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Former U.S. roads boss hoping to raise $250 million

Brian Ethridge - Nov 10, 2014

Former U.S. roads boss hoping to raise $250 million

  Former U.S. federal transportation boss Ray LaHood is trying to raise the required $250 million for a U.S. customs plaza for the $2.1-billion Detroit River bridge project. LaHood, who retired in February 2013, now holds several roles in the private sector including with ...

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N.J. transportation commissioner calls for tax hike

Brian Ethridge - Oct 27, 2014

N.J. transportation commissioner calls for tax hike

New Jersey transportation commissioner Jamie Fox is calling for a tax hike to help fix the state's roads and bridges. The state's transportation trust fund is projected to run out of money for new projects next year. The trust fund is ...

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Most commuters happy with new beltline signs

Brian Ethridge - Oct 27, 2014

Most commuters happy with new beltline signs

So far most drivers in Madison, Wisconsin, have been happy with the Department of Transportation's new beltline signs. The DOT says the signs estimate travel times using detectors that track bluetooth signals coming from cars and/or cell phones. That information is ...

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More states ban ET-Plus guardrail system

Brian Ethridge - Oct 24, 2014

More states ban ET-Plus guardrail system

The list of state department of transportations to have removed the controversial guardrail end-terminal model (ET-Plus) from its approved highway-products list continues to grow. Ten states (and counting)  have now removed the model, including Vermont, Hawaii, Colorado, Massachusetts, Mississippi, Missouri, New ...

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ADA Angst over pavement preservation

Tom Kuennen - Oct 09, 2014

ADA Angst over pavement preservation

Pavement preservation stakeholders in the United States are concerned that a reinterpretation of the Americans with Disabilities Act last year by the U.S. Department of Justice (DOJ) and U.S. Department of Transportation (DOT) will lead to disruption of low-cost pavement ...

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Hacked construction signs are no laughing matter

Brian Ethridge - Oct 07, 2014

Hacked construction signs are no laughing matter

Some may see it as a practical joke, while others know it's no laughing matter. Some jokester thought it would be funny to break into the back of an electric construction sign on an Alaskan roadway. The person changed the message ...

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VIDEO: Should more DOTs use a 'zipper merge'?

Brian Ethridge - Sep 30, 2014

VIDEO: Should more DOTs use a 'zipper merge'?

The Michigan Department of Transportation will be the latest to try out the zipper merge system. MDOT hopes the system will help traffic move through construction areas at a faster pace. With the current system, the delays caused by traffic jams ...

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Hawaii DOT to pay over $1 million for stormwater violations

Brian Ethridge - Sep 18, 2014

Hawaii DOT to pay over $1 million for stormwater violations

The Hawaii Department of Transportation will pay a $1.2 million penalty for federal Clean Water Act stormwater violations at the Honolulu and Kalaeloa harbors on Oahu. This comes after an inspection in 2008 found trash and chemicals on HDOT land could ...

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Foxx announces 72 TIGER 2014 recipients

Brian Ethridge - Sep 18, 2014

Foxx announces 72 TIGER 2014 recipients

The Department of Transportation (DOT) will provide $600 million for 72 transportation projects in 46 states and the District of Columbia from its TIGER (Transportation Investment Generating Economic Recovery) 2014 program. The DOT received 797 eligible applications from 49 states, U.S. ...

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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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