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Obama taps Victor Mendez for deputy transportation secretary, Peter Rogoff for under secretary for policy

Amanda Bayhi - May 15, 2014

Obama taps Victor Mendez for deputy transportation secretary, Peter Rogoff for under secretary for policy

The White House on Wednesday announced who President Barack Obama intends to nominate for the open deputy transportation secretary and under secretary for policy positions. Obama has tapped Federal Highway Administrator Victor Mendez as deputy secretary for transportation. Mendez has been ...

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The BIG WIG of Transportation Funding

Tina Grady Barbaccia - Oct 01, 2013

The BIG WIG of Transportation Funding

The million-dollar question in transportation – make that the half trillion-dollar question – is how to find the money to fix our roads. The industry and U.S. Department of Transportation have several ideas and proposed solutions, which have served as ...

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AP analysis deems 7,795 bridges both structurally deficient and fracture critical

Amanda Bayhi - Sep 19, 2013

AP analysis deems 7,795 bridges both structurally deficient and fracture critical

A recent Associated Press analysis of 607,380 bridges in the most recent federal National Bridge Inventory has proven 7,795 -- 1.2 percent -- of those bridges to be both structurally deficient and fracture critical. The report also found that 65,605 of ...

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FHWA Administrator Mendez tells ARTBA National Convention attendees to ‘dream big, build big'

Amanda Bayhi - Sep 13, 2013

FHWA Administrator Mendez tells ARTBA National Convention attendees to ‘dream big, build big'

Federal Highway (FHWA) Administrator Victor Mendez told attendees at the American Road and Transportation Builders Association (ARTBA) National Convention in Milwaukee, Wisconsin, on September 9 to “dream big and build big to create a system that will meet the needs ...

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FHWA pushes dynamic management of transportation networks

John Latta - Jul 11, 2013

FHWA pushes dynamic management of transportation networks

The Federal Highway Administration (FHWA) is trying to help agencies strapped for transportation infrastructure funding dollars. One way FHWA says it is doing this is by “working to promote a dynamic approach to manage the transportation network.” Which means? According to FHWA: “The ...

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Senate Appropriations Subcommittee on Transportation discusses infrastructure investment at bridge collapse hearing

Amanda Bayhi - Jun 18, 2013

Senate Appropriations Subcommittee on Transportation discusses infrastructure investment at bridge collapse hearing

The Senate Appropriations Subcommittee on Transportation, Housing and Urban Development, and Related Agencies met Thursday for a hearing, where the committee examined the Interstate 5 bridge collapse in the context of the overall status of the nation’s transportation infrastructure. AASHTO Journal ...

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$287 million for New York to rebuild roads, bridges damaged by Hurricane Sandy

Staff Report - Feb 15, 2013

$287 million for New York to rebuild roads, bridges damaged by Hurricane Sandy

U.S. Transportation Secretary Ray LaHood on Feb. 15 announced $287 million in emergency relief funds for New York to rebuild roads and bridges damaged by natural disasters, with $250 million specifically designated for Hurricane Sandy recovery. LaHood was joined by Senator ...

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Louisville-Southern Indiana Ohio River Bridges Project breaks ground

Tina Grady Barbaccia - Sep 01, 2012

Louisville-Southern Indiana Ohio River Bridges Project breaks ground

At an Aug. 30 ceremony, Indiana Gov. Mitch Daniels, Kentucky Gov. Steve Beshear, Federal Highway Administrator Victor Mendez and other of federal, state and local officials broke ground on the first construction phase of the Louisville-Southern Indiana Ohio River Bridges ...

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Are the feds finally listening? $363M in grant money points to 'maybe'

Tina Grady Barbaccia - Aug 08, 2012

Are the feds finally listening? $363M in grant money points to 'maybe'

Have the feds finally "turned on their listening ears?" That's a phrase I use with my 4-year-old and 6-year-old when they've finally decided to listen after I'm extremely frustrated about their complete defiance or not listening. I never thought I'd be using ...

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Better Bridges

Better Roads Staff - Aug 05, 2012

Better Bridges

Both Ends to the Middle   It’s not either end of this bridge that is its most important entrance/exit point. It’s the middle. That situation occurs because when you contract to add lanes to a divided Interstate using the median for the new ...

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$65.1 million Veterans Memorial Bridge in Portland, Maine opens

Tina Grady Barbaccia - Jun 28, 2012

$65.1 million Veterans Memorial Bridge in Portland, Maine opens

Federal Highway Administrator Victor Mendez on June 28 participated in the opening of the Veterans Memorial Bridge in Portland, Maine — one of the State’s most heavily traveled bridges that connects the cities of Portland and South Portland over the ...

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LaHood attends Dubuque Millwork District TIGER project ribbon cutting

Staff Report - Jun 07, 2012

U.S. Transportation Secretary Ray LaHood celebrated the ribbon cutting on the $137 million Historic Millwork District multimodal improvement project, a keystone in a strategy to reinvigorate the community by attracting both businesses and residents through expanded transportation ...

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