More Articles for Federal Highway Administration (FHWA)

Congestion relief on I-5 earns Washington State DOT national kudos

Tina Grady Barbaccia - Sep 19, 2011

A local partnership that quickly helped alleviate a sudden traffic snarl on Interstate 5 between Lacey and DuPont in Washington state is now getting national attention, according to the Washington State Department of Transportation (WSDOT). A little more than ...

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Senate approves transportation extension: FAA and Highway Extensions Act

Tina Grady Barbaccia - Sep 15, 2011

The United States Senate on Sept. 15 passed legislation to extend funding for the Federal Aviation Administration and the Federal Highway Administration (FHWA) for four and six months, respectively. The measure passed with a 92-6 vote. H.R. 2887, the FAA and ...

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ARTBA study: Fly ash ban for bridge, road construction to up costs by $104.6 billion over 20 years

Tina Grady Barbaccia - Sep 12, 2011

The cost to build roads, runways and bridges would increase by an estimated $104.6 billion throughout the next 20 years if coal fly ash is no longer available as a transportation construction building material, according to a ...

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RoadWorks

Tina Grady Barbaccia - Sep 07, 2011

RoadWorks

By John Latta, Tina Grady Barbaccia and Mike Anderson No Gas Tax Hike No Problem? The Association of Equipment Manufacturers (AEM) has proposed a revenue-neutral solution to rebuild and modernize America’s Interstates. A multi-year highway bill can be fully funded without raising the gas ...

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Applications and Innovations

Better Roads Staff - Sep 06, 2011

Applications and Innovations

DIY (Do It Yourself) Barricade Mobile Barrier Trailer helps keep workers safe and traffic flowing By Tina Grady Barbaccia The North Texas Tollway Authority (NTTA) has found a way of minimizing traffic disruption and maximizing worker safety in short-duration, rapid-work zones, says J.C. ...

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Completion of $42.5 million project in Colorado adds safety, lessens congestion

Tina Grady Barbaccia - Aug 30, 2011

Federal Highway Administrator Victor Mendez joined state and local officials for the Aug. 26 opening of the first phase of the Woodmen Road Corridor Improvement project, ending two years of construction and decades of planning on one of ...

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Federal highway officials hold workshop to help Virginia, North Carolina small businesses compete for government contracts

Tina Grady Barbaccia - Aug 19, 2011

The Federal Highway Administration (FHWA) hosted a workshop in Portsmouth on Aug. 18 to help small businesses compete for federal highway contracts and engage more minorities and women in construction careers. More than 145 area businesses took ...

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FHWA’s Mendez, Mayor Bloomberg launch ‘Midtown In Motion’ traffic management system

Tina Grady Barbaccia - Aug 03, 2011

Federal Highway Administrator Victor Mendez joined Mayor Michael Bloomberg, Transportation Commissioner Janette Sadik-Khan and other local officials on July 18 to launch "Midtown In Motion," a sophisticated new system to improve the flow of traffic and safeguard ...

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Innovative bridge replacement allows MassDOT to replace 14 bridges in I-93 FAST 14 project

Tina Grady Barbaccia - Aug 02, 2011

Federal Highway Administrator Victor Mendez has reviewed what the Federal Highway Administration (FHWA) says are the "innovative, money-saving" construction methods that will allow the Massachusetts Department of Transportation (MassDOT) to replace 14 bridges this summer as part of the I-93 ...

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Better Bridges

Better Roads Staff - Aug 02, 2011

Better Bridges

Making History Again When a historical bridge in Maine had to be demolished and rebuilt, the question was how to do it and still preserve a landmark By Tina Grady Barbaccia When the historical bridge in Norridgewock, Maine, had deteriorated to a point ...

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California traffic deaths drop for fifth consecutive year

Tina Grady Barbaccia - Jul 21, 2011

California saw a decline in overall traffic deaths in 2010, marking the fifth year in a row of safer roads. According to federal government figures, total vehicle fatalities dropped 11.9 percent, from 3,081 in 2009 to 2,715 ...

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Senate proposes $109 billion, two-year transportation funding bill

Tina Grady Barbaccia - Jul 20, 2011

California Democratic Senator Barbara Boxer proposed on July 6 a two-year, $109 billion surface transportation bill — a four-year and several billion dollar difference from that of the House Republicans proposal made that same day. The House version of the bill, ...

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