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Funding News January 12, 2017
President-elect Donald Trump plans to open up the potential of private investments and use innovative financing tools to rebuild the nation's transportation networks, Transportation Secretary-designate Elaine Chao told lawmakers at her Senate confirmation hearing on Wednesday.   "As we work...
Construction Planning News January 11, 2017
Arizona State University (ASU) has been named the lead institution for a new U.S. Department of Transportation (U.S. DOT) Tier 1 University Transportation Center that will focus on improving regional travel demand forecasting.   The center’s work will be part of a larger U.S. DOT program to develop...
Transportation Management News January 09, 2017
Visit our homepage and take this week's poll, which discusses the upcoming transition for the U.S. Department of Transportation.

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Transportation Management Article December 12, 2016
Your community is demanding your elected officials take action. That congested all-way stop intersection in town is a nightmare during the evening commute. Your elected board or council members agree. But you are forced to remind your board and their constituents that resources are not available to...
Road Construction News December 08, 2016
An infrastructure funding boost that was approved and paid for by Congress last year is once again on hold because of a short-term spending bill.   Under the Fixing America's Surface Transportation (FAST) Act passed in December 2015, investments in Highway Trust Fund transportation projects were...
Road Construction News November 29, 2016
President-elect Donald Trump continues to fill his cabinet, and he picked one that has had a long shelf life as his next Transportation Secretary.   Elaine Chao was named to that position late Tuesday, Nov. 29. Chao served as Secretary of Labor under George W. Bush from 2001-2009, and also was...

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Transportation Management News November 18, 2016
Two special-assignment teams at the Missouri Department of Transportation (MoDOT) that have focused on providing outstanding customer service, keeping customers and MoDOT workers safe, and preparing for the transportation network of the future have won prestigious national awards from the American...
Road Construction News November 14, 2016
Visit our homepage and take this week's poll question, which discusses the president-elect's plans for road and bridge infrastructure.
Highway Construction News October 17, 2016
Visit our homepage and take this week's poll question, which discusses NAM's proposals for improving U.S. transportation infrastructure.
Transportation Management News October 10, 2016
Transportation Management & Engineering (TM&E) is devoted to providing in-depth, thought-provoking content on traffic management and safety, ITS, the advent of automated and autonomous vehicles, signal development and work-zone safety developments—but our editors don’t do it alone. The...

Bike-sharing services are becoming ubiquitous in major cities across the U.S.

Transportation Management Article October 07, 2016
The rapid innovation and growth in technology-enabled mobility services has raised many policy issues. To learn more about the services (how they are used, how they relate to established transportation modes, and what implications they have for policy development, regulation, transportation...
Transportation Management News October 07, 2016
Hurricane Matthew’s expected arrival on the southeast Atlantic coast late Thursday and early Friday has scrambled travel patterns throughout the region.   Flights have been canceled at major airports from Miami to Jacksonville. Amtrak has canceled long-distance trains south of Washington, D.C., to...

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Retaining Walls News October 05, 2016
The Nevada Department of Transportation (NDOT) has substantially completed a project to enhance traveler safety and roadside water quality on U.S. 50 in the Cave Rock area of Lake Tahoe nearly one month ahead of schedule.   All U.S. 50 travel lanes through Cave Rock are now open. Since the project'...
Transportation Management Article October 04, 2016
Innovation is necessary for any organization to survive and even more importantly, to thrive. Frequently, innovation is viewed as a singular event or a standalone process. But for a healthy government agency to deliver the best possible service at the lowest possible cost to its constituents,...
Road Construction News October 04, 2016
New Jersey Governor Chris Christie and state Democratic leaders announced late last week they have reached a deal for transportation funding that will raise the state gas tax by 23 cents per gallon, ending a summer-long standoff and statewide construction freeze.   For drivers, the higher gas taxes...
Transportation Management News September 22, 2016
Kapsch TrafficCom has been selected by the Missouri Highway and Transportation Commission and the Kansas Department of Transportation to continue providing staff, consulting and operational support to the Kansas and Missouri bi-state traffic management system known as Kansas City Scout, continuing...
Road Construction News September 22, 2016
The team at Roads & Bridges invites all our readership to participate in our annual State of the Industry survey. We want to hear about how you think the 2016 construction season has been, what's happening in your region and what you expect 2017 to be like for your company.    Please take a few...
Funding News September 19, 2016
Visit our homepage and take this week's poll, which discusses Congress passing transportation funding for the 2017 fiscal year.
Highway Construction News September 08, 2016
Secretary of Transportation Anthony Foxx announced on Sept. 7 that almost $800 million in inaugural FASTLANE federal grants has been awarded to 18 transportation infrastructure projects in 15 states and the District of Columbia.   Foxx said the grants will be combined with other funding from...
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