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The Louisiana House Appropriations Committee voted to place $500 million in a new fund, rejecting Governor John Bel Edwards' request to spend the money on a new Mississippi River bridge. According to the Business Report, Edwards will continue to advocate for the money to be used on the estimated $2…
April 19, 2022
Next week, Iowa is scheduled to approve language recognizing the National Precast Concrete Association (NPCA) Plant Certification for precast culverts and bridge elements. This will make it the 39th state to acknowledge NPCA’s core program. NPCA’s Plant Certification program is dedicated to…
April 18, 2022
David S. Kim, secretary of the California State Transportation Agency (CalSTA) since 2019, joined WSP USA as the firm’s national transportation policy and multimodal strategy principal. In his new position, Kim will work with WSP’s Advisory national business line, collaborating with public and…
April 18, 2022
TxDOT, work zone safety awareness
Photo credit: Texas Department of Transportation
In Texas, National Work Zone Awareness Week also marks the beginning of the Texas Department of Transportation's annual "Be Safe, Drive Smart" campaign.  For the occasion, TxDOT officials in Anthony—a West Texas town of about 5,200 people—assembled large sculptures made entirely of orange traffic…
April 12, 2022
On Monday, Biden administration officials launched a rural infrastructure tour that will cover Alaska, Colorado, Indiana, Iowa, Pennsylvania, Washington and West Virginia.  The tour gives White House officials an opportunity to visit communities that have roads and bridges in need of rehabilitation…
April 12, 2022
Officials from the American Association of State Highway and Transportation sent a 30-page paper to the U.S. Department of Transportation, outlining the association's recommendations for how to implement the $1.2 trillion Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act, according to a press release from…
April 11, 2022
This week, departments of transportation in each state are marking National Work Zone Awareness Week.  The annual safety campaign is in its 22nd year, and it is no mistake that the national outreach effort coincides with the start of spring, when construction season begins for roads and bridges. …
April 11, 2022
UDOT uses Tiktok to announce road closure
Photo credit: (@utahdot/TikTok)
Not everyone understands how to harness the power of TikTok, but the Utah Department of Transportation sure does.  UDOT announced that I-80 will close this weekend as crews replace a bridge in Salt Lake City with a TikTok video, and it has gone viral, with more than 1.3 million views.  What makes…
April 08, 2022
The Federal Transit Administration (FTA) this week announced an over $20 billion investment in U.S. transit systems, made possible through the Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act (IIJA). According to a news release from FTA, the new funding levels will provide 58% more funding. "This funding…
April 07, 2022
SH 130 in Texas roadway conditions
Image credit: SH 130 Concession Company
SH 130 Concession Company is using satellite technology to evaluate roadway conditions in order to identify potential problems before they impact safety or ride quality along SH 130 between Austin and San Antonio in Texas. According to a news release from SH 130 Concession Company, satellites pass…
April 06, 2022
The California Department of Transportation (Caltrans) this week announced an award of $34.7 million in state and federal funding to local agencies and municipalities to plan sustainable transportation projects. In a news release, Caltrans says the objective of the awarded projects is to reduce…
April 05, 2022
The Federal Highway Administration (FHWA) recently issued new guidance and increased funding for transportation alternatives projects, including pedestrian and bicycle facilities as well as other local community projects. The Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act (IIJA) nearly doubled funding for…
April 04, 2022
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