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Building Better Roads

Aug 01, 2014

Building Better Roads

Road-gripping technologies already in place in Europe and Asia are now being implemented in the United States. Learn what this means for material producers. by Robert N. Dingess Roughly 33,000 people are killed annually in motor vehicle crashes on U.S. roadways. According ...

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FHWA data show $7 billion in federal funding obligated in FY 2013

Feb 15, 2013

The latest analysis of Federal Highway Administration (FHWA) data shows that federal, state, and local departments of transportation (DOTs) have so far obligated $7 billion in federal funds during Fiscal Year (FY) 2013, which began last Oct. 1, is an ...

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California receives $136 million in redistributed federal transportation funds

Oct 04, 2012

California receives $136 million in redistributed federal transportation funds

The Federal Highway Administration (FHWA) has redistributed $136 million in funding to California, Caltrans announced Oct. 2. The funding was originally allocated to other states, but was not spent, and because California successfully demonstrated that it can deliver transportation projects, ...

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FHWA OKs Illinois DOT for highway construction program hiring incentive

Jul 26, 2012

The Illinois Department of Transportation (IDOT)  can now  implement a special provision that allows a $10 per hour training incentive to prime contractors who hire graduates of IDOT’s Highway Construction Careers Training Program to work on federally funded projects.  The ...

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NY contractors get FWHA help to compete for Tappan Zee Bridge replacement contract

Apr 23, 2012

An April 20 workshop was held in advance of advertising contracts for the Tappan Zee Bridge replacement project to help disadvantaged business enterprises (DBEs) in New York and its neighboring states better compete for contracts and help DBEs ...

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FHWA: Be innovative with state highway federal funding

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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Corridor X, I-65 Interchange in Alabama ‘laying the foundation for future economic development’

Feb 29, 2012

Federal Highway Administrator Victor Mendez on Feb. 22 joined state and local officials to review progress on the Appalachian Corridor X and I-65 Interchange, a project that the  Federal Highway Administration (FHWA) says will improve safety and ...

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The details: T&I Committee approves American Energy & Infrastructure Jobs Act

Feb 03, 2012

The Transportation and Infrastructure (T&I) Committee, on Feb. 3, approved the American Energy & Infrastructure Jobs Act jobs legislation to reauthorize and reform federal surface transportation programs and rebuild the nation’s roads, bridges, and infrastructure. The nation is currently operating under ...

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$2 million in emergency relief funds for L.A.-area overpass

Jan 03, 2012

U.S. Transportation Secretary Ray LaHood on Dec. 22 made $2 million in quick release emergency funds immediately available to the California Department of Transportation (Caltrans) for the Paramount Boulevard overpass set ablaze by a fuel tanker explosion ...

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LaHood: $215 million available for damaged roads, bridges

Nov 30, 2011

The U.S Department of Transportation will provide more than $215 million to states across the nation to cover the costs of repairing roads and bridges damaged by a variety of natural disasters, U.S. Transportation Secretary Ray LaHood announced on Nov. ...

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U.S. DOT, Commerce Dept. partner to boost domestic manufacturing

Oct 21, 2011

U.S. Transportation Secretary Ray LaHood and Acting Commerce Secretary Rebecca Blank on Oct. 20 announced a partnership to encourage the creation of domestic manufacturing jobs and opportunities for U.S. suppliers through transportation investments. The Department of Commerce’s Manufacturing Extension Partnership (MEP) ...

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FHWA lauds Caltrans for wildlife habitat protection

Oct 14, 2011

The California Departments of Transportation (Caltrans) and Fish and Game (DFG) have been awarded a prestigious honor by the Federal Highway Administration (FHWA) for their work to protect wildlife and habitat in California. The environmental project was recognized for connecting ...

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