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Iowa DOT approves $2.3 billion road-widening project

Tina Grady Barbaccia - Jun 10, 2010

The Iowa Transportation Commission on June 8 approved a five-year state highway program that includes $110 million to widen Interstate Highway 35 in West Des Moines from four lanes to six lanes, the Des Moines Register (Iowa) reports. The Iowa Department ...

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2010 ARTBA P3 in Transportation Conference announces full program

Tina Grady Barbaccia - Jun 09, 2010

  For 21 years, the American Road and Transportation Builders Association has held the premier conference on P3s. This year’s conference (full program below) will feature two educational tracks over two days that will explore the role that P3s play in ...

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ARTBA to Obama: National rail plan needs dedicated funding, competitive bidding

Tina Grady Barbaccia - Jun 09, 2010

A strategic rail plan being prepared by the U.S. Department of Transportation should propose dedicated financing mechanisms outside of the Highway Trust Fund (HTF) to support high speed passenger rail, encourage open competition for work on all types of rail ...

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TRIP: Arkansas roads, bridges face increasing deterioration

Tina Grady Barbaccia - Jun 08, 2010

More than one-third of Arkansas’ major roads are deteriorated, 23 percent of the state’s bridges are structurally deficient or functionally obsolete, urban traffic congestion is mounting and the traffic fatality rate is among the highest in the nation. This is according ...

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ARTBA chief blasts inaction on highway, transit bill

Tina Grady Barbaccia - Jun 07, 2010

If Congress and the President do not act later this year or in early 2011 on passage of a new, multi-year highway and transit authorization bill, hundreds of thousands of U.S. jobs could be lost and states could face at a ...

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$3.54 billion capital transportation program proposed for New Jersey DOT, NJ Transit

Tina Grady Barbaccia - May 27, 2010

The New Jersey Department of Transportation (NJDOT) announced a proposed Transportation capital program for NJDOT and NJ TRANSIT in the amount of $3.54 billion for the fiscal year starting July 1, 2010. The FY 11 spending plan includes a $200 million ...

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Volvo Trucks backs Obama on environmental endeavors

Tina Grady Barbaccia - May 21, 2010

Denny Slagle, president and CEO of Volvo Trucks North America, participated in an event at the White House today during which President Obama signed a presidential memorandum aimed at reducing greenhouse gas emissions and improving the fuel efficiency of medium- ...

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INDOT awards first of several contracts

Tina Grady Barbaccia - May 21, 2010

The Indiana Department of Transportation (INDOT) has announced the first of many contracts designed to address roadway and traffic concerns for the closed S.R. 912 (Cline Avenue). Walsh and Kelly Construction Company of Griffith was the low bidder at $927,922.95 for ...

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California Transportation Commission allocates $668 million to 79 transportation projects

Tina Grady Barbaccia - May 20, 2010

The California Transportation Commission (CTC) has allocated $668 million to 79 transportation projects statewide. The funding includes $152 million for nine projects from Proposition 1B, a $19.9 billion transportation bond championed by Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger (R-Calif.) and approved by voters in ...

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Top highway official kicks off events to improve minority contracting for transportation projects; dates of additional events announced

Tina Grady Barbaccia - May 18, 2010

Federal Highway Administrator (FHWA) Victor Mendez met today with members of the business community in Denver at a workshop to improve small businesses’ ability to compete for federal transportation contracts and engage more women and minorities in construction careers. “Open and ...

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ARTBA: Senate climate bill 'shorts' transportation sector

Tina Grady Barbaccia - May 13, 2010

A majority of the revenue generated from a new transportation user fee included in a climate bill proposed in the U.S. Senate would be diverted to non-transportation purposes —- a departure from 54 years of federal policy, according to the ...

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Caltrans: 111 public transit, air quality projects get $63.3 million in funding

Tina Grady Barbaccia - May 13, 2010

Caltrans today announced it has awarded $63.3 million to fund 111 public transit and air quality projects across California to upgrade transit service and purchase eco-friendly buses. All of the funding comes from Proposition 1B, the 2006 transportation bond, which ...

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