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Virginia Commonwealth Transportation Board approves 6-year program allocating $13.1 billion for transportation projects

Amanda Bayhi - Jun 19, 2014

Virginia Commonwealth Transportation Board approves 6-year program allocating $13.1 billion for transportation projects

Virginia’s Commonwealth Transportation Board has approved the state’s Six-Year Improvement Plan, which allocates $13.1 million to transportation improvements over a six-year period, Gov. Terry McAuliffe announced Wednesday. Allocations are divided by category, with $9.9 billion allocated to highway construction and $3.2 ...

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Texas leads U.S. with largest road repair debt

Amanda Bayhi - Apr 25, 2014

Texas leads U.S. with largest road repair debt

How much does your state need each year to fund necessary road repairs through 2017? Texas needs $4,636 million annually, making it the state with the highest amount of funding needed, according to a report from Bloomberg. Following close behind are North ...

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Don’t mess with the toll roads; Virginia man racks up $250K bill

Tina Grady Barbaccia - Nov 27, 2013

Don’t mess with the toll roads; Virginia man racks up $250K bill

That’s one heck of a bill for going through tolls without paying. A Virginia man didn’t realize that he had to pay tolls when he was driving through unmanned toll booths at night three years ago. The Virginia Department of Transportation (VDOT) ...

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MMFX2 strengthens bridge in City of Chesapeake’s Dominion Boulevard project

Contributed - Nov 22, 2013

MMFX2 strengthens bridge in City of Chesapeake’s Dominion Boulevard project

The City of Chesapeake began construction on the new Dominion Boulevard, U.S. Route 17, project in early January (2013). The project includes five new bridge structures; the largest is a new four-lane 95-foot-high, fixed-span bridge that will replace the current ...

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LaHood suggests 10-cent-per-gallon gas tax hike

Amanda Bayhi - Oct 17, 2013

LaHood suggests 10-cent-per-gallon gas tax hike

Former Transportation Secretary Ray LaHood has suggested raising the gas tax by 10 cents per gallon. LaHood said this week that Congress should increase the federal gas tax, which has been 18.4 cents per gallon since 1993, to 28.4 cents per ...

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VTCA endorses Virginia gubernatorial, House of Delegates candidates

Amanda Bayhi - Oct 04, 2013

VTCA endorses Virginia gubernatorial, House of Delegates candidates

The Virginia Transportation Construction Alliance (VTCA) announced Thursday that it is endorsing Terry McAuliffe for governor of Virginia. VTCA, an association that represents industries working on transportation infrastructure, said it also endorses 17 members of the Virginia House of Delegates for ...

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Illusions slow drivers in South Florida

Amanda Bayhi - Sep 13, 2013

Illusions slow drivers in South Florida

Drivers in South Florida may start slowing down thanks to an optical illusion on the roadways. South Florida traffic officials are planning to test a new technique in coming months that would involve hash marks on the roadways, the South Florida ...

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Peter Mayr appointed president of Liebherr Construction Equipment

Amanda Bayhi - Jul 12, 2013

Peter Mayr appointed president of Liebherr Construction Equipment

Liebherr has named Peter Mayr as president of Liebherr Construction Equipment. Mayr has been with Liebherr for 12 years, beginning his career with the company in Austria with the Liebherr-Werk Telfs GmbH (LWT) sales support team. He has since held other ...

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VDOT considers 10 public-private partnership projects

Amanda Bayhi - Jul 02, 2013

VDOT considers 10 public-private partnership projects

The Virginia Department of Transportation (VDOT) is considering 10 transportation projects as candidates for public-private partnerships. Governor Bob McDonnell yesterday released the state’s Public-Private Partnerships' ("OTP3") Draft 2013 Virginia PPTA Pipeline, which contains the P3 candidate projects as well as 10 ...

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States combat low gas tax revenues with hybrid-, electric-vehicle fees

Amanda Bayhi - Jun 10, 2013

States combat low gas tax revenues with hybrid-, electric-vehicle fees

In an attempt to battle lost taxes due to increased hybrid and electric car use, six states are working to create laws to tax fuel-efficient vehicles, Automotive News and Bloomberg reported. Electric and hybrid car sales have continuously risen in the ...

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FHWA deploys bridge-inspecting robots

Amanda Bayhi - May 17, 2013

FHWA deploys bridge-inspecting robots

The U.S. Department of Transportation's Federal Highway Administration (FHWA) is deploying a robot to help inspect the safety and structure of concrete bridge decks. The robotic tool, created in partnership with Rutgers University as part of the Long-Term Bridge Performance (LTBP) ...

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Virginia governor signs transportation bill into effect

Amanda Bayhi - May 14, 2013

Virginia governor signs transportation bill into effect

Virginia Governor Bob McDonnell on Monday signed the state’s transportation bill into effect, CBS DC reported. The Road to the Future bill will enable sweeping, long-term funding for Virginia highway repairs and maintenance. It will replace the state’s 17.5 cent per gallon ...

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