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The funding from the recently signed Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act (IIJA) will integrate well into the South Carolina DOT's (SCDOT) 10-Year Plan to upgrade and improve the state's roads and bridges, the department says. The 10-Year Plan was launched in 2018 and is backed by a combination…
November 23, 2021
San Diego Mid-Coast Trolley light-rail transit
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The Mid-Coast Trolley Project—an 11-mile light-rail extension of the University of California (UC) San Diego Trolley Blue Line—celebrated its official opening on Sunday, Nov. 21. The extension provides a critical new connection for San Diego, extending the light-rail transit line from the Old Town…
November 22, 2021
U.S. Secretary of Transportation Pete Buttigieg today announced that the Biden Administration will invest nearly $1 billion in infrastructure through Rebuilding American Infrastructure with Sustainability and Equity (RAISE) grants. The funding has been awarded to 90 projects in 47 states, the…
November 19, 2021
Study ranks state highway systems by road conditions, safety, and cost-effectiveness
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Reason Foundation today released its Annual Highway Report, which measures the condition and cost-effectiveness of state-controlled highways in 13 categories. According to the report, the states of North Dakota, Virginia, Missouri, Kentucky, and North Carolina have the most cost-effective highway…
November 18, 2021
Several associations in the surface transportation construction industry have responded to the passage of the bipartisan Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act (IIJA), which was signed into law by President Biden on Nov. 15. According to the White House, the law will reauthorize surface…
November 17, 2021
The Federal Transit Administration (FTA) announced key priorities and funding for public transportation as a result of President Biden signing the Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act (IIJA) into law. The law authorizes up to $108 billion, including $91 billion in guaranteed funding for public…
November 16, 2021
President Joe Biden signed the long-awaited bipartisan Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act (IIJA) into law on Monday, Nov. 15. The president was joined by members of Congress in addition to governors, mayors, labor union leaders, and business leaders. The U.S. House of Representatives passed the…
November 15, 2021
The U.S. Department of Transportation (U.S. DOT) recently released a fact sheet detailing what the bipartisan infrastructure deal and the passage of the Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act (IIJA) will mean for American mobility. "The Bipartisan Infrastructure Deal is a generational investment in…
November 15, 2021
Maryland Transit Solutions (MTS) has been selected as design-build contractor to complete the Purple Line light-rail transit system.  Purple Line Transit Partners (PLTP), in close partnership with the Maryland Department of Transportation (MDOT) and the Maryland Transit Administration (MTA)…
November 12, 2021
CTA Blue Line Station Access at Harlem
CTA Blue Line Station Access at Harlem. Image: Google Maps | ILEPI report
Proposed improvements for a 13-mile stretch of I-290 between I-94 and the I-88/294 interchange in Chicago would create more than 22,000 jobs, reduce traffic congestion, and enhance access to jobs, according to a new study by the Illinois Economic Policy Institute (ILEPI). The $2.7 billion project,…
November 11, 2021
The Louisiana Department of Transportation and Development (LaDOTD) announced that the state is slated to receive nearly $6 billion from the Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act (IIJA). The U.S. House of Representatives just passed the bipartisan IIJA last week, while the Senate passed the…
November 10, 2021
South Carolina DOT breaks ground on Carolina Crossroads project
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The South Carolina Department of Transportation (SCDOT) this week held a groundbreaking ceremony for the Carolina Crossroads project. According to SCDOT, this project is South Carolina's largest infrastructure project in history and will improve 14 miles of I-20, I-26, and I-126. This includes the…
November 09, 2021
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