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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
The New Mexico Department of Transportation (NMDOT) this week announced the adoption of the New Mexico Pedestrian Safety Action Plan. The plan provides concrete action items for the department and its partners to focus on over the next five years to reduce the number of pedestrian-involved serious…
August 13, 2021
The New Mexico Department of Transportation (NMDOT) has developed a statewide Pedestrian Safety Action Plan and is seeking public feedback. In 2019, 6,205 pedestrians were killed, including 83 in New Mexico. It was the most pedestrian deaths in 30 years, according to the Governors Highway Safety…
April 29, 2021
Construction employment decreased from June to July in 26 states and D.C. as earlier widespread job gains gave way to more project cancellations.  This is according to a recently released analysis by the Associated General Contractors (AGC) of America of government employment data. Association…
September 01, 2020
Navajo Division of Transportation funding needs
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The Navajo Division of Transportation (NDOT) recently reported that it would take 116 years to meet its current infrastructure needs totaling $7.9 billion. NDOT completed the draft Navajo Nation Transportation Bonding Program last fall. NDOT Executive Director Garret Silversmith said the bonding…
January 06, 2020
Members of New Mexico's congressional delegation recently announced that the U.S. DOT awarded the New Mexico DOT (NMDOT) with a $12.5 million grant to make safety enhancement along U.S. 285. The funding will be used to make repairs and improve safety along a section of the highway between Loving,…
November 08, 2019
The U.S. Postal Service (USPS) this week began a two-week trial to transport mail across three Southwestern states using self-driving trucks. According to a report from Reuters, the postal service is working with San Diego-based startup TuSimple, which is using its self-driving truck fleet to begin…
May 21, 2019
Amtrak announced this week that it will provide matching funds to enable a federal grant to be awarded for safety and reliability upgrades on the Southwest Chief route in Kansas, Colorado and New Mexico. Earlier in the month, Congress passed an appropriations bill which included critical funding…
February 28, 2019
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