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Lattatudes

Better Roads Staff - Sep 07, 2011

Lattatudes

Wrestling with PPPs By John Latta Britain’s premier war hero, Admiral Horatio Lord Nelson, victor of the Battle of Trafalgar, lost an eye in battle early in his career. Years later, he put a telescope to his blind eye, mid-battle, and reported ...

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RoadWorks

Brooke Wisdom - Mar 01, 2011

RoadWorks

Half Time Moves to Slash Project Delivery Time By John Latta, Tina Barbaccia and Mike Anderson Could the Stimulus continue to bring the highway industry benefits long after its funding pool has run dry? “One thing I believe we’ve learned from the Recovery Act ...

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Mendez, Mica: 'We'll have a surface transportation bill by August recess'

John Latta - Feb 08, 2011

by John Latta, Better Roads Editor-in-Chief ORLANDO--1st International Transportation Construction Management Conference Federal Highway Administration (FHWA) head Victor Mendez had at least positive notions today at the 1st International Transportation Construction Management Conference that is loaded with intense technical presentations. One: Mendez and ...

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Lattatudes

Brooke Wisdom - Jan 01, 2011

Lattatudes

Defiance By John Latta There is a question that asks, reasonably perhaps, should we shrink to fit the economic times and reconsider our way of doing things? History has shown us to defy obstacles, to assume, to believe that we will overcome ...

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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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RoadWorks

Brooke Wisdom - Oct 01, 2010

RoadWorks

Rural America’s Vital Road Needs “Overlooked” By John Latta, Tina Grady Barbaccia and Mike Anderson Politicians and planners involved in “policy discussions” about future transportation funding and development are overlooking the people of rural America. So says John Horsley, executive director of ...

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7 states get $9.7 million for congestion relief

Tina Grady Barbaccia - Aug 06, 2010

Seven states will receive more than $9.7 million as part of a national program to encourage innovative strategies to relieve congestion, according to the Federal Highway Administration (FHWA). California, Florida, North Carolina, Minnesota, Texas, Virginia and Washington received grants for 10 ...

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FHWA wants standards to make roadway markings brighter

Tina Grady Barbaccia - May 25, 2010

To further improve roadway safety by making pavement markings brighter and easier to see, Federal Highway Administrator (FHWA) Victor Mendez has proposed to establish the first-ever standards for maintaining the reflectivity of centerlines, lane lines and edge lines on all ...

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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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Highway investment hits $20 billion

Tina Grady Barbaccia - Nov 03, 2009

The Federal Highway Administration (FHWA) crossed the $20 billion mark in approved obligations for highway, road and bridge projects this week, U.S. Transportation Secretary Ray LaHood announced today. Of the $26.6 billion available for federal highway and bridge projects under the ...

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