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May 24, 2013
Federal and State Investigators Looking Into Cause of Washington State Partial Bridge Collapse
Washington State Department of Transportation officials and local emergency response rescuers were pressed into action late Thursday when a portion of an Interstate 5 bridge located near Mount Vernon, about an hour north of Seattle, apparently collapsed, sending vehicles into the Skagit River below.
President Obama Launches Initiative to Speed Up Transportation, Other Infrastructure Projects
President Obama released a memorandum last week that highlights an initiative to cut the timelines for major infrastructure projects across the country in half, which he will seek to do through cutting red tape and streamlining approval processes where possible.
Senate Committee Holds Hearing for USDOT Secretary Nominee
President Obama's U.S. Transportation Secretary nominee and Charlotte Mayor Anthony Foxx visited Capitol Hill Wednesday for his nomination hearing in front of the Senate Committee on Commerce, Science, & Transportation.
House T&I Rail Subcommittee Talks Federal Role in Long-Distance Rail Routes
Amtrak CEO Receives Contract Extension, Praise for Success
New Robot to Help FHWA Save Time, Money on Bridge Inspections
FHWA OFFICE OF INFRASTRUCTURE
FHWA Names Acting Associate Administrator for its Office of Infrastructure
Oklahoma DOT Crews Rush to Help Tornado Victims
Connecticut DOT Gets Rail Back Up and Running after Major Derailment
Hawaii Bans Use of Mobile Devices While Driving
High-Speed Rail in California Moves Forward with Surface Transportation Board Decision
D.C.'s Capital Bikeshare Program Saves Money, Improves Health for Users, & Helps Local Economy, Reports Show
Florida DOT Launches Revamped Website
Pennsylvania DOT Launches YouTube Channel
NCHRP Seeking Panel Members to Guide National Research Projects
AASHTO Releases New Specifications for Structural Supports for Highway Signs, Luminaries, and Traffic Signals
Interviews with NTSB's Hersman and FHWA's Paniati Make News in New Transportation TV Video
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