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Michigan DOT invests $1.1 million in safety improvements with Midland roundabout

Amanda Bayhi - Apr 24, 2014

Michigan DOT invests $1.1 million in safety improvements with Midland roundabout

The Michigan Department of Transportation (MDOT) announced on Thursday that it will begin work on a new roundabout in Midland on Monday. Construction was originally scheduled to begin in early April, but the agency said frost delayed the project. Related: Roundabouts And ...

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Transportation in the State of the Union Address

Amanda Bayhi - Jan 28, 2014

Transportation in the State of the Union Address

If you think the State of the Union address is just another speech, think again. The State of the Union address, which President Obama will deliver Tuesday at 9 p.m. Eastern Time, is the perfect opportunity for workers in the transportation ...

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Peter Rogoff tapped for DOT undersecretary for policy position

Amanda Bayhi - Jan 16, 2014

Peter Rogoff tapped for DOT undersecretary for policy position

Federal Transit Administrator Peter Rogoff has been tapped as the DOT undersecretary for policy, Politico reports. The position was opened last month when Polly Trottenberg left the DOT to become New York City’s transportation commissioner. Rogoff has led the Federal Transit Administration ...

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White House “strongly supports” Senate DOT, HUD spending bill

Amanda Bayhi - Jul 24, 2013

White House “strongly supports” Senate DOT, HUD spending bill

The White House said on Tuesday that President Obama “strongly supports” the $54 billion budget for the Departments of Transportation and Housing and Urban Development that the Senate is considering, according to a report from The Hill. The announcement follows a ...

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House Rules Committee to approve rule for transportation, housing spending

Amanda Bayhi - Jul 16, 2013

House Rules Committee to approve rule for transportation, housing spending

The House Rules Committee is scheduled to meet Wednesday to approve a rule for the 2014 transportation and housing spending bill, according to a report from The Hill. The rule could mean the bill, H.R. 2610, will be considered by the ...

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Foxx to be sworn in as Transportation Secretary today

Amanda Bayhi - Jul 02, 2013

Foxx to be sworn in as Transportation Secretary today

Anthony Foxx will be sworn in as the new Secretary of Transportation today, according to a report from The Hill. Foxx resigned from his post as mayor of Charlotte, North Carolina, on Monday. He will be the 17th Secretary of the ...

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Anthony Foxx likely to be sworn in as Transportation Secretary this week

Amanda Bayhi - Jul 01, 2013

Anthony Foxx likely to be sworn in as Transportation Secretary this week

Anthony Foxx will likely be sworn in as Secretary of Transportation this week, according to a report from The Hill. The Senate confirmed Foxx for the position last week. Foxx is currently the mayor of Charlotte, North Carolina, and will have to ...

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Sensenbrenner proposes new motorcycle safety legislation

Amanda Bayhi - May 09, 2013

Sensenbrenner proposes new motorcycle safety legislation

Representative James Sensenbrenner Jr. (R-WI) has proposed legislation that would stop federal money from going to states for motorcycle helmet enforcement laws, The Hill reported. The Stop Motorcycle Checkpoint Funding Act would remove the current law in which the U.S. Department ...

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DOT gives states $20M for natural disaster repair

Overdrive Staff - May 08, 2012

The U.S. Department of Transportation on Monday, May 7, announced $20 million for Oregon, Alabama and South Carolina to help cover the costs of repairing roads and bridges damaged by natural disasters or catastrophic events. “The Obama administration is committed to ...

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RoadWorks

Better Roads Staff - Mar 21, 2012

RoadWorks

Probing Two Groups and Deadly Crashes The Texas Transportation Institute’s Center for Transportation Safety (CTS) is investigating the reasons why two distinct population groups — Hispanics and U.S. military personnel — are experiencing above-average deadly crash rates. They are separate research ...

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Financial District

Better Roads Staff - Oct 04, 2011

Follow the Money A fiscal year 2012 transportation spending breakdown By John Latta Sometimes this page is used to help readers read between the lines. The House Appropriations Committee has released its fiscal year 2012 Transportation, Housing and Urban Development funding bill. The legislation ...

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Road Science Tutorial

Brooke Wisdom - May 09, 2011

Road Science Tutorial

Building Better Roads from the Ground Up A strong foundation is the key to a strong pavement structure By Tom Kuennen, Contributing Editor A pavement is only as strong as its foundation. Without an adequate base or foundation, a road simply cannot stand ...

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