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A recent compliance examination released by the Illinois Auditor General found that the Illinois DOT (IDOT) failed to conduct timely inspections of approximately 73 bridges—over the course of two years ending June 30, 2018.  According to the audit, as of July 1, 2018, 28 bridges were overdue for a…
July 19, 2019
President Trump recently issued a new executive order calling for the broadening of Buy American requirements for federal infrastructure projects.  The Buy American Act requires that American-made products be given preference on certain projects that receive federal funding. The newly issued …
July 18, 2019
The Senate Environment and Public Works (EPW) Committee recently announced plans to unveil a major highway policy bill prior to a Congressional recess in August. Surface transportation policymakers in the Senate are in the process of drafting a five-year highway bill that would serve as the…
July 18, 2019
The Structural Engineering Institute (SEI) of the American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE) has announced that it has joined the U.K.’s global program on Confidential Reporting on Structural Safety by creating a U.S. program: Confidential Reporting on Structural Safety United States (CROSS-US).…
July 17, 2019
Six companies, including contractors and designers, have settled lawsuits connected to the Florida International University (FIU) pedestrian bridge collapse that killed six people in March 2018. According to a report from the Miami Herald, an attorney for the survivors and families of the victims…
July 15, 2019
EPIROC USA MOVES HEADQUARTERS TO SUBURBAN DENVER TECHNOLOGY HUB July 1, 2019—Epiroc has relocated its U.S. headquarters from Commerce City to Broomfield within the Denver, Colorado, metropolitan area. The company joins a dynamic business community in a tech corridor known as the “Rocky Mountain…
July 12, 2019
The Missouri Highways and Transportation Commission recently approved the state's 2020-2024 Statewide Transportation Improvement Program (STIP). The program is the Missouri DOT’s (MoDOT) list of 1,872 highway and bridge projects that are planned by state and regional agencies. It focuses on taking…
July 11, 2019
A recent ruling from a federal judge allowed transportation officials to proceed with a $1.1 billion project to replace the 122-year-old Norwalk River Railroad Bridge—also known as the Walk Bridge—in Connecticut. The existing movable railroad bridge carries four tracks that serve around 200 trains…
July 10, 2019
Following the construction of 40 bridges over the span of two years, crews have placed the final girder along the Loop 202 South Mountain Freeway, the Arizona DOT's (ADOT) single largest freeway construction project. According to ADOT, crews with Connect 202 Partners lowered the 91-ft, 77,000-lb …
July 08, 2019
The Idaho Transportation Department (ITD) recently released a draft of the FY 2020-26 Idaho Transportation Investment Program (ITIP), which the agency says is a seven-year "roadmap" for planning and developing transportation projects. The multimodal transportation program includes projects tackling…
July 03, 2019
Gov. John Bel Edwards recently signed Louisiana House Bill 578 into law, which would appropriate $700 million from the Deepwater Horizon BP oil spill settlement to transportation projects across the state. “Signing this bill into law is another major accomplishment for the state’s infrastructure,…
July 01, 2019
Last week, the U.S. Department of Labor (DOL) announced its establishment of a process to advance the development of industry-recognized apprenticeship programs (IRAPs) in the U.S. The DOL's announcement caught the attention of the leadership at the Associated General Contractors (AGC) of America,…
July 01, 2019
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