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The Illinois Commerce Commission (ICC) approved its annual five-year Crossing Safety Improvement Program for implementing highway-rail safety capital projects for local roads across the state. For fiscal years 2022-2026, the ICC plans to spend $341 million from the Grade Crossing Protection Fund or…
April 05, 2021
The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) issued updated guidance for travelers later last week, in which the agency indicated that fully vaccinated individuals can safely travel within the continental U.S. as well as internationally, provided they follow specific protocols,…
April 05, 2021
Miami-Dade County awards contract for South-Dade Transitway BRT Corridor
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The Miami-Dade County Department of Transportation and Public Works has contracted with HNTB Corp. to provide construction, engineering, and inspection services for the new South-Dade Transitway Corridor. The project will create a new 20-mile bus rapid transit (BRT) line with 14 weather-controlled…
April 02, 2021
Madawaska-Edmundston International Bridge
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The Maine Department of Transportation (MaineDOT) has awarded the construction contract for the Madawaska-Edmundston International Bridge replacement project to Reed & Reed Inc. of Woolwich. The bridge construction phase of this project is the result of a productive collaboration between…
April 02, 2021
The American Traffic Safety Services Association (ATSSA) and Transportation Research Board (TRB) Standing Committee on Traffic Control Devices invite students to compete in the 2022 Traffic Control Device (TCD) Student Challenge. The TCD Student Challenge promotes innovation and stimulates ideas in…
April 01, 2021
Several associations representing the surface transportation construction industry have issued statements in response to President Biden's "American Jobs Plan" released yesterday, which includes $621 billion dedicated to transportation infrastructure. “AASHTO applauds the emphasis that President…
April 01, 2021
This week, the Connecticut Department of Transportation (CTDOT) announced its first-ever, statewide Strategic Plan for Connected and Automated Vehicles (CAV) to support emerging transportation technology and mobility trends. Specifically, the plan outlines strategies for advancing multimodal CAV-…
March 31, 2021
The Biden Administration today unveiled its much-anticipated $2 trillion infrastructure and jobs plan, dubbed The American Jobs Plan. This plan includes $621 billion dedicated to transportation infrastructure and resilience. A fact sheet released by The White House says the plan will modernize 20,…
March 31, 2021
The Federal Transit Administration (FTA) yesterday announced a total of $30.5 billion in federal funding from the American Rescue Plan Act is now available to support the nation’s public transportation systems. The American Rescue Plan Act—signed by President Biden on March 11, 2021—includes $30.5…
March 30, 2021
Pensacola Bay Bridge reopening delayed to Memorial Day week
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The Florida Department of Transportation (FDOT) this week provided an update on the recovery efforts for the Pensacola Bay Bridge, which suffered damage as a result of Hurricane Sally last September. FDOT said to safely reopen the bridge, other repair work is required. This means there will be a…
March 30, 2021
Projected 2020 U.S. pedestrian death rate on pace for record high, report says
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A new report from the Governors Highway Safety Association (GHSA) projects that the U.S. pedestrian fatality rate rose 20% in the first six months of 2020. GHSA says this spike in pedestrian fatalities came as speeding, distracted and impaired driving, and other dangerous driving behaviors…
March 29, 2021
COVID-19 cost Illinois over $1B in transportation revenues, new study shows
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State transportation and transit agency revenue in Illinois generated $1 billion less than expected over the past year due to pandemic-related declines in fuel consumption, sales taxes, and transit ridership, according to a new study by the non-partisan Illinois Economic Policy Institute (ILEPI). …
March 29, 2021
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