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Highway, transit shutdown ends with enactment of one-month extension

Tina Grady Barbaccia - Mar 03, 2010

The Senate approved a bill Tuesday night to extend legal authority for the Highway Trust Fund for 30 days, sending the legislation to President Barack Obama, who has now signed the measure, the American Association of State Highway and Transportation ...

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Is the Senate's approval of a highway bill extension a step in the right direction or two steps back?

Tina Grady Barbaccia - Feb 26, 2010

The Senate passed an extension of the highway bill through the end of December, which seems like it would be a move in the right direction. But that one advancement forward may very well be one move in the right direction ...

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Tennessee DOT obligates all -- $572 million -- highway stimulus funds

Tina Grady Barbaccia - Feb 17, 2010

TDOT credits partnership with metropolitan planning organizations statewide NASHVILLE -- The Tennessee Department of Transportation has obligated 100% of the $572 million in Highway Infrastructure Investment funds made available through the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act two weeks ahead of the ...

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Indiana fully invests highway, bridge stimulus funds

Tina Grady Barbaccia - Feb 10, 2010

The Indiana Department of Transportation (INDOT) it has fully advertised or awarded all $658 million of Indiana’s highway and bridge allocation under the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act. The Recovery Act has funded 1,082 transportation projects spread across all 92 ...

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MoDOT has obligated all recovery act funds a month ahead of schedule

Tina Grady Barbaccia - Feb 08, 2010

JEFFERSON CITY , Mo.– The Missouri Department of Transportation has obligated all of the $524.6 million it received in American Recovery and Reinvestment Act funds for MoDOT administered projects, meeting the required deadline a month ahead of schedule. State departments of ...

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AASHTO: Senate may divide finance bill; would extend highway, transit program

Tina Grady Barbaccia - Feb 08, 2010

Senate leaders are considering a finance bill that would extend highway and transit program authorization until Dec. 31 and a job-creation bill that could include transportation infrastructure funds, the Association of American State Traffic and Highway Officials (AASHTO) News  reports. According ...

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Judge rules for North Dakota firm in Las Vegas road project

Tina Grady Barbaccia - Jan 20, 2010

A federal judge in Nevada has ruled that a disputed Las Vegas highway project should be awarded to a North Dakota company, despite a county commission vote to start the bidding process over again. U.S. District Court Judge Clive Jones issued ...

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ARTBA Foundation accepting applications for 2010 Highway Worker Memorial Scholarship

Tina Grady Barbaccia - Jan 07, 2010

The American Road & Transportation Builders Association Transportation Development Foundation (ARTBA-TDF) is now accepting applications for the “Highway Worker Memorial Scholarship Program” for the 2010 academic year. The program provides financial assistance to help the children of highway construction workers ...

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Eagle watchers causing traffic problems on Idaho 97

Tina Grady Barbaccia - Jan 06, 2010

The Idaho State Police will be issuing citations to motorists interfering with traffic as they stop to watch migrating bald eagles along Idaho 97. The Idaho Transportation Department warned that birds gather every year along Coeur d’Alene Lake and draw ...

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Emergency Clean-up of U.S. 64 Rockslide begins; highway closed for at least 8 weeks

Tina Grady Barbaccia - Nov 16, 2009

Work is now underway to remove a major rockslide along U.S. Highway 64 in Polk County, Tenn., the Tennessee Department of Transportation (TDOT) has announced. The agency has awarded a $2.1 million emergency repair contract to Sevierville, Tenn.-based based Charles Blalock ...

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And the bridges continue to crumble: Now Tennessee must perform emergency bridge repairs

Tina Grady Barbaccia - Nov 10, 2009

And the crumbling bridges continue. I thought we finally learned something from the Minnesota I-35W bridge collapse two years ago. But since then, we've had the much-publicized closure of the Oakland Bridge and most recently the Bay Bridge. That's two in California ...

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Illinois: Wear your jammies while participating in Tollway meetings

Tina Grady Barbaccia - Nov 03, 2009

If you want to see where the money is going for more than $6 billion in roadway projects in Illinois, you will now be able to see it online from the comfort of your office or home. Taking the lead from ...

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