More Articles for American Recovery and Reinvestment Act

DOT report: $123.7 billion needed to maintain, improve highways, bridges

Amanda Bayhi - Feb 28, 2014

DOT report: $123.7 billion needed to maintain, improve highways, bridges

The U.S. Department of Transportation (DOT) on Friday released a report that finds all levels of government would need to spend an estimated $123.7 billion to $145.9 billion annually to maintain and improve roads and bridges. The report -- 2013 Status ...

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FHWA celebrates completion of California’s I-215 North Corridor widening project

Amanda Bayhi - Jan 27, 2014

FHWA celebrates completion of California’s I-215 North Corridor widening project

At a ribbon-cutting ceremony on Friday, Federal Highway Deputy Administrator Greg Nadeau, along with California state and local officials, celebrated the completion of the Interstate 215 North Corridor widening project in the city of San Bernardino. The $647 million project included ...

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Metro-North derailment demonstrates need for infrastructure investment, says LaHood

Amanda Bayhi - Dec 05, 2013

Metro-North derailment demonstrates need for infrastructure investment, says LaHood

A commuter train in New York derailed Sunday, and former U.S. Transportation Secretary Ray LaHood is pointing to the crash as an example of the need for investment in transportation infrastructure. The southbound Metro-North train, which was carrying about 150 passengers, ...

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Working Work of Art

Better Roads Staff - May 06, 2013

Working Work of Art

At 130, the Brooklyn Bridge still does the job it was built for.   by Doug Hecox and Josh Guterman, FHWA     “Many believe the Brooklyn Bridge will last forever, but it won’t last without people continuing to keep it well maintained.” – NYCDOT’s Joannene ...

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Highway Contractor

Better Roads Staff - Jan 12, 2012

Highway Contractor

Another Testing 12 Months The recovery continues. Slowly. Slowly. It’s frustrating (again) to have to say it, but it appears that this new year will offer us more of the same. Last year virtually repeating itself, as did the year before that and ...

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PA Gov. Rendell: Stimulus providing short- and long-term benefit

Tina Grady Barbaccia - Jan 14, 2011

Pennsylvania has more jobs, safer infrastructure, greater energy independence, better schools and a clear path to economic stability because of the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act (ARRA), Gov. Edward G. Rendell said Jan. 13 before the regular public meeting of ...

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RoadWorks

Brooke Wisdom - Jan 01, 2011

RoadWorks

Uh Oh By John Latta, Tina Grady Barbaccia and Mike Anderson The Great Recession has caused the steepest decline in state tax receipts on record. State tax coffers (even adjusting for inflation) are now 12 percent below pre-recession levels (as of third ...

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Think Big

Brooke Wisdom - Jan 01, 2011

Think Big

FHWA head sees a year of thinking big, dreaming big and change.  By John Latta The lights are off in Victor Mendez’s office. He likes it that way. It is a blustery, freezing but clear day shortly before Christmas in D.C. and ...

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Financial District

Brooke Wisdom - Dec 01, 2010

Financial District

A Bipartisan Bluprint? A Virginia think tank report may shape our next SAFETEA-LU. By John Latta I f there is to be a new surface transportation bill sometime in 2011, or even if it comes months, or years, later, it is probable that ...

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Highway Contractor

Brooke Wisdom - Sep 01, 2010

Highway Contractor

Keep Following the Money There’s work to be had for highway contractors, say Stimulus analysts. By Mike Anderson Understanding it can be a long old row to hoe from Washington to your local jobsite, Stimulus funds have been and are still available for ...

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Rep. Mica: Despite efforts, ‘gas tax is dead’

Tina Grady Barbaccia - Jul 27, 2010

U.S. Rep. John L. Mica (R-FL), the Transportation and Infrastructure Committee Republican leader, at a July 27 Congressional oversight hearing, declared dead a federal gas tax increase to fund a long-term transportation bill. Although some ...

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RoadScience

Brooke Wisdom - Mar 01, 2010

RoadScience

At a crossroads The fate of our secondary roads may be in the balance. By Tom Kuennen, Contributing Editor   Against the backdrop of stalled federal surface transportation reauthorization and threats from reduced state and local funding, secondary roads are at an intersection.   Secondary roads ...

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