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Joni Seymour was selected to serve as Chief Innovation Officer (CINO) for the Oklahoma Transportation Cabinet Agencies, which include the Oklahoma Department of Transportation, Oklahoma Turnpike Authority and Oklahoma Aeronautics Commission, in April 2021. In the newly created CINO position,…
May 06, 2021
Central Texas Regional Mobility Authority begins 183A Toll Road extension
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The Central Texas Regional Mobility Authority announced that the construction of the 183A Phase III Project begins this week along U.S. 183 in Williamson County, Texas. This long-term mobility improvement project includes a 6.6-mile extension of the 183A Toll Road from Hero Way to just north of SH…
April 30, 2021
Austin strategic mobility plan
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The City of Austin this past week celebrated two years since City Council unanimously adopted the Austin Strategic Mobility Plan (ASMP). The policy document guides Austin's transportation planning and implementation over the next 20 years in a coordinated approach among city departments and…
April 21, 2021
City of Arlington, Texas launches on-demand autonomous shuttle service
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The City of Arlington, Texas recently launched the Arlington RAPID pilot program, the first in the U.S. to integrate on-demand autonomous vehicles into an existing public transportation service.  The City of Arlington is operating RAPID (Ride-share, Automation, and Payment Integration Demonstration…
March 25, 2021
A collaboration aimed at piloting new technologies was recently announced between Georgia-based The Ray, the Texas DOT (TxDOT) Austin District, Central Texas Regional Mobility Authority (Mobility Authority), and the City of Austin. This collaboration is the result of several months of discussion…
March 24, 2021
State officials warn that pedestrian deaths are continuing to rise in Texas, and now account for 1 in 5 of all traffic fatalities. According to the Texas Department of Transportation (TxDOT), in 2019 alone, 5,975 traffic crashes involving pedestrians occurred in Texas, resulting in 669 deaths, a 5…
March 17, 2021
State governments leveraged $29 billion in federal funds to advance $70 billion in highway improvements during FY 2020, according to new federal data. An interactive dashboard created by the American Road & Transportation Builders Association (ARTBA) provides U.S. taxpayers, elected officials,…
March 16, 2021
Waco Suspension Bridge
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Design firm Modjeski and Masters recently announced a key milestone for the rehabilitation work on the historic Waco Suspension Bridge with the City of Waco Parks Department in Texas. As specialty engineer on the project, working under Structural Technologies, Modjeski and Masters is providing…
March 08, 2021
The U.S. DOT this week announced that the Build America Bureau has provided an up to $448.38 million consolidated Transportation Infrastructure Finance and Innovation Act (TIFIA) loan to the Central Texas Regional Mobility Authority (CTRMA) for tollway projects in the Austin, Texas metropolitan…
March 04, 2021
The Central Texas Regional Mobility Authority's Board of Directors recently approved Great Hills Constructors as the Apparent Best-Value Proposer (ABVP) to design and construct the 183 North Mobility Project. This allows the agency to move into final contract negotiations with an expected contract…
February 17, 2021
Texas DOT sees largest statewide construction contracts in state's history
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In its 2021 progress report, the Texas DOT (TxDOT) outlines the continued momentum the agency has maintained despite a global pandemic and the historic challenges associated with such an unprecedented time. Statewide, TxDOT currently has more than $24 billion worth of projects under construction—…
February 09, 2021
The Rockingham I-91 Bridges in Vermont was the winner of the 2021 PCI Design Awards in the "Main Span more than 150 ft" category.
The Rockingham I-91 Bridges in Vermont was the winner of the 2021 PCI Design Awards in the "Main Span more than 150 ft" category. Photo Credit: J. P. Carrara & Sons, Inc.
The Precast/Prestressed Concrete Institute (PCI) this week announced the winners of its 2021 PCI Design Awards, which recognize design excellence in building and transportation categories. “Once again, the precast concrete industry has put its best foot forward and has delivered many inspiring and…
January 27, 2021
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