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White House, transportation leaders push Congress to find highway funding solution

Amanda Bayhi - Jul 08, 2014

White House, transportation leaders push Congress to find highway funding solution

The White House, Transportation Secretary Anthony Foxx and several industry associations are urging Congress to find a highway funding solution before the primary source of money, the Highway Trust Fund (HTF), becomes insolvent. The U.S. Department of Transportation (DOT) projects that ...

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Why Alaska DOT isn't sweating U.S. DOT's upcoming reimbursement plan

Amanda Bayhi - Jul 07, 2014

Why Alaska DOT isn't sweating U.S. DOT's upcoming reimbursement plan

Many state transportation agencies are likely getting nervous about a new reimbursement plan from the U.S. Department of Transportation, set to begin in less than a month. But the Alaska Department of Transportation and Public Facilities (AKDOT&PF) isn’t worried, Juneau ...

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Indiana DOT awards $102 million for local transportation projects

Amanda Bayhi - Jun 25, 2014

Indiana DOT awards $102 million for local transportation projects

The Indiana Department of Transportation (INDOT) is awarding local projects $102 million. Those funds are divided into $70 million for road construction projects, $17 million for bridge construction projects, $12 million for bicycle and pedestrian projects and nearly $3 million for ...

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TIGER applications far outnumber available funding

Amanda Bayhi - May 16, 2014

TIGER applications far outnumber available funding

Transportation Investment Generating Economic Recovery (TIGER) grant applications outnumber available funding for the program by nearly $9 billion, Transportation Secretary Anthony Foxx announced on Thursday. Applications for TIGER grants for fiscal year 2014 totaled $9.5 billion -- 15 times more than ...

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How Nevada maintains the lowest number of deficient bridges in the U.S.

Amanda Bayhi - May 01, 2014

How Nevada maintains the lowest number of deficient bridges in the U.S.

Nevada has the lowest number of deficient bridges in the nation, according to recent Federal Highway Administration (FHWA) data. The data show that the state has a mere 36 deficient bridges, while most other states maintain hundreds or thousands of deficient ...

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Congress could allocate $44 million in federal transportation funds to Golden Gate Bridge suicide barrier

Amanda Bayhi - Apr 15, 2014

Congress could allocate $44 million in federal transportation funds to Golden Gate Bridge suicide barrier

The Golden Gate Bridge may soon feature a suicide barrier funded in part by federal transportation dollars. Members of the bridge board last week requested $11 million from the California Legislature for the $66 million project, the Contra Costa Times reports. The ...

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DOT to remain operational if government shuts down

Amanda Bayhi - Sep 27, 2013

DOT to remain operational if government shuts down

The Senate is set to vote Friday on a resolution that could halt a federal government shutdown, according to a report from Politico, but the operation of the U.S. Department of Transportation would not be in jeopardy either way. Though a government ...

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ARTBA chief blasts inaction on highway, transit bill

Tina Grady Barbaccia - Jun 07, 2010

If Congress and the President do not act later this year or in early 2011 on passage of a new, multi-year highway and transit authorization bill, hundreds of thousands of U.S. jobs could be lost and states could face at a ...

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$48.8 billion in highway funds available for states through HIRE Act

Tina Grady Barbaccia - Apr 21, 2010

U.S. Transportation Secretary Ray LaHood today announced that $48.8 billion in highway funds is now available to state departments of transportation for federal projects through the Hiring Incentives to Restore Employment (HIRE) Act. “With spring and summer highway construction seasons just ...

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Boxer has big plans for TIGER-like provision in reauthorization

Tina Grady Barbaccia - Mar 29, 2010

Senate Environment and Public Works Chairwoman Barbara Boxer (D-Calif.) says she plans to include a provision similar to the Transportation Investment Generating Economic Recovery (TIGER) program in the bill her panel is drafting, according to a report in Environment and ...

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Missouri DOT cancels bid opening...again

Tina Grady Barbaccia - Mar 11, 2010

Seems like it's becoming a habit. Last month, the Missouri Department of Transportation (MoDOT) cancelled its February bid opening and now the state agency is canceling its March bid opening -- originally planned for March 26 --  because of concerns about federal funding ...

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Financial District: Counties keep fighting the economy

Brooke Wisdom - Dec 01, 2009

  While America’s biggest counties get most of the media ink, the majority of the country’s counties are mid-size or smaller. The National Association of Counties (NACo) has published the results of a fall survey looking at the continuing impact of ...

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