Funding

highway widening
News September 27, 2018
In the largest grant it has ever received, the Idaho Transportation Department (ITD) was rewarded with a $90.2 million Infrastructure For Rebuilding America (INFRA) grant to widen part of I-84.   The grant serves as 60% of the funding needed to expand 2.8 miles of I-84 from the Karcher Interchange...
U.S. DOT emergency funding
News September 21, 2018
The U.S. DOT’s Federal Highway Administration (FHWA) announced the immediate availability of $14 million in “quick release” Emergency Relief (ER) funds to help restore access to essential roads and bridges damaged by Hurricane Florence throughout North Carolina.    The $14 million payment is an...
Positive Train Control funding
News September 14, 2018
The U.S. Department of Transportation’s Federal Railroad Administration (FRA) this week announced a Notice of Funding Opportunity (NOFO) for at least $46 million for positive train control (PTC) systems grants.   This NOFO represents the balance of the $250 million PTC Consolidated Rail...
Oklahoma DOT traffic plan
News September 12, 2018
The Oklahoma Department of Transportation’s latest eight-year construction plan includes a major Tulsa project.   An $80 million project on I-44 west of the Arkansas River should go out for bid sometime in federal fiscal year 2021. The project was awarded a $45 million federal infrastructure grant...
innovative highway projects
News September 11, 2018
The Federal Highway Administration (FHWA) recently announced $8.4 million in Accelerated Innovation Deployment (AID) Demonstration awards to the state transportation agencies in Arizona, Florida, Illinois, Iowa, Minnesota, New Hampshire, New Jersey, Oklahoma and Utah.   Projects will soon be under...
bicycle projects
News September 07, 2018
Gov. Scott Walker announced yesterday that 29 agencies across the state of Wisconsin will receive $15.7 million in funding for Transportation Alternative Program (TAP) projects.   TAP projects are federally funded, smaller scale transportation projects which have a utilitarian purpose which expand...
highway projects
News August 24, 2018
A plan on how to spend $4 billion on highway and transit projects over the next six years was adopted Thursday by the Wasatch Front Regional Council in Utah.   Projects newly added to the council's list, which is updated annually, range from the new West Davis Corridor freeway in Davis and Weber...
Rail improvements
News August 20, 2018
Metrolink was awarded $6.5 million this week in state funding to begin design, rail operations modeling and environmental assessment on a $10 billion plan to improve regional rail before for the 2028 Los Angeles Olympic Games.   The funding from the California Transportation Commission is for the...
Belle Chasse Bridge and Tunnel

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News August 15, 2018
Transportation Secretary Elaine Chao recently joined Sen. Bill Cassidy (R-La.) to formally announce the award of a $45 million Infrastructure for Rebuilding America (INFRA) grant to the Louisiana Department of Transportation and Development (LaDOTD).   The grant will be used for the Belle Chasse...
transit funding
News August 03, 2018
The U.S. Senate yesterday approved a fiscal-year 2019 appropriations bill that provides $16.1 billion for public transit.   The Transportation, Housing and Urban Development (THUD), and Related Agencies Appropriations Act of 2019 also dedicates $2.5 billion for intercity passenger-rail grants. The...
transportation projects
News August 02, 2018
The U.S. Senate took action this week to send millions of dollars to Ohio for transportation and infrastructure projects.   Sen. Sherrod Brown (D-Ohio) announced the bill's passage in a news release Wednesday afternoon.    The Transportation, Housing and Urban Development appropriations bill...
U.S. Capitol
News July 25, 2018
Rep. Bill Shuster (R-Pa.), the chairman of the House Transportation and Infrastructure Committee, released a draft of a long-awaited infrastructure plan on Monday that addresses possible funding sources for a number of potential projects.   The bill calls for significant federal investment in...
ODOT road work

ODOT was able to merge 25 years of road and bridge work into just four due to innovative financing.

Article July 05, 2018
OHIO: A fantastic fury Bill Wilson, Editorial Director   Located in northwest Ohio, the city of Toledo has just as many University of Michigan devotees as it does Ohio State University fans.   The area is used to times of fury, but non-stop for four years straight? Hard to imagine, but it is all...
interstate improvements
News July 05, 2018
Improvements to I-80 were deemed critical in a regional transportation proposal by the Chicago Metropolitan Agency for Planning (CMAP).   The agency’s “On to 2050" Transportation Plan also placed the proposed Illiana toll road on the back burner. The updated plan calls for $72.7 billion in...
AASHTO considers federal tariff effect on road, bridge industry
News July 02, 2018
This article is adapted from an original posting to the AASHTO Journal.   The economic impact of Trump administration tariffs imposed on a number of goods, but notably steel and aluminum, continues to generate growing concern, especially regarding the cost of infrastructure projects.   The American...
Michael Sweeney, HNTB
Article July 02, 2018
With continued partisan gridlock in the U.S. Congress, it has been difficult for meaningful federal transportation initiatives to roll forward–and progress is likely to remain stalled until 2019 or later. President Trump admitted as much in a late-March speech when he predicted, “You’ll probably...
Highway boondoggles

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News June 28, 2018
A new report by the U.S. PIRG Education Fund and Frontier Group identifies nine wasteful highway expansion projects across the country, slated collectively to cost at least $30 billion.   The report details how most highway expansions fail to solve congestion, saddle states with crippling debt, and...
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...
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