More Articles for Moving Ahead for Progress in the 21st Century (MAP-21)

A Penny for Your Transportation System

Tina Grady Barbaccia - Feb 10, 2014

A Penny for Your Transportation System

I was taught as a youngster to save my pennies and that each cent really adds up. Many of us may see a penny on the ground and walk right past it. I know I have often done so. When you ...

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States Aren’t Waiting Around for Federal Support

Tina Grady Barbaccia - Dec 04, 2013

States Aren’t Waiting Around  for Federal Support

The nation’s infrastructure system can be likened to an economic circulatory system – giving us freedom, opportunity and mobility – and this should never be taken for granted, said former Kansas Gov. Bill Graves at the Infrastructure for the Future ...

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Could alternate energy sources help solve our funding problem?

Tina Grady Barbaccia - Nov 06, 2013

Could alternate energy sources help solve our funding problem?

It’s time to get creative. With less than a year until our latest surface transportation bill, Moving Ahead for Progress in the 21st Century (MAP-21), expires on Sept. 30, 2014, the Highway Trust Fund (HTF) once again faces insolvency. It’s ...

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The State of the Nation's Bridges

Tina Grady Barbaccia - Nov 06, 2013

The State of the Nation's Bridges

Our exclusive survey of bridge conditions in the United States shows that every year the percentage of overall structurally deficient and functionally obsolete bridges slightly improves, but for most states consistent, guaranteed funding remains a major roadblock to making bigger ...

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The Big WIG of Transportation: Solving Funding Issues Through Value

Tina Grady Barbaccia - Oct 02, 2013

The Big WIG of Transportation: Solving Funding Issues Through Value

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 Band-Aid ...

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Highway, bridge contract awards down 3 percent - ARTBA report

Staff Report - Mar 06, 2013

Despite the 2012 passage of the federal surface transportation law, "Moving Ahead for Progress in the 21st Century" (MAP-21), the real value of highway and bridge contract awards over the last 12 months was down three percent compared the previous ...

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FTA starts 'online dialaogue' on transit in MPOs, open to anyone through March 25

Staff Report - Mar 04, 2013

The Federal Transit Administration (FTA) is seeking participants in a National Online Dialogue on Transit Provider Representation in Metropolitan Planning Organizations (MPOs). The new transportation legislation enacted in July 2012, "Moving Ahead for Progress in the 21st Century" (MAP-21) has new ...

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U.S. DOT establishes ‘National Freight Network’

Staff Report - Feb 18, 2013

U.S. DOT establishes ‘National Freight Network’

The U.S. Department of Transportation (DOT) publicly announced on Feb. 14 that it established a National Freight Advisory Committee to provide recommendations aimed at improving the national freight transportation system. “Our freight system is the lifeblood of the American economy,” said ...

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$7 billion in federal highway funds obligated so far 2013

Tina Grady Barbaccia - Feb 15, 2013

The latest analysis of Federal Highway Administration (FHWA) data shows that federal, state and local transportation departments of transportation (DOTs) have so far obligated $7 billion in federal funds during Fiscal Year (FY) 2013, which began last Oct. 1 — ...

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NAPA Webinars Nov. 15: 'Election Implications for Asphalt Contractors' (free) and 'Upping the RAP - Putting Research into Practice'

Tina Grady Barbaccia - Nov 14, 2012

The National Asphalt Pavement Association (NAPA) is hosting two webinars (one of which is free) on Nov. 15 – Election Implications for Asphalt Contractors and Upping the RAP – Putting Research into Practice at noon and 2 p.m. EDT, respectively. Election Implications for ...

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Kendell Poole new Governors Highway Safety Association chairman

Staff Report - Aug 30, 2012

Kendell Poole, director of the Tennessee Governor’s Highway Safety Office, has been elected the new Chairman of the Governors Highway Safety Association (GHSA), the national nonprofit organization representing state and territorial highway safety offices across the country. Poole’s priorities as Chairman ...

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You have questions on the new highway bill? ARTBA has answers...

Tina Grady Barbaccia - Jul 23, 2012

You have questions on the new highway bill? ARTBA has answers...

What are the likely impacts of the new highway/transit law — Moving Ahead for Progress in the 21st Century (MAP-21) — on the U.S. transportation design and construction market? What is the economic forecast for the remainder of 2012? How ...

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