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Congress passes spending bill; cuts billions from federal construction accounts

Wayne Grayson - Dec 15, 2014

Congress passes spending bill; cuts billions from federal construction accounts

Two days after the legislation was passed by a tight vote in the House, the Senate passed a $1.1 trillion spending bill Saturday night that includes both good and bad news for federal construction accounts in 2015. The bill keeps the ...

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Funds available to transport elderly, persons with disabilities

Tina Grady Barbaccia - Jun 11, 2014

Funds available to transport elderly, persons with disabilities

Funds are available to private, non-profit or and governmental entities for transportation needs of elderly persons and persons with disabilities for whom mass transportation services are “unavailable, insufficient or inappropriate,” says the Nebraska Department of Roads. The program is designed to ...

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Peter Rogoff tapped for DOT acting undersecretary for policy position

Amanda Bayhi - Jan 16, 2014

Peter Rogoff tapped for DOT acting undersecretary for policy position

Federal Transit Administrator Peter Rogoff has been tapped as the DOT's acting undersecretary for policy, Politico reports. The position was opened last month when Polly Trottenberg left the DOT to become New York City’s transportation commissioner. Rogoff has led the Federal Transit ...

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FTA makes available $29 million for safety, disaster solutions

Amanda Bayhi - Oct 22, 2013

FTA makes available $29 million for safety, disaster solutions

The U.S. Department of Transportation’s Federal Transit Administration (FTA) has announced the availability of $29 million in competitive research funds to help transit agencies  improve safety, natural disasters and emergency resiliency and emergency response capabilities. For first time, funds available through ...

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DOT, Foxx suspend social media interactions during government shutdown

Amanda Bayhi - Oct 02, 2013

DOT, Foxx suspend social media interactions during government shutdown

The U.S. Department of Transportation, DOT Secretary Anthony Foxx and sectors of the DOT announced Tuesday they will not update social media accounts or blogs during the federal government shutdown that has furloughed 18,481 DOT positions. The DOT announced in a ...

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Government shutdown suspends certain DOT activities

Amanda Bayhi - Oct 01, 2013

Government shutdown suspends certain DOT activities

The federal government shut down at 12:01 a.m., and today 18,481 U.S. Department of Transportation employees aren’t at work because of the shutdown. Obviously, the furloughs are affecting federally-funded programs, with many operations shutting down until the government is back to ...

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18,481 DOT positions would be furloughed with government shutdown

Amanda Bayhi - Sep 30, 2013

18,481 DOT positions would be furloughed with government shutdown

Better Roads reported Friday that the U.S. Department of Transportation (USDOT) would remain operational if the federal government shuts down Tuesday. However, if a government shutdown occurs, about one in three USDOT employees would face furloughs. According to a plan released Friday ...

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Nation’s first rural bus rapid transit system opens in Colorado

Amanda Bayhi - Sep 09, 2013

Nation’s first rural bus rapid transit system opens in Colorado

The VelociRFTA Bus Rapid Transit (BRT) line opened last week in the Roaring Forks Valley region of Colorado. The system is the first rural BRT line in nation and will allow commuters in the Glenwood Springs area to travel about 40 ...

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PHOTOS: WTC transportation hub to be “a light-radiating work of art”

Amanda Bayhi - Jul 18, 2013

PHOTOS: WTC transportation hub to be “a light-radiating work of art”

The World Trade Center (WTC) transportation hub in New York City is well on track for its opening in 2015, according to a report from the Houston Chronicle. The $3.9 billion project will reach three levels underground, linking the already-operating 11 ...

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White Paper -- Recovery Act Transportation Investments: Delivering Real-World Results

Tina Grady Barbaccia - Feb 17, 2010

The Transportation Construction Coalition (TCC), co-chaired by American Road and Transportation Builders Association (ARTBA) and the Associated General Contractor of America (AGC), today released the  white paper, Recovery Act Transportation Investments: Delivering Real-world Results (click here for a downloadable PDF.). Thanks ...

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