability and safety. Speed is not a primary concern for us.”   “Us” being the Maine Department of Transportation (MDOT), as exemplified by Chief Engineer Joyce...
Bridges News July 05, 2017
The U.S. Department of Transportation (U.S. DOT) has withdrawn from the group overseeing the Gateway Program, the massive regional project that aims to double rail capacity between New York and New Jersey.   Billed as the largest and most important transit project in the northeast, the $23.9...
Bridges News July 03, 2017
Three states are going into varying levels of remission this holiday weekend, as disputes between Republican governors and Democratic-led state legislatures have forced the state governments of Maine and New Jersey into partial shut-downs and a long-standing budgetary impasse in Illinois is closing...
Road Construction News July 03, 2017
The Federal Highway Administration (FHWA) informed state departments of transportation how much each is losing as of June 30 in certain categories of highway program contract authority, as Congress required in the fiscal 2017 government funding bill that it sent to President Trump on May 4.   The...
Road Construction News July 03, 2017
The Federal Highway Administration (FHWA) informed state departments of transportation how much each is losing as of June 30 in certain categories of highway program contract authority, as Congress required in the fiscal 2017 government funding bill that it sent to President Trump on May 4.   The...
Road Construction News June 26, 2017
Where do you draw the line with parties? Also, Missouri looks for new ways to generate money for road and bridge work, new fences installed along Alligator Alley, and more. To access the podcast, click here.

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Highway Construction News June 19, 2017
The state of Indiana announced an agreement Friday to take control of construction of the 21-mile stretch of I-69 from Bloomington to Martinsville, a project that was originally a public-private partnership (P3).   The agreement terminates a contract with I-69 Development Partners, the private...
Highway Construction News June 16, 2017
The Illinois Department of Transportation (IDOT) will shut down roadwork statewide if lawmakers fail to pass a budget by the end of the month, officials announced Wednesday.   IDOT will notify contractors that all construction work is to shut down on June 30 if a budget does not pass by then. The...
Highway Construction News June 16, 2017
The Illinois Department of Transportation (IDOT) will shut down roadwork statewide if lawmakers fail to pass a budget by the end of the month, officials announced Wednesday.   IDOT will notify contractors that all construction work is to shut down on June 30 if a budget does not pass by then. The...
Funding News June 14, 2017
Summer is in full swing and President Trump was out trying to gain support for his trillion-dollar infrastructure plan. To listen to the podcast, click here.
Road Construction News June 12, 2017
Visit our homepage and take this week's poll question, which discusses funding rural transportation construction projects through public-private partnerships.
Editorial/Commentary Article June 12, 2017
Roadway construction already is a dangerous working environment with over 700 fatalities annually in work zones alone. With connected and automated vehicles (CAVs) beginning to launch on our roadways, workers and motorists will have even more dangers facing them each day. Because the majority of...
Bridges News June 06, 2017
Roads & Bridges is now accepting nominations for the 2017 Top 10 Bridges list.   Submitted projects must be in the design, construction or completion phase over the last 18 months. Past winners are not eligible. For a list of past winners, click here.   The deadline to submit nomination forms...
Editorial/Commentary Article June 05, 2017
Years ago, you’d have to drive 50 miles on the interstate to see one.   Now, it seems, you can’t go five miles without getting tangled up in one.   They are roadway work zones, and they are here to stay for years to come, as part of the American landscape.   The significant increase in the amount...
Safety Article June 05, 2017
California’s S.R. 299 is the main east-west artery between U.S.101 in Humboldt County on the northwest coast and I-5 in the northern Sacramento Valley.   Although it is one of the most beautiful drives in California, nestled within dense forest land, the Buckhorn Grade portion of the route has long...
Editorial/Commentary Article May 31, 2017
“One of the most soul-destroying things is traffic. It takes away so much of your life. It’s horrible.”   Bravo.   This was Elon Musk discussing in a recent TED Talk his “hobby-level” interest in developing a 3-D network of underground tunnels as a means of alleviating traffic congestion and saving...
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