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The Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering at the University of Illinois (U of I) and the Illinois Department of Transportation (IDOT) are working to develop design guidelines for smart work zone systems. According to a blog post from IDOT, the goal of the Illinois Center for…
April 01, 2022
Parkersburg Memorial Bridge Rehab over Ohio River
Image credit: Parkersburg Bridge Partners
Parkersburg Bridge Partners (PBP)—the team overseeing the Parkersburg Memorial Bridge Rehabilitation over the Ohio River—recently selected Modjeski and Masters as the Engineer of Record for the project. Modjeski and Masters will provide all of the bridge design engineering services for the steel…
March 31, 2022
New research from the American Road & Transportation Builders Association (ARTBA) suggests adjustments to state gas taxes do not automatically result in significantly lower pump prices for motorists. In a news release, the association said the research examined 177 changes in state gasoline tax…
March 30, 2022
The Biden-Harris Administration this week submitted the FY 2023 presidential budget to Congress, which includes requested funding for the U.S. Department of Transportation (U.S. DOT). According to a news release from U.S. DOT, the FY 2023 budget request is $105 billion. The inclusion of an…
March 29, 2022
Phase 2 construction of I-24 SMART Corridor in Tennessee to begin
Image: Tennessee DOT
The Tennessee Department of Transportation (TDOT) recently announced construction will begin on Phase 2 of the I-24 SMART Corridor in April 2022. According to a news release from TDOT, work will be done on a total of 67 overhead gantries along the corridor from Nashville to Murfreesboro. The…
March 28, 2022
State transportation departments moved forward on more than 16,000 highway and bridge improvement projects in FY 2021, according to a new analysis of Federal Highway Administration (FHWA) data conducted by the American Road & Transportation Builders Association (ARTBA). The association’s “…
March 25, 2022
A new report released today by TRIP evaluates the condition, use, and funding of the U.S. surface transportation system—including roads, bridges, and transit. The report—titled "Funding America's Transportation System"—finds that 40% of the nation’s major roads are in poor or mediocre condition,…
March 24, 2022
The U.S. Department of Transportation today announced $2.9 billion of funding for major infrastructure projects now available through the Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act (IIJA).  The funding represents three major discretionary grant programs that will be combined into one Multimodal…
March 23, 2022
The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) recently issued a final rule to ensure safety of occupants in automated vehicles. According to a news release from NHTSA, the new rule updates the occupant protection Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Standards to account for vehicles that are…
March 22, 2022
The Federal Highway Administration (FHWA) today announced $10 million in funding from the Disadvantaged Business Enterprise/Supportive Services (DBE/SS) program to help eligible small businesses compete for federal highway contracts. “With these funds, state transportation departments will help…
March 18, 2022
Michigan advances I-375 freeway modernization project in Detroit
Image: Office of Gov. Gretchen Whitmer
The state of Michigan is moving forward with plans to replace the I-375 freeway with an urban boulevard in order to provide easier access between adjacent areas of Detroit. The project will advance to the design phase this spring after the Michigan Department of Transportation (MDOT) concluded its…
March 17, 2022
The Federal Transit Administration (FTA) this week announced $409.3 million in grants to 70 projects in 39 states to modernize and electrify transit bus fleets across the country. According to a news release from FTA, the grants will help dozens of communities buy new-technology and electric buses…
March 16, 2022
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