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Parsons Brinckerhoff designing connected vehicle project infrastructure

Tina Grady Barbaccia - Mar 08, 2012

Parsons Brinckerhoff has been selected to design and supervise deployment of technology infrastructure for a U.S. Department of Transportation (U.S. DOT) pilot program to study the potential of operating connected vehicles on the streets and highways of Ann Arbor, Mich. Called ...

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California rail grants expected to create jobs, increase safety, reduce congestion

Tina Grady Barbaccia - Jun 27, 2011

The Federal Railroad Administration (FRA) has awarded a $16 million grant to support improved safety and scheduling on the San Francisco-San Jose corridor in California, the U.S. Department of Transportation (U.S. DOT) announced on June 27. On June 24, the U.S. ...

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U.S. DOT gives $35 million TIGER grant for Minnesota transit

Tina Grady Barbaccia - Nov 19, 2010

The U.S. Department of Transportation (U.S. DOT) and the Ramsey County Regional Railroad Authority are starting renovations Minnesota’s historic Union Depot in Saint Paul thanks to $35 million from the American Reinvestment and Recovery Act's (ARRA) TIGER (Transportation Investment Generating ...

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Washington 21st state to pass cell phone, texting ban

Tina Grady Barbaccia - Mar 26, 2010

U.S. Transportation Secretary Ray LaHood today commended Gov. Christine Gregoire for signing a law that makes Washington the 21st state to enact a ban prohibiting drivers from talking or texting on a cell-phone without a hands-free device. This new law allows ...

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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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LaHood awards nearly $10 million in training grants for minority, women-owned businesses

Tina Grady Barbaccia - Feb 25, 2010

U.S. Transportation Secretary Ray LaHood today announced $9.9 million in grants to provide training and other services to minority- and women-owned businesses in 33 states to help them compete for highway contracts. “The U.S. Department of Transportation has an excellent history ...

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New sample bill will aid states in banning texting while driving

Tina Grady Barbaccia - Feb 22, 2010

U.S. Transportation Secretary Ray LaHood today unveiled sample legislation to be used as a starting point for states crafting new laws to prohibit texting while behind-the-wheel, the latest step in the campaign against distracted driving. The sample state law, prepared by ...

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