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DOT loans $950 million to Florida highway project

Brian Ethridge - Sep 12, 2014

DOT loans $950 million to Florida highway project

The federal government has decided to loan $950 million to Florida for use on a project to expand the state's heavily-used Interstate 4 highway way in the Orlando area. Transportation Infrastructure Finance and Innovation Act (TIFIA) is backing the loan ...

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DOT only taken half of bridge safety measures required by MAP-21 law

Staff Report - Sep 02, 2014

DOT only taken half of bridge safety measures required by MAP-21 law

Only 12 of the 24 bridge safety actions required by the current MAP-21 highway funding law have been implemented by the Federal Highway Administration, according to a report released Aug. 26 by the DOT’s Office of the Inspector General. The agency also hasn’t ...

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Drunk driving deaths down in Wisconsin

Brian Ethridge - Aug 21, 2014

Drunk driving deaths down in Wisconsin

The Wisconsin Department of Transportation has said deaths and injuries caused from drunken drivers have dropped dramatically over the past year. The number of fatalities in alcohol-related crashes in Wisconsin have dropped a whopping 47 percent from 348 in 2003 to ...

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DOT owes Palm Beach over $300K

Brian Ethridge - Aug 20, 2014

DOT owes Palm Beach over $300K

In 2010 the Florida Department of Transportation paid Palm Beach $1.046 million when it took all but 1,598 square feet of a 14,744-square-foot parcel at the southeast corner of the Flagler Memorial Bridge to make room for a replacement bridge. The ...

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Highway Trust Fund 2014: Timeline of Events

Brian Ethridge - Aug 15, 2014

Highway Trust Fund 2014: Timeline of Events

It felt like an eternity went by before Congress passed a bill to fund the Highway Trust Fund through May 2015. Unfortunately, for or as long as it took, nobody ended up happy with the outcome. Congress had months to ...

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DOT evaluating sinkhole in Georgia

Brian Ethridge - Aug 15, 2014

DOT evaluating sinkhole in Georgia

The Georgia Department of Transportation is evaluating a sinkhole that suddenly opened in a parking lot on John Morrow Parkway at Pearl Nix Parkway in Gainesville. The sinkhole is approximately 12 feet wide and about 20 feet deep. Georgia DOT is closely evaluating ...

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NJDOT worker faces 10 years in prison for stealing

Brian Ethridge - Aug 13, 2014

NJDOT worker faces 10 years in prison for stealing

An employee of the New Jersey Department of Transportation has been indicted on charges he used a state-issued fuel card to steal around $2,000 worth of gas for personal use. William Lomonaco, a 29-year veteran of the department, faces one count ...

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21 states receiving millions to repair storm-damaged roads

Brian Ethridge - Aug 11, 2014

21 states receiving millions to repair storm-damaged roads

The Department of Transportation announced $334 million in emergency funds will be used to help 21 states repair roads and bridges damaged by storms and floods. Colorado will be getting $130 million, which is by far the more than any other ...

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House votes down Senate’s highway bill, sets up must-act situation for Senate

Brian Ethridge - Jul 31, 2014

House votes down Senate’s highway bill, sets up must-act situation for Senate

The Senate now must choose Friday whether to accept the House’s 10-month highway funding patch or allow the Highway Trust Fund to go bankrupt, which would be construction projects around the country at risk, along with an estimated 700,000 jobs. The ...

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DOT warns about fraudulent letters seeking bank information

James Jaillet - Jul 30, 2014

DOT warns about fraudulent letters seeking bank information

Carriers should be on the lookout for fraudulent letters appearing to be from “Equifax Credit Information Services — Government division,” said the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration this week in letters issued to its field offices. The letters will be dated ...

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Oopsie! DOT forgets to spellcheck interstate sign

Brian Ethridge - Jul 29, 2014

Oopsie! DOT forgets to spellcheck interstate sign

Nobody's perfect! Not even the folks who handle signage for the Department of Transportation. The North Carolina DOT was so excited to open up its new flyover bridge from Johnston Road to Interstate 485, that it might have forgotten to ...

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Anne Ferro out as FMCSA administrator

James Jaillet - Jul 28, 2014

Anne Ferro out as FMCSA administrator

Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration head Anne Ferro will be stepping down from her position as administrator of the agency, the Department of Transportation announced July 25. An exact date for her departure has not been set, but according to a ...

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