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Iowa's Jesup Bridge: From Beginning to End

Tina Grady Barbaccia - Feb 14, 2014

Iowa's Jesup Bridge: From Beginning to End

Buchanan County Secondary Roads plans to replace the bridge on V-65 south of Jesup, Iowa. The bridge will be replaced as part of a demonstration project using a new design software program developed by the Short Span Steel Bridge Alliance ...

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Transportation leaders speak up at Senate EPW hearing on MAP-21

Amanda Bayhi - Feb 13, 2014

Transportation leaders speak up at Senate EPW hearing on MAP-21

Several transportation leaders offered testimony about highway funding on Wednesday morning at a Senate Committee on Environment and Public Works (EPW) hearing on MAP-21. The hearing, entitled “MAP-21 Reauthorization: The Economic Importance of Maintaining Federal Investments in our Transportation Infrastructure,” kicked ...

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U.S. DOT offers free web-based intelligent transportation resource

Amanda Bayhi - Jan 30, 2014

U.S. DOT offers free web-based intelligent transportation resource

The U.S. Department of Transportation (DOT) is offering a free online resource for transportation professionals and students who want to learn more about intelligent transportation systems (ITS). The web-based textbook, the ITS ePrimer, uses in-depth modules, which include interactive content such ...

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President Obama briefly addresses transportation in State of the Union

Amanda Bayhi - Jan 29, 2014

President Obama briefly addresses transportation in State of the Union

Tuesday night, President Obama gave his State of the Union address, which offered a chance for the president to present potential solutions for transportation and infrastructure funding. However, our sister site Overdrive points out that the president only briefly mentioned transportation ...

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Dwindling Highway Trust Fund causes delayed state reimbursements

Amanda Bayhi - Jan 28, 2014

Dwindling Highway Trust Fund causes delayed state reimbursements

The depleting Highway Trust Fund (HTF) may cause the U.S. Department of Transportation (DOT)  to delay reimbursements to state agencies this year. Bloomberg reports that the U.S. DOT may have to slow the payments to avoid draining the HTF. Peter Rogoff, the ...

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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 acting undersecretary for policy position

Amanda Bayhi - Jan 16, 2014

Peter Rogoff tapped for DOT acting undersecretary for policy position

Federal Transit Administrator Peter Rogoff has been tapped as the DOT's acting 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 ...

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Polly Trottenberg leaves DOT for position as New York City transportation commissioner

Amanda Bayhi - Jan 02, 2014

Polly Trottenberg leaves DOT for position as New York City transportation commissioner

Newly-elected New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio has appointed U.S. DOT Under Secretary for Policy Polly Trottenberg as the city’s new transportation commissioner. In her new role, Trottenberg will lead efforts to reach de Blasio’s goals “to expand Bus Rapid ...

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DOT chief Foxx commends ongoing Superstorm Sandy recovery efforts

Amanda Bayhi - Oct 29, 2013

DOT chief Foxx commends ongoing Superstorm Sandy recovery efforts

One year after Superstorm Sandy hit the East Coast, crews are continuing to repair damages to transportation infrastructure in New York, New Jersey and other states affected by the storm. In a blog post today, Transportation Secretary Anthony Foxx notes that ...

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FTA makes available $29 million for safety, disaster solutions

Amanda Bayhi - Oct 22, 2013

FTA makes available $29 million for safety, disaster solutions

The U.S. Department of Transportation’s Federal Transit Administration (FTA) has announced the availability of $29 million in competitive research funds to help transit agencies  improve safety, natural disasters and emergency resiliency and emergency response capabilities. For first time, funds available through ...

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DOT employees begin returning to work

Amanda Bayhi - Oct 17, 2013

DOT employees begin returning to work

The U.S. Department of Transportation’s 18,481 furloughed employees began returning to work Thursday after a 16-day shutdown of the federal government. Congress and the White House passed a temporary spending measure last night that will allow federal government agencies, including the ...

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NTSB Chairwoman Deborah Hersman to speak at Senate Commerce Committee shutdown hearing

Amanda Bayhi - Oct 10, 2013

NTSB Chairwoman Deborah Hersman to speak at Senate Commerce Committee shutdown hearing

National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB) Chairwoman Deborah Hersman will speak Friday at a Senate Commerce, Science and Transportation Committee hearing on the impacts of the government shutdown. The shutdown resulted in 18,481 furloughs in the U.S. Department of Transportation, as well ...

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