Tags: American Recovery and Reinvestment Act (ARRA)

The Outlook for 2012 Remains Flat

Feb 16, 2012

The Outlook for 2012 Remains Flat

By George H. Reddin   The 2012 outlook for construction materials shipments, highway and bridge construction, and residential construction remain flat with no significant growth expected until 2014. This is obviously disappointing for all in the industry; however, it appears to be ...

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Completion of $42.5 million project in Colorado adds safety, lessens congestion

Aug 30, 2011

Federal Highway Administrator Victor Mendez joined state and local officials for the Aug. 26 opening of the first phase of the Woodmen Road Corridor Improvement project, ending two years of construction and decades of planning on one of the city's ...

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$745 million from U.S. DOT slated for Northeast Corridor construction

Aug 24, 2011

U.S. Transportation Secretary Ray LaHood on Aug. 22 announced nearly $745 million for construction along the Northeast Corridor (NEC) to upgrade some of the most heavily-used sections. The NEC will receive $449.94 million to upgrade electrical systems and tracks between Trenton, ...

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NY gets $3.3 million for track, rail capacity

Apr 08, 2011

The State of New York is receiving $3.3 million to add track and rail capacity in the congested Upstate New York area, advancing the state’s high-speed intercity passenger rail program, according to U.S. Transportation Secretary Ray LaHood. The project will relieve ...

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TRIP: 44 percent of Md.’s major roads need repair

Feb 01, 2011

A new report examining Maryland’s transportation system finds that roads that are congested, deteriorated and not as safe as they could be cost the average Baltimore area motorist $2,226 each year, while Washington, D.C., drivers lose $2,296 annually -- a ...

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TRIP: 44 percent of Md.’s major roads need repair

Jan 31, 2011

A new report examining Maryland’s transportation system finds that roads that are congested, deteriorated, and not as safe as they could be cost the average Baltimore area motorist $2,226 each year, while Washington, D.C., drivers lose $2,296 annually — a ...

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AASHTO: Top 10 transportation issues in 2011

Dec 29, 2010

With a new majority in the House, a new chairman and many new members of the House Transportation and Infrastructure Committee, as well as a changing national economic picture, it is worth asking the question, "What's ahead for transportation in ...

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$21.5 million grant starts work on Park East Corridor lift bridges

Dec 14, 2010

Work can begin on two Park East Corridor lift bridges in downtown Milwaukee with the signing of a $21.5 million American Recovery and Reinvestment Act (ARRA), a.k.a. "the stimulus," grant agreement, U.S. Transportation Secretary Ray LaHood said. The signing took place ...

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FHWA Administrator Mendez helps open stimulus project in Anaheim, CA

Dec 07, 2010

Federal Highway Administrator (FHWA) Victor Mendez joined state and local officials Dec. 2 to open 6 miles of eastbound SR 91, which was widened to reduce traffic congestion and improve safety. The $65 million project relied on $47.9 million from the ...

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AASHTO ‘pleased’ Obama pushing for transportation investment

Oct 13, 2010

American Association of State Highway and Transportation Officials (AASHTO) Executive Director John Horsley issued a statement today commending President Barack Obama on his Columbus Day speech that called for bipartisan support to bring about a "fundamental overhaul" of the country's ...

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Vermont gets $50 million for high-speed rail

Sep 30, 2010

Vermont has received $50 million in American Recovery and Reinvestment Act (ARRA) dollars to begin construction to improve 190 miles of track between St. Albans and Vernon on Amtrak’s Vermonter line. The improvements will result in increased speeds, reduced travel time ...

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Final stimulus transit grant awarded: $2.2 million

Sep 30, 2010

The final grant for public transit under the the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act (ARRA), a.k.a. "the stimulus," was awarded on Sept. 29 when U.S. Transportation Secretary Ray LaHood announced a $2.2 million grant for Indiana’s Greater Lafayette Public Transportation Corporation, ...

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