Five Congressional representatives from Washington State recently introduced legislation that would ensure medium-sized cities receive critical federal funding for surface transportation and infrastructure projects. The Better Utilizing Investments to Leverage Development for Underfunded Projects (…
February 14, 2020
Kansas Gov. Laura Kelly introduces new FORWARD transportation plan
Kansas Gov. Laura Kelly introduces new FORWARD transportation plan. Image: @GovLauraKelly via Twitter
Gov. Laura Kelly and Kansas DOT (KDOT) Secretary Julie Lorenz this week announced a new transportation program—dubbed FORWARD—as part of the Transportation Day activities at the Kansas State Capitol. “Key features of FORWARD include a flexible, responsive rolling program where major projects are…
February 13, 2020
Moving America Forward transportation infrastructure
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This week, the hosts of “Moving America Forward: A Presidential Candidate Forum on Infrastructure, Jobs, and Building a Better America” announced that multiple 2020 presidential candidates will participate in the forum at the University of Nevada, Las Vegas on Sunday, Feb. 16. Former Vice President…
February 12, 2020
The Trump administration this week released its FY 2021 budget, which includes a proposed $1 trillion in transportation infrastructure investments. The president's budget also requests $21.6 billion for the U.S. DOT in discretionary budget authority for 2021, which is a $3.2 billion (or 13%)…
February 11, 2020
David Kearby
David Kearby was named TRIP's newest executive director. Image: TRIP
TRIP— a national transportation research nonprofit based in Washington, D.C.—recently named Dave Kearby, CAE, as the organization's newest executive director. Kearby succeeds Will Wilkins, who retires this year after 36 years of service with the organization, with 33 of those years serving as TRIP’…
February 10, 2020
Shaped by Concrete Portland Cement Association
Image: Shaped by Concrete on Twitter (@By_Concrete)
The Portland Cement Association (PCA) today announced Shaped by Concrete, a new educational campaign to increase awareness of the sustainability, resiliency, and durability of concrete made with cement. PCA says the campaign will feature stories based on these themes, exploring how these…
February 07, 2020
Marc Basnight Bridge, Dare County, North Carolina
The Marc Basnight Bridge in North Carolina won the Main Span more than 150 ft award in the transportation category. Image: PCI
The Precast/Prestressed Concrete Institute (PCI) recently announced its annual PCI Design Awards for 2020.  Judges awarded 25 projects and five honorable mentions for design excellence in building and transportation categories. The awards program, now in its 57th year, was created to showcase the…
February 06, 2020
CASE B Series compact track loaders and skid steers
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CASE Construction Equipment announced the launch of its next generation of compact track loaders (CTLs) and skid steers with the introduction of its B Series at World of Concrete 2020 in Las Vegas. The B Series lineup includes five CTLs and eight skid steers spanning radial and vertical lift…
February 05, 2020
Ohio DOT expands funding for local transportation safety projects
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Thanks to the recent increase in the state motor vehicle fuel tax, the Ohio DOT (ODOT) says it is making it easier for local governments to fund much-needed safety improvements. Until now, ODOT required a 10% local contribution for safety projects. Under new guidance intended to remove barriers…
February 04, 2020
Last week, four U.S. representatives in Congress introduced the Bridge Investment Act—a bipartisan bill that aims to invest $20 billion into repairing America’s structurally deficient bridges and streamline the bridge repair process with a competitive grant program. U.S. Reps. Sean Patrick Maloney…
February 03, 2020
Kentucky Transportation Cabinet 2020 Recommended Highway Plan
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The Kentucky Transportation Cabinet (KYTC) this week rolled out its 2020 Recommended Highway Plan that features a historic two-year investment of $100 million to improve safety conditions on rural roads through the Highway Safety Improvement Program (HSIP).  The plan—which KYTC says would…
January 31, 2020
Gov. Hogan announces Chesapeake Bay Bridge completion for summer 2020
Gov. Hogan announces Chesapeake Bay Bridge completion for summer 2020. Image: Office of Gov. Hogan
Gov. Larry Hogan this week announced that all lanes at the Chesapeake Bay Bridge in Maryland will be open this summer as deck work on the westbound right lane is completed a year ahead of schedule and all-electronic tolling goes live. “I am pleased to announce that this project will be completed a…
January 30, 2020