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The Indiana Department of Transportation (INDOT) is leveraging innovations in technology and equipment to reduce the risk of crashes in work zones as a record-setting 2021 road construction season begins in Indiana. INDOT Commissioner Joe McGuinness joined law enforcement and road construction…
April 20, 2021
Democrats on the U.S. Senate Committee on Environment and Public Works (EPW) this week introduced legislation to reconnect and revitalize areas that the committee says were harmed by the construction of the Interstate Highway System. The Reconnecting Communities Act would establish a grant program…
April 20, 2021
I-15 Davis-Weber Express Lanes project
I-15 Davis-Weber Express Lanes project. Image: Utah DOT
The Utah Department of Transportation (UDOT) recently released a list of some of the agency's most impactful road and bridge construction projects to drivers for 2021. UDOT will be working on 185 projects across the state in 2021, with a value of $3.45 billion over the life of the projects, many of…
April 19, 2021
Pennsylvania Gov. Tom Wolf recently announced that 43 highway, bridge, rail, and bike and pedestrian projects in 21 counties were selected for $45.9 million in funding through the Multimodal Transportation Fund. Reflecting the Pennsylvania Department of Transportation's (PennDOT) commitment to…
April 19, 2021
Laura Rampersad, P.E.
Laura Rampersad, P.E. Image: Modjeski and Masters
Modjeski and Masters, a nationwide leader in the design, inspection, and rehabilitation of all bridge types, recently announced the hire of Laura Rampersad, P.E. as Regional Director of the firm’s new office opening in Michigan. In her role, Rampersad will be responsible for managing Modjeski and…
April 19, 2021
Shared bus-bike lanes, multimodal improvements completed in Lynn, Mass.
Image: Massachusetts Bay Transportation Authority
The City of Lynn, Massachusetts, along with state agency partners, this week announced the completion of a series of quick-build multimodal road treatments along North Common Street, South Common Street, and Market Street in Lynn, including shared bus-bike lanes and dedicated bike lanes. These…
April 16, 2021
U.S. 97 over the Link River and Main Street in Klamath Falls, Oregon
U.S. 97 over the Link River and Main Street in Klamath Falls, Oregon. Image: Oregon DOT
Seven bridges in the Klamath Falls area in Oregon will be the focus of a $32 million seismic retrofitting project that will begin this year and continue for the next four years. The Oregon Department of Transportation says it is all part of a seismic resiliency plan spearheaded by the state of…
April 16, 2021
Delaware Transit Corp. launches microtransit service for rural communities
Image: Delaware Transit Corp.
The Delaware Transit Corp. (DTC), in partnership with Via, launched DART Connect, the state's first on-demand microtransit service that will transform mobility in the rural communities of Georgetown and Millsboro in Sussex County, Delaware. DART Connect is a pilot project funded under the Federal…
April 15, 2021
The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (USACE), St. Paul District, awarded a $67 million contract to Industrial Builders Inc. of West Fargo, North Dakota, for the Fargo-Moorhead diversion project. The goal of the project is to complete the I-29 grade raise portion of the Fargo, North Dakota / Moorhead,…
April 15, 2021
The U.S. Department of Transportation (U.S. DOT) this week announced the availability of $1 billion in discretionary grant funding through the Rebuilding American Infrastructure with Sustainability and Equity (RAISE) grants. RAISE, formerly known as BUILD and TIGER, has awarded over $8.935 billion…
April 14, 2021
Rep. Tom O’Halleran (D-Arizona) and Rep. Bruce Westerman (R-Arkansas) introduced H.R. 2481, the High Risk Rural Roads Safety Grant Program Act, in the U.S. House of Representatives. The bipartisan proposal, which is strongly supported by the American Traffic Safety Services Association (ATSSA),…
April 14, 2021
The Federal Railroad Administration (FRA) is conducting a first-of-its-kind nationwide small, minority-owned, and woman-owned business disparity study. The study seeks to determine whether the playing field is level for firms aspiring to win subcontracts from grantees receiving federal funds…
April 13, 2021
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