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ARTBA: States committed nearly $120 billion for transportation improvement in 2012, short of $129 billion peak in 2010

Staff Report - Feb 12, 2013

State departments of transportation (DOTs) and local governments committed a little over $117 billion in funding for highway, bridge, transit, port and other transportation-related construction projects during 2012, according to new analysis of the most recent U.S. Census Bureau data ...

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Applications & Innovations

Better Roads Staff - Jan 11, 2012

Applications & Innovations

Overlay Concrete on asphalt upgrades farm-to-market road Oak Crest Hill Road South East in Johnson County, Iowa, appears to be just a typical farm-to-market secondary road. But being one of 11 Iowa highway “Stimulus” projects, worth in total $13.7 million, makes it a ...

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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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TRIP: 44 percent of Md.’s major roads need repair

Tina Grady Barbaccia - Feb 01, 2011

A new report examining Maryland’s transportation system finds that roads that are congested, deteriorated and not as safe as they could be cost the average Baltimore area motorist $2,226 each year, while Washington, D.C., drivers lose $2,296 annually -- a ...

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$46 million in stimulus funds start Presidio Parkway project second phase

Tina Grady Barbaccia - Jan 05, 2011

The California Department of Transportation (Caltrans) and the San Francisco County Transportation Authority (Authority) are one step closer to delivering the second phase of the Presidio Parkway project as they awarded the public-private partnership agreement to the selected bidder, Golden ...

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Think Big

Brooke Wisdom - Jan 01, 2011

Think Big

FHWA head sees a year of thinking big, dreaming big and change.  By John Latta The lights are off in Victor Mendez’s office. He likes it that way. It is a blustery, freezing but clear day shortly before Christmas in D.C. and ...

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FHWA Administrator Mendez helps open stimulus project in Anaheim, CA

Tina Grady Barbaccia - Dec 09, 2010

Federal Highway Administrator (FHWA) Victor Mendez joined state and local officials Dec. 2 to open six miles of eastbound SR 91, which was widened to reduce traffic congestion and improve safety. The $65 million project relied on $47.9 million from ...

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Final stimulus transit grant awarded: $2.2 million

Tina Grady Barbaccia - Sep 30, 2010

The final grant for public transit under the the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act (ARRA), a.k.a. "the stimulus," was awarded on Sept. 29 when U.S. Transportation Secretary Ray LaHood announced a $2.2 million grant for Indiana’s Greater Lafayette Public Transportation Corporation, ...

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Depression-area bridge replaced by first stimulus project slated for demolition

Tina Grady Barbaccia - Aug 26, 2010

Earlier this month, a brand new bridge over the Osage River on Route 17 in Miller County, Mo., opened to traffic. The project was the first in the nation to get under way as part of the American Recovery and Reinvestment ...

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