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The U.S. Interstate Highway System at 60 Showing Signs of Decline, Lack of Attention
As transportation groups prepare to observe the 60th anniversary of interstate highway system, many also say it has gone in a few decades from an economy-lifting network to a system that is increasingly clogged and decaying from lack of sufficient investment.
June 24, 2016
Columbus, Ohio, Wins $50M Smart City Challenge; Other Finalists to Share Benefits
The U.S. Department of Transportation named Columbus, Ohio, the winner of its "Smart City Challenge" competition, as that state capital won out over six other finalists to receive $40 million in federal funds, $10 million from the Vulcan company and millions more in high-technology ...
Industry Groups Press Senate to Pass Water Projects Bill Before Long Summer Recess
The American Association of State Highway and Transportation Officials has joined with scores of other transportation and business groups to urge the Senate to pass its version of the Water Resources Development Act to authorize new river lock, harbor dredging and flood control projects.
Engineers Highlight Needs of NJ Roads, Bridges as Lawmakers Weigh Trust Fund Fix
With a deadline fast approaching for New Jersey lawmakers to replenish a state Transportation Trust Fund to pay for new projects, the American Society of Civil Engineers has given state roads and bridges a "D" rating for poor condition and highlighted the investment need, in a new ...
Illinois Governor, DOT Chief Warn of Halt to Projects Unless Legislature Passes Budget
Gov. Bruce Rauner and Illinois Department of Transportation Secretary Randy Blankenhorn warned that IDOT will suspend many road projects July 1 unless the Democratic-controlled General Assembly ends a yearlong budget impasse and passes a "stopgap" budget proposed by the Republican governor ...
Maryland Police, Highway Agency Deploy Speed Cameras in I-70 Work Zone
The Maryland Department of Transportation's State Highway Administration said it and the state police are deploying the "Safezones" automated speed enforcement system with cameras along a work zone on eastbound Interstate 70 where it connects with I-68 (National Freeway) at Hancock in ...
Newly Opened Road-Rail Separation Part of a Series of Southern California Projects
Federal, state and local officials in southern California celebrated the opening June 17 of a six-lane roadway underpass beneath train tracks in Rowland Heights, which is part of a major set of projects to separate road traffic from freight trains along a major trade route called the Alameda ...
Texas DOT Says Roads Can Benefit From New Marine Highway Designation
The Texas Department of Transportation said its application was recently approved by U.S. Secretary of Transportation Anthony Foxx to designate a portion of the Gulf Intracoastal Waterway, from Brownsville to Port Arthur, as Marine Highway 69.
Alabama Ceremony Completes I-22 Project
Alabama Gov. Robert Bentley joined other state and local officials June 20 in Birmingham to mark the completion of the final section of Interstate 22, a 213-mile highway linking that city with Memphis, Tenn., along the US 78 corridor.
SHRP2 Awards $8M to 79 Projects Using Program's Innovative Research Products
The Federal Highway Administration and the American Association of State Highway and Transportation Officials said the second Strategic Highway Research Program, or SHRP2, has awarded $8.015 million to help state departments of transportation and other agencies implement 79 new infrastructure ...
FAA Finalizes Regulation for Business, Government to Routinely Use Aerial Drones
The Federal Aviation Administration said June 21 it has finalized the first operational rules for routine commercial use by business and government agencies of small unmanned aircraft systems – or drones – which it said will open paths toward fully integrating those machines into the nation's ...
EPA Makes $1 Million Available for Tribal Agencies to Clean Up Diesel Engines
The Environmental Protection Agency said $1 million in grant funding is available for tribal applicants to establish clean diesel projects, and is taking proposals through Aug. 23.
ARTBA Picks AASHTO’s Gee, Ennis-Flint Chairman Anderson for Safety Awards
The American Road & Transportation Builders Association named AASHTO Engineering and Technical Services Director King Gee and Ennis-Flint Chairman Bryce Anderson to receive the latest John Landen Memorial Safety Award for "significant, life-time contributions to the improvement of roadway ...
Association Accepting Nominations for McMinimee Vanguard Award for Innovation
AASHTO is accepting nominations through July 25 for its McMinimee "Transportation Vanguard Award," which it confers to someone employed by a member agency who exemplifies a "commitment to excellence and implementation of innovative technologies and processes," the nominations ...
President Names UDOT’s Park to Chair Highways Right-of-Way Subcommittee
AASHTO President Paul Trombino has appointed Randall Park of the Utah Department of Transportation to chair the association's Highways Subcommittee on Right-of-Way, Utilities and Outdoor Advertising Control.
60 years ago President Dwight D. Eisenhower signed the Federal-Aid Highway Act, which was also known as the National Interstate and Defense Highways Act, into law on June 29, 1956. Within a few years the nation would see construction begin replacing...
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Virginia DOT, Partners Receive Partnered Project of the Year Award
Bill Would Freeze North Carolina Highway Construction
Idaho's Grant Anticipation Revenue Vehicle Program Transforms State's Infrastructure
New Mexico DOT Launches Anti-DWI TV Ads
NHTSA Works to Reduce Drunken Driving After FAST Act
Amtrak Unveils $7 Million Lounge at Chicago's Union Station
Georgia DOT Withdraws Threat to Shut Down Atlanta Streetcar
Pittsburgh-Area Transit Agency Plans to Eliminate Bus Stops to Speed Up Service
Questions Remain as Albuquerque Rapid Transit Nears Construction
Puerto Rico May Be Forced to Shut Down Public Transit, US Treasury Secretary Warns
Congress Prepping Short-Term FAA Bill
Debate Heightens Over Plan to Remove Hundreds of Trees Around Louisville Airport
Western Nebraska Airports Look for Change
Cuba Turns Down Congressional Visit to Check Its Airports
US Airports Beef Up Security After Istanbul Attacks
US Considering Asking Foreign Visitors to Hand Over Their Social Media Information
New Orleans Bike Path Blocked, Cyclists Worry Over Its Future
New Bike Paths Planned for Midtown Mobile, Alabama
Boston Wants Better Data from Uber, and is Taking a Roundabout Route to Try and Get It
#TechTuesday: Innovation Begins with Passion
Bidirectional-Ductile End Diaphragms for Seismic Performance and Substructure Protection
June 29, 2016