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Highway Construction News June 16, 2017
The Illinois Department of Transportation (IDOT) will shut down roadwork statewide if lawmakers fail to pass a budget by the end of the month, officials announced Wednesday.   IDOT will notify contractors that all construction work is to shut down on June 30 if a budget does not pass by then. The...
Funding News June 14, 2017
Summer is in full swing and President Trump was out trying to gain support for his trillion-dollar infrastructure plan. To listen to the podcast, click here.
Road Construction News June 12, 2017
Visit our homepage and take this week's poll question, which discusses funding rural transportation construction projects through public-private partnerships.
Editorial/Commentary Article May 31, 2017
“One of the most soul-destroying things is traffic. It takes away so much of your life. It’s horrible.”   Bravo.   This was Elon Musk discussing in a recent TED Talk his “hobby-level” interest in developing a 3-D network of underground tunnels as a means of alleviating traffic congestion and saving...

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Transportation Management Article May 31, 2017
Transit agencies in the U.S. and around the world have no choice but to face “the toughest mile” head on. The challenges of “first/last mile” accessibility can make or break a system, because few are going to ride a system thought unsafe and difficult to use. You may very well be eliminating the...
Editorial/Commentary Article May 31, 2017
The Smart City movement is a growing trend among metropolitan governments to rethink, redefine and reinvigorate the role that transportation plays in the health and vitality of a community.   The large numbers of people migrating from rural to urban areas and straining existing transportation...
Road Construction News May 22, 2017
This week's Infrastructure Insider has some details on Trump's Infrastructure plan, how DOT's reacted to I-85 collapse and more.   Click here to listen to the podcast.  
Transportation Management Article May 09, 2017
Frustrating doesn’t begin to describe the impact of congestion. A 2016 study by the research firm INRIX identified the U.S. as the most congested developed country in the world—where drivers spend an average of 42 hours a year in traffic during peak hours. That report calculates the total...
Transportation Management News April 12, 2017
The Nevada Department of Transportation (NDOT) has launched a project to install enhanced roadway signage, ramp meters, wrong-way driver detection systems and more to help improve traffic safety and mobility on U.S. 395 in the North Valleys.   Beginning Monday, April 10 through early 2018, periodic...
Transportation Management News February 23, 2017
New estimates released today by the Federal Highway Administration (FHWA) show that U.S. driving topped 3.2 trillion miles last year. It is the fifth straight year of increased mileage on public roads throughout the nation, and underscores the demands facing America’s roads and bridges, and...
Transportation Management Article February 08, 2017
The new protected pedestrian lane at South Park.   A small investment can change the face of a community. The Seattle Department of Transportation (SDOT) serves a diverse population, and recognizes the importance of celebrating that diversity in all its projects. In recent years, SDOT has been...
Funding News January 30, 2017
Visit our homepage and take this week's poll, which discusses the possibility of expanding tolling to fund infrastructure projects.
Transportation Management News January 25, 2017
The American Transportation Research Institute (ATRI) has, for more than a decade, collected and processed truck GPS data in support of the Federal Highway Administration’s Freight Performance Measures (FPM) initiative, a program that maintains and monitors a series of performance measures related...
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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