More Articles for Federal Highway Administrator Victor Mendez

LaHood attends Dubuque Millwork District TIGER project ribbon cutting

Staff Report - May 21, 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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NY contractors get FWHA help to compete for Tappan Zee Bridge replacement contract

Tina Grady Barbaccia - Apr 23, 2012

An April 20 workshop was held in advance of advertising contracts for the Tappan Zee Bridge replacement project to help disadvantaged business enterprises (DBEs) in New York and its neighboring states better compete for contracts and help DBEs ...

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Corridor X/I-65 Interchange in Alabama 'laying the foundation for future economic development'

Tina Grady Barbaccia - Feb 29, 2012

Federal Highway Administrator Victor Mendez joined state and local officials on Feb. 22 to review progress on the Appalachian Corridor X and I-65 Interchange, a project that the Federal Highway Administration (FHWA) says will improve safety and mobility ...

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Mendez reviews progress one of $423 million trio of projects

Tina Grady Barbaccia - Feb 29, 2012

Federal Highway Administrator Victor Mendez and North Carolina Transportation Secretary Gene Conti have reviewed progress on the widening of I-85, one of the state's $423 million trio of high-priority projects that will improve safety and reduce traffic ...

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TIFIA loan requests top $13 billion

Tina Grady Barbaccia - Feb 16, 2012

An "overwhelming demand" for Transportation Infrastructure Finance and Innovation Act (TIFIA) program loans has greatly exceeded the dollars available, U.S. Transportation Secretary Ray LaHood said on Feb. 15, adding that it underscores President Obama’s call for greater transportation ...

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I-5 Columbia River Crossing OK'd

Tina Grady Barbaccia - Jan 05, 2012

Plans to replace the aging Interstate 5 Columbia River Crossing Bridges and build an interstate transit link can now move forward. U.S. Transportation Secretary Ray LaHood announced the approval - known as a "record of decision" (ROD). This represents ...

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Dallas-Ft. Worth Connector 50-percent complete

Tina Grady Barbaccia - Jan 03, 2012

Federal Highway Administrator Victor Mendez joined state and local officials in Grapevine, Texas, to mark the 50 percent completion mark, for the Dallas-Ft. Worth (DFW) Connector. When completed, the DFW Connector will alleviate congestion for drivers in ...

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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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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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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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Hundreds converge in O.C. to help get Americans back to work

Tina Grady Barbaccia - Sep 01, 2011

More than 250 people came together on Aug. 31 in a first-of-its kind summit to discuss factors that create jobs and offer solutions to expediting transportation projects for America’s future, according to the Orange County Transportation Authority (OCTA). The Jobs ...

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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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