More Articles for Federal Highway Administration (FHWA)

The details: T&I Committee approves American Energy & Infrastructure Jobs Act

Tina Grady Barbaccia - Feb 03, 2012

The Transportation and Infrastructure (T&I) Committee today approved the American Energy & Infrastructure Jobs Act jobs legislation to reauthorize and reform federal surface transportation programs and rebuild the nation’s roads, bridges and infrastructure. The current nation is currently operating under ...

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$2 million in emergency relief funds for L.A.-area overpass

Tina Grady Barbaccia - Jan 03, 2012

U.S. Transportation Secretary Ray LaHood on Dec. 22 made $2 million in quick release emergency funds immediately available to the California Department of Transportation (Caltrans) for the Paramount Boulevard overpass set ablaze by a fuel tanker explosion ...

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Road Science

Better Roads Staff - Dec 02, 2011

Road Science

Speeding Up Time The multiple values of accelerated bridge replacement The cost of user delays in an era of unbridled traffic congestion is driving today’s fast-paced bridge erection technology, and it’s being encouraged by the Federal Highway Administration (FHWA) in partnership with ...

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LaHood: $215 million available for damaged roads, bridges

Tina Grady Barbaccia - Nov 30, 2011

The U.S Department of Transportation will provide more than $215 million to states across the nation to cover the costs of repairing roads and bridges damaged by a variety of natural disasters, U.S. Transportation Secretary Ray LaHood announced on Nov. ...

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Road Science

Better Roads Staff - Nov 13, 2011

Road Science

?%# What percentage of RAP is best? It depends. T here are powerful inducements today to reuse reclaimed asphalt pavement (RAP) in a variety of applications. And the big question about RAP has shifted from whether it belongs in mixes at all, ...

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The State of Our Bridges

Better Roads Staff - Nov 11, 2011

The State of Our Bridges

Our exclusive annual research into bridge conditions in the United States. Over regulated, underfunded and disheartening.” That’s how Brian Olson, bridge replacement engineer with the South Dakota Department of Transportation, describes the past 12 months for his department in terms of work ...

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Kentucky's I-69 first segment unveiled

Tina Grady Barbaccia - Oct 28, 2011

Federal Highway Administrator Victor Mendez and Kentucky Gov. Steve Beshear unveiled on Oct. 26 the first segment of I-69 in Kentucky, what the Federal Highway Administration (FHWA) says is "a major step forward that will improve connectivity, benefit ...

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U.S. DOT, Commerce Dept. partner to boost domestic manufacturing

Tina Grady Barbaccia - Oct 21, 2011

U.S. Transportation Secretary Ray LaHood and Acting Commerce Secretary Rebecca Blank on Oct. 20 announced a partnership to encourage the creation of domestic manufacturing jobs and opportunities for U.S. suppliers through transportation investments. The Department of Commerce’s Manufacturing Extension Partnership (MEP) ...

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FHWA lauds Caltrans for wildlife habitat protection

Tina Grady Barbaccia - Oct 14, 2011

The California Departments of Transportation (Caltrans) and Fish and Game (DFG) have been awarded a prestigious honor by the Federal Highway Administration (FHWA) for their work to protect wildlife and habitat in California. The environmental project was recognized for connecting ...

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Free FHWA Webinar on Oct. 31: Conducting Work Zone Process Reviews

Tina Grady Barbaccia - Oct 05, 2011

The Federal Highway Administration (FHWA) will offer a free webinar on Conducting Work Zone Process Reviews on Oct. 31, 2011 from 1 p.m. to 2:30 p.m. EDT. The webinar will cover how work zone process reviews are used to ...

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Road Science

Better Roads Staff - Oct 04, 2011

Road Science

It's a Small, Smart World Nanotech era draws closer By Tom Kuennen, Contributing Editor Nanotechnology offers long-term promise to boost performance of our highway, road and bridge infrastructure. New research is expanding and new applications are materializing. More recently, the long-term environmental impacts ...

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FHWA data: New freight traffic data point to more congestion on key highways

Tina Grady Barbaccia - Oct 03, 2011

The Federal Highway Administration (FHWA) released on Sept. 21 new freight data pinpointing key traffic chokepoints on some of the nation's busiest roads that will help transportation planners, operators and private shippers and carriers better target their ...

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