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The U.S. House of Representatives late Friday night voted in favor of the $1 trillion bipartisan infrastructure bill by a vote of 228-206. The legislation will now move to the desk of President Biden to be signed into law. Several industry associations praised Congress for passing the bipartisan…
November 08, 2021
Voters in 17 states Nov. 2 approved 89% of 275 state and local ballot initiatives aimed at boosting transportation investment, according to the American Road & Transportation Builders Association (ARTBA). ARTBA said this week that 35 other measures are still pending. The association's …
November 05, 2021
MARTA Southlake Bus Rapid Transit
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The Metropolitan Atlanta Rapid Transit Authority (MARTA) received support from the Clayton County Board of Commissioners this week to advance the Southlake Bus Rapid Transit (BRT) project. MARTA intends to notify the Federal Transit Administration (FTA) of the Southlake BRT’s entry into the Capital…
November 04, 2021
Ohio DOT to move forward with overpass safety project in Hancock County
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The Ohio Department of Transportation (ODOT) District 1 and the Hancock County Engineer's Office will move forward with the design of a project to construct an overpass at the intersection of S.R. 15 and County Road 169.  The purpose of the project is to improve safety, reduce crashes, and control…
November 02, 2021
Pennsylvania's infrastructure needs a lot of work. Around 27% of the keystone state's roads are in poor condition. But motorists need to improve, as well. As reported by Pittsburgh's WTAE, records indicate more than a half-million speeding violations have been issued at construction zones since…
November 01, 2021
The first half of 2021 has seen more than 20,000 people killed in motor vehicle traffic crashes, according to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA). The figure is roughly an 18% increase from the number of traffic fatalities recorded in the first half of last year. During the…
October 29, 2021
Jim Tymon, executive director of the American Association of State Highway and Transportation Officials, released a statement today regarding the short-term extension of the FAST Act through Dec. 3 in lieu of passage of a new long-term surface transportation reauthorization contained in the…
October 29, 2021
AEIS Completes Inspection and Testing for New Wittpenn Bridge in New Jersey
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Atlas Evaluation & Inspection Services (AEIS) has completed inspection and testing for New Jersey Department of Transportation’s new Wittpenn Bridge, a vertical-lift bridge that extends New Jersey Route 7 over the Hackensack River. The bridge represents the state’s first orthotropic bridge deck…
October 28, 2021
Miami-Dade County and officials with the state of Florida this week held a groundbreaking ceremony for the shared-use Ludlam Trail. "My goal from the very beginning was to make sure that the community's voice is heard and that the Ludlam Trail serves as a place of enjoyment for everyone," Miami-…
October 27, 2021
I-69 Ohio River Crossing in Kentucky Section 1
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Project officials expect to break ground in early 2022 on Section 1 of the I-69 Ohio River Crossing (I-69 ORX) project in Henderson, Kentucky. Section 1 focuses on improvements in Henderson and extends from KY 425 to U.S. 60. Construction is expected to begin in early 2022 and continue through 2025…
October 26, 2021
The Federal Transit Administration (FTA) today announced the advancement of the Santa Clara Valley Transportation Authority’s (VTA) Bay Area Rapid Transit (BART) Silicon Valley Phase II project. The project is a 6-mile extension of the BART system from the Berryessa Transit Center into downtown San…
October 25, 2021
The Senate Transportation, Housing and Urban Development, and Related Agencies (THUD) Subcommittee recently released its 2022 appropriations bill, which includes funding for the U.S. Department of Transportation (U.S. DOT). The U.S. DOT would receive $90.5 billion in total budgetary resources, of…
October 25, 2021
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