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A New Year’s resolution for the nation: Take care of your crumbling infrastructure

Tina Grady Barbaccia - Jan 04, 2013

It’s “I told you so” time! A recent Washington Post report noted that bridges in Washington, D.C., are falling apart faster than they can be repaired and there just isn’t the money to repair them. This isn’t a news flash to the ...

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$787 million for 255 projects is Moving Ahead for Progress in the 21st Century

Tina Grady Barbaccia - Jul 31, 2012

Congress is finally showing us the money. It might not be what we need maintain, improve and build new infrastructure, but it's a start. The first vote of confidence was MAP 21: Moving Ahead for Progress in the 21st Century ...

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$65.1 million Veterans Memorial Bridge in Portland, Maine opens

Tina Grady Barbaccia - Jun 28, 2012

$65.1 million Veterans Memorial Bridge in Portland, Maine opens

Federal Highway Administrator Victor Mendez on June 28 participated in the opening of the Veterans Memorial Bridge in Portland, Maine — one of the State’s most heavily traveled bridges that connects the cities of Portland and South Portland over the ...

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LaHood issues ‘Blueprint for Ending Distracted Driving’

Staff Report - Jun 07, 2012

U.S. Transportation Secretary Ray LaHood on June 7 released a “Blueprint for Ending Distracted Driving” that offers a comprehensive strategy to address the growing and dangerous practice of using handheld cell phones behind the wheel. The plan outlines concrete steps stakeholders ...

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LaHood attends Dubuque Millwork District TIGER project ribbon cutting

Staff Report - May 21, 2012

U.S. Transportation Secretary Ray LaHood celebrated the ribbon cutting on the $137 million Historic Millwork District multimodal improvement project, a keystone in a strategy to reinvigorate the community by attracting both businesses and residents through expanded transportation ...

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U.S. DOT eliminates 46 traffic sign regulations

Staff Report - May 21, 2012

The Obama Administration is eliminating 46 regulations on traffic signs to provide more flexibility for state and local governments, including allowing communities to replace traffic signs when they are worn out rather than requiring signs to be replaced by a ...

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DOT gives states $20M for natural disaster repair

Overdrive Staff - May 08, 2012

The U.S. Department of Transportation on Monday, May 7, announced $20 million for Oregon, Alabama and South Carolina to help cover the costs of repairing roads and bridges damaged by natural disasters or catastrophic events. “The Obama administration is committed to ...

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FHWA awards $2.5 million for 2012 National Summer Transportation Institute

Tina Grady Barbaccia - Apr 16, 2012

U.S. Transportation Secretary Ray LaHood awarded $2,487,791 to the National Summer Transportation Institute, a Federal Highway Administration (FHWA) program to promote interest in educational and career opportunities in transportation among middle and high school ...

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TIGER grant request at $10.2 billion, surpasses available funding

Tina Grady Barbaccia - Apr 05, 2012

An "overwhelming demand" for Transportation Investment Generating Economic Recovery (TIGER) grants has far surpassed available funding, with applications to the U.S. Department of Transportation for TIGER 2012 grants totaling $10.2 billion, U.S. Transportation Secretary Ray LaHood announced ...

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The link that is not missing, and Shakespeare 116

John Latta - Mar 21, 2012

So extension number nine appears inevitable. House Transportation and Infrastructure committee chairman John Mica says its likely to be a three month extension. It will allow the House Republicans to come up with a bill of their own to pass the ...

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LaHood: Senate transportation bill shows what Congress capable of when working together

Tina Grady Barbaccia - Mar 15, 2012

U.S. Transportation Secretary Ray LaHood issued the following statement after the Senate passed a transportation bill on March 14. “Today's passage of the Senate transportation bill shows what Congress is capable of when they work together in a bipartisan manner. Thanks ...

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FHWA: Be innovative with state highway federal funding

Tina Grady Barbaccia - Mar 05, 2012

The Federal Highway Administration (FHWA) began accepting proposals by California and Vermont to explore innovative ways of using federal funds to cover certain indirect costs of managing highway projects, Federal Highway Administrator Victor Mendez announced on March 2. The announcement is ...

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